- Implementing research project on smallholder agricultural value chains in the context of market and climate risks.
- Assess climate risk on different nodes of the selected agricultural value chains
- Apply systems dynamics approaches and participatory group model building to facilitate, from a whole value chain perspective (producers, intermediaries, processors, consumers) the understanding of tradeoffs and comparative advantages under different intervention scenarios and market diversification strategies to build climate resilience in crop-livestock value chains.
- Identifying agri-business opportunities while supporting climate smart agricultural value chains.
- Contribute to specifying business models to empower women and youth, aimed at bringing about monetary and non-monetary benefits to smallholder crop-livestock farmers and consumers.
- Develop survey instruments, organize training programs and supervise data collection, organize, clean, process, and analyze household data sets and other quantitative data.
- Support resource mobilization and the development of winning research proposals, contribute to report-writing and the publication of scientific articles in peer reviewed international journals.
- Support activities related to communications and knowledge mobilization (media engagement, stakeholder consultations, writing blogs, preparation of research and policy briefs).
- Contribute to the fulfillment, in a timely and accurate fashion, of the various mandatory reporting requirements for the ongoing related ICRISAT activities in Senegal.
- Travel, as needed, to field sites or internationally.
- PhD or doctoral degree in agricultural economics, or relevant discipline, ideally with a focus on value chains linking smallholder farmers and markets with 1-4 years of experience post Ph.D.
- Proven post-graduate research experience in analyzing and modelling value chains including systems dynamics in low- and middle-income countries.
- Experience in resilience analysis and understanding of agricultural development pathways
- Strong written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct clear presentations and prepare written reports
- Experience with African smallholder agriculture and business development services an advantage
- Strong programming experience, analytical and quantitative skills, and demonstrated experience with value chain modeling an advantage
- Highly motivated and self-driven candidate, with good interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment
- Proven publishing experience in the relevant field, outstanding writing skills in English
- Knowledge of econometrics and software like STATA and R, relevant modeling software an advantage
- Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams (including community researchers)
- Knowledge of French language
- This is a Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) position for two years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position.
How to apply:
Applicants should apply on or before 18-July-2021, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short listed candidates will be contacted.
ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter
Industry:Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing
Employment Type:Full Time, Temporary/Contractual
PG:Post Graduation Not Required
Doctorate:Doctorate Not Required
INTERNATIONAL CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE SEM I ARID TROPICS (ICRISAT)
ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture. ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. In WCA, ICRISAT has its regional hub in Mali and country programs in Niger and Nigeria. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.