Tuesday, July 10, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: Vacancies with CIMMYT
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has two Africa-based vacancies.
- Agricultural Economist – Adoption Pathways and Impact Evaluation. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks a highly qualified agricultural economist to join our international team of scientists working on improving the livelihoods of farmers and the poor in the developing world. This position will involve undertaking socioeconomics and policy research on strategies for sustainable agricultural intensification (SAI) in mixed farming systems in Eastern and Southern Africa in collaboration with national and international partners. More specifically, the research will focus on identifying economically viable SAI investments and policy and institutional strategies for achieving sustainable productivity growth, increasing resilience and adaptation to climate shocks, and applying cutting-edge methods for understanding adoption pathways and impacts of integrated innovations on farm households and the rural poor. The position will be based at the CIMMYT regional office in Eastern and Southern Africa (preferably in Kenya or Ethiopia). [more information]
- Senior Scientific Program Officer: Socioeconomics and Policy. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks a results-oriented and experienced Senior Scientific Program Officer to support research, project management and program development activities in the Socioeconomics Program (SEP). Based in Nairobi-Kenya, the selected candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Socioeconomics Program Director, and will work in close interface with scientists, project leaders, the Program Administrative Teams worldwide, and other Programs/Units of CIMMYT, for enhancing the timely delivery and effective management of the research program. [more information]
Deadline (both position): July 30, 2012