ILRI (Nairobi) needs an Economist: Feb 10 2021

The scientist will work in a team from a range of disciplines and with a suite of collaborators, leading and supporting a range of empirical research projects related to the economics of rural development, livelihood resilience, risk mitigation, social protection and graduation, nutrition, and access to markets and services.


  • A PhD in Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Public Policy or any related field requiring a high degree of skill in quantitative analysis.
  • At least 2 years of post-doctoral experience, 5 years of experience in a development research setting.
  • A record of publications that demonstrates strong analytical, empirical and writing skills.
  • Experience developing rigorous research designs and implementing them in rural areas of developing countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment and independently to accomplish required tasks while creating a high-quality and respectful work environment; be personable, flexible, possess excellent organizational and communication skills and take pride in their work.
  • Competency in a language widely spoken in Africa other than English is highly desirable
  • Willingness to travel throughout Africa
  • Drylands experience among pastoralist populations a plus.

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