Fresher NGO Jobs – Research Fellow – Gender and Economic Studies at Bioversity International

Organisation: Bioversity
International
Duty
Station
: Kampala, Uganda
About
US:
Bioversity
International is a global research-for-development organization. We have a
vision – that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the
planet. Bioversity International is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global
research partnership for a food secure future. Bioversity International has
more than 300 staff and scientists worldwide working with almost 700 partners.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
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Conduct data collection of both quantitative and
qualitative nature in Uganda and elsewhere in the region
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Keenly analyze quantitative household data using
relevant software packages such as R, SPSS, STATA
·        
Regularly visit field sites of the target
countries to engage with farmers and other partners in action research;
·        
Collect data; design and facilitate farmer-led
experiments and provide feedback to farmers and other stakeholders.
·        
Significantly contribute to reporting, planning
and the writing of reports and peer-reviewed publications
·        
Contribute to funding proposals led by the supervisor
and other scientists
·        
Establish and maintain a good rapport with
partners and other priority stakeholders
·        
Contribute to capacity development of partners and
students especially with regards to gender-responsive research
·        
Consistently report on ongoing activities to
supervisor
·        
Frequently engage with and collaborate with other
researchers in East and Central Africa
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The Research Fellow should hold a university
degree in an economic science discipline, preferably with gender or
agricultural specialization; an MSc would be of advantage
·        
At least two years of relevant experience in
economic research including proven affinity with gender, agriculture and/or
rural development
·        
Possess the ability to analyse scientific data,
especially economic analysis (both univariate and multivariate approaches);
competence in working with statistical packages (e.g. SPPS/STATA/R)
·        
Capacity to synthesize, with proven ability to
write clear and concise reports and scientific documents in English
·        
Proven skills in communicating with a wide range
of audiences/stakeholders, and ability to relate well with people from
different cultural backgrounds
·        
Ability to communicate in 1-2 local languages
preferably Luganda, Kirundi and/or Swahili
·        
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
(e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and e-mail;
·        
Ability to take initiative and work with minimum ,
supervision
·        
Broad knowledge and interest in advancing social
research in agricultural and development context
·        
Working knowledge of French language
·        
Love for working in the field with farmers and
other stakeholders is desired
How
to Apply: 
All
candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs and application letters to
s.ajambo@cgiar.org and copy to r.taremwa@cgiar.org. Please note that in the
application you are required to provide the contact details (address, telephone
number and e-mail address) of at least two referees, whom Bioversity will contact
in the case you are one of the shortlisted applicants.
Deadline:
18
th June, 2015
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