Agricultural Economist

at International Potato Center
Published June 19, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a dynamic Agricultural Economist (Post-Doc) to conduct ex-ante socio-economic impact assessment of late blight resistant potato varieties in four countries of a recently awarded ‘Global Biotech Potato Partnership’ project by USAID. In addition, the post-doc will partly be involved in the newly established CGIAR Initiatives.


The Position: The Post-Doc in Agricultural Economist will be based in Nairobi-Kenya and will report to the Scientist, Agricultural Economist and co-report to the Leader of Biotechnology.


Key Responsibilities:


Plan and set ex-ante economic analyses for biotech potato varieties in 4 Asian and Sub-Saharan countries.

Conducts stakeholder and market analyses with a particular focus on implications on potato exports markets

Organizes expert elicitation workshops in 4 Asian and Sub-Saharan countries for primary data collection and data verification.

Collects secondary data for ex-ante foresight modeling from national statistics databases, reports, and reviewing existing peer-reviewed literature, including grey literature.

Contributes to project reporting and preparation of scientific manuscripts to be published in peer-reviewed journals

Experiences with ex-post impact assessments and field experiences is a plus.

Build internal and external contacts to develop relationships for future collaborations.

Keep team members informed of the latest scientific advances in their fields of development.

Develop new projects proposals and applications for external research funding by building on existing strengths and experience

Selection Criteria


PhD degree in Economics, Agricultural economics, environmental economics, or related field.

At least 2 years of experience required in ex-ante economic modeling in a developing country context (recent PhD graduates with strong ex-ante economic modeling skills are encouraged to apply as well).

Demonstrated ability to collect primary and secondary data.

Ability to organize and facilitate workshops is a plus.

Willingness to travel to Asian and Sub-Saharan countries.

Ability to work with strict deadlines and in multi-disciplinary teams.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and deliver quality products.

Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.

Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.


Interested candidates can send their CV

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