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International Food Policy Research Institute Fellowship

Do you want to put your know-how and skills to use where they are needed? Do you want to work abroad and experience different cultures? Then the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.

CIM is looking for a Social Scientist or Economist (PhD) to be based at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Cairo / Egypt.

We are looking for you:
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) requires your expertise to develop innovative measures for integrating women and young people into the labour market in rural areas. Founded in 1975, the institute is part of the CGIAR worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development. With its policy research and advisory services in the field of food and nutrition security, IFPRI makes a key contribution to applied research for development. In Egypt, IFPRI works closely with research institutes and political decision-makers to develop solutions for tackling high youth unemployment. Job creation, particularly in rural areas, is a high priority for the government and is viewed as an important element in underpinning social peace.

Your tasks will involve:

  • Research on how to better integrate young people and women into rural labour markets notably  agriculture and agribusiness
  • Assisting Egyptian Government staff in analysing state labour market policy in terms of tackling unemployment among young people and women in rural areas
  • Establishing partnerships with public and civil society organisations
  • Developing and implementing a communication strategy to promote and raise awareness of labour market policy

Your profile:

  • A PhD in social, economic or agricultural sciences, or in another field relevant to the role
  • Several years’ experience in researching socio-economic issues, ideally in a relevant subject area
  • Proven publication activities
  • Very sound knowledge of current econometric methods and STATA statistical software
  • Experience of policy advisory services would be ideal
  • Business fluency in English
  • In addition you have the citizenship of an EU member state

What we offer:

  • Varied tasks, which you will be expected to carry out self-responsibly in an international environment
  • Cooperation with other development cooperation organisations
  • Professional preparation for your assignment abroad
  • Local employment contract as an integrated expert for an initial period of two years – contract may be extended
  • Attractive monthly top-up payments in addition to local salary and social benefits

One person can make a difference

Interested?
Then submit your application using our online portal at http://www.cimonline.de to find out more about the services we offer. If you have any questions, please contact:

Andrea König
Tel.: +49.61.96. 79.35.78

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