Tuesday, September 11, 2012
FELLOWSHIP: ECA Research Fellow on Agriculture and Climate Change
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is inviting applications from qualified young African Professionals to the “ECA Fellowships for Young African Professionals” programme. The Fellowship programme is targeted at young Africans. Candidates applying for Fellowship position must be below 30 years of age when entering the programme. They must have Masters Degree or related Advanced degree. Candidates currently enrolled in a Ph.D programme or with an admission are also welcome to apply. The programme aims to provide practical, on-the-job experience to the young professionals as they prepare either for a career in research and international development and the public sector. It will also familiarize them with the Commission's broad programmes and services to member States and sub-regional bodies in addressing the social dimensions of Africa's development.
The fellows will contribute to the work programme in agriculture and climage change, which includes a significant work with the member states and with an emphasis on the following:
- exploring the agriculture and climate change linkages with a focus on adaptation and resilience;
- analysis of the effects of climate change and climate variability on agriculture;
- review and analysis of agricultural sector policies and production of policy recommendations to promote the sector’s resilience to climate change and climate variability;
- climate and agricultural data management.
Deadline: September 18, 2012