CIMMYT - Asia Maize Program based at ICRISAT campus, Hyderabad (Telangana), India is seeking a highly motivated individual to work on CIMMYTs strategies for gender and social inclusion in maize research. The candidate will work with colleagues and partners to expand the current evidence base on gender and social inclusion in maize based livelihoods in South Asia. He/ She will work on generating gender disaggregated data and information in maize R4D project operating in South Asia.
Carry out research to strengthen the evidence base concerning the perspectives, roles, needs and constraints of men and women small-scale farmers of different social groups in maize- systems in South Asia.
Identify and promote avenues for integration of effective gender transformative and socially inclusive approaches in maize research and technology development, -adaptation and diffusion with a particular focus on South Asia.
Contribute to institutional learning and change through networking and capacity strengthening for integration of gender and social inclusion in research at different levels in CIMMYT and among its partners.
Willingness to travel for collecting various types of primary data and information from maize growing areas in South Asia.
Publish research findings in international peer reviewed journals.
Master degree in a relevant social science field from a recognized Indian university/institution
At least 2 years of relevant experience working with gender/social inclusion-and-agriculture issues.
Good theoretical and methodological background in research related to gender and social inclusion.
Interest in, and experience of, applying mixed research methods (qualitative and quantitative).
This is a Locally Recruited Staff [LRS] position for Two years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent, funding availability, and the Institute's continuing need for the position.
How to apply:
Applicants should apply on or before 1 January 2019 with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter
Industry:Agriculture / Dairy
Employment Type:Permanent Job, Full Time
Desired Candidate Profile
INTERNATIONAL CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE SEM I ARID TROPICS (ICRISAT)
ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.
Contact Company:INTERNATIONAL CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE SEM I ARID TROPICS (ICRISAT)