Posted on :
4 Mar, 2023
4 Mar, 2023
The Alliance of Bioversity International (www.bioversityinternational.org) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (www.ciat.cgiar.org) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.
With novel partnerships, the Alliance generates evidence and mainstreams innovations to transform food systems and landscapes so that they sustain the planet, drive prosperity, and nourish people in a climate crisis.
The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.
Job Title: Associate Scientist – Behavioral Change
About the position
This position will strengthen social science and behavioral change aspects within the Excellence in Agronomy Initiative of the CGIAR. The position is based in Ghana with much of the focus in the West and Central Africa Region. The position will support EiA Use Case teams in implementing user and behavior research considering the diversity of needs, preferences, and behavioral determinants of different user groups with a particular focus on gender and other marginalized groups. This will require creating and coordinating strategies that catalyze behavioral change among implementing teams and partners, including training these teams and supporting the designing of protocols and tools. Thus, the position is aimed to integrate and monitor behavioral science research activities/interventions within EiA implementation mostly in the West and Central Africa region and if needed in other EiA regions, including a timely collection of robust data. It will function as part of the behavior change in the working group of the EiA
– Undertake and support synthesis of multiple datasets and embed learnings into the program MVP solutions
Education and requirements
Terms of employment
This position is internationally recruited and will be based in Accra, Ghana. The initial contract will be for up to two (2) years, subject to a probation period of six (6) months, and is renewable depending on performance and availability of resources. This is a position at BG09 level, on a scale of 14 levels, with level 14 being the highest.
The Alliance Bioversity-CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. We are an equal-opportunity employer, and strive for
gender, diversity, and inclusion in our staff, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic.
Applicants are invited to visit https://www.bioversityinternational.org/jobs/ to get complete details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications MUST include reference number Ref: 102875-Associate Scientist-Behavioral Change as the position applied for. Application and CV should be saved as one document using the candidate’s last name, and first name for ease of sorting.
Note: The Alliance does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The Alliance also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
Applications closing date: 14th March 2023