Wednesday, October 19, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: New Opportunities at the World Agroforestry Center
The World Agroforestry Centre 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.
The center is currently accepting applications for the following vacancies:
- Geoinformatics Senior Scientist. The Geoinformatics Senior Scientist will provide scientific leadership and coordination of geoinformatics research in the World Agroforestry Centre, especially in the context of the Centre's contributions to the CGIAR Research Programme CRP6 on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, CRP5 on Water, Land and Ecosystems and other CRPs. Emphasis will be on spatio-temporal research on agroforestry in the context of natural resource management, climate change, and human well-being. Deadline: October 31, 2011
- Program Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation- AWARD. AWARD is a pioneering project to boost the talent pool of African women in the agricultural sciences. AWARD delivers career development fellowships to hundreds of women in agricultural institutions throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The project covers 11 countries:, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The M&E Program Officer will be responsible for supporting the design, implementation and management of AWARD’s monitoring tools, procedures and surveys to assess the project’s outcomes and impacts as defined in AWARD’s Theory of Change. Deadline: October 31, 2011
- Post Doc Soil Scientist/Ecologist. In collaboration with ICRAF scientists and national partners, the successful candidate, who will be based in Abidjan with frequent visits to the field sites, will contribute to the design and implementation of a land health surveillance system for a sustainable cocoa production project in Cöte d’Ivoire; analysis and interpretation of spatial surveillance data on vegetation, soils, cocoa production, pests and diseases; spatial prediction and mapping of results through statistical modelling in relation to satellite and GIS data; reports giving recommendations on soil and plant management options; scientific articles on the approaches and results; and capacity strengthening of national partners in the above. Deadline: November 4, 2011
- Communications Specialist/Science Writer. Working with an expert communications team, this position offers an exciting opportunity to collaborate with preeminent scientists in the area of agroforestry to make the impact of their work known throughout the world. The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and may require occasional travel to international locations. Deadline: November 9, 2011