Monday, May 14, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: CIMMYT Social Scientist: Gender and Development
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks an enthusiastic quantitatively-oriented social scientist with a strong interest in gender to join our international team of highly qualified and motivated scientists working to improve the livelihoods of resource-poor maize and wheat farmers in the developing world. As a member of the CIMMYT Socio-Economics Program, and in close collaboration with biophysical scientists and national- and international partners including other centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research and research universities you will undertake research on gender issues in relation to wheat- and maize based farming systems and contribute to strengthening the institutional capacity for incorporating social equity in maize and wheat research for development. The position will be based in any of the CIMMYT regional offices in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia.
Primary research areas include:
- Analysis of the drivers of change and options for agricultural productivity growth, food security and sustainable intensification in cereal based systems.
- Improving the understanding of farmers’ economic incentives and adoption constraints under different agro-ecological and socioeconomic settings.
- Improving the understanding of intra-household decision making processes and their impacts on the gender-specific welfare of individuals in farming households.
- Analysis of gender-differentiated technology adoption pathways and their impacts on poverty and food security for targeting technology and policy interventions.
- Developing institutional innovations for enhancing gender-equitable access to and use of promising technologies, inputs and output markets for income growth and food security.
- Policy options for supporting the development and diffusion of climate smart and sustainable agriculture for enhancing adaptation and reducing vulnerability to climate change in maize and wheat systems.
Deadline: May 20, 2012