Wednesday, May 09, 2012


EMPLOYMENT: Genetic Resources and Food Security Policy Specialist, Bioversity International

Bioversity International is soliciting applications for the position of Genetic Resources and Food Security Policy Specialist, funded by through the Netherlands’ Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme.

The Genetic Resources and Food Security Policy Specialist will provide scientific support to the project Strengthening national capacities to implement the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources Project (GRPI 2). GRPI 2 supports efforts in a number of countries, with complementary subregional level activities, to implement the International Treaty’s multilateral system of access of benefit sharing.

The JPO will focus on a) countries’ ability to use the multilateral system to respond to climate-change related challenges to food security, and b) farmers’ capacity to participate directly in the multilateral system.

The JPO will work with teams of researchers comprised of national partners, and staff from Bioversity, the Centre for International Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and numerous universities, and the Treaty Secretariat, to:

More information (pdf).

Deadline: May 20, 2012

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