ILRI - Science Manager - Gender Platform Jobs in Nairobi Kenya
ILRI - Science Manager - Gender Platform Jobs in Nairobi Kenya The gender platform, hosted by ILRI in Nairobi, brings together CGIAR centres and numerous partners from around the world in a collaborative effort to make CGIAR the thought leader for gender in agricultural research for development (AR4D) and support the transformation of agriculture and food systems to be equitable, sustainable and climate resilient.
The GENDER Platform aims to (1) generate high-quality research-based evidence to influence the broader AR4D ecosystem to integrate gender and achieve gender-equal outcomes (2) create an enabling environment in which gender equality is embraced as a core principle in priority setting, research and communication within CGIAR and its partners, and (3) facilitate the capacity development of CGIAR and its partners to carry out gender-integrated and gender-strategic research that is transformative and strengthens global, regional and national food systems.
The Platform builds on and expands the work of CGIAR’s current gender platform.
Strategic Planning and Management
Working with the Platform Director and the Platform management committee plan strategies and develop goals for the platform
Meet with the Platform Director and the platform’s management committee regularly to outline scientific and technical goals
Make detailed plans to achieve scientific and technical goals set up by the Platform top managers
Manage consultants and develop research and information-based resources for diverse audiences, as directed by the Platform Director and the management committee
Provide technical assistance to module leaders, research teams and partners when required
Monitor progress of the various research projects, draft operational reports and review research performed to ensure quality
Provide oversight on database development and maintenance
Ensure that science done by the platform complies with set standards, procedures and meet ethical requirements
In collaboration with the project manager prepare and administer budgets, approve review expenditures, and prepare financial reports.
Coordinating with gender researchers and module leaders to ensure science deliverables are met and are of high quality
Assist module leaders and gender researchers with trouble shooting in the event of problems with specific research projects
Work with module leaders to develop and implement integrated projects, including knowledge management
Promote engagement between the different modules to ensure science work is integrated
Maintain a good data base of consultants and manage relationships with consultants
Update the platform on any new funding opportunities and actively liaise with teams to ensure appropriate response to new funding opportunities
Provide stewardship of the research products by platform members
Reporting and Communicating Science
Meet with new clients and develop relationships to propose new research and development
In liaison with the communication department and scientists, develop communication material explaining research findings at the completion of each project, for donors and other target audiences
Ensure effective information resources are available for key audiences and that resources are available online
Provide technical and policy comment based on the work of the platform when required by the media or key stakeholders and donors
Represent the platform in a wide range of environments, including academic, policy and the media
PhD in a relevant discipline, including agricultural economics, economics, public policy, sociology, political science, or other social sciences;
5 years of experience working in a research or science-based organization
Internationally recognized expertise in gender and development policy research, preferably in the food and agriculture sphere;
Evidence of scientific publications
Evidence of high-quality science communication products for different audiences
Record of past successful research and/or development projects
Strong leadership and management skills;
Ability to connect policy research into policy options and to get those options into policy dialogues;
Exposure to Africa and Asia with a knowledge of the CGIAR;
Ability to manage people, partnerships and build coalitions;
Proven fundraising record would be an advantage;
Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and
Fluency in English, with proficiency in other international languages preferred
How to Apply
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