8 April, 2022
Image: International Rice Research Institute
Quote of the Week:
"Women in Zambia, like in most countries, have less access to land, productive resources, and opportunities than men. Due to discriminatory gender norms that view men as heads of household, men typically have more decision making power at both the household and community level. This leads women to have less of a voice in decisions about land use, income earning opportunities, household finances, and community resource distribution. 

Traditional leaders hold political, social, and cultural power in the country, and as such, can play a key role in shifting harmful gender norms and advancing gender equality. Under Zambia’s 2014 National Gender Policy, traditional leaders are required to promote gender equality in their chiefdoms. In response to this mandate, the House of Chiefs, an elected body of chiefs that provides coordination and operational support to traditional leaders throughout the country, have proven they are willing to promote gender equality advocacy campaigns, taking a proactive role in rolling out the Campaign Against Child Marriages and Gender-Based Violence and the National Action Plan on Climate Change. However, when it comes to practical action, they lack the tools to turn these national advocacy strategies into real local level reforms."




    • Reporting to the Director Agriculture and Markets, the Senior Technical Adviser Livestock Systems will be a key member of the Agriculture and Market Systems Team and will play a key role in supporting the design and development of high level interventions in Livestock market systems development.
    • A significant portion of the time will be spent in supporting CAREs new drive to scale up the farmer field and business school approach which is CAREs flagship approach to enhancing and increasing small scale producer’s knowledge and engagement in agricultural systems to reach 15 million producers globally.
    • Deadline: Until position is filled
  • NEW! Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow – International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
    • The (Associate) Research Fellow will conduct research aligned with the Markets, Trade, and Institutions’ research portfolio, with a focus on gender roles in agriculture, value chains interventions, and engaging the private sector that works within agricultural value chains or alongside them.  The research that the (Associate) Research Fellow would conduct will occur primarily from an empirical, microeconometric perspective. The goal of the portfolio is to accelerate the adoption and impacts of innovations that can help improve gender equity, farmer and midstream food system actor incomes, nutrition, and climate outcomes. The researcher will help design primary data source collection, undertake impact evaluations and assess marketability of mentioned innovations to inform the design of programs and policies for scaling, as well as to inform cost-benefit analysis for future investment prioritization.
    • Deadline: April 29, 2022, or until position is filled
  • NEW! OWSD PhD Fellowships – Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World 
    • The general purpose of the fellowship programme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries.
    • Deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Executive Director, Center for International Research, Education, and Development – VirginiaTech
    • The executive director must be able to inspire a shared vision and provide strong leadership for this dynamic and entrepreneurial unit in support of the university's long-range plan to become a leading global land grant university in the 21st Century. A major responsibility of this position is providing direct leadership in grant-writing and organizing university, national, and international proposal and project implementation teams to pursue and staff new research and development opportunities. S/he will take a major leadership role in assessing and pursuing new funding opportunities and building teams in order to be successful in securing and implementing large international projects and programs.
    • Deadline: April 25, 2022
  • Cours sur les notions de base du Pro-WEAI – International Food Policy Research Institute (IFRPI)
    • Date: Self-Paced
  • Gender Data 201 (Self-Paced Version) – TechChange
    • Date: Self-Paced
  • Women and Gender in International Development (WGD) Discussion Series – VirginiaTech
    • Dates: April 14, 2022 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
  • Call for sharing experiences and good practices in the use and application of the CFS-RAI – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    • Deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Director, Asia Program – The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)
    • Deadline: Until position is filled
  • Senior Social Development Specialist – World Bank: East Asia and Pacific Social Sustainability and Inclusion Unit (SEAS1)
    • Deadline: Until position is filled
  • Consultancy: Report on gender and resilience for food security and nutrition in the Near East and North Africa – UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Harvesting Our Potential Mentee Application 2022 – Women Food & Ag Network (WFAN)
    • Deadline: Until position is filled

...and finally, some food for thought

"Women in the UK were paid just 90p for every £1 earned by a man, according to the latest figures released through the government’s gender pay gap reporting mechanism.

Among those high-profile companies reporting particularly large gender gaps was easyJet. According to data filed by the company’s larger arm, Easyjet Airline Company, women’s median wage stood at just 36p for every £1 that men earned last year."

– Pamela Duncan, The Guardian


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