Thursday, January 13, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: Project Coordinator, Forest- Geo- and Hydro- Sciences at Institute of International Forestry Products Technische Universität Dresden
Applications are being accepted for the position of Project Coordinator (Research Associate) at the Faculty of Forest- Geo- and Hydro Sciences at the Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, Technische Universität Dresden.
Project description: The research activities aim at contributing to the assessment of adaptation and mitigation strategies of traditional farmers of the Tropical Andean Region by establishing an International Network on Climate Change (INCA). This will be achieved through the understanding of the situation of local Farming and Forestry Systems (FFS) in the tropical Andes, deriving and testing livelihood strategies for small-scale farms and indigenous communities.
Job description: The Project Coordinator will be a team member of the Professorship of Tropical Forestry - Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, of the TU Dresden. He/she will be responsible for the administration and supervision of the implementation of the INCA project and will work closely with the project partners in Peru and Bolivia.
Tasks: In close cooperation with other scientists of the project and local partners and stakeholders, the project coordinator will assume the following tasks:
- To coordinate administrative and financial issues required by the DAAD sponsor
- To build the International Network on Climate Change in close cooperation with Peruvian and Bolivian counterparts
- To recruit junior and senior scientists in the fields of adaptation and mitigation of climate changes, livelihoods, farmer systems approach, trade-offs, and modeling
- To give academic supervision and logistic support to research activities carried out by Post-docs, PhD and MSc. students in Peru and Bolivia
- To promote publications of scientific papers, reports and guidelines for extension, based on the main results of project.
- Support field work
Qualifications: Postgraduate studies (Ph.D. or Doctoral degree) in agriculture, forestry or social sciences; Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the relevant sector (rural development, climate change, management of natural resources, network building); Excellent communication and team coordination skills; Team leader experience desired; Work experience in South America highly desired; English language skills, fluency in Spanish, working knowledge in German (desirable); advanced IT knowledge required, availability to work abroad. The position will be based in Tharandt, Germany, with regular visits to the field locations in Peru and Bolivia.
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to disabled people. Please submit your applications including CV, transcript of academic record, plus contact details of at least two referees and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Forest- Geo- and Hydro Sciences, Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, Postfach 1117,01735 Tharandt, Germany
or specified by the topic: Coordinator INCA to email@example.com (Please note: they are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data).
Deadline: open until filled