Wednesday, September 05, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: CCAFS Latin America Regional Program Leader (CIAT)
The CGIAR Research Program 7 (CRP7), Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), is a strategic ten-year partnership emerging from new collaboration between the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) aimed at overcoming the additional threats posed by a changing climate to achieving food security, enhancing livelihoods and improving environmental management in the developing world.
As a collective effort coordinated by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CCAFS will become a hub that facilitates action of all the CGIAR centers, other CGIAR Research Programs and a wide range of partners while involving farmers, policy makers, donors and other stakeholders, to integrate their knowledge and needs into the tools and approaches that are developed. For more information visit www.ccafs.cgiar.org
CCAFS has initially focused its work on three regions: South Asia, East and West Africa. These regions were chosen to represent areas that are becoming both drier and wetter and because they will generate results that can be applied and adapted in other regions worldwide as the program evolves.
In 2012 CCAFS is expanding to two new regions: South East Asia and Latin America. CCAFS is therefore seeking applications from a qualified candidate who will play a crucial role in partnership development and management in Latin America. He/she will mainly be responsible for ensuring coherence amongst CCAFS themes from field to regional level, and will play a key role in achieving outcomes and impacts at national and regional levels. He/she will also be responsible for facilitating the appropriate linkages to other CCAFS activities in the regions. He/she will also assist the Director in fundraising and be part of the CCAFS Management Team.
Role and responsibilities:
- Develop and implement an engagement, partnership and communications plan for the region
- Select bench mark sites
- Ensure coordination of ongoing activities related to effect of climate change on agriculture in the region
- Ensure close link and synchronization with CIAT’s regional coordinator for Latin America to facilitate input of other CRP activities in the region
- Liaise between researchers and the multitude of relevant stakeholders, from farm to regional level.
- Foster outcomes and impact from research
- Facilitating a process towards the scenario development
- Contribute actively to the management operations of CCAFS in close and cross-cutting collaboration with the Theme Leaders and the other Regional Program Leaders
Deadline: September 15, 2012