GENDER (Generating Evidence and New Directions for Equitable Results), through it’s host ILRI, is seeking to recruit an innovative and creative science leader to serve as the GENDER Platform’s Scientific Officer. The main function of the position is to ensure that the Platform delivers robust scientific research and evidence, leading to impact. This is an exciting opportunity to join and contribute to the platform’s establishment and development as premier research resource on gender and agriculture.https://gender.cgiar.org/
GENDER is CGIAR’s new platform designed to put gender equality at the forefront of global agricultural research for development. The Platform aims to transform the way gender research is done, both within and beyond CGIAR, to kick-start a process of genuine change toward greater gender equality and better lives for smallholder farmers everywhere. GENDER builds on a wealth of research and learning generated by the previous CGIAR Gender Network and the Collaborative Platform for Gender Research (2011–2019). It encompasses all 15 CGIAR Research Centers, 12 collaborative CGIAR Research Programs and 3 CGIAR System-wide Research Support Platforms. The platform is hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya and therefore will be recruiting for this position.
The position will be expected to contribute to and support the Platform on generation, analysis and strategic communication of high-quality evidence. The incumbent will work closely with the Platform director, the leaders of the three modules on Evidence, Methods and Alliances, research teams and partners. The Science Officer will also support the Platform in pro-actively adhering to CGIAR’s quality of research for development framework (QoR4D). The position will allow the incumbent to strengthen their publication record, by leading and/or publishing with the research teams.
Outreach (in collaboration with the communication team)
Required qualification and experience
Desirable qualifications and experience
Post location: The position will preferably be based in Nairobi, Kenya
Terms of Appointment
This is position is at job level HG 19 and it is open to both national and international applicants. 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 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 by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above before 29 September 2020. The position title and reference number REF: SO/08/2020 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.
Women are encouraged to apply.
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