Post-doc Behavioural Scientist (m/f/d)

Країна: Kenya;

Місто: Nairobi

Додана: 08.03.2019


Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Дедлайн подачі: 06.05.2019


Do you want to put your know-how and skills to use where they are needed? Do you want to work abroad and experience different cultures? Then the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Nairobi / Kenya is looking for a

Post-doc Behavioural Scientist (m/f/d)

We are looking for you:

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) needs your expertise to anchor behavioural sciences research methods more firmly in its own research. Founded in 1972, the centre is part of CGIAR, a global agricultural research partnership, and focuses its research on sustainable land use in semi-arid zones. With its applied research, ICRISAT makes an important contribution to improving living conditions, particularly in rural areas. Questions of behavioural change and the psychology of decision-making processes play an increasingly important role here. In particular, the results of the behavioural sciences research should promote acceptance, while allowing agricultural innovations to make a broad impact.

Your tasks will involve:

  • Developing and conducting research projects on various aspects of collective values and how they can be changed with regard to agricultural technology and value added
  • Supporting ongoing research programs with behaviour change experiments involving stakeholders along the agricultural value chain, data collection and leading the statistical analysis
  • Providing support for writing winning research proposals and publication of scientific articles
  • Developing and holding training courses on behavioural sciences for employees of ICRISAT and cooperation partners

Your profile:

  • PhD in social sciences, agricultural sociology or economics, social anthropology, psychology or another relevant discipline with a focus on behavioural sciences
  • Several years’ experience in behavioural research, ideally along value chains in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and/or Asia
  • Relevant experience in collecting and evaluating large amounts of behavioural economics data in addition to analytical and descriptive statistics, basic understanding of qualitative data collection
  • Proven publishing experience in the relevant field
  • Fluent business English, and ideally knowledge of French
  • In addition, you have the citizenship of an EU member state, UK passport holders are eligible to apply

What we offer:

  • Varied tasks, which you will be expected to carry out self-responsibly in an international environment
  • Cooperation with other development cooperation organisations
  • Professional preparation for your assignment abroad
  • Local employment contract as an integrated expert for an initial period of two years - contract may be extended
  • Attractive monthly top-up payments in addition to local salary and social benefits

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Then submit your application using our online portal at Behavioural Scientist to find out more about the services we offer. If you have any questions, please contact:

Andrea König

Tel.: +49.61.96. 79.35.78

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