Research Analyst I
|The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Analyst I in the Spatial Data and Analytics (SDA) team within the Environment and Production Technology Division. The candidate will contribute to various research, data analysis, capacity building, and communication activities led by SDA. SDA’s activities interconnect disciplines at the nexus of economics, environment, farming systems, geography and policy analysis to improve the welfare of the poor through a productive, sustainable and profitable agriculture. By taking advantage of a common data standard – from georeferenced household surveys to remotely-sensed satellite imagery and scenario modeling analyses- in regions with traditionally limited data availability, SDA bridges the divide between quantitative analysis and policy.
It is envisaged that the RA will work on various projects SDA is involved in, including Africa Research In Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (RISING), International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX), and Gender-sensitive, Climate-resilient Agriculture for Nutrition (GCAN ). Through action research and development partnerships, Africa RISING aims to create opportunities for smallholder farm households in six Sub-Saharan Africa countries to reduce poverty, hunger, and undernutrition through sustainable intensification of their farming systems. The INDDEX project is designed to fill the information gap on the ability to quantify a population’s food and nutrient consumption and dietary patterns, critical factors for effective food security and nutrition policymaking and programming. GCAN aims to assist practitioners and experts in collecting and analyzing climate science and other data to improve understanding of the linkages between climate, nutrition, and gender, as well as to identify innovations and approaches for sustainably improving productivity, nutrition, climate resilience and gender equality.
This is a one-year appointment based at IFPRI Headquarters in Washington, DC.
The successful candidate will conduct a range of activities including, but not limited to: