Associate Scientist - Gender Research Research Design, Literature Reviews, Statistical Tools

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 09 August 2022
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2022
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About IRRI The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in Los Baรฑos, Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and over 1,000 staff.

Working with in-country partners, IRRI develops advanced rice varieties that yield more grain and better withstand pests and disease as well as flooding, drought, and other harmful effects of climate change.
Job Purpose

This position will support the IRRI Research Unit and Evidence Module leader, and associated teams in supporting implementation of R4D activities and managing partnerships.

This position will be based at the IRRI Headquarters, Los Baรฑos, Philippines and may only be filled by permanent citizens of the Philippines.

Roles and Responsibilities
Lead mixed methods research design and implementation Conduct literature reviews and write reports Facilitate the planning, designing and implementation of qualitative and quantitative surveys and other activities related to Gender and social Research Perform data analysis using the most appropriate and advanced statistical tools to support gender research studies at IRRI Contribute to the development of research proposals including review of related literature, selection of adequate research tools and sampling methods, verification of suggested methodologies and establishment of parameters Constantly communicate with internal and external project partners and collaborators to gather feedback and to exchange conceptual ideas and other research-related requirements for the advancement of projects Provide assistance and guidelines to internal and external stakeholders considering the implementation of surveys and other research activities, including logistics Constantly monitor, evaluate and provide recommendations to improve research activities/tasks performed by survey enumerators and partner staff in order to maintain smooth conduct of mixed-methods surveys as well as to foster a productive working environment Coordinate with required IRRI services and supplies to ensure smooth implementation of surveys Evaluate, validate and contribute to the interpretation of results contribute to the writing of manuscripts for reports/publications as well as presentations/posters for national and international conferences Prepare and submit updated of research outputs to the Scientists in a timely manner Supervise and lead the maintenance of accurate data recording and update database for efficient storage and retrieval of information Administer effective coordination and preparations of trainings by ensuring that the training materials, logistical arrangements and resource persons are appropriate to the defined objectives Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Bachelor of Science degree in Gender studies, Sociology, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, or other related fields and 6 years of relevant work experience in research design, implementation, data analysis and interpretation Master of Science degree in in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Gender Studies or other related fields and 2 years relevant work experience in field work, data analysis, interpretation and report writing
Skills Required


Proven technical proficiency in designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative surveys Understanding of gender in agriculture concepts, research methods and tools Understanding of mixed-methods research and participatory research approaches Strong oral and written communication skills Strong analytical skills Experience in quality assurance Experience in Research Management Good presentation skills


Experience in supervising or overseeing work of staff Willing to travel and work independently with NARES partners

IRRI offers a highly extensive employee benefits package inclusive of globally-covered medical insurance, retirement plan, life and accident insurance and other allowances. Join our team and be part of our story!

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
This position will remain open until filled.

This vacancy is archived.

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