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  • Agricultural Economist at ABT Associates

  • Posted on: 13 September, 2015 Deadline: 30 September, 2015
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  • Abt Associates, a global leader in research and program implementation, is recruiting a agricultural economist as consultants to support an endline impact evaluation of the AgResults Aflasafe Project, a multi-year effort to stimulate the market through aflatoxin control. Work is anticipated to begin in early 2016.

    Agricultural Economist


    Job Description

    • Review the qualitative data collection protocol provided by the Qualitative Specialist
    • Confer with the Qualitative Specialist to identify maize value chain players to interview
    • Participate in training on the relevant data collection instruments
    • Contact, request interviews, travel to their places of business, and implement interviews with maize value chain players identified in conjunction with the Qualitative Specialist
    • Enter data from the interviews into provided templates and transmit to the Qualitative Specialist
    • Assist in the resolution of questions that might arise following the Qualitative Specialist’s review of the data
    • Other tasks, as assigned


    • Masters in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Rural Sociology, or related discipline with at least five years of experience
    • 2-3 years of experience in conducting qualitative research (key Informant interviews, focus groups, small-sample surveys, etc.) survey in a developing country
    • Conceptual foundation in subsector analysis, value chain analysis, structure-conduct-performance, industrial organization, and/or experience in conducting surveys addressing rural livelihoods, agriculture, gender, private-sector development issues
    • Demonstrable understanding of approaches to ensure rigor and scientific validity of data collected through qualitative methods
    • Excellent written and communication skills in English.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and summary of relevant qualification to:

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