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  • Posted on: 2 May, 2013 Deadline: 15 May, 2013
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  • Abt Associates, a global leader in research and program implementation, is recruiting a survey expert and agricultural economist as consultants to support an impact evaluation of the AgResultsAflasafe Project, a multi-year effort to stimulate the market through aflatoxin control. Consultancies will require 30-50 days in the first year and possible additional time thereafter. Work is anticipated to begin between July and September 2013.


    Survey Expert


    In consultation with the team leader, agricultural economist, in-country project implementer, and other relevant parties, assist in the development of survey questionnaires.
    Interface with the team leader based in the US to support survey implementation, including working with the survey firm to ensure proper translation of questionnaires in local languages, monitoring of data collection and data quality control measures. 

    Masters in agricultural economics, economics or related discipline with minimum S years of experience
    2-3 years of experience conducting and/or overseeing large-sample survey implementation in developing country contexts
    Excellent written and communication skills in English.
    Experience in conducting surveys addressing rural livelihoods and agriculture is a plus Knowledge of STATA or related software is a plus.
    Experience In conducting Impact evaluations Is a plus 


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    Agricultural Economist


    In consultation with the qualitative specialist, interface with the in-country project Implementer and survey expert on survey development, implementation, and data analysis.
    Develop survey questionnaires to support qualitative data collection.
    Implement qualitative surveys with diverse respondents representing farming, agricultural input and service, trading, processing, and consumption nodes of agricultural value chains
    Assist in the analysis of survey results under the supervision of the qualitative specialist and evaluation team lead. 

    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

    Qualified candidates, please submit your CV and summary of relevant qualifications to: 


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