Agricultural Economist

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) works to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture. CIAT is a member of the CGIAR Consortium (, a global research partnership working many partners for a food secure future.

CIAT is looking for an Agricultural Economist to support the development of a cost-benefit analysis tool for Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices. He/she will work under the IFAD-CCAFS funded project “Pragmatic economic valuation of adaptation risk and responses across scales”.

The initial contract will be for 1 year with possible renewal. This is a nationally recruited position in Vietnam, and will be based at CIAT's Asia Regional Office in Hanoi with frequent travel to Tra Vinh Province.


  • Support the development and field testing of a cost-benefit analysis tool for CSA practices
  • Conduct field work, data collection and data analysis together with project partners
  • Support the planning and conduct of workshops/events to share research findings with relevant stakeholders
  • Disseminate research findings to diverse users and stakeholders through scientific publications, policy briefs and public awareness materials


  • Bachelors’ degree, postgraduate degree preferred, in Economics or related fields
  • Research work experience in agriculture and/or natural resource management, with relevant knowledge on climate-smart agriculture
  • Proven skills in surveys and other field research methods, including  data management and analysis
  • Experience working with a wide range of stakeholders (e.g. public sector, farmer, NGOs, research organizations)
  • Excellent  Vietnamese and English skills


Please send your CV and cover letter to Ms. Chanthana Douangsavanh ([email protected]) and Ms. Nora Guerten ([email protected]) indicating “Agricultural Economist” on the subject line.

The position is open until a suitable candidate is found. Starting date is 15 July 2015 or earlier. We invite you to learn more about CIAT at: and

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.

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Tue, 2015-06-30