|Job Title:||Senior GIS Coordinator||Application Deadline:||Open until filled|
|Location:||Dakar, Senegal||Appointment Duration:||1 Year|
|Job Code:||14-163||Position Type:||Renewable|
|Recruitment Type:||International||US FLSA Status:||Exempt|
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Senior GIS Coordinator for its country Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (SAKSS) project for a one-year, fixed-term, exempt, renewable appointment. The position reports to the Office Head, East and Southern Africa Regional Office and is based in Dakar, Senegal.
IFPRI is currently working with the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) to establish SAKSS nodes in 12 African countries. Country SAKSS nodes provide policy-relevant analyses, data, and tools to improve policymaking, fill knowledge gaps, promote dialogue, and facilitate benchmarking and review processes associated with the implementation agenda of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).
The successful candidate will work closely with ReSAKSS nodes in east, southern and west Africa to coordinate IFPRI’s capacity strengthening support to enable country SAKSS nodes to i) acquire necessary geographic information systems (GIS) and economic analysis tools and platforms, ii) develop the IT infrastructure for GIS, iii) develop GIS and economic analysis expertise, and iv) conduct GIS and economic analysis activities.
The successful candidate will perform and strengthen the capacity of country SAKSS nodes to carry out the following activities:
• PhD in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Geography, Environmental Science, Engineering, Natural Resource Economics, or related field plus 3-5 years of experience performing econometric, statistical, and data analyses including spatial econometrics and spatial statistics or Masters degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Geography, Environmental Science, Engineering, Natural Resource Economics, or related field plus 10 years of experience performing econometric, statistical, and data analyses including spatial econometrics and spatial statistics
• Sound knowledge of international agricultural policy, economic development, and natural resources
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