Thursday, January 15, 2015

 

This Week’s Posts

FELLOWSHIP: Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow with FES and CAPRi  The Foundation for Ecological Security and CAPRi will host a Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow from 2015-2017. Applications are due by January 25.  Please see full details here.

EMPLOYMENT: Deputy Director, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is accelerating agricultural gains across Sub-Saharan Africa by investing in the scientific and leadership skills of Africa’s leading women agricultural scientists.   This position will work closely with the Director on major initiatives that raise AWARD’s regional and global profile as a leader in the Gender Responsive Agriculture Agenda. Please see full description here. Please see here for other AWARD vacancies. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

 

FELLOWSHIP: Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow with FES and CAPRi

 

The Foundation for Ecological Security and CAPRi will host a Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow from 2015-2017.

Researchers and practitioners are increasingly called upon to do research and implement programming that contributes directly to changes that improve the lives of poor people “at scale”, and to show our impact pathways.  This requires working with partners.  But whereas significant attention has been paid to the mechanisms for policy researchers to work with government agencies to effect policy change , relatively little effort has been undertaken to identify how research can influence social institutions and behavior, which are at the crux of much natural resource management.  The Leland Fellow’s experience with Foundation for Ecological Security, an NGO with a longstanding commitment and experience in working “at scale” on management of natural resources in India will provide important lessons for the CGIAR program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) on what it takes to translate research outputs into materials that can be used by practitioners and to influence policy.

Applications are due by January 25.  Please see full details here.

Please see other Mickey Leland Fellowship placements here.   

 

EMPLOYMENT: Deputy Director, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is accelerating agricultural gains across Sub-Saharan Africa by investing in the scientific and leadership skills of Africa’s leading women agricultural scientists.   This position will work closely with the Director on major initiatives that raise AWARD’s regional and global profile as a leader in the Gender Responsive Agriculture Agenda. The incumbent will oversee AWARD’s Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation, Communications, and Data Analysis units, ensuring that they support the program (both internally and externally) in building an expertly informed focus on gender responsive agriculture for Africa.  The ideal candidate will be a compelling leader, able to translate data on gender and agriculture into compelling narratives and action points, and share these in a variety of formats with key players in global agriculture arena. 

Please see full description here.

Please see here for other AWARD vacancies. 

Friday, January 09, 2015

 

This Week’s Post

EMPLOYMENT: Associate Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab Kansas State University is currently recruiting for an Agricultural Economist/social scientist for the Associate Director position for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification (SIIL). The position will be based in Manhattan, Kansas.

Screening of the applications begins February 6, 2015. 

Fellowship: Landesa’s Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program Applications are now being accepted for the fourth year of Landesa’s Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. Through this program Landesa seeks to cultivate a network of qualified professionals from India, China, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda who are strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights at local, national, and international levels.For more information on the program and to apply, please visit the Visiting Professionals Program page of Landesa’s website.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

 

EMPLOYMENT: Associate Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab

This fall, Kansas State University was successfully funded by the USAID to act as the management entity (ME)    

Kansas State University is currently recruiting for an Agricultural Economist/social scientist for the Associate Director position for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification (SIIL). The position will be based in Manhattan, Kansas. The SILL will support collaborative research in six focus countries of Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Bangladesh and Cambodia through a country directed portfolio of research projects on sustainable intensification. See more here: http://www.k-state.edu/siil/index.html

Screening of the applications begins February 6, 2015. 

 

Fellowship: Landesa’s Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program

Applications are now being accepted for the fourth year of Landesa’s Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program.

Through this program Landesa seeks to cultivate a network of qualified professionals from India, China, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda who are strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights at local, national, and international levels. The goal is to boost these visiting professionals’ capacities by fostering cross-cultural connections and enhancing their ability to advocate for and reinforce their commitment to improving women’s land rights.

The program starts in September 2015 with a six-week period of in-house intensive training at our headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA.

For more information on the program and to apply, please visit the Visiting Professionals Program page of Landesa’s website.

Monday, January 05, 2015

 

This Week’s Posts

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: ICARUS IV Conference-Causes of Vulnerability & Livelihoods of the Poor For more information, click here. Deadline is January 30th, 2015.

PUBLICATION: 2014 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development

The 2014 report focuses on gender equality and sustainable development, with chapters on the green economy and care work, food security, population dynamics, and investments for gender-responsive sustainable development and is available here.

Friday, January 02, 2015

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: ICARUS IV Conference-Causes of Vulnerability & Livelihoods of the Poor

 

ICARUS is pleased to announce the fourth ICARUS meeting to be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Thursday May 7 through Saturday May 9, 2015. ICARUS IV follows on the highly successful ICARUS I, II, and III conferences organized at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, and Columbia University. For ICARUS IV, we are inviting research and policy focus papers from investigators worldwide on two climate-change themes: Causes of Vulnerability and Livelihoods of the Poor. We are planning for a small, tightly knit group of participants who will be able to participate in all presentations and discussions. We expect the resulting synergies to be expressed through both stronger collective and concrete products. For more information, click here. Deadline is January 30th, 2015.