MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Using Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for assessing women’s time use to inform nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions

Dear all,

The Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich (UK), is currently seeking applicants for an MPhil/PhD scholarship on Using Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for assessing women’s time use to inform nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions. 

The overall aim of the project is to increase understanding of the impact of nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions on women and young children. Agriculture project interventions can have positive or negative impacts on maternal and infant well-being, depending on the consequences for women’s workload. Changes in women’s workloads can have an impact on activity patterns and maternal and infant dietary practices, which affect maternal and child nutrition. Evaluation of these changes is important to ensure positive impacts and avoid unintended negative consequences, but traditional methods for assessing women’s workload and maternal and infant dietary practices are prone to substantial error and bias. The project aims to develop a set of tools and metrics for more accurate measurement of maternal time use. Innovative electronic data capture tools and their relevance for use in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) will be assessed in the context of an agricultural project promoting the use of women’s labour-saving technologies in Uganda.

The research is part of an innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) project funded by the Department for International Development and implemented by NRI in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Africa Innovations Institute (AfrII), Uganda. Candidates should have a Masters degree in gender studies, development studies, or other relevant social science discipline; excellent research skills and experience with gender and agriculture or nutrition programmes in a rural LMIC setting. Refer to the full advertisement for further details.

Please follow the link for more information: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBB968/mphil-phd-scholarship-using-inform... 

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