The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow for a two-year, fixed term, renewable appointment in its Poverty Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). The Associate Research Fellow will assist in strengthening the gender analysis in value chain research in the CGIAR.
Recognizing that gender is one of the main ways that agriculture influences nutritional outcomes, the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) has initiated a series of cross-CRP activities to strengthen understanding of gender-agriculture-nutrition linkages, build capacity to do gender-nutrition research, and catalyze joint research across-CRPs. In partnership with the Livestock and Fish and Grain Legumes CRPs, A4NH is also working to integrate nutrition into CGIAR value chain research, where women’s and men’s roles in decision making, their level of participation, and asset ownership need to be taken into consideration to understand how value chain interventions may influence nutritional outcomes.
The Fellow will help bring these streams of work together, bringing a value-chain lens to the cross-CRP gender-agriculture-nutrition work and a gender lens to the empirical research on assessing the impacts of value-chain interventions on nutrition and other key outcomes. The Fellow will also be an integral member of project teams in other CRPs, and will be expected to spend approximately four months per year at other CGIAR centers or field sites, particularly in East Africa, which is a focus region for this work.