Research Analyst I

Abuja, Nigeria
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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Research Analyst I

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Job Summary:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Analyst in the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) at the IFPRI Abuja Office in Nigeria. The selected candidate would conduct research for the Nigeria Strategic Support Program (NSSP) of the Development Strategy. This position is based at the IFPRI-NSSP Office in Abuja and is for is for one year renewable appointment. The NSSP is a country program with a focus on strategy and policy issues in relation to agriculture, the food system, agricultural transformation, and poverty reduction in Nigeria. Interested applicants must be authorized to work in Nigeria.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Collection and analysis of primary and secondary data
  • Conducting high-quality, scholarly literature reviews for the NSSP Office
  • Contributing to the writing of research reports, journal articles, policy briefs, and other publications of relevance to the country program
  • Conducting empirical work for the NSSP Office
  • Contributing to training courses within Nigeria conducted by NSSP as part of NSSP’s capacity building program
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics
  • Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Experience conducting economic analysis and familiarity with various statistical software packages, such as Stata
  • Ability to conduct literature reviews, synthesize research findings and draft policy briefs
  • Strong English writing and verbal skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, proactive approach to work, and a team-oriented spirit.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience conducting research in developing countries, especially in Nigeria
  • Ability to engage with policymakers
  • Strong interest in international and rural development

Application closing date: open until filled

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