Post-Doctoral Scientist – Impact Evaluation

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a non-profit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan and five regional offices around the globe. WorldVeg conducts research and development programs that contribute to realize the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods. For more information please visit our website: worldveg.org.

WorldVeg seeks a Post-Doctoral Scientist – Impact Evaluation to conduct high quality impact evaluation studies of the Center's technologies and interventions in Africa, thereby contributing to the continuous refinement of intervention designs and scaling strategies and the communication of the Center's impact to donors, partners and clients.

The incumbent will be based at WorldVeg's Regional Office for West and Central Africa – Coastal and Humid Regions (WCA-CH), located in Cotonou, Benin and report to the Flagship Program Leader – Enabling Impact with oversight responsibilities by the Regional Director of WCA-CH.

The Job:
Key responsibilities are:
1. Design and implement ex-post and ex-ante evaluations of the Center's technologies and interventions using scientifically rigorous methods of impact evaluation.
2. Contribute to the design and implementation of a mobile data collection tool to collect georeferenced data from the on-station and on-farm trials and project beneficiaries.
3. Promote the use of participatory methods in intervention designs and in research.
4. Conduct quantitative and qualitative research on the scaling of vegetable technologies.
5. Quantify adoption rates for selected technologies using farm household surveys, expert elicitation or other methods.
6. Conduct project baseline studies and policy studies.
7. Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.
8. Contribute to project proposal development.
9. Create collaborations with other social scientists and other organizations in Africa and globally.
10. Perform any other duties as required by the needs of the Center and as directed by the Flagship Program Leader – Enabling Impact or the Regional Director of WCA-CH.

The Person:
Candidates must have a recent PhD degree in agricultural economics, development economics, or a related discipline with a strong focus on applied microeconomic research. The candidate needs to have experience in conducting farm household surveys and be skilled in the use of econometric methods to analyze farm survey data. She/he must have strong communication skills in spoken and written English and preferably also French. The candidate must be able to work with multidisciplinary teams in a multicultural and multinational environment and be willing to travel extensively.

The Reward:
This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position with competitive pay and benefits. The appointment is for three years. The position is available with immediate effect.

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a letter of application explaining their suitability for and interest in the position along with a curriculum vitae, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including telephone/fax/e-mail) of three referees, and date of availability to human.resources@worldveg.org before 15 June 2018.

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Post-Doctoral Scientist
Location: 
Cotonou (Benin)