About the organization
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is one of the 15 Centres of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium, and receives funding from over 50 different donors. The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya and research is conducted in 28 other countries in Africa, Asia andLatin America.
Our vision is a rural transformation in the developing world as smallholder households increase their use of trees in agricultural landscapes to improve food security, nutrition, income, health, shelter, social cohesion, energy resources and environmental sustainability.
The main focus of these positions will be the activities of the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) program and climate related projects of the West and Central Africa (WCA) team of ICRAF. One of the CCAFS over-arching objectives is to assess and test pro-poor adaptation and mitigation practices, technologies and policies for food systems, adaptive capacity and rural livelihoods. This is being done through an adaptive“placed-based” research aiming to decrease the vulnerability of rural communities and enable them to prosper under a variable and changing climate. The regional approach aims to ensure complementarity of thematic research, and to be the basis of a strong network of partners implementing the work. The regional teams are spearheading achievement of outcomes and impacts at national andregional levels
To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: www.worldagroforestrycentre.org
About the position
JUNIOR SCIENTIST – FIELD SITE COORDINATOR, MOPTI
The field site coordinator will perform all tasks related to the dissemination of agroforestry in Mopti, and Timbuktu regions, to enhance the uptake of agroforestry innovations developed and promoted by ICRAF in Mali. Based in Mopti region, Mali the field coordinator will assist in supervising and monitoring of ongoing interventionsin Mopti and Timbuktu.
The successful candidate will mainly be assigned tothe following:
Provide technical support on agroforestry innovations and dissemination techniques developed to the local partners involved in ICRAF interventions in Mopti, and Timbuktu;
Supervise and monitor the field activities carried out in Mopti, and Timbuktu with the framework of Global Climate Change and SmAT-Scalingprojects;
Facilitate the gathering, processing and archiving of primary data needed to conduct socioeconomic and biophysical analysis of ICRAF interventions in the areas;
Provide a monthly feedback through a comprehensive report delineating updated information on the activities carried out in the field;
Maintain and strengthen the existing partnership between ICRAF and its partners;
Contribute to develop concept notes for fund raising, donors’ reports as well as journal articles,
Carry out any other tasks requested by the Sahel node coordinator or the supervisor.
Qualifications and experience:
A Master degree in agricultural economics, agroforestry/ environmentor any other related fields is required for this position. The candidates are required to have at least 3 years of working experiencein the field of fields of agricultural education and extension, monitoring, evaluation and learning, capacity building and quantitative research.
Skills and competencies
• A very good knowledge of participatory learning andknowledge sharing approaches;
• Possessing excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills
• Very good knowledge on data collection, processing and analysis
• Responsive, rigorous, available
• Good reporting and writing skills
• Proficient in both English and French, and use of both languages for writing reports and journal articles. A third national language will bean advantage
• Be creative and able to innovatively and having experiences in the using Information and Communication Technology Equipment in research/development
• Good familiarity with integrated management of natural resources projects (agricultural, forestry, agroforestry) research and development sectors will be an asset,
• Be familiar with statistics and econometric software. The use of Stata and SPSS will be an advantage.
Terms of offer
The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gendersensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. These positions are on national termsand will be for an initial period of two (2) years, subject to a probation period according to the local labour law.
The contract could be renewed subject to performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of funds.
How to apply
Go to https://worldagroforestry.org/working-for-icraf/vacancies
Applications for this position must include:
• A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations,
• A detailed and updated curriculum vitae,
• The names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses.
All correspondence should be addressed to the HumanResources Unit, ICRAF West and Central Africa, Sahel Node Applicants should indicate: “Application – Junior Scientist–Field Site Coordinator, Mopti” on their application letters and subject of email submissions.
Applications will be considered until 5th July 2015 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site: https://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org
About the organization