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Program Officer, Policy Quantitative Modelling & Data Analytics.

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Nairobi

1 month ago


Job Description

The Program Officer will support AGRA policy work in designing, applying, managing agriculture systems and policy diagnostic tools, indices, and analyses for monitoring and evaluation of relevance for AGRA and its partners. Design and manage AGRA-related agriculture systems diagnostics (mainly seed, fertilizer and markets) with analytical tools and indices that inform progress or lack thereof, in AGRA’s programmatic work for policy action. Working with AGRA programs to identify policy, institutional and regulatory constraints to the success of AGRA programmatic interventions and contributing towards a comprehensive policy strategy; Support the design of analytical tools to assess Agricultural Transformation (including Indices) and complement the AU’s Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard and related tools. Engage with other Units and Divisions, to develop key matrices for monitoring and evaluation of systems performance around three major AGRA systems (seeds, fertilizer and mark

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Minimum of four (4) to ten (10) years’ experience in quantitative economic analyses or modelling based on in-depth data analysis and data integration
  2. At least three (3) years’ experience in quantitative economics or systems research experience, with an emphasis on econometrics, modelling, policy analyses or spatial analysis
  3. A minimum of a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics, applied Economics, or Business (strategic analysis focus), or related field
  4. A Doctoral degree in the above disciplines is desirable
  5. A documented record of sound report writing skills
  6. Experience in Agricultural Development-related activities in Africa
  7. Experience in developing and employing modelling techniques using software programs such as Excel, STATA GAMS, SPSS and SAS for data analysis

Education + Experience

  1. A minimum of a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics, applied Economics, or Business (strategic analysis focus), or related field
  2. Minimum of four (4) to ten (10) years’ experience in quantitative economic analyses or modelling based on in-depth data analysis and data integration
  3. At least three (3) years’ experience in quantitative economics or systems research experience, with an emphasis on econometrics, modelling, policy analyses or spatial analysis