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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.
Job Title: Agricultural Economist
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.
Conceptual foundation in sub-sector analysis, value chain analysis, structure-conduct-performance, industrial organization, and 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.
Qualified Persons should forward CV to AgResults_procurement@abtassoc.com