Fresher Data Jobs – Research Analyst – International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Job Title:    Research Analyst
Organisation: The
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Project Name:
HarvestPlus
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The International
Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending
hunger and poverty. Founded in 1975, IFPRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium,
a global research partnership for a food secure future. The mandate of IFPRI is
to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and
policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural
resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the
countries.
About HarvestPlus:
HarvestPlus improves
nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops
that are rich in vitamins and minerals, and providing global leadership on
biofortification evidence and technology. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR
Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a
global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science
is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of
partner organizations. HarvestPlus is based at the International Food Policy
Research Institute (IFPRI) and collaborates with multiple CGIAR centers and
partner organizations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Perform various task involving data collection, data management and
    data analysis using statistical software and other computer programs
  • Conduct literature review and synthesis analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of background papers, discussion papers,
    project research reports, donors reports, policy briefs and briefing notes
    for dissemination
  • Assist senior researchers in undertaking IFPRI research programs or
    projects
  • Assist in the internal and external communication of IFPRI-Kampala
    and other related activities
  • Assist with implementation of capacity strengthening activities and
    workshops/seminars and conference
  • Perform some administrative activities related to IFPRI research
    programs or projects.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in economics,
    social sciences, rural development, governance and public administration
    or related fields 
  • Two years of relevant experience or Master’s degree
    in economics, social sciences, rural development, governance and public
    administration or related fields
  • Strong English writing skills and experience in preparing research
    reports for research team(s)
  • Substantial knowledge of statistical software packages such as R, or
    Stata
  • Familiarity with development policy issues in Uganda
  • Working knowledge of communication and policy research dissemination
    skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and produce completed
    products on time
  • Proficiency in word processing and/or typesetting software,
    spreadsheets and presentation software.
  • Self-motivated, innovative spirit and excellent interpersonal and
    team skills and the ability to work with colleagues from diverse cultures.
  • Prepared to learn tools necessary to efficiently cooperate in a
    research context (Git, Latex/Lyx)
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications online at the web link below
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