Senior Scientist - Gender Research

ICRISAT, Bamako, Mali

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th October, 2015

Job Description

The Job and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of the overarching gender strategy of for Dryland Cereals  across participating centers of the program, in all program target regions/countries.
  • Lead the design and development of methodological tools and frameworks for gender research.
  • Lead the identification and integration of gender-relevant research issues in the flagship projects of Dryland Cereals.
  • Lead the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the overarching gender strategy of Dryland Cereals, as well as gender-relevant research in the flagship projects of the program
  • Use state-of-the-art qualitative or quantitative analyses  to monitor and analyze gender mainstreaming processes during program implementation
  • Coordinate and facilitate training and effective capacity building of the participating centers and  partners of Dryland Cereals to mainstream gender
  • Facilitate the exchange of knowledge and documentation of good practice approaches for gender equality, empowerment, social inclusion, and pro-poor targeting
  • Provide comprehensive and timely reports to the CRP Office as and when required
  • Produce research reports, publications and other communications


  • PhD  in Sociology, Social Anthropology, Gender in Development, Rural Development Studies, or related fields
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in gender in rural development/or agriculture/natural resource management in developing countries, particularly in Africa.
  • Sound knowledge of data management methods and analytical tools
  • Ability to work independently with a strong sense of initiative, discipline and self -motivation.
  • Experience working in multi-cultural and interdisciplinary teams.


  • Strong capabilities in qualitative and/or quantitative analysis and problem solving skills
  • Strong academic publications record
  • Ability to travel extensively
  • Demonstrated quality of judgment and the ability to think strategically, assessing and responding to new challenges in rural and agricultural development
  • Strong coordination and facilitation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to lead and work in teams
  • Ability to work effectively with research and development partners across the target countries
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are essential.  As the position is located in Bamako, Mali, a sound knowledge of French is highly desirable.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft packages and electronic communication

The Reward:

  • This is an internationally recruited staff position with an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package payable in US dollars.
  • The position is initially for three years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent.
  • An attractive compensation will be offered for the right candidate.

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