ILRI Consultancy-Assess Climate Change impacts on Agriculture, Food Security and GDP in East Africa

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to assess the impacts of climate change on agricultural growth, food security and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in East Africa.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

Scope of Work

The consultant will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

1.Analyze how climate change will affect agriculture (crop and livestock production, rangeland management, forestry, and fisheries)

  • Conduct literature review
  • Carrying out modeling

2. Find out how climate change will affect food security, food supply and demand, food prices and food trade,

  • Conduct literature review
  • Carrying out modeling

3.Find out the effect of climate change on economic prosperity and GDP generated through agriculture.

  • Conduct literature review
  • Carrying out modeling

4.Provide recommendation on adaptation options.

Final Products

Expected deliverables to contribute to:

  • Inception report for discussion that will include methods of data compilation from different sources
  • Draft report for review
  • Final report describing impacts of climate change on agriculture, food security including food supply and demand, food trade and prices, as well as on economic prosperity and GDP generated in agriculture; and to provide recommendations in terms of actions needed to help farmers adapt and develop resilience

Consultancy Fee:  Lumpsum or by mutual agreement based on agreed milestones and deliverables

Post location:  Ethiopia

Duration; 4 months (May- August2021)

Essential skills and qualifications

  • PhD in in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Resource Economics or related field
  • At least five years’ experience in related economic modeling
  • Working experience within Eastern Africa, especially Ethiopia
  • Working experience with modelling
  • Strong analytical writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently.

How to apply: 

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the assignment and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above before 19 April 2021.  The assignment title and reference number CCAFS /04/01/2021 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.

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