Consultant for the CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA)

Consultant for the CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA)
Hosted by the Alliance Bioversity-CIAT


The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global challenges of poverty, malnutrition, climate change, land degradation, and biodiversity loss.

The Alliance works with local, national and multinational partners from low- to high-income  countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and with the public and private sectors. With partners, the Alliance generates evidence and mainstreams innovations in large-scale programmes to create food systems and landscapes that sustain the planet, drive prosperity and nourish people.

The Alliance is part of CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research and innovation partnership for a food-secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.


The Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) has a mandate to expand and deepen evidence of impact of CGIAR research investments. This position is to provide technical support to SPIA’s workplan in Vietnam.

SPIA seeks to recruit a Consultant who will be based in Hanoi located at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). The position is full-time, limited to applicants of Vietnamese nationality. The contract will initially be until 31 July 2021.


  • Provide scientific and technical analysis in support of the implementation and monitoring of the SPIA workplan.
  • Conduct literature reviews and other background analysis on agricultural innovations in Vietnam.
  • Develop an inventory of all CGIAR-related agricultural innovations in Vietnam, based on desk reviews and interviews with science leaders and stakeholders.
  • Provide general research support, including data collection and analysis; preparation of presentation materials; support with manuscript preparation; etc.
  • Work with the SPIA team to draft and edit comments related to impact assessments.
  • Engage in the broader work of SPIA.

The position may also involve travel and fieldwork in support of SPIA’s workplan. The person hired in this position may also be invited to take part in face-to-face meetings of SPIA.



  • MSc in a relevant quantitative field (economics, sociology, geography).
  • Work experience related to the adoption and diffusion of agricultural technologies in Vietnam.
  • Good English communication skills (speaking, reading and writing) is required.
  • Experience with statistical packages, preferably Stata or R, to conduct data analysis.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of interdisciplinary teams in a culturally diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Knowledge of impact assessment


  • Diploma and at least 2 years of relevant experience


To be considered for this position, please send an email to [email protected] (Ms. Kieu Le Huyen, HR Assistant) with the subject line “Consultant for the CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) – your full name”. In your email, please include:

  • A cover letter illustrating your motivation to apply and suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications and work responsibilities, and;
  • A detailed curriculum vitae, including the name and email addresses of one professional referee who has worked either as your professional or academic supervisor and is knowledgeable about your skills and professional abilities.

This position is urgent and will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only qualified applicants with relevant skills and experience will be contacted. We recommend applying as soon as possible and no later than November 20, 2020.

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Fri, 2020-11-20