JOE - June 2013

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Senior Research Fellow (13-156)
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Research Fellow (13-156)
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
A1 -- General Economics
O1 -- Economic Development
Q1 -- Agriculture
Deadline Information: Open until filled

JOE ID Number: 201306_398811

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Job Summary:
IFPRI seeks a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) with its Pakistan Strategy Support Program for a two year, fixed-term, renewable appointment. This position will be in Washington, D.C, with at least one-third time working in Pakistan. The Senior Research Fellow will report to the Director of the Development Strategy and Governance Division.

a) conducting research, policy advice, capacity strengthening and policy communications in Pakistan and b) assisting the Program Leader in leading IFPRI's Pakistan Strategy Support Program. It is anticipated that the Fellow will allocate about 85% of time to research and capacity-building activities related to the country program and 15% time to program management. The Fellow will be responsible for the timely completion of research projects, actively publishing papers/books, and participating in various conferences, policy advisory forums, and capacity strengthening training programs.

The leadership role includes the following responsibilities:
--Program management: The Fellow will support the Program Leaders in recruitment and management of local office staff and updating of annual work programs. In addition, s/he will assist in recruitment of national collaborators and management and monitoring of national collaborator and IFPRI research activities.
--Research/Capacity Building. Based on an identified program of work, the Fellow leads or participates in specific empirical research, supports targeted training programs, and oversees Washington-based and in-country staff on specific research and training activities that fall within the country program.
--Policy Communication and Liaison: The Fellow maintains active policy communication with national counterparts through a face-to-face meetings, regular research seminar series, policy briefs and working paper series; establishing active links with various national institutions, universities, and government agencies; reporting program outputs and results; and liaising with donors on a regular basis.
--Fundraising/Resource Mobilization: Through an active in-country presence, the Fellow will help to identify additional research funding opportunities, respond to in-country needs, channel donor resources to available skills and expertise in IFPRI, and liaise between non-country program IFPRI activities and local donors, if needed (and requested).

--PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Public Policy, Public Finance or related field.
--Ten or more years of post-PhD research and outreach experience in agricultural policy issues, with internationally recognized publications.
--Experience in policymaking or advisory positions, and strong team-building and networking skills.
--Knowledge and experience working on gender issues.
--Knowledge and experience working in Pakistan.

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