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ICIPE Vacancy Announcement: Gender Specialist

The African Insect Science for Food and Health (ICIPE) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic quantitatively oriented Social Scientist with a strong interest in gender, to join our international team of highly qualified and motivated scientists to contribute to our goal of increasing the food security and health of all Africans. The position is tenable in Nairobi at the icipe Duduville campus. This is a two-year contract, renewable after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract.

The successful candidate will lead the Centre’s gender strategy development and implementation. Working with other members of our Social Science Unit, and in collaboration with icipe’s biophysical research teams and our national and international partners, the candidate will undertake research on gender issues in relation to the Centre’s research portfolio and contribute to strengthening the institutional capacity for incorporating social equity. The successful candidate will also be encouraged and supported to develop their own portfolio of research activities.


  • Generate knowledge relating to the drivers of adoption with respect to gender issues for icipe technologies and ensure the lessons learned are incorporated into project and Centre level strategies, with the aim of contributing and fostering a learning environment and to further the impact of the Centre.
  • Improve the understanding of intra-household decision-making processes and their impacts on the gender-specific welfare of individuals in rural communities.
  • Analysis of gender-differentiated technology adoption pathways and their impacts on health, poverty and food security for targeting icipe technology and policy interventions.
  • Develop institutional innovations for enhancing gender-equitable access to and use of promising technologies, inputs and output markets for income growth, food security and health.
  • Strengthen the awareness of issues relating to gender within icipe and beyond through contributing to the Centre strategy, project design, and providing training and development in gender issues to Centre staff.
  • Contribute to priority setting, strategy and project definition, to ensure issues relating to gender are embedded in all Centre activities.
  • Publish and communicate research findings through internationally recognized forums and contribute to the dissemination of research findings to stakeholders

Applications will be accepted up to 17th February 2017, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier. Interested applicants should submit: (a) a confidential cover letter, (b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses, fax numbers), and (c) a statement illustrating suitability against the listed qualifications/competencies/abilities and skills.

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