Senior Research Assistant

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Job Summary:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Senior Research Assistant (SRA) or a Research Assistant (RA) for a one-year, renewable appointment in its Egypt Office. The Senior Research Assistant will have a master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics or closely related fields, and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience. The successful candidate will work with senior research staff in evaluating programs and policies, with a focus on nutrition and other research support activities related to IFPRI’s work in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The position is based at IFPRI’s Egypt office located in Cairo. The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the IFPRI Egypt Program Leader, but will be employed directly by IFPRI’s organizational host in Egypt, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Area (ICARDA). The employer of record will be ICARDA and employment policies, compensation and benefits of ICARDA will apply to this position. The final position title will be determined based on the candidate’s level of experience. Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in Egypt.


Essential Duties :

Specific Duties include but are not limited to:

Support the collection of household survey data
Build large dataset from multiple sources
Analyze data using advance econometric methods
Conduct literature reviews and synthesis
Assist in drafting reports and research papers
Assist in capacity building
Coordinate projects and support outreach activities
Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications :

Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Health Economics, Statistics or closely related fields.
A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in academia, the private sector, a development-oriented organization or comparable institution in the area of impact evaluation.
Excellent knowledge of microeconomic theory and quantitative econometric methods
Excellent knowledge of STATA
Excellent analytical mind and drafting skills
Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic
Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment
Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently meet deadlines and manage time well
Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work
Ability to work independently and with initiative
Willingness to travel

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with the literature on agriculture, social protection, nutrition and poverty reduction
Previous experience related to impact evaluations of agriculture, social protection or nutrition programs and policies
Experience with GAMS and/or ARC-GIS


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