Postdoctoral Fellow, Agricultural Economist (DDG-R4D/PDF/AE/06/15) in Oyo, Nigeria


NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
PhD or DPhil
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Male or Female

Job Description

• Design and conduct a comprehensive community, household, and plot level survey to generate high-quality data for rigorous adoption and impact assessment of improved varieties.

• Assemble secondary data on experimental yields and related parameters for a range of technology options which are needed for measuring and attributing impacts on crop yields and incomes.

• Assess the extent, determinants, and pathways of adoption of improved varieties.

• Develop and apply innovative methods for quantifying the impacts of improved varieties on food security and poverty reduction in a manner that goes beyond establishing causality and estimating average effects.

• Publish research findings in international peer reviewed journals.

• Prepare technical reports and establish adoption and impact database.

• Translate research findings into recommendations for policy action for greater technology adoption and impacts.

• Contribute to capacity strengthening of national partners; and

• Participate actively in annual review and planning meetings.



The candidate should have a PhD in agricultural economics, economics, or development economics from a highly recognized university.


Core Competencies:

• Demonstrated experience with impact evaluation of agricultural technologies on food and nutrition security and poverty reduction.

• Knowledge of data collection tools and analytical methods for adoption and impact assessment.

• Knowledge of econometric modeling methods and software (e.g. Stata) for adoption and impact assessment.

• Demonstrated experience with large-scale technology adoption and impact surveys.

• A high degree of personal organization and ability to multi-task and work under pressure.  

• Demonstrated ability to write and publish journal articles.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; and

• Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.


General Information

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions

in a pleasant campus environment.

Duty station: Abuja or Kano, Nigeria


General information: The contract will be for an initial period of two years. IITA offers internationally competitive remuneration package paid in U.S. Dollars.


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