Thursday, October 24, 2013
EMPLOYMENT: CIP Post-doctoral Scientist on Climate Change Adaptation and Gender
The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a dynamic and resourceful young scientist to work on Climate Change Adaptation and Gender in research activities in Agricultural Systems to be developed by the Production Systems and the Environment Sub-program in Latin America, Asia and Africa under different CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs).
This position will be based in Lima, Peru. It will report to the Production Systems and Environment Sub Program Leader. The candidate is expected to contribute to research activities conducted under the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and Humidtropics (CRPs). Likewise, he or she will work in alignment with gender strategies of the other CGIAR research programs.
Duties and responsibilities: The position involves the following tasks and responsibilities:
- Systematizing existing local knowledge on ethno climatology in different agrarian societies under diverse climatic conditions.
- Develop research tools to support qualitative and quantitative research on adaptation decisions, including scenarios, household models, gender roles and social learning methods.
- Learning about local communication networks and gender roles in the use of bio indicators and decision making.
- Translating local information, knowledge and mental models into information useful to feed mathematical models, and assessing the feasibility of formalizing local knowledge with the use of artificial intelligence.
- Contribute to research on understanding adaptation decisions and strategies by individuals, households and decision making at multi-tier levels (local, district and national).
- Characterizing the information needs to incorporate CCAFS forecasting into the local “language” and networks.
- Conduct risk analysis around behavior change on “climate smart agriculture”.
- Conduct monitoring and evaluation/ impact assessments of adaptation strategies outcomes.
- Seeking ways of building synergies between traditional and numeric forecasts for improved decision making.
- Organize and facilitate workshops with multiple stakeholders.
- Contribute to the preparation of scientific papers based on the conducted work.
- Contribute to capacity building activities.
- Any other related task assigned by the supervisor.
Deadline: October 28, 2013