Senior Research Analyst

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Development
  • Deadline:
    December 5, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reference number: 100316
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
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CIFOR-ICRAF
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Senior Research Analyst

Overview

CIMMYT is seeking an experienced professional to support the Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat project (www.csisa.org) project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the US Agency for International Development to implement an integrated Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Support in developing research designs for a variety of projects.
  • Designing data collection instruments/protocols and training of consultants, field supervisors, and enumerators.
  • Data cleaning and management.
  • Statistical and econometric analysis of households, agro – dealers, and traders surveys.
  • Support with design and analysis of qualitative surveys including (KIIs, FGDs).
  • Writing and editing of research reports, policy notes, academic papers, and other documents.
  • Liaising with partners and consultants ensure the quality of all the data collected under such partnerships.
  • Responding to urgent requests for rapid analytics by the PIs, project teams, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Training and mentorship of other research assistants in the program.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree or PhD in agricultural economics, development economics, statistics, or a related field.
  • Ten years of work experience involving research data management, analysis, and writing, and demonstrated excellence in research.
  • Demonstrated capacity to analyze and utilize policy-relevant information from a broad range of sources on agricultural production and marketing.
  • Experience using statistical packages mainly Stata and others such as SPSS and R.
  • Familiarity with theoretical and technical issues related to agriculture, economic development, poverty, food security, and/or nutrition in Kenya and the rest of East Africa.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • •Ten years of work experience involving research data management, analysis, and writing, and demonstrated excellence in research. •Demonstrated capacity to analyze and utilize policy-relevant information from a broad range of sources on agricultural production and marketing. •Experience using statistical packages mainly Stata and others such as SPSS and R. •Familiarity with theoretical and technical issues related to agriculture, economic development, poverty, food security, and/or nutrition in Kenya and the rest of East Africa.

Personal attributes and competencies

  • •Strong analytical skills and ability to process both quantitative as well as qualitative information. •Excellent interpersonal skills, including gender sensitivity. •Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams as well as to develop strong and effective working relationships with partners. •Ability to travel and undertake fieldwork in rural conditions. •Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages and electronic communication tools. •Good written and oral communication skills in English. •Proficiency to use standard software at an advanced level. •Minor programming using macros, mail merge, designing customized reports, developing audio visual presentations. •Provides services or information, the quality and timeliness of which are important to enable the delivery of other functions, units, or individuals. •Attention to details ensures errors can be corrected with moderate costs and/or delays. •Ability to prioritize and allocate work to others and supervises 1 to 10 Staff members. •Manages own work and small projects related to own work; adapts plans and priorities to meet service and/or operational challenges. •Strong analytical skills and ability to process both quantitative as well as qualitative information. •Excellent interpersonal skills, including gender sensitivity. •Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams as well as to develop strong and effective working relationships with partners. •Ability to travel and undertake fieldwork in rural conditions. •Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages and electronic communication tools. •Good written and oral communication skills in English. •Proficiency to use standard software at an advanced level. •Minor programming using macros, mail merge, designing customized reports, developing audio visual presentations. •Provides services or information, the quality and timeliness of which are important to enable the delivery of other functions, units, or individuals. •Attention to details ensures errors can be corrected with moderate costs and/or delays. •Ability to prioritize and allocate work to others and supervises 1 to 10 Staff members. •Manages own work and small projects related to own work; adapts plans and priorities to meet service and/or operational challenges.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position and on competitive remuneration in local currency, commensurate with skills and experience

Application process

The application deadline is 05 Dec-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.