Thursday, October 26, 2006

 

EMPLOYMENT: Post-Doctoral Scientist – Market Economist

ILRI seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Market Economist to join the new project in Southern Africa on “Improving Market Participation by Small-Scale Livestock Producers”. The position will play a key coordinating role in a new project in Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe, conducted jointly by ILRI, ICRISAT and national partners. The main components of the project include: a) evaluation of constraints and opportunities for commercializing smallholder livestock production, b) testing and evaluation of alternative marketing and input delivery systems, c) and evaluation of impacts of market-led technology change. The postdoctoral economist will coordinate all the livestock and livestock-market related aspects of the project in the three countries, in consultation with the ILRI Regional Representative, and other ILRI, ICRISAT and national scientists. S/he would also play a key role in developing and sustaining the partnerships and communications activities needed to ensure that the project is conducted smoothly and achieves its objectives.

Screening of applications will begin 1st November 2006 and will continue until the post is filled. To find more about ILRI, visit http://www.ilri.org. More at http://www.ilri.org/jobsdt.asp?VacID=83

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