Post-doc Agricultural Economist for Value Chains and Market Analysis (m/f/d)

Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 12 July 2018

Job Description

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) needs your expertise to develop alternative and inclusive value chains. Founded in 1972, the centre is part of CGIAR, a global agricultural research partnership, and focuses its research on cereal cultivation in semi-arid zones. With its application-oriented research, ICRISAT makes an important contribution to improving living conditions, particularly in rural areas. Involving women and young people more in regional economic cycles and creating improved income-generating opportunities is a major challenge.

Your tasks will involve:
  • Planning and implementing research projects on markets and value chains with particular relevance for smallholder farming households
  • Identifying business models that empower women and youth to scale out interventions that bring more equitable benefits to smallholder farmers and consumers
  • Analysing and modelling of trade-offs and comparative advantages for alternative value chains for crop-livestock systems
  • Developing measures for the promotion of inclusive value chains by public and private stakeholders
  • Providing support for writing winning research proposals and publication of scientific articles
Your profile:
  • PhD in agriculture or economics, or in another relevant discipline, ideally with a focus on value chains
  • Extensive research experience in analysing and modelling value chains in low- and middle-income countries
  • Relevant experience in collecting and evaluating large amounts of data, in addition to analytical and descriptive statistics
  • Proven publishing experience in the relevant field
  • Fluent business English, and ideally knowledge of French
  • In addition you have the citizenship of an EU member state for reasons to meet the criteria of the Integrated Experts program, UK passport holders are eligible to apply
What we offer:
  • Varied work with individual responsibility in an international field
  • Teamwork with other development cooperation organisations
  • Professional preparation for overseas deployment
  • Local employment contract as an Integrated Expert is for an initial period of two years - an extension is possible
  • Attractive monthly allowances as well as local salary and social benefits

Note: The job offer is current, there is no deadline for applications. Please follow the link for travel information of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Reisesicherheit Auswärtiges Amt

About the Organization

The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Your role is to pass on their knowledge where they are especially needed. CIM is jointly run by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Federal Employment Agency. It has been providing a combination of development and labour market policy expertise since 1980.

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