Gender and Social Inequality Research Leader at CCAFS

Photo Source: The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Photo Source: The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

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Want to lead our gender and climate change research work?

Is this the most exciting job there is on Gender and Social Inequality? Could you be the person we need?
Deadline: 10 September 2014. We, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), have been spearheading gender, agriculture and climate change research for a number of years now. We have made the need to understand and transform gender dynamics in relation to climate change one of our most important priorities as we believe gender and social equity underpins the success of each and every one of our research and project activities.

What we believe:

Without recognizing gender-based differences and social inequalities, we won’t be able to achieve ambitious targets related to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Research on gender and social inequality needs to be built into the entire portfolio of CCAFS activities.

Learn more: Our Gender Work
Up to now, we have, for example, been able to build gender awareness and expertise across our regions and themes, prepare a gender and climate change research manual for agriculture professionals and through our Gender Strategy laid the ground for how gender and social perspectives can be integrated across the research we do. Research has been initiated in many of our sites.

We are searching for a staff member that can lead this work, through a newly-created full time position!

Why come and work for us?

The opportunities are immense. The successful candidate will be able to undertake their own research in farming communities, while at the same time shaping a research effort on three continents that has a budget of approximately US$10 million. The Research Leader can be conducting group interviews with farmer groups one month, hosting a global research seminar on gender and agriculture in the next, and providing expert input into a UNFCCC side event in the month thereafter.

The Research Leader will be able to work with gender experts and other social scientists based in numerous CGIAR Centers, as well as in partner organizations. They will coordinate work across all of our five regions and four thematic areas.

A coordination team for CCAFS is located in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Cali, Colombia, and regional program leaders are based in Cali; Bamako, Mali; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India and Hanoi, Viet Nam. We collaborate with more than 700 partners. There is never a dull moment at CCAFS, we can tell you that for sure! Think about joining us!

The person will work collaboratively with a management team for CCAFS based in multiple locations, through virtual and face to face encounters. We are an exciting group of people, ranging from researchers, communicators, project and event managers sitting across the globe!

We are looking for the best person for the job, and thus are open to discussions on the location for the job. This job is for someone who has good leadership skills, who enjoys working through partnerships, who quickly overcomes obstacles, and is able to facilitate collective action towards solving some of the greatest challenges faced by humankind.

Get the details of the position, including responsibilities, requirements and how to apply, here!

Questions? Please direct any correspondance with CCAFS Director Bruce Campbell (b.campbell(at)

Who are we?

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a strategic partnership of CGIAR and Future Earth, led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). CCAFS brings together the world’s best researchers in agricultural science, development research, climate science and earth system science. We want to contribute by identifying and address the most important interactions, synergies and trade-offs between climate change, agriculture and food security.

Here is the full position announcement:

CCAFS Gender Coordinator position