Tuesday, June 12, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: CIAT Post-Doctoral Fellow: Gender & Social Effects on Land Use, Livelihoods & Environmental Outcomes
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) seeks a visionary and dynamic post-doctoral social scientist to conduct comparative analysis of the effect of social, gender and generational differences on land use, livelihoods and environmental outcomes of smallholder farming in the tropical forest margins. In addition, the candidate is expected to support CIAT’s social and gender analysis related to CIAT’s Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) Research Area. The activities of the scientist will be fully within and funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (http://www.cifor.org/crp6 ).
Activities and Responsibilities
- Work closely with the global team of researchers implementing the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, to develop and implement a gender strategy based on the goal of integrating gender research into and across the broad range of the programs, activities and five research components of the CRP.
- Lead CIAT and partner efforts in developing collaboration networks and training activities aimed at addressing gender issues in forestry and agroforestry.
- Investigate social inequality and gender differences as they impact upon livelihood strategies, environmental services and the adoption of production technologies.
- In the course of two years the scientist is expected to contribute technical articles, fact sheets and policy briefs based on this research to the Program’s overall communication strategy, as well as prepare at least one major grant proposal designed to continue and expand on the initial two-year research plan.
- In study sites and the larger region, combine survey research with qualitative analysis of gender relations in farm households, farming systems and value chains as units of analysis. The research design will allow comparisons with similar research in Africa and Asia by CGIAR colleagues working at the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), Bioversity and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), as well as other partner organizations.
- CIAT will support the postdoctoral fellow in maintaining a close working relationship with one or more University-based senior experts in social and gender analysis as well as university students with whom the fellow is expected to collaborate in research design, identification of doctoral or masters candidates for small grants, data collection, grant proposal writing and publication of research findings.
- Assist CIAT in building a foundation for expanding the Center’s capacity to conduct social and gender analysis and will collaborate in grant proposal writing with other senior scientists at the Center for this purpose.
More information (pdf).
Deadline: June 29, 2012