Associate Scientist, Agricultural Markets Economist

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), with headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria, invites applications for the post of Associate Scientist, Agricultural Markets Economist.



The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across subSaharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Please visit for more information on IITA.
IITA seeks to recruit an Associate Scientist, Agricultural Markets Economist. The overall objective of the position is to lead strategic and applied research on market economics on IITA mandate crops and related activities. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with other social scientists and biophysical scientists as needed, such as agronomists, crop breeders, soil scientists, and IPM scientists. He/she will be a member of the IITA Social Science and Agribusiness Core Competency. He/she will report to the Senior Agricultural Economist and Director of Western Africa Hub.


Education Qualifications

The candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics, or other relevant fields from a highly recognized university. He/she will demonstrate experience of at least three years in markets economic studies relating to agricultural issues, preferably in Africa.

Duty Station: Ibadan, IITA Headquarters, Nigeria

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.


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Deadline: 26th June 2021

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