Monday, February 06, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: CCAFS Science Officer Pro-Poor Climate Change Mitigation
The CGIAR Research Program, “Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security” (CCAFS, http://ccafs.cgiar.org) is a major collaborative endeavor between the international agricultural (CGIAR) and global environmental change (ESSP) research communities, and their respective partners. CCAFS seeks to overcome the threats posed by a changing climate to achieving food security, enhancing livelihoods and improving environmental management in the developing world.
CCAFS’ Science Officer will help coordinate and conduct research contributing to CCAFS’ Pro-Poor Mitigation Theme research. The position is based at ICRAF headquarters in Nairobi. Primary responsibilities are to:
- Manage, synthesize and report information on Theme budget, program and partners. Liaise with partners and administrative staff at ICRAF, CIAT, and Copenhagen University as needed. (30%)
- Contribute to strategic research within Theme within own areas of expertise and facilitate partner development and regional research (50%).
- Coordinate communications among partners and potential research users in the design, implementation and evaluation of research projects. Coordinate related websites, workshops and capacity building events. (10%)
- Support fundraising, including preparation of proposals and reports to donors and other administrative support functions as needed. (10%)
Deadline: March 1, 2012