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Job Title:Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow Department:PHND

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Job Title:Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow Department:PHNDLocation:Washington, DC Appointment Duration:2 YearJob Code:18-132 Position Type:RenewableRecruitment Type:International US FLSA Status:Application Deadline:  Job Summary:The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow (ARF) or Research Fellow (RF) for a two-year, fixed term, renewable appointment in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). The selected candidate will conduct research under PHND’s new urban food security and nutrition program. This position will include collaborating on the development of proposals to funders, shaping the research agenda under this program, and conducting and publishing research on nutrition in urban areas, the nutrition transition and the double burden of malnutrition, the urban food environment, and other related topics. The candidate will also work on other related research projects, as needed. The position reports to the Director of the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division at IFPRI Washington. This position will be based at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, DC and will require international travel.Please note that ARF appointments at IFPRI have a maximum term of three (3) years, inclusive of any approved appointment extensions. The final grade level will be determined by demonstrated experience and track record of publications.Essential Duties:Duties include but are not limited to:Collaborate in writing research proposals to fund IFPRI’s new urban food security and nutrition research program.Design research projects and conduct research on the linkages between food systems, food environments, food consumption choices, diets, nutrition, and health (and related topics) among the urban poor in low and middle-income countries.Manage survey field work activities (including, but not limited to household surveys, market surveys, collection of data on food environments, informal food sector, and drivers of diets in urban areas), working closely with senior researchers, local collaborators and research support staff and liaising with program donors.Conduct empirical analysis using rigorous methods. Prepare technical reports and journal articles.Disseminate research findings to governments, donors, the academic community and other stakeholders at national, regional and international levels.Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.Maintain relationships with research program donors.Required qualifications:PhD in International Nutrition, Public Health, Health Systems, Economics, Agricultural Economics or other related fieldsProficiency in quantitative research methodsPrior research on topics related to: nutrition in poor urban areas in low- and middle-income countries; the nutrition transition and double burden of malnutrition (co-existence of nutritional deficiencies and overweight, obesity, and diet-related non-communicable diseases); metrics for assessing markets and food environmentsExperience working in multi-cultural teamsDemonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journalsDemonstrated ability to effectively design and implement survey data collectionAbility and experience in managing internal and external relationships with project teams, donors, and collaboratorsExcellent written and spoken EnglishAbility to travel extensively.At the Research Fellow Level:Excellent publication record in peer-reviewed journals3 years of post-PhD experience relevant to the job and demonstrated fundraising experienceMajor external recognition within peer professional network due to publications and other leaderships activitiesDemonstrated leadership skills and strong experience building and managing teamsPreferred qualifications:Familiarity with food and nutrition policy research and analysis in developing countriesFamiliarity with qualitative research methodsCapability and interest in capacity strengthening and policy dialogue with international NGOs and donor agenciesUnderstanding of multi-sectoral program and policy design and implementation, and experience working with program implementers and policy makers such as governments, non-governmental organizations and United Nations institutionsExperience working with researchers from other social and biological sciencesProficiency or fluency in French and/or Spanish.Please complete the online application and provide a complete resume, cover letter accompanying the application should describe the candidate’s interest and any experience in these research topics, and 3 references. If you have previously applied ONLINE to an IFPRI Position, please input your e-mail address and password below to access your existing profile and apply for this position.If you have technical difficulties and cannot access the online application form or have questions about the form, please send an email with your question to ****.

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