Job Opportunity: CCAFS Policy Guidance Coordinator

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 12:00

CCAFS Policy Guidance Coordinator

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

Grade 7: £29,541 p.a.

The CCAFS research programme is a major research partnership between the CGIAR and the global environmental change community. Within the CCAFS program, multi-stakeholder regional scenarios are developed and used in planning and research in East Africa, West Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central America and the Andes region. Scenarios are alternate, plausible futures that capture uncertainties and systems complexity in a coherent and plausible fashion.

We seek a Policy Guidance Coordinator to further the impact of the scenarios development on actual policy and decision making processes. We use a “back-casting” method with stakeholders to identify critical policy outcomes, and then develop strategies and interventions to ensure these can be achieved under alternate scenarios. The policy guidance coordinator will play a critical role in the further process of embedding these strategies in ongoing and new institutional processes and investment plans.

The successful candidate will possess a PhD or comparable (academic) experience relevant to science-policy interactions and experience with interdisciplinary research across social and physical sciences. You will have experience working in high-impact policy guidance in the developing world and with workshop facilitation in science-policy contexts. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate competency in international project management, managing multiple projects simultaneously and communicating effectively with high-level global partners.

The appointment will be available for up to 12 months in the first instance.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 13 November 2013. Interviews will be held on 19 November 2013.

For more information, please see the job vacancy page on the Oxford University website.

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