Tuesday, February 14, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: ICARDA Social Scientist: Research Impact Pathway Analyst
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is looking for a Social Scientist to conduct analysis of the dynamics of social change in rural agrarian communities and how these affect technological change and the resulting impacts and its equity on rural men and women. This analysis will provide feedback to research community to better target research and strategies to development community to facilitate large scale impacts of agricultural R&D in dry areas.
The main responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to:
- Conduct research on the processes and practices in which research outputs are scaled out to wider users including growers, herders, market agents and policy makers.
- Analyze and determine the social, intuitional and policy conditions that are necessary for promoting large scale adoption of innovations; and develop strategies to resolve constraints to the adoption of innovations.
- Develop and support strategies for adequately incorporating gender in research programs, with gender disaggregated effects and outcomes.
- Conduct action-research on community-based institutions and their roles in empowering rural communities and disadvantaged groups, including women and the youth, and enabling them to benefit from agricultural and rural innovations.
- Analyze the dynamics of the social change prevailing in dryland agricultural communities and identify how these could enhance adoption of innovations, and adaptation to challenges including climate change, droughts, declining holding size, increasingly diverse sources of livelihoods, and dependence on off-farm income.
- Contribute to capacity development of partners.
- Contribute to fundraising for research projects.
- Produce high quality research publications, in particular, in ISI peer-reviewed journals.
More information available here.
Deadline: March 11, 2012