Wednesday, April 30, 2014
EMPLOYMENT: ILRI Senior Social Scientist–Gender
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Senior Social Scientist to lead gender and livestock research and a team of scientists within the Livelihoods, Gender, Impact and Innovations Program under the Integrated Sciences unit.
ILRI works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and Southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. www.ilri.org.
CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. www.cgiar.org.
- Lead ILRI’s research on gender and livestock across the thematic areas of value chains, markets, and the environment to improve the impacts of ILRI’s work on livelihoods. Specifically;
- Supervise scientists and staff working in gender research, and provide guidance to integrating gender in ILRI programs and projects;
- Coordinate staff capacity development in gender and gender analysis;
- Build collaborations with relevant institutions and organizations internationally and nationally to conduct research on gender and disseminate evidence for influencing policy and practice;
- Support research and development projects led by ILRI and other partners including NGOs to integrate best practice in gender and to generate evidence for scaling out;
- Develop proposals to raise resources to support gender research.
- Provide leadership to the gender theme of the CGIAR research program on livestock and fish;
- Contribute to ILRI inputs on gender research in the CGIAR research programs;
- Develop and lead an evolving research agenda on gender and livestock in Africa and Asia.
Deadline: May 15, 2014