ICRISAT seeks applications for a Senior or Principal Agricultural Economist to be based at ICRISAT headquarters at Patancheru in India.
Essential criteria: PhD degree in agricultural economics or relevant social science related field.
Work Experience (10+ Years) in the area of agricultural research for development with high quality research outputs including an excellent record of publication in high impact journals.Thorough knowledge of the academic literature, the ability to formulate research questions, ability to design experiments and quasi-experiments. Experience in household level economic modeling, econometric analysis of survey data- efficiency analysis-productivity analysis, value chain modelling and experience in large-scale digital data collection and data analysis and open to learn new statistical tools as required by research projects.Thorough knowledge of applied micro-economic theories and familiarity with the contemporary macro-economic literature as relevant for food systems. Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and intercultural teams, ability and willingness to publish research findings in peer – reviewed journals and willingness to travel extensively across the ICRISAT focus countries. Excellence in English (both spoken and written).
Desirable criteria: Knowledge of the context of smallholder farmers in the highly vulnerable climates of the semi-arid tropics and agronomic knowledge of the major crops and cropping systems of the South Asian, sub-Saharan African region.
Demonstrated ability to write proposals and fund raise.
Ability to apply tools and methodologies and produce scientifically based advice to stakeholders across scales from farm to region.
Fluency in a language other than English. The French language would be particularly desirable.
The Reward: This is an internationally recruited staff (IRS) position with competitive salary and benefits package payable in US dollars. The position is initially for a period of three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position.