Friday, July 30, 2010

 

EMPLOYMENT: 2 Positions at IFPRI’s office in New Delhi, Postdoctoral or Research Fellow

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks 2 qualified candidates to serve as Postdoctoral Fellows (PDF) or Research Fellows (RF) for a two (2) year, fixed term, renewable, exempt appointment for its office in New Delhi.

One PDF/RF will work on the issues related to agribusiness in emerging modern value chains, especially those in fruits and vegetables, animal products, poultry, fishery and other high-value agricultural sectors. The PDF/RF will be responsible for developing projects related to the study of changing food systems in Asia, with focus on South and south-east Asia. The PDF/RF will study the implications of such fast changing food systems on small farmers and women, and other poor households, and designing policies that can help them to exploit these emerging opportunities. The work will involve developing a clear conceptual framework for understanding possible channels of impact, organizing field research in the region (including farm surveys and interviews with various participants in the food marketing channel), data analysis, preparation of research reports and dissemination of the results of policy makers and other stakeholders in the region. [more information]

The other PDF/RF will work on the issues related to food and nutritional security in South and central Asia. South Asia is the home of the largest number of poor and hungry people in the world. Research needs to be focused on the linkages between performance in agriculture and its impact on poverty and nutrition of adults and children. The initial focal countries would be India, Nepal and Tajikistan but will expand to other countries of south and central Asia. The researcher needs to develop a comprehensive conceptual framework, bring clarity in the methods to empirically map the linkages between agriculture, poverty and nutrition. [more information]

Deadline: August 27, 2010 (or until filled)



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