CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – INTERNSHIP, Indaba Agricultural Policy Institute (IAPRI)


Job Description

  • The Indaba Agricultural Policy Institute (IAPRI) seeks to enlist three (5) research interns for a 6-month internship under the following thematic areas
    • Agricultural Diversification.
    • Public Policy and Spending.
    • Agricultural Technology and Smallholder Productivity.
    • Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition.
    • Climate Change and Natural Resources Management.
    • Gender and Youth.
  • The interns will provide research support in these thematic areas and will be based at IAPRI’s office in Kabulonga, Lusaka.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report to the Research Director.
  • Under the guidance of the Research Director or any of the Researchers, assist with research under any of the thematic areas through:
    • Assist with organizing and conducting field interviews at household or community levels.
    • Assist with organizing and conducting interviews with key informants and writing interview reports.
    • Conducting literature review to support various studies being undertaken.
    • Assisting with descriptive and/or econometric analysis.
    • Assist in responding to queries and formulation of advisory note on key agricultural policy emerging issues in Zambia and the region.
  • Carryout assignments under IAPRI’s Business Development Programme (BDU) under the supervision of the BDU Manager.
  • Assist with preparations of IAPRI Outreach activities under the supervision of the Outreach Director.
  • Participate in IAPRI’s capacity building programmes.

Required Qualifications

  • Recently graduated Master’s Degree holder from a recognized university program in environmental and natural resources economics, international environmental science, agricultural economics, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research.
  • Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills in English.
  • As added advantage, experience in data collection, analysis, and management, including manipulation of large datasets.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines for deliverabes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with initiative and minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a team.

Expected Attributes

  • Proficiency in SPSS, STATA, R or other statistical packages.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to perform geo-spatial analysis using a Geographic Information System (GIS) or other spatial analysis tools will be an added advantage.

All applicants are expected to pay attention to the minimum qualifications and expected attributes outlined. Applications must be sent to Please indicate SEPTEMBER 2018 INTERNSHIP in the subject line of the email. The closing date for submission of applications is 15th August, 2018.

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