Research Associate Non-profit Jobs – The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Organization: The
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The Alliance of
Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture
(CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity
and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance
solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change,
biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation. With novel partnerships, the Alliance
generates evidence and mainstreams innovations to transform food systems and
landscapes so that they sustain the planet, drive prosperity, and nourish
people.
The Alliance of
Bioversity International and CIAT is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership
for a food-secure future.
Job Summary:  The Research Associate – Impact Assessment
will work as a member of the Impact assessment team within PABRA team and
support socioeconomics research of PABRA. This includes studies aimed to assess
adoption and impacts of improved bean technologies, market studies to evaluate
preferences and demand for bean traits in the target countries where CIAT/PABRA
projects are implemented. The Research Assistant – Impact Assessment will
contribute to the formulation of Research hypotheses to test, explain and
disseminate results to relevant audience with a view to enhancing the impact
from PABRA projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Support
the national teams during the collection of socioeconomic data for impact
assessment of bean research and development interventions.
·       
Provide
support for the econometric analysis of socioeconomic and impact assessment
data to derive knowledge on bean production constraints and opportunities,
technology adoption and associated welfare outcomes for target populations
·       
Contribute
to dissemination of research results and development of outcomes to
stakeholders and publish approved research findings.
·       
Participate
actively in annual project review, planning meetings and developing periodic
impact assessment reports.
·       
Carry
out any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics or
related field
·       
Three
years of relevant work experience in a related position
·       
Good
analytical and report writing skills
·       
Good
understanding of the research methods for social sciences, processes and
questionnaire development
·       
High
level of computer skills, including knowledge of STATA statistical packages and
programming for Computer assisted interviewing approaches
·       
Basic
knowledge of econometric methods, basic statistics and software (e.g. Stata,
SPSS etc.) for analysis of survey data.
·       
Knowledge
of choice experiment based techniques of consumer demand is added advantage
·       
Possess
good presentation and facilitation skills
·       
Must be
able to learn new approaches and work independently with minimal supervision,
but also participate as a team member in accomplishment of his/her duties.
·       
Ability
to work in a multi-cultural environment.
·       
Commitment
to the Alliance’s mission and core values.
How to Apply:
All applicants are
invited to apply online at the link below quoting the reference number: AF1016:
Research Associate: Impact Assessment as the position applied for. Application
letter and CV should be saved as one document using the candidate’s lastname,
firstname for ease of sorting.
NB:
·       
The
Alliance does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process
(application, interview meeting, processing or training); nor does it concern
itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts details.
·       
Please
note that email applications will not be considered.
·       
Only
short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 27th March 2020
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