Economist - Social Scientist (Africa)
The WorldFish Center
Location: Zomba, Malawi or Lusaka, Zambia
Last Date: January 31, 2011
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Reference:
The WorldFish Center,
located on the island of Penang, Malaysia, is a world-class scientific
research organization. Our mission is to reduce poverty and hunger by
improving fisheries and aquaculture.
offices in 8 countries and engage in collaborative research with more
than 200 partners in more than 25 countries.
The Center is a nonprofit organization and a member of the Consultative
Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
opportunity has arisen for gifted individuals to contribute to the mission of
ECONOMIST – SOCIAL SCIENTIST (AFRICA)
Center is seeking an economist / agricultural economist or social scientist with
skills and experience in field based research and analysis, comfortable working
in rural Africa. The candidate should be committed to using research for
development in a complex cooperative environment of research and development
partners. WorldFish seeks diversity and gender balance in its staff. Women and
citizens of developing countries are particularly urged to apply.
We are looking
for a versatile economist or social scientist with comparable skills who enjoys
field-based research and can combine that with higher-level quantitative and
qualitative analysis of rural livelihoods, poverty, governance, climate change
impacts and policy responses.
purpose of the position is to provide senior social science support to research
work by the Center and its partners in the Sub-Saharan Afica region. The
position will be based in Zomba, Malawi or Lusaka, Zambia and will initially be
focused on ensuring quality social science research in the context of
collaborative multi-sectoral projects on climate change impacts in the Lake
Chilwa Basin and on water governance in the context of agricultural water use in
Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. Beyond these projects, the position will also
contribute to program development in the region.
social science leadership in the implementation of collaborative projects on
climate change impacts in the Lake Chilwa Basin and on water governance in the
context of agricultural water use in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia;
design and implementation of research instruments and analysis of results in
collaboration with scientists from WorldFish and partners in government,
research institutions and civil society organizations;
scientific publications, technical reports and other knowledge outputs from
member of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, contribute to policy
dialogue and broad dissemination of research results in the context of
development processes in project countries;
Supervising and mentoring teams of junior researchers in WorldFish and partner
Contributing social science expertise to the development of new WorldFish
projects and programs in Southern Africa.
record of scientific analysis and publications in international social science
knowledge of current approaches and methodologies of livelihoods, gender,
poverty, institutional and governance analysis; and
written and spoken English language capability.
in economics or a relevant social science discipline, such as anthropology,
sociology, political science, agricultural economics or others;
At least 5
years experience of field-based social science research on issues of rural
livelihoods, gender, poverty, agriculture or environmental management; and
of working in multi-disciplinary teams in project contexts and under tight
Center offers a competitive remuneration package, a non-discriminatory policy
and provides an innovative work environment. Interested applicants are invited
to submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes names and contacts
(telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses) of three (3) professional referees who
are familiar with the candidate's qualifications and work experience.
required to submit your application (with indication on the subject line
“Application for the position of Economist – Social Science”) to the Human
Resources Strategy and Services Unit at
email@example.com. Initial screening of applications will
begin on 31 January 2011 but position will remain open until filled. This is a
global position based at WorldFish offices in Zomba, Malawi or Lusaka, Zambia.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
WorldFish is committed to an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strives
for staff diversity in gender and nationality.
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