The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research is looking for a post-doc to focus on the role of gender and youth along the peanut value chain. The job will be based in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) and part of the Peanut Lab’s management team at the University of Georgia.

USAID recently contracted with UGA to run the five-year, $14 million Peanut Lab program supporting collaborative research between US and developing country partners. The program has four areas of inquiry related to peanuts:

  • varietal improvement;
  • value-added gains along the value chain;
  • understanding the role of peanuts in nutrition and health; and
  • understanding the roles of gender and youth along the peanut value chain.

Gender and youth are also crosscutting considerations for all Peanut Lab projects. UGA is seeking an expert in these areas to conduct formative desk and field research, assist in the preparation and consideration of commissioned and competitive calls for research proposals under the Peanut Lab, and assist in the training and implementation of gender-sensitive research in diverse disciplines.

The position is available immediately and the initial appointment is for a minimum of two years. The successful applicant should have the following minimal qualifications:

  • A PhD in social sciences or other relevant discipline, preferably with experience in gender and/or youth in agriculture;
  • Experience in international agriculture research, especially Africa;
  • Excellent team skills;
  • Willingness to travel internationally; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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Closing date for applications is Feb. 28 or when the position is filled.