Economics Expert

3 weeks ago


Overview: IBTCI is seeking an Economics Expert for the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) to advise a team conducting Country Portfolio Evaluations of WFP’s operation in Ethiopia.  The period of performance is expected to be from December 2017 through June 2018.  Ethiopia is one of the largest operations of WFP. The objective of the activity is threefold: i) to assess the quality of the data and the analysis used by WFP to assess and respond to food security and nutrition needs, ii) to assess which additional factors have determined the existing response, iii) and to assess whether WFP has contributed to placing the issue of food security on the national agenda. This position is contingent upon award.




Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in team meetings, key informant interviews, group meetings, and site visits.
  • Draft the sections of the report relevant to his/her expertise and role in the team.
  • Participate in presenting the report to WFP or other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for addressing pertinent comments provided by WFP or other stakeholders.
  • Review economic programming methodologies.
  • Guide and review instruments and technical data collection methods.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Technical food security expertise or experience working on food security activities, preferably in Ethiopia.
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of cost efficiency and cost effectiveness calculation.
  • Prior experience conducting monitoring and evaluation assessments of international development programs preferred.
  • Experience in Humanitarian Assistance is desirable.
  • Excellent organization and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to deliver a quality written product;
  • Oral and written proficiency in Amharic preferred.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Previous In country experience is required.
  • Excellent oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing English is required.

Education:  Master’s degree in economics or related sciences required.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment, with some time spent in the field.

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Travel:  International travel may be required.


No phone calls please.  All candidates will be contacted, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.


IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.


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