Vacancy Announcement: Seeking two qualified Research Analysts

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)- Malawi is seeking two qualified candidates to serve as a Research Analysts attached to IFPRI Malawi's Strategy Support Program based in Lilongwe. Initial contracts will be for a period of one year.

These are research positions requiring a Master's degree in Agricultural/Development Economics or related field, plus 3-5 years of relevant work experience, particularly with quantitative methods, including data collection, management of large datasets, and econometric and statistical analysis.

One position will support IFPRI Malawi’s research theme on Strengthening Agriculture Markets and Institutions, and prefers candidates with a good understanding of agricultural markets and institutions and time series analysis. The other position will support the research theme on  Social Safety Nets and Breaking the Cycle and prefers knowledge and experience with social safety net and humanitarian assistance programmes, plus impact evaluation methods.

To Apply:

Applications should be submitted by email to Ms. Doreen Munthali with copy to In the subject of your email, please specify which Research Analyst position you are applying for by marking the subject either: “Application for the Post of Research Analyst, IFPRI - Social Safety Nets” OR “Application for the Post of Research Analyst, IFPRI - Agricultural Markets.”  Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details (address, phone numbers and emails) of three referees, plus a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.