Position title
Senior Market Intelligence Specialist
Description

World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a Centre of scientific and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, we develop knowledge practices, from farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and environmental sustainability.

ICRAF is the only institution conducting globally significant agroforestry research in and for all of the developing tropics. Knowledge produced by ICRAF allows governments, development agencies, and farmers to use the power of trees to make farming livelihoods more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable at scales.

We are headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and operate six regional programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

On 1 January 2019, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF), two of the world’s leading organizations focused on forestry and agroforestry, merged in order to provide the evidence and innovative solutions needed to scale up investment in sustainable

Responsibilities
  • Lead market intelligence research to engage with breeding programs (CGIAR, NARS, private sector) on:
    • Consumer preferences for fresh and processed foods derived from cereal crops.
    • Strategies and needs of cereal processing industry strategies (and implications for raw material sourcing).
    • Cereal seed retail markets.
    • Trends in food markets and implications for cereal processors and farmers.
  • Support the capacity development of CIMMYT’s partners in the region, including seed companies, extension programs, and national agricultural research centers, in areas related to market intelligence.
  • Engage local stakeholders (seed companies, breeding teams, NGOs) on strategies, policies, and research needed to inform breeding design and investments in East Africa and beyond through workshops, briefs, and periodic one-on-one engagements.
  • Engage staff from CIMMYT, NARS, NGOs, and seed companies in the region to understand plant breeding, seed production, and seed distribution, as input for designing a stronger client orientation by social science in its seed systems agenda.
  • Support regional efforts to mobilize resources to expand R4D agenda on seed systems and related areas of work
Qualifications
  • MSc. degree in marketing (research), business management, food science and technology, agribusiness, or similar field with at least ten years of relevant experience in the private or public sector.
  • Track record of quality technical reports.
  • Experience in research looking at consumer preferences, food processing, product development, food marketing.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in complex multidisciplinary research or development projects.
  • Good partnership building skills, including the ability to interact with private sector; deliver effectively; and moderate meetings with local partners.
  • A high degree of personal organization and ability to work under pressure.
Job Benefits

Globally Recruited Staff (GRS)

The remuneration package for international staff posted worldwide is competitive.

Basic Pay

Competitive basic salary: ICRAF’s policy is to remain competitive in terms of total remuneration. Our aim and pledge to staff is to be in the top 50 percentiles of employers in the market in terms of total salary and benefits. We carry out annual and multi-annual surveys to help achieve this aim. Our basic salaries are take into account both market competitiveness and internal equity.

Tax on income: Due to complexities that come with diversity, international staff are responsible for their respective home country taxes on any funds paid by ICRAF.

Benefits

Travel to duty station: ICRAF provides travel for staff and their eligible dependents to the respective duty station on appointment.

Moving allowance - expatriation/repatriation: This is non-accountable allowance to assist staff to move their household effects to a new duty station or back to their home base at the end of assignment. This will be provided according to established prevailing rates.

Installation Allowance upon initial appointment: This is provided as a non-accountable allowance and it is to assist new staff settle in new duty station.

Security allowance: Where applicable, ICRAF provides 100% of the actual cost of a 24-hour guard service plus rent of a standard radio alarm system at the staff member’s residence.

Temporary car allowance: ICRAF will provide newly appointed staff with temporary non-cash car allowance for a period of three (3) months as per established rates, upon reporting to the duty station.

Dependents’ education allowance: ICRAF will provide an education allowance for dependents as established by policy for up to a maximum of three (3) children.

Home leave travel: Travel will be by air for staff and their eligible dependents to their declared home base, based on the standard travel policy. Where an annual home leave travel is preferred, there is an option to claim 100% of the benefit for every year.

Retirement plan: Non-contributory retirement plan of 15% contribution of basic pay by ICRAF.

Insurances: Life, medical, hospital and disability insurance as per prevailing policies.

Leave: 30 working days per annum. Leave is accrued monthly from the date of joining.

Professional associations: Membership and participation in professional associations and their events are a potentially important means to achieving staff development goals and to enhancing the reputation of the organization. ICRAF assists professional staff members through payment of dues to associations that have direct relevance to the staff members’ profession or to their responsibilities at ICRAF according to established prevailing rates.

Locally Recruited Staff (LRS)

The remuneration package for nationally recruited staff takes into account the local market and the established practices of other CGIAR Centres located in the respective country. The remuneration shall be competitive, based on the local salary surveys.

Basic Pay

Competitive basic salary: ICRAF’s policy is to remain competitive in the selected markets in terms of total remuneration. Our aim and pledge to staff is to be in the top 50 percentiles of employers in the market in terms of total salary and benefits. We carry out annual and multi-annual surveys to help achieve this aim. Our basic salaries are set to take into account both market competitiveness and internal equity. These are set in line with ICRAF’s policy and according to the respective local labour market.

Benefits

Dependents’ education allowance: ICRAF will provide an education allowance for dependents as established by policy for up to a maximum of three (3) children. Details are available on request.

Retirement plan: Non-contributory retirement plan of 12.5% contribution of basic pay by ICRAF.

Insurances: Group life insurance, group personal accident and medical as established in respective duty stations.

Leave: 30 working days per annum. Leave is accrued monthly from the date of joining.

Professional associations: Membership and participation in professional associations and their events are a potentially important means to achieving staff development goals and to enhancing the reputation of the organization. ICRAF assists professional staff members (officer level and above) through payment of dues to associations that have direct relevance to the staff members’ profession or to their responsibilities at ICRAF according to established prevailing rates.

Employment Type
Full-time
Industry
Agriculture
Job Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Date posted
November 28, 2022
Valid through
December 5, 2022
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