ILRI Research Officer - CGIAR Gender Impact Platform Jobs in Kenya
ILRI Research Officer - CGIAR Gender Impact Platform Jobs in Kenya
The position will be expected to support the GENDER Impact Platform on generation, analysis and strategic communication of robust and impactful scientific research and evidence in the field of gender and social inclusion in agri-food systems.
The role will report to the GENDER Impact Platform Director.
The incumbent will work closely with the GENDER Impact Platform Director and Science Officer and will be coached by the Science Officer.
This is an exciting opportunity to engage in gender research in agriculture for development and contribute to the GENDER Impact Platform’s consolidation as a premier research resource on gender in agricultural research for development and Impact Platform in the CGIAR.
The position will allow the incumbent to strengthen their publication record by publishing with different research teams.Responsibilities Conduct scientific research in the field of gender and social inclusion in agri-food systems including through conducting literature and/or evidence reviews, collecting and analysing data, and writing various research outputs or communication products and/or assist the Gender Impact Platform Director and Science Officer in such endeavors
Review and perform quality checks of research output that will be published by the GENDER Impact Platform, including Gender Platform Working Papers, Evidence Explainers, Briefing Notes, and other Gender Impact Platform resource hub items and/or assist the Science Officer in these activities.
Assist the Gender Impact Platform communication team in checking social media releases for scientific soundness
Manage and/or assist the Gender Impact Platform Director and Science Officer with the management of research projects, including follow up with research teams on deliverables and quality of research outputs; and, in the event of problems with specific research projects, (assist in) troubleshooting content
Manage and/or assist the Gender Impact Platform Director and Science Officer in the platform’s engagement with OneCGIAR Initiatives around the Impact Area Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion
Together with the Gender Impact Platform communications team, write and consolidate scientific achievements of the GENDER Impact Platform into effective fit-for-purpose communications materials (in print and online) to influence policy, inform key stakeholders, donors, media and other key audiences and/or assist the Gender Impact Platform Director and Science Officer in such endeavors.
Prepare and/or assist in preparing technical and policy commentary based on the work of the GENDER Impact Platform when required by the media, key stakeholders, or donors.
Together with the Gender Impact Platform communications team, organize research workshops, webinars, or other events on specific gender research themes or strategic Gender Impact Platform work and/or assist the Gender Impact Platform Director, Science Officer, and module leaders in doing so. Participate in and follow up on such events; and if needed, write reports on the events
Other research tasks and research communication that emerge within in the mandate of the Gender Impact Platform
M.Sc. in a relevant discipline, including gender studies, development studies, agricultural economics, development economics, international development, public policy, political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, or other social sciences
At least three years of experience
in conducting high-quality robust gender and development research and gender in agricultural research for development
Well versed in gender and development research, preferably in the domain of agriculture and food systems, and/or gender in agricultural research for development with good knowledge of state-of-the art theory and evidence in the domain of gender and development and gender in agricultural research for development
At least one (co-authored) publication in an international peer reviewed journal (book (chapter) or equivalent) and a number of other scientific publications (e.g., working/discussion papers published by a research or science-based organization) in the field of gender and development research and gender in agricultural research for development
Conversant with (quasi-)experimental impact evaluation, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods for data collection and analysis
Excellent writing skills
Ability to respond to ad-hoc research or communication needs and to deliver successfully under short time constraints
Proactive and well-organised
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work collaboratively across disciplines
Fluency in English
Desirable Qualifications and Experience
Able to conduct statistical analysis of quantitative data using software such as STATA, R, SPSS or equivalent programs
Able to conduct qualitative data analysis using appropriate software such as e.g., Nvivo or equivalent programs
Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya
Terms of Appointment
This position is at job level HG 13 and it is only open to Kenyan nationals. The position is a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes pension, medical and other insurances.
How to Apply
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job, an example of recent (co-)authored research output with specification of the candidate’s contributions, and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development before 19 September 2022.
The position title and reference number REF: G/604/2022 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI.
Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training).
ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.
For more information and job application details, see: ( ILRI Research Officer - CGIAR Gender Impact Platform Jobs in Kenya)
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