Research Associate – Impact Evaluation

Published by Jobstanzania on 10:36:00 pm

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a non-profit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan and five regional offices around the globe. WorldVeg conducts research and development programs that contribute to realize the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods. For more information please visit our website: worldveg.org.

WorldVeg seeks a Research Associate – Impact Evaluation to assist in conducting high quality impact evaluation studies of the Center’s technologies and interventions in Africa, thereby contributing to the continuous refinement of intervention designs and scaling strategies and the communication of the Center’s impact to donors, partners and clients.

The incumbent will be based at WorldVeg’s Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa, located in Arusha, Tanzania and report to the Agricultural Economist with oversight responsibilities by the Regional Director.

The position is open only to Tanzanian nationals and persons legally authorized to work in Tanzania.

Key responsibilities:
1. Support project monitoring and evaluation activities by conducting baseline and endline studies, data processing and analysis.
2. Contribute to the development of appropriate methods, tools and protocols to use in monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of Centers’ contribution.
3. Contribute to the design and implementation of mobile data collection tools to collect geo-referenced data from on-station and on-farm trials and project beneficiaries.
4. Assist in promoting the use of participatory methods in intervention designs and in research.
5. Conduct quantitative and qualitative research on the scaling of vegetable technologies.
6. Contribute to project reporting and publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals.
7. Perform any other duties as required by the needs of the Center and as directed by the Agricultural Economist or the Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA).

Skills, knowledge and qualifications
 A Master’s Degree in agricultural economics, development economics or related discipline with a focus on applied microeconomic research.
 Experience in conducting farm household surveys.
 Proven skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
 Experience using statistical software such as STATA or SPSS.
 Ability to use CAPI (such as Survey CTO and SurveyBe) in data collection and data management is a strong advantage.
 Strong report and technical writing skills, as evidenced by a research publication record is a strong advantage.
 Ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload; take initiatives and work under pressure.
 Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
 Must be able to work with multidisciplinary teams in a multicultural and multinational environment and be willing to travel extensively to project areas.

How to Apply:
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, clearly illustrating their suitability for the above position against each of the listed items under skills, knowledge and qualifications’, together with a detailed curriculum vitae including names and addresses of three referees.

Applications should be sent by e-mail only to info-esa@worldveg.org
with the title of the position in the heading.

Only applications sent by e-mail will be considered. Only applications from short-listed candidates will be acknowledged. WorldVeg offers an attractive working environment in a multicultural setting with employees from different countries and diverse backgrounds.

WorldVeg is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Closing Date: Closing date for applications is 20 June 2018.



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