Friday, September 23, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: New Opportunities with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.
ICRAF has announced 2 vacancies at its office in Nairobi, Kenya:
- Research Facilitator (Science Officer) Pro-Poor Climate Change Mitigation. The Research Facilitator (Science Officer) will support and coordinate research activities of the CCAFS theme on Pro-Poor Climate Change Mitigation. The program’s research on mitigation aims to improve farmers’ livelihoods and meet future food needs in ways that also reduce the impact of agriculture on the climate and are environmentally sustainable. The Science Officer will work closely with the Theme Leader and other members of the CCAFS management team. Deadline: October 6, 2011
- Senior Scientist: Climate Change and Development. The successful candidate will, among other responsibilities, analyze issues and policy regarding the carbon market as it relates to smallholder agroforestry systems, with emphasis on funding streams for expanding small holder agroforestry in ways that have unique leverage in combining poverty alleviation with climate change mitigation and adaptation. Deadline: October 14, 2011