Wednesday, December 05, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: ICRAF Joint Agroforestry Systems Scientist for the Sahel
The scientist will be an integral member of the CGIAR Research Programme on ‘Dryland Systems: Integrated Agricultural Production Systems for the Poor and Vulnerable in Dry Areas’ (CRP1.1) and will contribute to closely linked aspects of the ‘Smallholder Production Systems and Markets’ component of CRP6 (Forests, trees and agroforestry: livelihoods, landscapes and governance). This position is jointly funded by ICRAF and ICRISAT, thus giving the scientist a key role in linking research on trees to agricultural production systems. The position will be administered through ICRAF and will be based at ICRISAT’s Sahelian Centre at Sadore, near Niamey, Niger. The focus of research will be on the extensive and intensive production and livelihood systems in southern Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and northern Nigeria, the target areas for CRP1.1 in this part of West and Central Africa.
- Provide leadership in research on the integrated tree-crop-livestock systems of the West African drylands. The scientist will focus on understanding systems in relation to improving livelihoods and productivity.
- Convene and contribute to interdisciplinary research teams involving ICRISAT, ICRAF and other CGIAR Centres, and with National Agricultural Research Institutes and development partners.
- Contribute to resource mobilization by writing research proposals, strengthening partnerships and liaising with donors.
- Contribute to capacity strengthening amongst partners in the region, including co-supervision of postgraduate students.
- Disseminate results of research through production of high quality journal publications and other media, to various stakeholders, e.g. national researchers, policy makers, etc.
Deadline: December 30, 2012