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Social Scientist – Market and Value Chain Development

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Candidates must apply online (https://cimmytrecruitment.wufoo.com/forms/irs20114_market-and-value-chai...) for IRS20114_ Social Scientist – Market and Value Chain Development

Screening and follow up of applications will begin on Friday, October 2nd, 2020. Applications must include a CV and a letter of interest. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. This is a re-advertisement of the earlier IRS20114_Social Scientist – Market and Value Chain Development and those that applied to the earlier position do not need to reapply.  For further information on the selection process, please contact Yessica Castillo, at [email protected]

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This position will remain open until filled.

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply

We are seeking a dynamic and self-motivated researcher to lead an ambitious research agenda that explores private sector engagement in the production and distribution of critical inputs including machinery for small-scale agriculture. The work will be carried out in the framework of two large-scale development projects, one in Nepal and the other in Bangladesh. The selected candidate, in coordination with a team of social scientists, research assistants, and communications specialists in each country, will design and implement a cutting-edge research-for-development agenda that explores research areas related to business strategies and capacities, business models and implications for production and distribution, gender equity in access to agricultural inputs, and innovative solutions to support SME development. The position offers a unique opportunity to guide the design and implementation of large-scale agricultural development interventions across two countries, as well as support CIMMYT in the expansion of its research and development agenda across the region.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Lead a cutting-edge research-for-development agenda related to private sector production and distribution of agricultural inputs, to include themes related to SME development, marketing, social inclusion, public-private partnerships, innovation systems, value chain development, social and behavioral change, and impact assessment.
  • Contribute to building the capacity of local staff and project partners (e.g. government agencies, industry associations, businesses, NGO’s and donors) on themes relevant to the position.
  • Engage with project partners on the design and implementation of project activities and provide evidence-based options for refinement of activities to achieve greater impact and scale in less time.
  • Translate experiences and research findings into evidence-based priorities and recommendations for governments, donors, researchers and development practitioners, to include publications in reputable international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Engage extensively with CIMMYT’s market and value chain team in Latin America and Eastern Africa in the generation of cross-regional research and resource mobilization.
Educational Background: 
PhD in Development Economics
PhD in Rural Development
PhD in Agribusiness
PhD in Agricultural Economics
Skills/Experience: 
  • Strong interest in applied research in a developing-country context, to include extensive engagement with multidisciplinary project teams.
  • PhD degree in development economics, rural development, agribusiness, agricultural economics, or similar discipline, with at least 3 years of experience in the field.
  • Experience in effectively leading small teams in the design and implementation of research, to include the use of mixed research methods (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Demonstrated capacity to design and implement innovative research and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience working in the context of USAID funded projects is desirable.
  • Desire and ability to work collaboratively, respectfully and inclusively in a diverse, multicultural, multidisciplinary work environment.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Proactivity, Problem Solving, Decision-making, Achievement Orientation, Communication and Teamwork.
Compensation/Benefits: 

The position is for an initial fixed-term for three (3) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT’s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, car, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment.

How to Apply: 

Candidates must apply online (https://cimmytrecruitment.wufoo.com/forms/irs20114_market-and-value-chai...) for IRS20114_ Social Scientist – Market and Value Chain Development

Screening and follow up of applications will begin on Friday, October 2nd, 2020. Applications must include a CV and a letter of interest. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. This is a re-advertisement of the earlier IRS20114_Social Scientist – Market and Value Chain Development and those that applied to the earlier position do not need to reapply.  For further information on the selection process, please contact Yessica Castillo, at [email protected]

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This position will remain open until filled.

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply

Additional Information: 

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Organization Info

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Overview
Headquarters: 
Mexico City, Mexico
Size: 
1001-5000 employees
Founded: 
1966
About Us
Mission: 

Maize and Wheat Science for Improved Livelihoods.

Programs: 

CIMMYT works throughout the developing world to improve livelihoods and foster more productive, sustainable maize and wheat farming. Our portfolio squarely targets critical challenges, including food insecurity and malnutrition, climate change and environmental degradation.

Through collaborative research, partnerships, and training, the center helps to build and strengthen a new generation of national agricultural research and extension services in maize- and wheat-growing nations. As a member of the CGIAR System composed of 15 agricultural research centers, CIMMYT leads the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, which align and add value to the efforts of more than 500 partners.

Awards & Accolades: 
By conservative estimates, this work provides at least $2 billion in annual benefits to farmers.
CIMMYT alumni include a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and three World Food Prize winners.
CIMMYT’s success depends on the longstanding partnerships and trust of public agricultural research systems, private companies, advanced research institutes and academia, and non-governmental and farmer organizations.
More than 70 percent of the wheat grown in developing countries and more than 50 percent of improved maize varieties derive from CIMMYT breeding materials.
More than 10,000 scientists have trained at CIMMYT and gone on to become leaders in their own countries. The center empowers thousands of students, extension workers and farmers through courses, workshops and field days.
Why Work For Us?: 
  • You would like to be part of a team of more than 1,200 professionals from 38 countries.
  • You would like to join a scientific research team that has shaped the pedigrees of leading maize and wheat varieties in developing countries and helps reduce world grain prices.
  • If you have the scientific training, experience, and desire to develop and share such global public goods as innovative cropping systems to support sustainable intensification by smallholder farmers.
  • If you like travel, diversity and a dynamic work environment.
  • If you are not a scientist but would like to work as part of a team conducting agricultural research to help improve livelihoods!
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Post Date: 
Sep 8 2020
Active Until: 
Oct 8 2020
Hiring Organization: 
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
industry: 
Nonprofit