Overview

Position: Assistant Scientist – Market Research
IITA-TZ-19 – R4D-007 -NRS-DSM
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on behalf of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) invites applications for the position of Assistant Scientist – Market Research

Duty Station: The position will be based at the IITA Regional Hub for Eastern Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Criteria for Success / Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics, marketing, agribusiness or related disciplines and 4 years of relevant work experience in implementing and analyzing market-oriented research and/or household surveys
  • Master of Science degree in agricultural economics, marketing, agribusiness or related disciplines and 1 year of relevant work experience in implementing and analyzing market-oriented research and/or household surveys
  • Has proven technical proficiency in conducting/analyzing market and/or value chain studies
  • Has strong oral and written communication skills
  • Has strong analytical skills
  • Has strong coordination and networking skills
  • Has some experience in scientific writing
  • Has good presentation skills
  • Has some experience in database management (both quantitative and qualitative documents

Responsibilities
Purpose

  • Consolidate, evaluate and analyze research data related to market research and value chain analysis
  • Assist in designing research studies based on the research outline provided, in the area of market research and value chain analysis
  • Contribute to design of research protocols and provide logistical support in implementation
  • Manage the implementation of research activities related to market research and value chain analysis
  • Assist in collection of primary and secondary data such as literature review and desktop research
  • Assist in development of data repository and assure maintenance of accurate data recording — Assist in the interpretation of results in relation to market research and value chain analysis
  • Summarize research findings and draft manuscripts for publication in refereed journals

Engagement

  • Coordinate with collaborating partners on their research requirements
  • Work in cross-functional interdisciplinary team within the institute and with national partners – Provide assistance and guidelines/information to internal/external research partner(s) considering the implementation of research activities including the logistics
  • Maintain smooth conduct of research activities by coordinating with partners and fostering a productive teamwork environment
  • Exchange conceptual ideas with collaborating partners (national/international) and seek feedback
  • Act as resource person for training courses and visitors Assist students and trainees

Delivery

  • Provide inputs to project reports
  • Verify suggested methodologies and establish parameters
  • Prepare posters and papers for presentation at local and international conferences
  • Select adequate research tools and equipment
  • Draft training material using readily available published information (i.e. protocols, methodology)
  • Prepare necessary supply; identify resource persons; make sure that the logistics are appropriate for defined purpose 3

General information:
The duration of contract for the position is two years. This is a nationally recruited position and IITA offers a competitive remuneration package

HOW TO APPLY
Applications including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, telephone number, email address, and names and addresses of two referees should be sent to the Country Representative, IITA-Tanzania, Plot No. 25, Mwenge – Coca-Cola Road, Mikocheni Industrial Area P.O, Box 34441, Dar es Salaam,

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Applicants are requested to please indicate the reference number for the position as indicated on the heading of the announcement in your application as well as on the subject of your email if sending by email. If sending by post or hand delivery, please indicate the reference number on your application as well as on the left-hand side of your envelope, Please note that any applications without the reference number indicated will be automatically disqualified

About The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future