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Daily Nation : February 28th 2014
DAILY NATION Friday February 28, 2014 Jobs 53 International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Recruiting Associate Scientist: Gender & Policy Analyst The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – a member of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org) – develops technologies, innovative methods, and new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to make agriculture competitive and profitable as well as sustainable and resilient. CIAT conducts research for development in tropical regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia (www.ciat.cgiar.org). CIAT is seeking for an Associate Scientist: Gender & Policy Analyst with the following main duties and responsibilities: Main responsibilities include: • Develop detailed research and work plan to achieve activity objectives and outcomes for East African project as related to gender and socio-economic factors. • Conduct literature review regarding agro-ecological and socio-economic (including gender) factors related to adoption of climate smart agricultural (CSA) practices in East Africa with a focus on the four specific sites included in the project. This should include gray literature as well as articles published in journals. • Collaborate in design and implementation of surveys and participatory workshops to collect data in a gender-disaggregated fashion. • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team of scientists. • Participate in conducting trials of CSA practices on pilot farms/plots. • Collaborate in the research design for the participatory monitoring and evaluation of the CSA practices. • Analyze gender-disaggregated data. • Carry out institutional and policy analysis pertaining to climate change and gender. • Write reports and papers for publication. • Coordinate with field coordinators, locals and national partners at the project sites. • Liaise very closely with other gender specialists within CIAT, across the CG and in East Africa. The candidate shall have the following competencies, skills and experience: • Master’s degree in agricultural economics, anthropology, gender, agriculture, natural resource management, or other related field with 3 or more years of experience. • Experience doing fieldwork, including community workshops, focus group discussions, and household surveys. • Experience in institutional analysis • Advanced English language skills, Kiswahili proficiency is desired. • Strong writing and communication skills. • Proven experience in data analysis and working with large datasets. • Willingness to learn new analytic techniques and software programs Terms of employment: The position is nationally recruited, will be based at CIAT Offices in Nairobi, Kenya. The contract will be for one year period, subject to a probation period of three (3) months, renewable depending on performance and availability of resources. How to apply: Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. All correspondence should be sent to email@example.com and should clearly indicate “Associate Scientist: Gender & Policy Analyst” on the subject line. Applications and CV’s should be saved as one file using the applicant’s last name and first name for ease of sorting. Closing date for applications: 17th March 2014 All applications will be acknowledged; only short listed candidates will be contacted. We invite you to learn more about us at: http://www.ciat.cgiar.org Reply email on the spot Do you procrastinate on email? Many of us do, saying: “I will reply that one later”. But as more messages come in, the earlier ones sink to the bottom of the screen. Before long, they are out of sight. You then forget about them. If they are important, the sender will follow up the matter with a telephone call. Quite embarrassing, if you haven’t given the email much thought. Hence the importance of handling office email promptly. If you need to find an answer to any, flag it and make a note somewhere on the same. You can also dedicate certain times during the course of your work as “email time”. The frequency of “email time” will depend on how much you rely on email for official functions. The relationship should be proportionate. Setting aside “email time” allows you to concentrate and respond to all queries on the spot.
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