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  • Agricultural Risk Data Scientist at CIAT

  • Posted on: 19 August, 2019 Deadline: 23 August, 2019
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  • CIAT works in collaboration with hundreds of partners to help developing countries make farming more competitive, profitable, and resilient through smarter, more sustainable natural resource management. We help policymakers, scientists, and farmers respond to some of the most pressing challenges of our time, including food insecurity and malnutrition, climate change, and environmental degradation.

    Our global research contributes to several of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and cuts across four key themes: big data, climate-smart agriculture, ecosystem action, and sustainable food systems.

    Agricultural Risk Data Scientist


    Job Description

    We are looking for a qualified person to coordinate and lead the development of data-driven analytical approaches to assess agricultural risk and risk-reduction interventions. The position will also provide thought leadership on new directions for CIAT’s data science research on agricultural risk management, financial services for agriculture (e.g. credit and insurance), and climate finance. The position will be full-time and based in Nairobi, Kenya, but will have a global mandate.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate and contribute to the planning and execution of climate impact modelling and data analysis activities for agricultural risk and climate-smart agriculture (CSA) profiling, ensuring quality of outputs and coordination amongst team members.
    • Lead the development of an agricultural risk profiling system and database targeted at financial services sector partners.
    • Implement existing and develop new climate and crop data analysis approaches for assessing the impact of climate variability and climate change on agricultural value chains.
    • Ensure timely delivery and quality control of modelling outputs, facilitate discussion and socialize results with other CIAT scientists.
    • Build strong links with CIAT research teams to enhance the potential for agricultural risk management collaborations across CIAT.
    • Lead a team of technical analysts, interns and students supporting data science work for ARM
    • International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Recruiting Agricultural Risk Data Scientist
    • Lead the writing of peer-reviewed papers on agricultural risk analysis.
    • Support relevant fundraising activities, as deemed important.
    • Contribute to the expansion of CIAT's Agricultural Risk Management Strategic Initiative by exploring new potential opportunities to develop new agricultural risk management approaches and analytical products, and by seeking new partnerships and sources of funding related to agricultural risk management, financial services for agriculture (e.g. credit and insurance), and climate finance.

    Method of Application

    Applicants are invited to visit the company's website to get full details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications should include reference number Ref: DO-2440 Agriculture Risk Data Scientist as the position applied for. Applications should be saved as one document using the candidate’s lastname, firstname for ease of sorting.

    Interested and qualified? Go to CIAT career website on ciat.cgiar.org to apply

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