ACDI/VOCA

  • SLC Market Systems Development Specialist, Bangladesh

    Location Bangladesh-Dhaka
    Type
    Service Learning Corps
    Length of Assignment
    3 months
    Assignment Number
    BAN-0874-02
    Project Name
    Bangladesh Rice and Diversified Crops Activity
  • Overview

    ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Market Systems Development Specialist for an upcoming Service Learning Corps Assignment in Bangladesh. ACDI/VOCA’s Bangladesh Rice and Diversified Crops project requests volunteer assistance to support the implementation of research learning assignments that inform RDC’s inclusive market system strategies. Potential research and learning assignments include, but are not limited to, analyzing the business case for various inclusive business models; designing perception and barrier analysis surveys; and conducting assessments to determine progress towards targeted market system changes. The selected candidate will work with our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and market systems program teams to develop models that both quantify the impact of project activities and improve the efficiency of the program. The selected candidate will also support the communication of learnings through technical writings and oral presentations.. This assignment will last for 3 months with possiblity to extend.

    Provisions for the Volunteer: All international and local travel Lodging and Meals Travel Visa (if applicable) Emergency Medical Insurance In-country support from field office staff Local cell phone to use during assignment

     

    Qualifications

    Qualifications:

    • Masters/Ph.D. student or recent graduate in agricultural economics, statistics, business or another related program. 
    • At least 3 years of experience in research study design and statistical analysis. Volunteer must have experience designing and implementing surveys and developing analysis tools that can be used to inform decision makers. Familiarity with systems approaches to development or social sciences is highly desirable.  
    • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
    • Previous experience in Bangladesh or South Asia preferred but not required. 
    • Fluent in English, both written and oral is required. Ability to communicate in Bangla is a plus but not required.
    • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • The volunteer should be prepared to live in rural communities without internet and other amenities.

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