Posted on :
15 Nov, 2022
15 Nov, 2022
Over the past decade or so Ghana has embarked on an agenda to develop its fertilizer sector. Different initiatives have sought to improve fertilizer consumption and use through several subsidy programs for farmers and the formulation of a fertilizer policy to guide fertilizer production, marketing, and quality control. The realization of a need to harmonize all these efforts has led to the formation of a Team tasked to develop a Fertilizer Expansion Program for the country. Furthermore, balanced fertilizers are essential for sustainable agricultural intensification in Ghana. Widespread adoption of appropriate fertilizers requires a transformation of the fertilizer and food systems that must be driven by evidence-based agro-technical perspectives embedded in multi-stakeholder processes to create enabling conditions for adoption, which is the aim of the public-private program Fertilizer Research and Responsible Implementation (FERRARI) https://ifdc.org/ferari/.
Job Title: Assistant Economist
IFDC leads this 5-year program, which started in September 2019, carrying out the implementation component and co-supervising the researchers in the program. This program will focus on developing the fertilizer industrial sector, developing and optimizing the value chain, and creating demand for fertilizers.
Clearly, the economic viability of any intervention in the fertilizer value chain should be secured for the responsible implementation of innovative fertilizer solutions. Financial benefits should resonate to farmers to adopt new products, while agro-dealers and other actors in the fertilizer value chain should earn a living from it as well. These and other complex economic dynamics in the sector should be understood and utilized to help develop the sector.
Scope of Work
Our project needs a reliable Economist/Socio-economist to join our team. We are three years down the road and gathered large amounts of socio-economic and agro-technical data that need to be analyzed in great depth. We’re looking for a college graduate with journey-level skills and a desire to expand his or her skill set and experience. The ideal candidate will be able to function effectively under the supervision of the main economist who guides required economic analyses. The candidate will assist the Economics team to conduct research, prepare reports and journal articles, and formulate plans to aid in the solution of economic problems in the fertilizer value chain. He/she will process economic and statistical data using econometric and sampling techniques. Our team includes some of the brightest minds in academia and we hope to add you to our roster.
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Skills & Competencies
Closing Date: 20th November 2022