Associate Research Fellow/ Research Fellow at IFPRI

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow/ Research Fellow to conduct research on issues related to policies and institutions toward reducing climatic risk.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. Founded in 1975, IFPRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership for a food secure future. The mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the countries.

IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.


For the role of Associate Research Fellow, applicants should have expertise or demonstrable interest in the modelling of climate risk management and sustainable agricultural intensification. The position is a two-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment based in New Delhi, India.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 25, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is identified

Essential Duties:

Conduct research on policies and institutions for upscaling climate smart agriculture.
Support the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security in scaling-up climate smart agriculture through policies and institutions: linking it with national agenda of food security
Integrate and apply biophysical and socio-economic models for climate risk management.
Work with a variety of stakeholders, including donors, partners from other CGIAR centers, partner institutions to stimulate new policy-relevant research on climate change;
Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related discipline
Demonstrated competence in computer software for simulation modeling (such as GAMS)
Demonstrated ability to publish in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals
Demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams with a variety of stakeholders on multi-sectoral projects.
Experience in communicating results in different multicultural and multi-stakeholder settings
Excellent written and spoken English
Willingness to travel extensively as required
Excellent interpersonal skills
At the Research Fellow Level:

3+ years of post-PhD experience relevant to the job and demonstrated fundraising experience
Excellent publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
Major external recognition within peer professional network due to publications and other leadership activities.
Demonstrated leadership skills and strong experience building and managing teams.
Demonstrated leadership in developing global/regional research programs for policy analysis.
Preferred qualifications

Familiarity in modelling in the area of agriculture and climate change.

Internal Candidates: Please send cover letter and resume—via email—to Carla Tufano/Monica Dourado.

External Candidates: Go to Click on “Careers” and “Research Positions” to link you to Position # 14-152 –Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow/NDO. Please complete the on-line application, including a complete curriculum vitae and a detailed letter of interest. Also, make sure to complete the section providing 3 references.

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