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Post Doctoral Fellow - Social-Ecological Systems Modeling

  • Post-graduate education
  • Research, academy
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a center of scientific excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, we develop knowledge practices, for farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and environmental sustainability.

ICRAF’s headquarters are based in Nairobi, Kenya, and we operate six regional programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our vision is an equitable world where all people have viable livelihoods supported by healthy and productive landscapes. Our mission is to harness the multiple benefits trees provide for agriculture, livelihoods, resilience and the future of our planet, from farmers’ fields through to continental scales.


Responsibilities

  1. Conduct research on approaches and methods for collection and analysis of unstructured socioeconomic survey data (e.g. voice data and data transcribed from conversations).
  2. Conduct research on socioeconomic drivers of land degradation, including model development for selected socialecological
    linkages, applying these to systematically study implications for ecosystem services and human wellbeing.
  3. Contribute to projects that apply earth observation big data analytics with particular emphasis on analysis and
    diagnostics from integrated social and ecological datasets.
  4. Contribute to ICRAF land restoration research projects and initiatives through scientific and analytical support.
  5. Development of manuscripts for publication in high impact scientific journals.
  6. Supervise students when/where relevant.
  7. Contribute to fund raising within the GeoScience Lab and across the rest of ICRAF.
  8. Contribute to training and stakeholder engagement workshops.
  9. Contribute to capacity development within ICRAF, particularly in the use of R in the analysis of socio-ecological datasets


General Information

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Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project implementation; Disaster management; Research planning; Research publication; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Agriculture, fishing, forestry

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Centre that aims at rural transformation throughout the tropics as smallholder households increase their use of trees in agricultural landscapes to improve their food security, nutrition security, income, health, shelter, social cohesion, energy resources and environmental sustainability.


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