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Science Officer, CGIAR GENDER Platform

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Required qualification and experience
  • PhD in a relevant discipline, including gender studies, sociology, agricultural economics, public policy, political science, anthropology, geography, or other social sciences
  • At least 5 years of experience working in a research or science-based organization
  • Internationally recognized expertise in gender and development research, preferably in the food and agriculture sphere
  • Evidence of scientific publications in international journals
  • Evidence of high-quality science communication products for different audiences
  • Record of past successful research and/or contributions to research to development projects
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in English
Desirable qualifications and experience
  • Exposure to Africa, Asia, and Latin America with a knowledge of the CGIAR is desirable
  • Proven fundraising record
  • In addition to English, proficiency in other international languages

Post location: The position will preferably be based in Nairobi, Kenya


  • Support and lead, where necessary, the Platform in delivering scientifically robust research and evidence
  • Support Platform research teams and partners to develop and implement both new and existing research methods and approaches, which are scientifically robust and in line with the CGIAR’s Qo4RD.
  • Set high standards and procedures for science undertaken and commissioned by the Platform, and ensure compliance with these along with ethical requirements  
  • Monitor progress of the research projects, including review of draft operational reports and research performed, to ensure quality of outputs
  • Develop innovative system to support gender researchers to ensure good research from data collection to publication
  • Coordinate with gender researchers and module leaders to ensure science deliverables are met and are of high quality
  • Assist gender researcher teams and partners with troubleshooting in the event of problems with specific research projects
Outreach (in collaboration with the communication team)
  • Write and consolidate scientific achievements of the Platform into fit-for-purpose communications materials to influence policy.
  • Ensure effective information resources on gender in AR4D are available online for key audiences
  • Provide technical and policy commentary based on the work of the platform when required by the media or key stakeholders and donors
  • Represent the platform in a wide range of environments, including academic, policy and the media
  • The role reports to the Director, CGIAR Gender Platform
  • The incumbent will work closely with the Platform Director, Leaders of the three modules on Evidence, Methods and Alliances, research teams and partners.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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