Post Doctoral Fellow (Gender Specialist)

WorldFish, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th September, 2016

Job Description

Key Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Flagship Leader, the post doctorate fellow will have the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Carry out a high-quality literature review identifying to what extent and why the focus and results of fish and other genetic enhancement programs in agricultural development have different outcomes for men and women.
  • Design and undertake qualitative and quantitative empirical research in Bangladesh into gender-differentiated needs & preferences, and costs & benefits (social, time, economic, productivity or other), of/for poor women and men farmers who use of the improved fish strains. This will include assessment of gendered access to and control over improved fish seed and other inputs, as well as assessment of how any costs can be reduced, benefits enhanced, and identifying if and when gender-focused adjustments or gender-transformative interventions may be needed in the breeding program.
  • Support integration of gender into design and analysis of other projects, and contribute to gender methods and gender capacity development, in WorldFish and CGIAR. In particular, identify and communicate key gender analysis strategies, methods and resources appropriate to different types and phases of FISH research, including supporting researchers from a range of disciplines in engaging with gender.
  • Together with the other team members, the PDF will produce at least 2 high quality peer-reviewed journal articles and as well as a range of other outputs, including gender analysis resources.


  • A completed PhD in the Social Sciences, such as Development Studies, Gender, Anthropology, Human Geography, Rural Sociology, Development Economics or similar.
  • Strong conceptual and empirical understanding of gender relations and social inequality, with specific training in gender in development, rural development studies, economics, economic anthropology, rural sociology, or related fields.
  • Strong background in qualitative and quantitative field-based data collection and analysis, and competence in a range of gender-relevant methods and their applicability, including knowledge of intersectional gender analysis.
  • Experience working in rural development, in low-income country contexts.
  • Peer-reviewed publications track-record, and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in multi-cultural, interdisciplinary teams as well as develop close and effective working relationships with a range of partners.
  • Able to travel extensively and work in remote areas under challenging conditions.
  • Familiarity with Bangladesh and proficiency in Bangla is an asset, but not required.

Eligibility, location and duration

  • The position is a national position, and as such is open to citizens of Bangladesh and of Malaysia.
  • This position will be based either at WorldFish’s headquarters in Penang, Malaysia or in its Dhaka, Bangladesh office, depending on the selected candidate’s nationality.
  • Interviews are expected to be held in one of the two locations in September 2016.
  • The successful candidate should be available to commence by 1 November 2016 for an initial 2 year fixed term contract, with the possibility of extension depending on performance and the availability of funding.
  • Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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