Job Summary :
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Senior Research Assistant for a one-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment in its Egypt Strategy Support Program (Egypt SSP) office.
The successful candidate will work with senior research staff, assisting in data collection, data processing, data analysis, literature reviews, drafting research papers, capacity building and outreach activities.
The candidate will be involved in various projects related to agriculture, economic and rural development. The position is based at IFPRI’s Egypt SSP office located in Cairo.
The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the IFPRI Egypt SSP 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).
Th e employer of record will be ICARDA and employment policies, compensation and benefits of ICARDA will apply to this position.
Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in Egypt.
Essential Duties :
Specific duties include but are not limited to :
Maintain and update IFPRI’s agricultural databases
Assist in agricultural and household survey data collection
Assist in econometric and statistical analysis of agricultural and survey data
Conduct literature reviews and synthesis
Assist in drafting reports and research papers
Assist in capacity building and outreach activities
Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications :
Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, or closely related fields with 3 years of expereince
Experience with organizing and analyzing large databases
Advanced knowledge of STATA and demonstrated ability to perform in-depth statistical analysis
Excellent analytical mind and drafting skills
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 within Egypt and internationally
Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English
Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken Arabic
Preferred Qualifications :
Experience with capacity building activities
Field experience in collecting quantitative and / or qualitative household data
Knowledge of GAMS and / or ARC GIS
Skills in Python coding or any familiarity with using satellite imagery
Familiarity with impact evaluations and / or computable general equilibrium modeling
Familiarity with the literature on agriculture, water resource management, food security and nutrition