Monday, February 22, 2010


EMPLOYMENT: Social Scientist, Climate Change (ICRAF/CCAFS)

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes. The Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a new 10-year research initiative launched by the CGIAR and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) that seeks to overcome the threats to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, exploring new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities adjust to global changes in climate.

ICRAF & CCAFS are looking for someone who will help build research synergies between CCAFS and ICRAF’s Global Research Project on Climate Change (GRP5), and enhance the likelihood that their science links with actions that help to sustainably alleviate poverty.  The social scientist will have room for developing his/her own area of research related to climate adaptation and mitigation within a poverty/livelihoods lens.  There will be ample opportunities to work with diverse research and practitioner partners across the 3 target regions. With communication and engagement identified as critical to success, they are looking for someone with strong communication skills and willing to learn new partnership building and team performance-enhancing skills (e.g. use of wikis, google docs, blogs, etc.). Social Scientist, Climate Change – ICRAF and CCAFS, will be based at ICRAF in Nairobi. Anticipated time allocation to CCAFS: 80%; GRP5: 20%.

Full job description available here.

Deadline: March 15, 2010

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