Assistant Research Associate – United Nations

  • Permanent
  • Zimbabwe

United Nations

The main responsibilities of this position will be:

  •  Assist with integration and processing of large data sets of biophysical and agronomic data.
  •  Assist with the development of minimum and maximum input data standards for crop modeling.
  •  Conduct descriptive analysis of different data sets and more complex analysis as specified below.
  •  Conduct crop model simulations, yield gap and resource-use efficiency analysis.
  •  Assist project and CIMMYT management in any other matters as and when required.


Required academic qualifications, skills, and attitudes:

  •  MSc in Agriculture Science with a strong focus on Agronomy. Proved skills in data science (R and/or Python programming) would be of added value.
  •  Experience with data analysis skills and familiarity with crop growth simulation models and statistical analysis.
  •  Proven record of research publications in peer-reviewed international journals.


  •  Previous work experience at a national or international research center would be an added advantage.
  •  Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  •  The selected candidate must be able to demonstrate the following competencies: Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision Making, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Communication.

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