Research Associate at World Bank Country Office in Abuja


The World Bank Group is seeking to recruit a highly qualified Research Associate(s) to be based in the World Bank Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria to contribute to the priorities of the Livestock-Micro reforms in Agribusiness (L-MIRA) project. The L-MIRA project is a non-lending, advisory project fully funded by the Gates Foundation. The project is led by the Trade & Competitiveness Practice Group, and designed in partnership and with input from the WBGs Livestock Working Group and staff of the Agriculture global practice (GP). The objective of the project is to support the growth of the Dairy and Poultry Value Chains through targeted regulatory and institutional reforms to increase access by smallholder farmers/ livestock producers to improved services/technologies and market opportunities.

Position: Research Associate

Short Term Consultant

Local Appointment, Abuja, Nigeria 

Scope of Work

Task 1:       Conduct research on tariff structure and taxes on poultry inputs including drugs, vaccines, maize, soybeans, additives, vitamins, poultry cages.

Task 2:       Conduct research on the government agencies involved in regulating animal feed, drugs, animal health, and poultry processing.

Task 3:       Map out the procedure involved for drug registration and renewal of licenses

Task 4:       Conduct general research on the market potential for poultry in Nigeria and assist in the writing of the project implementation plan

Task 5:       Identify the data collection mechanism and gaps in the poultry sector

Task 6:       Analyze the market and demand for lab services

Task 7:       Review the animal feed law specific to issues raised in the Enabling the Business of Agri report.

Task 8:       Provide general support to the Nigeria L-MIRA project including the participation in missions and meetings as needed.

Position Description, Selection Criteria and Electronic Applications:

  • The successful candidate(s) shall be required to hold a Master’s degree in one of the following areas: Public Policy, Agriculture, Business Administration, Law or any relevant field
  • 4 to 7 years’ relevant experience preferably working with a development organization
  • Experience working with government counterparts in Nigeria is preferred
  • Strong experience conducting research – including data collection and report writing
  • Experience organizing workshops or events
  • How to Apply:

Candidates are requested to submit an application by sending their CVs to One or more candidates may be selected to support the work requirements

The World Bank is committed to achieving diversity of gender, race, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Closing date is 18th November, 2016.