Impact Assessment Visiting Research/Intern

(Hanoi, Vietnam)

The Organization

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture ( develops technologies, innovative methods, and research-based based solutions in agriculture and the environment, in order to increase prosperity and improve human nutrition in the tropics, and by doing so, help the world secure a sustainable food future. Headquartered near Cali, Colombia, CIAT conducts research for development in tropical regions of Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. CIAT is a member of the CGIAR Consortium (, a global research partnership for a food secure future. The Center’s research focuses on increasing productivity of key crops (cassava, common bean, rice, and tropical forages), developing sustainable agroecosystems and landscapes, and using information to foster better decisions about issues such as climate resilience and inclusive markets.

From its regional hub in Hanoi, Vietnam, CIAT conducts collaborative research and capacity strengthening in nearly 20 countries across Asia – with over 100 institutional partners ranging from national public-sector research and development agencies, universities, NGOs, private-sector business firms, and regional/international organizations.

The Position

CIAT Asia is looking for a Visiting researcher/Intern (the final appointment will be determined based on qualifications and experience) to support Impact Assessment activities across different research projects implemented by CIAT and partners in Asia.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support and supervise household and agricultural survey data collection for various impact studies of the Root Tubers and Bananas (RTB) CRP implemented in Southeast Asia
  • Conduct data analysis and report/manuscript writing of various impact assessment studies of the RTB CRP implemented in Southeast Asia
  • Conduct literature reviews and prepare reports and/or manuscripts based on the analysis of the data
  • Contribute to the data analysis and report writing of the impact study on the Consortium of Unfavorable Rice Environments (CURE) in Vietnam.
  • Contribute to research proposal development with an impact assessment component related to CIAT interventions in Southeast Asia
  • Collaborate with researchers in other CIAT research areas working in Southeast Asia

Required Qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor degree in Economics; we will accept applications from both recent graduates as well as more experienced research assistants with both Bachelor and Master degrees; a keen interest in agricultural development and related socio-economic issues is needed
  • Experience in applying quantitative methods to large-scale household or agricultural survey data will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Stata software and experience with large datasets. Knowledge of R software is also advantageous. Experience with data analysis using STATA or R in previous work, course work or for theses is highly valued
  • Strong desire to learn and acquire new skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of interdisciplinary teams in a culturally diverse and inclusive work environment

Terms of Employment

This is a nationally recruited position with an initial 6-month Visiting Researcher/Intern contract and can be renewed and upgraded depending on performance. The position will be based at the CIAT Asia regional office in Hanoi, Vietnam. CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. CIAT is an equal opportunity employer, and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.


Applicants are invited to send CV, cover letter and University Transcripts to Ms. Le Thi Phuong Dung ([email protected]) and clearly indicate “Impact Assessment Visiting Researcher/Intern”. Please do not make phone calls. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications is 30 May 2019 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Thu, 2019-05-30