Research Associate (Socio-Economics Program)

IITA - Location: Zambia, Lusaka

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Research Associate (Socio-Economics Program)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), on behalf of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Zambia invites applications from suitable dynamic and self-motivated Zambian nationals to fill up the following position in the EU-SIFAZ project:

Research Associate (Socio-Economics Program) – Ref No: SARAH/RASEP/05/19

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and the Socio economic Scientist, the Research Associate (Socio-economics program) will carry out socio-economic research in three regions of Zambia.

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Provide research and coordination support to the socio-economic programs and other programs
  • Perform various tasks involving data collection, data maintenance, data analysis, statistical analysis, and econometric analysis
  • Conduct literature review and synthesis
  • Assist in the drafting and editing of discussion papers, policy notes, donor reports, project briefs, presentations, etc.
  • Assist in organizing trainings, workshops and conferences
  • Assist with responses for internal/external data and information requests
  • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor


  • BSC Degree from a recognized university in agricultural economics or any other related field in applied economics
  • Excellent econometric skills and demonstrated ability to perform in depth statistical analysis and report the results
  • Experienced in conducting literature reviews of academic publications, research reports, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task, consistently meet deadlines, and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment
  • Professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Excellent English writing, speaking, and editing skills
  • Experience using major statistical software packages such as STATA and SPSS

Duty Station: Lusaka, Zambia

General information: The contracts will be for an initial period of three years. Renewal is dependent on performance and availability of funds.


Min education
Primary school
Required experience
4 Years
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