Read below for the description of the Director of Social Science Research position that WorldFish is currently looking to fill:

WorldFish is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the role of Discipline Director, Policy, Economics and Social Science, based in Penang, Malaysia. Reporting to the Research Director, the incumbent will provide leadership and strategic oversight to ensure that our research in this domain tackles the right questions and that we maintain high standards of quality and effectiveness. As a member of the senior leadership team, you will also contribute to center-wide leadership and management. In a rapidly growing organization, the Policy, Economics and Social Science team is currently comprised of over 50 researchers, including 23 PhD-level researchers, distributed in 10 offices in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. Researchers from a broad range of social science-related disciplines lead work in key research areas that include: value chain development, agriculture innovation systems, fish sector modeling and forecasting, impacts of climate change, gender equality and social equity, natural resource governance, human nutrition, technology adoption, M&E and impact assessment. The discipline embraces a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, with a strong commitment to participatory action research and applied policy analysis, to leverage the lessons from our field engagements in ways that contribute to development outcomes at scale. 

 

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