Tuesday, October 16, 2012


EMPLOYMENT: IDDRI Research fellow, Food and Agriculture Policies

At the interface between research and decision‐making, the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) is an independent, not‐for‐profit think‐tank based at Sciences Po (Institute for Political Studies) in Paris. Its activity focuses on sustainable development issues that require international coordination, from biodiversity to climate change or food security (for more information on the programmes, see www.iddri.org).

IDDRI has three objectives: to inform policy decisions; to identify emerging issues; and to provide a platform for dialogue between stakeholders, whatever their status: research institutes, public agencies, private sectors and NGOs. Based in Paris, IDDRI currently has about 40 staff including an interdisciplinary team of 20 social scientists (economists, political scientists, lawyers, etc.).

IDDRI is partner of a European (FP7) research project called “FoodSecure” (www.foodsecure.eu), gathering the most prominent modelling teams in agricultural economics in Europe, but also China, Brazil or the Unites States. Within the project, IDDRI is in charge of two activities:

  1. Assessing food and nutrition security strategies in developing countries, and their relation with development aid, based on a synthesis of case studies and on the elaboration of a framework of analysis of national food policy processes
  2. Analysing the possible options for action for the European Union at the multilateral level to support global food and nutrition security.

In order to strengthen the programme’s team and contribute actively to the FoodSecure project, IDDRI is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Research Fellow on Food and Agriculture policies. Working closely with the Food and Agriculture Programme Director, the successful candidate will be in charge of undertaking research and dissemination activities linked to the FoodSecure project, but also to other clusters of the Food and Agriculture programme, depending on her/his background.

More information (pdf).

Deadline: October 21, 2012*

* – Although the announcement gives a deadline of October 15, applications arriving before Monday Oct 22 will still be considered

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