Thursday, February 10, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Research Fellow/Senior Research (Nigeria-based). IFPRI seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow and Leader of its country strategy support program in Nigeria for a two year, fixed-term, renewable appointment. Deadline: open until filled.

EMPLOYMENT: UNDP Consultant for Assessment of methodologies linking Climate Change to Poverty Reduction. The focus of this initiative is on Climate Resilient Development, and its specific aim is twofold: a) conceptualize and assess the linkages between climate risks/vulnerabilities and pro-poor growth/human development and b) provide a menu of potential policy options for countries to consider for effectively managing the transition to pro-poor LECRD. Deadline: February 16, 2011.

EMPLOYMENT: UNDP Consultant for the Integration of Sustainable Land Management in Guyana’s Secondary School Curriculum. Objective: To integrate sustainable land management into related subjects in the school curriculum, thereby enhancing the capacity of the young population to use methodologies and practices that promote good land management practices. Deadline: February 18, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: Consultancy to Study the poor adoption of proven agricultural technologies and innovations in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). ASARECA seeks to recruit a consultant to undertake a study that will examine low adoption of proven agricultural technologies in the ECA sub-region and come up with recommendations on how to improve adoption. Deadline: February 24, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: FAO Field Programme Officer, Turkey. The incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and monitoring of complete project cycles, from inception to closure, for projects operated by SEC and will contribute to field programme development in the Subregion. Deadline: February 25, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: AATF Executive Director. The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and promotes public-private partnerships for the access and delivery of appropriate proprietary agricultural technologies for use by resource-poor farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Deadline: February 28, 2011

FELLOWSHIP: FAC’s Early Career Fellowship Programme. The Early Career Fellowship Programme supports talented young researchers working on African agricultural policy and is available to early career professionals working in Africa and the UK. Deadline: February 15, 2011

FELLOWSHIP: The Crawford Fund Fellowship for 2011. This award provides an opportunity for the successful candidate to spend a period of focused study and training in Australia, with resulting benefits to the Awardee as well as to their country’s agriculture and to Australia. Deadline: April 1, 2011.

FUNDING: IFAR’S Professional Development Program 2011. IFAR annually provides small grants to professionals from national agricultural research systems in developing countries (NARS). Nominations for these awards must be sponsored by one or more CGIAR Centers and the work programs proposed by applicants must be closely linked with the program of a CGIAR Center. Deadline: March 15, 2011

PUBLICATION: PUSHBACK: Local Power, Global Realignment (RRI). The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) announces the release of its 2010-2011 annual report.

PUBLICATION: The gender implications of large-scale land deals (IFPRI Discussion Paper)

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