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EMPLOYMENT: Gender Land Tenure Specialist (Landesa)

Gender Land Tenure Specialist (Mid Level)

Position Title:            Gender Land Tenure Specialist (Mid Level)

Status:                        Regular, Full Time

Location:                    Seattle or Washington DC

Classification:           Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime Pay)

Date:                           May 2016

Job Summary:  Within a variety of country contexts, the Gender and Land Tenure Specialist provides policy, analytical and program implementation expertise on women’s land rights, including access to property and inheritance, rural land tenure security, access to land, land rights formalization, land markets, land administration and management, and resolution of land and related disputes with a focus on impacts on women and their families. The Specialist will provide technical inputs related to women’s rights and gender; support integrating gender expertise across programs and projects; and participate in global advocacy efforts around women’s land rights, including linking land rights to other human rights and related fields such as gender-based violence, health, food security, agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and climate change.

The Specialist conducts gender-based analyses (both from the desk and in the field), drafts research and briefing papers, advisory memos, training modules, presentations, advocacy materials, and other products. In a complementary manner, the Specialist manages related assignments, projects, and tasks, and also contributes to the pursuit of private donor funding, fee-for-service opportunities, and public sector grants. The Specialist will be responsible for collaborating with a number of individuals, teams, and partnerships across the organization and in external networks and coalitions.

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Visiting researcher position: CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network Communications support

The visiting researcher will support the Communications and Knowledge Management Coordinator for the Gender Network and be responsible for generating, editing and curating content and special features, including social media for the gender network’s website and related online channels, with the aim of increasing the sites’ effectiveness in attracting and engaging with target audiences such as network members and donors.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume (less than 2 pages), and names and email addresses of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.

All correspondence should be addressed to Martina Mascarenhas (m.mascarenhas@cgiar.org) and must include “Visiting Researcher: CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research network Communications” in the subject line.

Applications received after 30 April 2016 will not be considered. To learn more about the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network visit: gender.cgiar.org.

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Job opportunity with IFPRI gender team

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Senior Research Assistant or Research Analyst in its Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND).  This is a two-year, fixed-term, renewable appointments. The positions will be based in Washington DC with travel overseas as needed. The final position title will be based on experience.  The successful candidate will work mainly on two projects:  the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (Phase II) and the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI).

Essential Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Organize, clean, process and analyze household data sets and qualitative data.
  • Prepare tables, graphs, and other outputs for reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of project deliverables, presentations, briefs and papers.
  • Conduct literature reviews and provide research assistance on gender issues in agriculture.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Epidemiology, or equivalent.
  • At the Research Analyst level, a minimum of 3 years’ relevant post-Master’s experience is required.
  • Strong background in gender and development issues, particularly in relation to agriculture in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience working with quantitative data (data cleaning, management, analysis, etc.) at the household and individual (intra household) levels.
  • Advanced STATA skills, including programming.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally as necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.


Preferred Skills

  • Fluency in one other language – preferably French.
  • Experience with Access, VBA.
  • Experience with data entry and CAPI software packages (CSPro, Surveybe, Epi Info, etc).
  • Experience in proposal development and field research in developing countries.
  • Knowledge of econometrics.
  • Experience in survey design, questionnaire design, and conducting and supervising household surveys in developing countries; field experience related to gender issues.
  • Training and experience in methods for designing and conducting causal impact evaluations, including randomized controlled trials (RCT), and other methods.
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills.
  • Ability to work well with multicultural and multi-disciplinary teams.



IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. The Institute conducts research, communicates results, optimizes partnerships, and builds capacity to ensure sustainable food production, promote healthy food systems, improve markets and trade, transform agriculture, build resilience, and strengthen institutions and governance. Gender is considered in all of the Institute’s work. IFPRI collaborates with partners around the world, including development implementers, public institutions, the private sector, and farmers’ organizations. IFPRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium.




IFPRI Employees:  Please send resume & cover letter via e-mail to Carla Tufano/Monica Dourado.

External Applicants: Go to www.ifpri.org . Click on Careers” and then click on “Research” to link you to Position #15-171 – Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst, (PHND).  Please complete on-line application, including a complete resume and a detailed letter of interest.  Also complete section providing 3 references. 


For more information on IFPRI, please visit our website at www.ifpri.org 

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Vacancies with UN-Women

UN Women is recruiting:

For all their vacancies visit the following weblink: http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment

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Two employment Opportunities: UN Women/Oxfam and FAO

The 2006 IASC Gender Handbook is due for an update, as was recently done for its sister publication, the GBV Guidelines.  As per the GRG’s 2015 AWP, UN Women and Oxfam are facilitating this process and to this end, we are looking to hire a consultant to undertake the work.  The post has been advertised on UNDP’s job site at the following link:  https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_lang=en&cur_job_id=60251   The deadline for applications is 6th October.

FAO is looking for a senior consultant (policy expert) on gender and food security.

For more information please read the Terms of Reference or visit  http://www.fao.org/employment/current-vacancies/consultants/en/

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CIFOR seeking post-doctoral fellow for gender and agribusiness research

CIFOR is seeking a qualified, committed and collaborative post-doctoral fellow to undertake research on gender and agribusiness expansion in tropical countries. The successful candidate will document the mediating factors that affect rural women and men in the process of agribusiness expansion, and assess how different outcomes can be realized under smallholder-inclusive investment models. The post-doctoral fellow will be a part of the CGIAR Research Consortium on Forest, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP FTA), and work closely with researchers at CRP Policy Institutions and Markets (PIM) and CRP Water Land and Ecosystems (WLE), focusing on the gender differentiated impacts of large-scale land and water acquisition.


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FAO hiring a Sustainability and Resilience Analyst (Gender Statistics)

Global food security cannot be achieved without women’s equal access to productive resources and services. To increase agricultural productivity and natural resources management, and build resilience it is essential to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. In order to support member countries and FAO technical units with the design and implementation of gender-responsive policies and programmes, FAO addresses the gender equality dimensions in its normative work and country-level interventions, including its major statistical databases and surveys.

Similarly, and as a result of the growing importance of natural resource governance within the international agricultural development agenda and more specifically within its Strategic Framework, FAO aims to further the understanding of gender-specific impacts of interventions between agriculture and the environment, such as water and land resources, and ecosystems at large, and in communities at risk of disasters to inform gender-responsive programming and implementation.

To this end and under the general supervision of the Directors of the Social Protection Division (ESP) and the Statistics Division (ESS), under the direct supervision of Regina Laub, Senior Officer Gender Analysis and Policy, and as a member of several task teams, the Consultant will contribute to the work under Strategic Objective 2 (SO-2: “Increase and improve provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner”) and Strategic Objective 5 (SO-5: “Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises ”). The consultant will provide methodological advice mainly in the context of large scale surveys and, upon ad hoc requests, also for project specific studies.

Please see the terms of reference here: TORs Gender and Statistics Consultant

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Job Opportunity: Water, Land, and Ecosystems Research Program hiring a Program Director

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is hiring a Program Director. The position will be based at IWMI headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Closing date: August 23, 2015

Apply for the post through this link: www.iwmi.cgiar.org/jobs

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Job opportunities: Cultural Practice, ACDI/VOCA, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs are hiring

Cultural Practice is hiring a Senior Associate for business development and gender and health.

ACDI/VOCA is hiring a Youth and Gender Specialist, Southern Africa. Apply online here.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is expanding its global agriculture and food team and hiring a Director, Global Agriculture and Food and a Research Assistant, Global Agriculture and Food.

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CARE USA is recruiting a Technical Advisor for Gender (Food Nutrition Security)

CARE USA is currently recruiting a Technical Advisor for Gender (Food Nutrition Security), who will provide technical assistance and strategic guidance to a portfolio of agriculture, livelihoods, and food and nutrition security programs within CARE’s Food and Nutritional Security (FNS) unit. S/he will provide direct assistance to country offices, and help ensure that FNS programs, operations, and research agenda reflect CARE’s rights-based principles and approaches to gender equality. To apply, visit CARE’s career page, http://www.care.org/careers, under domestic openings, or contact ehillenbrand@care.org for further information. Deadline to apply is July 15th.