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LOCAL CONSULTANCY: ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ADAPTATION ACTIVITIES IN THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR IN BRAZIL

 

Organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development

Duty station: Brasilia, Brazil

Duration: Estimated duration is six months

Application deadline: November 10, 2019, 12 a.m.

The purpose of this contractual assignment is to develop an analysis of Brazilian soybean and bean production (and productivity) data from 1970 to the present, identifying at least three periods when vulnerability or actions on adaptation and resilience may be reflected. The consultancy also involves a diagnosis of the main technologies developed in the period to increase the resilience of the production chains, as well as identification of recent scientific advances in Brazil on vulnerability and adaptation to climate change related to these cultures. In addition, the consultants will perform an analysis of the data obtained, considering, among others, which factors evaluated are strategic for adaptation and increasing resilience and allowing gains in production and productivity. Note that this work will be undertaken in English and Portuguese and in close cooperation with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply.

Required qualifications

We suggest a team of two researchers, one in agricultural sciences and one in social and economic sciences, with the following profiles:

  • The required qualifications for the researcher in agricultural science are:
    • Studied agricultural sciences or related areas.
    • Master’s degree in a relevant field related to agricultural production systems.
    • Demonstrated expertise in climate change work.
    • Minimum 7 years of experience in research or elaboration of projects involving climate change, agriculture and environmental monitoring themes.
    • Experience in information systematization, data management, data analysis and reporting.
    • Fluency in Portuguese and English (spoken and written).
  • The required qualifications for the researcher in social and economic science are:
    • Studied agricultural sciences or related areas.
    • Master’s degree in a relevant field related to social and economic aspects of agriculture.
    • Demonstrated expertise in climate change work.
    • Minimum 7 years of experience in research or elaboration of projects involving climate change, agriculture and environmental monitoring themes.
    • Experience in information systematization, data management, data analysis and reporting.
    • Strong research and writing skills.
    • Fluency in Portuguese and English (spoken and written).

How to apply:

To apply for this consultancy, please submit a cover letter, CV, your daily rate and proof of your daily rate (e.g., copy of a contract of at least 20 days that states a daily rate) to info@napglobalnetwork.org before Sunday, November 10, 2019.

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