The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF)/ Research Fellow for a two (2) year, fixed term, renewable appointment for its Development Strategy and Governance Division. The position reports to the director of the Development Strategy and Governance Division and is based at IFPRI-Abuja office located in Abuja, Nigeria. This position is under IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP), which focused on strategy and policy issues in relation to agriculture, the food system, rural change, and poverty reduction in Nigeria. Grade level will be determined by demonstrated expertise and experience.
PhD in Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics, Pubic Policy, Social Science or closely related field. – Demonstrated research experience in policy analysis and policy recommendations. – Demonstrated ability to perform critical analyses of own as well as existing research – Experience in developing, managing and/or reporting on project budgets. – Willingness to travel extensively as required · Excellent written and spoken English communication skills with demonstrated excellence in written and oral presentations. – Demonstrated computer literacy (PC and Microsoft Applications). – Postdoctoral Fellow – Demonstrated capacity to produce good publications record in peer-reviewed journals. – Demonstrated experience in effective interactions in a multicultural setting with other researchers and collaborators. – For research fellow position, – 3-7 years of post PhD experience gained in relevant employment. – Good publications record in peer-reviewed journals. – Demonstrated experience in effective interactions in a multicultural setting with other researchers and with policymakers, donors, and civil society, facilitating impact of research & capacity strengthening – Demonstrated interaction and participation in professional networks in economics or related field. – Experience in identifying funding prospects and developing project proposals. o Experience supervising and/or coordinating research support staff desirable.