Postdoctoral Scientist – Impact Evaluation
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 holds the world's largest collection of vegetable genetic resources in the public domain. The Center's vegetable breeding programs in Africa and Asia turn these resources into improved breeding lines and work with the public and private sector to develop and scale new vegetable varieties for the benefit of smallholder farmers and consumers in lower income countries. The Center also develops and promotes safer and more sustainable production and postharvest practices to make vegetable value chains more efficient with the ultimate aim of making vegetables more available, affordable and accessible.
WorldVeg seeks to employ a Postdoctoral Scientist - Impact Evaluation to strengthen the ability of the Center to provide evidence-based solutions for making vegetables more available, affordable and accessible in lower-income countries. The incumbent will be based at the Center's regional office for East and Southeast Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. The person will contribute to projects mostly in Asia. He/she will report to the Flagship Program Leader for Enabling Impact.
Key job responsibilities:
1. Design and implement ex-post evaluations of the Center's technologies and interventions using scientifically rigorous methods of impact evaluation.
2. Conduct quantitative and qualitative studies on vegetable value chains and studies identifying opportunities and constraints to the scaling of innovation.
3. Support the use of mobile project monitoring tools to track project implementation and the adoption of innovations.
4. Contribute to the design of sound scaling methods for technologies and interventions.
5. Contribute to the development and implementation of research and development projects with regard to monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment.
6. Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
7. Provide guidance to colleagues and partners on issues of impact evaluation, vegetable value chains and opportunities and constraints to innovation.
8. Perform any other duties as required by the needs of the Center and the Supervisor.
The Person: Candidates must have a recent PhD degree in Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Development Studies or a related discipline with a strong focus on applied research. The candidate needs to have some experience in conducting farm household surveys and in the use of econometrics to analyze such data. Skills in qualitative research methods will be an advantage. He/she must have strong communication skills in spoken and written English. The candidate must be able to work with multidisciplinary teams in a multicultural and multinational environment, and be willing to travel extensively.
The Reward: This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position with competitive pay and benefits. The appointment is for three years. The position will be available on 1 November 2020.
How to Apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application explaining their suitability for and interest in the position along with a curriculum vitae, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including telephone/fax/e-mail) of three referees, and date of availability to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 June 2020. Please mention the position title in the subject line.