Research Supervisor (Agricultural Economics)


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Research Supervisor to assist with IITA’s research and capacity building efforts in the areas of agricultural technology, innovation, impact assessment, and markets and value chains. The Supervisor will work as a member of the social science and agribusiness research team in Southern Africa based in Lilongwe, Malawi.



Under the guidance of the senior agricultural economist, the successful candidate will be involved in the following socio-economics research and capacity strengthening activities:

  1. Designing and conducting household and markets and value chain surveys;
  2. Assisting with the development of an integrated socio-economics and value chain database for tracking the adoption and impacts of agricultural technologies and for assessing market and policy constraints and agribusiness opportunities;
  3. Data analysis and write-up of research reports; and
  4. Organizing and conducting training workshops for partners and interns.



  • BSc degree in Agric. Economics or Agribusiness from a recognized university.
  • Familiarity with statistical software such as STATA.
  • Good academic record in microeconomics and econometrics.
  • Basic research report writing skills. Excellent spoken and written English.



Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three professional referees (including e-mail addresses) by email to:


or by post to:

The Station Administrator,

International institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),

Chitedze Research Station, Off Mchinji Road,

P.O. Box 30258,

Lilongwe 3, Malawi.

Closing Date: 17th March 2018

lITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted

Comment on advertised Job

Antje Z.

8th of March, 2018 6:37:33 pm

Location: Lilongwe

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary: N/A

Job deadline: 17th March, 2018

Company: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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