Research Analysts at African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is a not-for-profit Pan-African institution, dedicated for the last 25 years to enabling the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa. AERC has its offices in Nairobi, Kenya. 
The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained develop-ment in sub-Saharan Africa requires well-trained professional economists.

In collaboration with World Food Programme (WFP), AERC runs a project on Purchase for Progress (P4P) to establish and manage a data analysis hub across 20 country offices. 

The lessons and best practices from WFP procurement of food from local and regional sources are then packaged and disseminated.

AERC is seeking outstanding people to fill the following position which will be based in Addis Ababa and Nairobi respectively.
Research Analysts
2 Positions
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the key tasks will be to:
  • Conduct analytical and methodological research and contribute to the drafting of technical and analytical reports pertaining to the activities of the project;
  • Contribute to the AERC/P4P work with analytical inputs on regional emerging issues and initiatives on smallholder farmers access to market;
  • Contribute to the review of the country reports and contextualize the report to suitably capture the local context and ensure quality (methodological and coherence);
  • Provide technical guidance on the data collection tools and guide the country office team on the data collection. Ensure the quality and integrity of country level survey data;
  • Conduct periodic technical visit to the P4P pilot countries;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
To be considered for this position, you must meet the following minimum requirements and experience.
  • PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related discipline;
  • Five years of relevant experience in economic research and data analysis, including collection, compilation and analysis of data, ideally covering food security and small holder farmers issues;
  • Excellent knowledge of use of econometric tools and statistical software especially SPSS, STATA and Excel;
  • Experience in data cleaning, management and analysis of large and complex household and other micro-level surveys;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to conduct independent research;
  • Fluent in English (written and oral) and knowledge of French or Spanish would be an advantage.
If you believe you have the qualifications and experience to match this role, please submit your application with detailed curriculum vitae, stating your current position, remuneration, email, telephone contacts, and names and addresses of three referees. 
To be considered your application must be received 03 December 2013 addressed to:

The Manager, Human Resources and Administration
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
Email: [email protected] ; with cc to [email protected]

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