Job Opportunity: CCAFS Scenarios and Policy Research Assistant

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 15:00

Location: School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

Salary: Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a. This is a fixed-term post for 5 months.

Application deadline: 12.00 noon on 29 May 2015

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The Environmental Change Institute’s 'Food Systems Programme' is contributing to the University of Oxford's broad view of food systems by increasing understanding of the two-way interactions between food security and environmental change.

We are seeking to appoint a CCAFS Scenarios and Policy Research Assistant to coordinate the work of the scenarios project in East and West Africa. The post will involve extensive travel in the region. The duties include organising and leading workshops and writing research papers and scenario materials for the processes. You will be working closely with policy makers and international partners to ensure significant outcomes from scenario-guided policy processes.

The successful applicant will have several years of interdisciplinary academic experience involving both social and physical sciences and demonstrated competency in project management and managing multiple projects simultaneously. You must have experience with qualitative and quantitative scenario development and the use of scenarios for planning in East and West Africa and with the facilitation of scenario workshops. Fluency in English, both written and spoken is required. Good working knowledge of French would be an advantage.

Contact: HR Assistant , 01865 285082

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