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Agricultural Economist at Zismart

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  • Zambia
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Zismart

Job Description:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Agricultural Economist to join our team. As an Agricultural Economist, you will play a key role in analyzing economic trends, assessing agricultural markets, and providing valuable insights to support strategic decision-making in the agricultural sector. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in economic analysis, a deep understanding of agricultural markets, and the ability to communicate complex economic concepts to diverse stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Market Analysis:
– Conduct in-depth analyses of agricultural markets, including supply and demand dynamics, price trends, and trade patterns.
– Monitor and interpret relevant economic indicators and government policies affecting the agricultural industry.

2. Risk Assessment:
– Evaluate and assess potential risks and uncertainties that may impact agricultural production, such as weather patterns, market fluctuations, and geopolitical factors.
– Develop risk mitigation strategies to enhance the resilience of agricultural operations.

3. Financial Modeling:
– Develop and maintain financial models to assess the economic viability of agricultural projects and investments.
– Provide financial projections and recommendations to optimize resource allocation.

4. Policy Analysis:
– Stay abreast of government agricultural policies and regulations.
– Analyze the economic implications of policy changes and provide recommendations to stakeholders.

5. Collaboration:
– Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including agronomists, policymakers, and business leaders, to integrate economic insights into overall business strategies.

6. Research and Reporting:
– Conduct research on emerging trends and best practices in agricultural economics.
– Prepare and present comprehensive reports, white papers, and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.

7. Client Advisory:
– Provide expert advisory services to clients, offering economic perspectives to guide decision-making.
– Develop and maintain strong client relationships through effective communication and consultation.

Qualifications:

– Master’s or Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or a related field.
– 5 years experience in agricultural economic analysis, preferably in both academic and practical settings.
– Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including proficiency in statistical analysis tools.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– Ability to translate complex economic concepts into actionable insights for diverse audiences.
– Familiarity with agricultural production systems and industry trends.