Research Fellow-Social Economic Job at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), – Career Opportunity in Uganda

Job Category: Data, Monitoring, and Research
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  01 March 2021
Duty Station:  Uganda
Posted: 22-02-2021
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Research Fellow-Social Economic

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Social Services & Nonprofit ]

Jobs at:

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI),

Deadline of this Job:
01 March 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Several Locations , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

On behalf of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT is now seeking for a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Fellow-Social Economic. Both ILRI and The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT are CGIAR Research Centers. For further information on ILRI, consult the website at: .

Under the supervision of the Senior Scientist – Agricultural Economist – ILRI, the incumbent will support the implementation of Livestock CRP activities in 5 districts in Uganda (Mukono, Wakiso, Masaka, Mpigi and Kampala). The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda. Key Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Senior Scientist – Agricultural Economist – ILRI, the Research Fellow will provide support on the implementation of Livestock CRP activities in 5 districts in Uganda (Mukono, Wakiso, Masaka, Mpigi and Kampala).

More specifically he/she will:
• Monitor MorePork project interventions and partner activities (Market Systems Development and PigSmart interventions)
• Support the implementation of baseline field activities under the MorePork project and gender focused qualitative studies to assess intervention outcomes
• Support Livestock CRP Livestock Livelihoods Agri-Food Systems flagship activities in Uganda
• Engage with project partners to implement the Market Systems Development and PigSmart interventions and link the partners with district stakeholders
• Conduct systematic literature review on gender inclusive business models that enhance women’s participation in livestock marketing and contribute to drafting of the manuscript
• Supervise enumerators in collection of baseline survey data
• Collect sex-disaggregated focus group discussions data to assess the business arrangements that work for women and men pig farmers and aggregators as well
• Collect sex-disaggregated focus group discussions data to assess men and women pig farmers access to and perceptions regarding the PigSmart platform
• Analyze data, draft reports and provide feedback to stakeholders
• Develop research and policy briefs on outcomes of the interventions

Qualifications and competencies
• Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or related field from a recognized
• At least 2 years’ experience carrying out socio-economic research and/or socio-economic related development work.
• Proficiency in data collection, data analysis (SPSS, STATA, R, Nvivo, Atlas, among others).
• Ability to write technical reports and possess good communication skills (written and oral).
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and rural settings.
• Commitment to organization’s mission and core values

Terms and conditions:
This is a locally recruited position and all benefits are denominated and paid in Ugandan Shillings. The Alliance of Bioversity CIAT remuneration package includes a competitive salary, leave provisions and medical insurance. The initial contract will be for a period of one year, subject to a probationary period of six months and is renewable based on performance and availability of funds.

Job Experience Requirements: 2 years

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
Applicants are invited to visit to get full details of the position and to submit their applications which should include letter of application, CV and names/contacts of at least three professional referees not later than Monday 1st March, 2021. Applications should cite reference number ABCUG-004 Research Fellow – Social Economics as the position applied for. Applications should be saved as one document using the candidate’s last name, first name for ease of sorting. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Alliance does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). The Alliance also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.

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