Update September 2012: The call is closed as the position is taken!
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – a member of the CGIAR Consortium – develops technologies, innovative methods, and new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to make agriculture eco-efficient – that is, competitive and profitable as well as sustainable and resilient. Eco-efficient agriculture reduces hunger and poverty, improves human nutrition, and offers solutions to environmental degradation and climate change in the tropics www.ciat.cgiar.org. CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.
CIAT seeks a visionary and dynamic post-doctoral social scientist to lead the food security and participatory appraisal component of the project “Managing ecosystem services for food security and the nutritional health of the rural poor at the forest-agricultural interface” in Colombia (and Malawi). This is a project supported by the ESPA initiative and executed by a multi-institutional collaboration (named ASSETS www.espa-assets.org) of which CIAT participates. The candidate is expected to support both CIAT and Conservation International’s portion of the project and will report jointly to CIAT and Conservation International staff. . The activities of the scientist will contribute to the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (http://www.cifor.org/crp6) and to the CGIAR Research program on Water, Land and Ecosystems.