The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) in Palisades, New York, is seeking a Staff Associate II to join it’s growing team. The Staff Associate II supports IRI Research Staff in the development of research, analysis, fieldwork, and interfacing with projects to assure alignment with other IRI research and engagement, primarily on index insurance related projects. Solves problems in moderately complex situations, analyzing possible solutions based on education and experience using judgement and precedent. Provides knowledge of research subject specifically within function on team. Plays coordination role in specific research projects. Supports an array of Financial Instruments Sector Team research projects, with primary focus on IRI's work with French speaking Africa, and the Financial Instruments Sector Team stakeholder capacity-building projects, which support the development of insurance and the use of forecasts for low-income farmers and national governments.
Duties and Responsibilities Include: - Gather field data for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that are likely to include economics, climate science, policy, remote sensing, risk and vulnerability assessments, participatory action research, participatory planning research, or agricultural sciences. - Document research findings, status, and processes. - Co-author research manuscripts. - Facilitate, develop materials for, and participate in meetings, workshops and capacity-building trainings, often internationally, involving in-region travel, primarily in French Speaking Africa and coordination with partners and stakeholders. Summarizes and explains information to others. Some workshops may be for project partners from other institutions or nations, including on-the-ground implementation teams. Initially, the focus would be for practical training in Africa of government employees, Universities, insurance companies, and local village representatives. - Operate and contribute to quantitative software and web tools for research, application, and training processes. - Assist in the development of proposals. - Promote knowledge-sharing and communication of research by contributing to efforts in IRI outreach and institutional publications. - Interacts with research assistants and graduate students in research activities.
Internal Number: 5903
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