FOR NUTRITION IN SOUTH ASIA (LANSA)
Supported by Department of International Development (DFID), UK, the LANSA is a multi-institutional consortium of partners from South Asia, the UK and USA, led by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), India. The other partners are:
- BRAC, Bangladesh
- Collective for Social Science Research (CSSR), Pakistan
- Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK
- International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA
- Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), UK
LANSA focus on a better understanding of the nature of links between broad based agricultural productivity growth and nutritional outcomes particularly for women and children in poor rural households. It carries out high quality research to identify and bridge knowledge gaps: to understand the links between agriculture and nutrition; to identify effective strategies for making agriculture more pro-nutrition; and to better understand how policy and action can contribute to creating an enabling environment to accelerate undernutrition reduction.
The Consortium is looking for a CO-RESEARCH DIRECTOR, to be based at MSSRF, Chennai
The desired requirements for the RD include:
- Should ideally be from the South Asian region
- Should ideally have expertise in the field of Agriculture with an understanding of the issues on food and nutrition security at global and regional levels.
- Should have demonstrated policy advocacy skills and interaction with stakeholders of the region
- Should have good academic standing as evidenced from publications/ policy briefs/ reports
- Should be able to commit for a long-term, part-time position (about 50% time) for a period of Five years.
Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and other relevant details to Dr. Prakash Shetty (firstname.lastname@example.org), CEO, LANSA by April 28, 2014.