Postdoctoral 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 realizing the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods. For more information, please visit the following website:

WorldVeg holds the world's largest collection of vegetable genetic resources in the public domain. The Center's vegetable breeding programs in Africa and Asia turn these resources into improved breeding lines and work with the public and private sector to develop and scale new vegetable varieties for the benefit of smallholder farmers and consumers in lower income countries. The Center also develops and promotes safer and more sustainable production and postharvest practices to make vegetable value chains more efficient with the aim of making vegetables more available, affordable, and accessible.

As part of this development, WorldVeg is looking for a highly qualified Postdoctoral Scientist - Impact Evaluation to strengthen the ability of the Center to provide evidence-based solutions. The incumbent will be based at the Center's regional office for East and Southeast Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. The person will contribute to projects mostly in Asia. She/he will report to the Flagship Program Leader for Enabling Impact.

Key job responsibilities
1. Design and implement ex-post evaluations of the Center's technologies and interventions using scientifically rigorous methods of impact evaluation.
2. Conduct quantitative and qualitative studies on vegetable value chains and studies identifying opportunities and constraints to the scaling of innovation.
3. Support the use of mobile project monitoring tools to track project implementation and the adoption of innovations.
4. Contribute to the development and implementation of research and development projects regarding monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment.
5. Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
6. Provide guidance to colleagues and partners on issues of impact evaluation, vegetable value chains and opportunities and constraints to innovation.
7. Perform any other duties as required by the needs of the Center and the Supervisor.

The Person
Candidates must have a recent PhD degree in Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Development Studies, or a related discipline with a strong focus on applied research. The candidate needs to have some experience in conducting farm household surveys and in the use of econometrics to analyze such data. Skills in qualitative research methods will be an advantage. He/she must have strong communication skills in spoken and written English. 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 will be available on 1 November 2023.

The candidate we hire will embody WorldVeg's Core Values
• Dedication to Innovation and Knowledge Sharing: Supports the conduct of world-class science, respects ethical standards, and is committed to sharing results in a transparent manner.
• Commitment to Impact: Aspires to achieve positive, tangible, and lasting impact contributing to Sustainable Development Goals.
• Commitment To Partnerships: Believes in the value of partnerships to advance research for development.
• Respect for People: Respect the diversity of gender, culture, ethnic origin, religion, age, beliefs, and views.
• Respect for the Environment- Strives to minimize its environmental impact and to introduce greener technology and practices.

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 before 30 July 2023. Please mention the position title in the subject line

impact evaluation
vegetable genetic resources
Bangkok (Thailand)