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Scientific Officer-Data Manager and Analyst

Reference number: 202321
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Scientific Officer-Data Manager and Analyst


ICRISAT wishes to recruit a Scientific Officer under its Technology Adoption and Impact (TAI) Analysis Cluster of the Enabling Systems Transformation (EST) Global Research Program. The position holder will support data collection, management, processing and analysis for various projects that are implemented by the Enabling Systems Transformation (EST) Global Research Program to support ICRISAT’s technology development and research for impact through profile product development, impact assessment and learning, and analysis of the enabling (political, policy, and socioeconomic) environment.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Collect, clean and organize household survey data for various projects
  • Analysis of adoption and ex-post impacts of improved technologies on productivity, food security and poverty;
  •  Analysis of productivity, technology adoption and efficiency;
  •  Learning and support to develop market opportunities that increase adoption of research outputs;
  • Assist in project administration.
  • Coordinate and lead project field activities.
  • Any other duties as may be instructed by the Supervisor.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • •A Master’s degree in Economics or a related field. •Experience in management and analysis of large household survey data. •Knowledge and savvy of data analysis software, especially Stata. •Very strong analytical skills and applied statistical experience. •Good scientific wring experience.

Personal attributes and competencies

  • •Strong analytical skills and applied statistical experience. •Good scientific writing experience. •Fluency in English and Swahili, both verbal and written. •Good communication, presentation and report writing skills.

Terms and conditions

  • •This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency commensurate with skills and experience. •The initial appointment will be for 1 (one) year, with a six-month probationary period, with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources. •The duty station will be in Nairobi, Kenya CIFOR-ICRAF Offices.

Application process

The application deadline is 23 May-2023
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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