Associate Research Fellow / Research Fellow

Job Description & Qualification

# 22-156– Associate Research Fellow/ Research Fellow – Washington, DC – DSGD – to conduct research on issues related to agricultural transformation and rural-urban linkages. The fellow will perform the research using a range of quantitative research methods, but with a strong focus on economywide computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling conducted at country and/or subnational scales. The researcher will work with IFPRI’s Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development team to develop innovative methods for identifying policy and investment priorities to drive inclusive and sustainable development. Example innovations include risk-based approaches to evaluating policy options under climate and other uncertainty; capturing private sector behavior and interests in downstream agri-food system sectors; and enhancing survey-based microsimulation techniques to track changes in employment and household diets.
It is anticipated that about 80 percent of the job will be dedicated to applied research, and the remaining 20 percent will be allocated to capacity-building, policy engagement, and outreach activities supporting evidence-based policy analysis, particularly within IFPRI’s Country Strategy Support Programs (CSSP).

#22-160 - Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow –– Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – AFR –will be responsible for conducting research, providing technical and analytical support to the National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN), and generating peer-reviewed research for national and international consumption. Related to their fields of expertise, the candidate will also lead capacity strengthening activities to enhance data analysis. In addition, the candidate will work closely with NIPN policy analysts and the GIZ policy advisor to identify gaps in evidence to use for implementation of Ethiopia’s Food and Nutrition Strategy (FNS). Participation in global NIPN experience sharing is also expected.

Application Procedure

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About the Organization

IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. IFPRI’s strategic research aims to foster a climate-resilient and sustainable food supply; promote healthy diets and nutrition for all; build inclusive and efficient markets, trade systems, and food industries; transform agricultural and rural economies; and strengthen institutions and governance. Gender is integrated in all the Institute’s work. Partnerships, communications, capacity strengthening, and data and knowledge management are essential components to translate IFPRI’s research from action to impact. The Institute’s regional and country programs play a critical role in responding to demand for food policy research and in delivering holistic support for country-led development. IFPRI collaborates with partners around the world and is a CGIAR Research Center.

IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that the diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. Women and developing country professionals are encouraged to apply.

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is an equal employment opportunity employer - F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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Job ID

ID: J11948