Wednesday, June 15, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: CIMMYT Scientist or Senior Scientist, Adoption and Impact Assessment Economist
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks a highly qualified agricultural economist to join our international team of scientists working on improving the livelihoods of maize and wheat farmers in the developing world. As a member of the CIMMYT Socioeconomics Program and in collaboration with public, private, local and international partners, you will undertake strategic adoption and impact studies across target regions. You will lead the targeting of innovations and analysis of adoption and impacts of various interventions at the global level, and preferably be based at the CIMMYT office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Posting at any of the other major CIMMYT locations in India, Nepal, Mexico or Zimbabwe is negotiable.
The job will require that you:
- Generate knowledge about the drivers of adoption, and databases on the patterns of diffusion of technological and institutional innovations, most relevant to CIMMYT’s mission and research agenda.
- Develop approaches to effectively assess the social, economic and environmental impacts of adoption of technological and institutional innovations and build capacity of partners through training and research.
- Work with other scientists and evaluate the multidimensional impacts of priority interventions, including their distributional effects especially on the livelihoods of resource poor farmers, consumers and women.
- Develop strategies, policy options and recommendations to set research priorities, guide policy decisions, and stimulate widespread adoption of new varieties and practices.
- Strengthen the impact culture within CIMMYT and beyond through better articulation of impact pathways and ex ante and ex post evaluation of impacts of targeted interventions.
- Contribute to priority setting, strategy and project definition through ex ante impact studies.
- Publish and communicate your research findings and participate in center-wide strategy development and priority setting.