14 Mar 2024

Intern- Social Economist at Alliance of Bioversity International

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Job Description


The Alliance of Bioversity International delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.

The Alliance works with local, national and multinational partners across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and with the public and private sectors. The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services.

About the position

The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is looking for a Social Economist Internship Student to provide timely and efficient support to on-going Alliance Projects in Tanzania.

Main responsibility:

The internship student will support On FarmGS data collection, organizing and data analysis, learn different project operations duties from the on-farm trial data and other researchers.

Key duties & Responsibilities

Support field survey and breeding teams to organize socioeconomic and gender data of various location OnFarm GS trials.
Conduct data analysis as guided by the senior researchers.
Conduct market analysis as per guidance of socio-economist.
Support the active communication and visibility of the programme (website, social media).
Support the logistical and organisational output of the programme through invitations, agenda, talking points, power point preparations.
Support crop researchers on data capture and data storage.
Regularly communicate status and progress made on activity given, developments towards senior reseachers.
Help maintain and enhance communications on bean breeding and SeedSystem (inter alia: writing messages, posting mailchimp emails, managing listserve names, interfacing with web manager; expanding social media).
Any other duties that will be assigned related to data collection, analysis and management functions.
Recently Completed MSc degree in Agribusiness/Economics, knowledge of Geographical Information System (GIS) will be an added advantage.
Knowledge on the use of data analysis tool such as R statical software, SPSS, GenStat, and other GIS packages.
Experience of the use of digital data collection tools such as ODK, Survey CTO will be added advantage.
Excellent drafting skills, capable of producing high-quality analytical documents and organising and summarizing materials clearly for a variety of audiences.
High analystical computing skills with good knowledge of MS Office applications.
Knowledge on data management ethics.
Good communication, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a multicultural team.
Good knowledge of English language.

Terms of employment

This is an internship position based in Arusha, Tanzania. The contract will be for period of six (6) months and is renewable to a maximum of one year depending on performance and availability of resources. Alliance offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits; we believe that the diversity of our staff contributes to excellence. Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.


Applications MUST include reference REF: 103448 Intern -Social Economist as the position applied for. Cover letter and CV should be saved as one document using the candidate’s last name, first name for ease of sorting. The Alliance collects and process personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Applications closing date: 19th March 2024​

Please note that email applications will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Closing Date : 25th March, 2024.

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