IITA Recruitment: Research Associate (Socio-Economics)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of Research Associate (Socio-Economics). This position is funded by African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARD-SC).

Position/Responsibilities

The Research Associate will work as a member of the maize SARD-SC Project team in Nigeria and provide technical support to the team for conduct of socio-economic studies including baseline and impact studies related to maize value-chain.

Other duties

  • Assist scientists in designing of survey instrument
  • Carry out socio-economic surveys nationally and across borders where necessary.
  • Supervise other support staff in socio-economic unit
  • Entering of data and supervision of data entry of by other support staff members.
  • Write report as necessary as and when demanded
  • Clean and edit data collected from surveys
  • Conduct other assignment as assigned by supervisors

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • M.Sc in Agricultural Economics or related field
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in national/international organizations
  • Excellent English reporting, writing and oral communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office and econometric software such as STATA and SPSS
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and organise workload.
  • Ability to take initiative and work under pressure and willingness to work for longer hours where necessary.
  • Good team spirit and also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties.
  • Able to work effectively both in teams and independently.

General information: Initial appointment is for two years. Subsequent renewal of the contract will be decided based on research outputs and productivity, and continued need for the position.

Remuneration:

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Method of Application:

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work. Evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to IITA website.

Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/nrs-online-application.

Closing Date: 28th May 2013

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