Post-Doctoral fellow - Social Scientist

Location: 
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai, UAE
Report To: 
The Agricultural Economist & the Director of Research & Innovation
Job Number: 
ICBADRI-PD-2017-003
Posting Date: 
الاثنين, مارس ٦, ۲۰۱۷
Closing Date: 
الأحد, مارس ۲٦, ۲۰۱۷
Grade: 
۱۳
Gross Salary Range: 
US$ 50,000 per annum
Job Summary: 

The person will support the development of the social sciences analysis at ICBA through development of a program of work related to one of the specializations below.‎ As such, the person will work on a project related to their area of expertise and be expected to develop a program of work that adds value to the work of other scientists.‎

Job Responsibilities: 

The person will conduct literature reviews, design and implement surveys, analyze qualitative and/or quantitative data, generate policy recommendations, and produce academic papers and policy briefs.‎ The person may be asked to present findings at regional and international meetings and conferences, as well as to stakeholder communities in the target countries.‎ The position may involve regional and international travel.‎

Qualifications and Experience: 

Essential

  • Ph.D.‎ in one of: Economics, Agricultural Economics,  Agri-Business, Finance, Resource or Environmental Economics, Sociology, Geography, Anthropology
  • ۲ years’ experience in a research role
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English;‎ Oral Arabic and/or French assets
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team on multiple tasks
  • Expertise in of one of the following areas ‪(please indicate in covering letter)‬:
    1. Gender and rural development
    2. Economics of agricultural production
    3. Valuation of water for agriculture
    4. Vulnerability assessments, resilience, and adaptation to climate change in rural areas

Desirable

  • Working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative survey techniques and data analysis;‎
  • Working knowledge of optimization models;‎ agent-based modeling;‎ Bayesian analysis
  • Experience with impact assessments

Applicants are kindly requested to send an updated cover letter and C.V combined in one PDF file along with two names as references to:

Human Resources
ICBA
P.O.‎ Box 14660
Dubai- UAE
Fax: +9714 3361149
Email: hr@biosaline.org.ae