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Posting Title:Senior Associate Scientist
Job Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Skill Required: Gender And Social Inclusion Related Field-based Research,
Preferred Experience: 0-3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 15th Aug, 2022

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Jobs Descriptions:

Senior Associate Scientist supervises the work of associate scientists. They manage the design and implementation process of a research project, which includes analyzing information for that project.

Together with other CGIAR centers, IRRI implements the OneCGIAR Asian Mega Delta Initiative, and Mekong Delta in Cambodia is one of the focus sites. This position will lead gender and social inclusion research in the initiative with a focus on understanding social and gender dimensions of climate risks, vulnerability, and challenges to provide recommendations toward equitable and inclusive Mekong Delta development and planning. The initiative seeks highly motivated candidates who have strong background and experience in gender and social inclusion in international development. The incumbent will work with an interdisciplinary team at IRRI and other CGIAR centers.

This position will be based in Phnom Penh Cambodia and may only be filled by permanent citizens of Cambodia.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Senior Associate Scientist Conduct a literature review on relevant topics and engage in the design of the research approach and framework
  • Senior Associate Scientist Undertake qualitative and quantitative data collection including data on gender and social exclusion in agri-production systems, contextual social, economic, and environmental factors, and challenges in different research locations
  • Senior Associate Scientist Consolidate and manage relevant policy data and undertake institutional analysis where relevant
  • Senior Associate Scientist Network and engage with collaborating partners (national/international) and actively exchange conceptual ideas and plan outreach and impact
  • Senior Associate Scientist Support local coordination between members of the project team and national partners
  • Senior Associate Scientist Provide training and technical assistance to partners on Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) research tools, methods, and approaches
  • Senior Associate Scientist Collate and manage data sets and undertake to draft of reports; summarize, evaluate and analyze data
  • Senior Associate Scientist Assist in the identification of relevant local and national stakeholders
  • Senior Associate Scientist Assist in the development of annual reports and publications in refereed journals as well as blog posts, presentations and posters to be used in national and international conferences


  • Master’s degree in Sociology / Anthropology or Development Studies related fields; at least 6-7 years experience or
  • Ph.D. with 1-2 years of experience in gender in agricultural or environmental research in Southeast Asia

Skills Required:

  • Experience in gender and social inclusion-related field-based research
  • Experience in adaptive/participatory research


  • Knowledge of gender-focused theoretical frameworks
  • Knowledge and experience in data management and analysis
  • Experience in promoting gender transformative development planning/ activities
  • Experience conducting training and managing events
  • Experience in working in an international and interdisciplinary environment
  • Experience in gender and nutrition, agricultural technology adoption, and/or climate change
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 Baños, 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.

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!



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