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Researcher – Agroecology, sustainable food and agricultural systems

Researcher – Agroecology, sustainable food and agricultural systems



Central London
United Kingdom
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Summary of Department
The Natural Resources Group aims to promote sustainable governance of natural resources by building capacity and promoting informed decision-making in communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our priority is on local control and management of natural resources and other ecosystem services, and on the necessary changes needed in national and international government to make this happen.
Summary of Role
The postholder will contribute to the full portfolio of research projects of the Agroecology objective. In particular they will contribute to projects on the theme of sustainable / agro-ecological agricultural systems and their potential and challenges, as compared to agro-industrial systems, analysing experience and evidence from across the developing world, including Africa. The postholder will support IIED staff and partners throughout the research, publication and dissemination process.
To succeed in this role you must have a post-graduate qualification in agricultural sciences or another relevant social, economic or environmental science discipline, as well as demonstrable experience working on agricultural production or other food and agriculture related issues in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America. You must have experience of writing and editing for a range of audiences and a demonstrated ability to support and manage projects.

How to apply

To apply please complete all sections of the IIED application form and either:
  • email it to (please quote the position name that you are applying for in the subject line),
  • or send it to Human Resources Department, 80-86 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8NH
  • or Fax: +44 (0)20 3514 9055.
CVs will not be accepted.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 12th June 2013 at 12noon (London time)
Interviews: Friday 28th June 2013
IIED aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of the community.
More information available here.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Central London
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