Monday, April 21, 2014
EMPLOYMENT: CIMMYT Poverty and Social Inclusion Specialist
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT, is seeking an experienced, dynamic, innovative, self-motivated, and results-oriented social scientist to strengthen their core gender and social inclusiveness team within their multidisciplinary research-for-development.
The specialist will contribute to and enhance the poverty reduction potential and social inclusiveness of maize and wheat innovations across the developing world. You will work as a member of CIMMYT’s Socio-Economics Program in close collaboration with CIMMYT’s other programs, the WHEAT and MAIZE Consortium Research Programs, and with local and international partners.
The position will be based in Mexico at CIMMYT’s headquarters (located 45 km northeast of Mexico City, Mexico). Frequent travel to rural intervention areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America is required.
Specific duties of this position include:
Assess targeted wheat and maize innovations for the poor and marginalized sections of society – including women – to enhance their livelihoods and reduce their vulnerability.
Assess modes of mainstreaming social inclusiveness and gender equity into wheat and maize research-for-development in developing countries.
Assess intermediate development outcomes and impact pathways of wheat and maize innovations by social strata.
Use and develop analytical tools to identify, understand and target options to enhance social inclusiveness and gender equity.
Develop a strategic research agenda and priorities to enhance social inclusiveness in maize and wheat research-for-development.
Networking, coordination and resource mobilization to establish and strengthen a community of practice around social inclusiveness in CIMMYT and its partners.
Publish findings in international peer reviewed journals.
Deadline: May 2, 2014