jueves, 2 de mayo de 2013

Trabajo para Agrónomos y similares en ICRAF (destino: el Mundo)

Buenas tardes, os presento una gran oportunidad de conocer mundo gracias a Climate Change Scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). La organización está en Kenia pero el trabajo consistirá en representarlos por todo el mundo. Con muy buen sueldo (según ellos).

El 15 de Mayo será el último día en el cual podrás enviar tu solicitud de empleo.

Aquí os dejo un poco de información sobre la posición.


Specific Responsibilities
  • Develop and improve modelling tools and methods related to climate and other spatially explicit data to improve decision making at community to international scales.
  • Support the Climate Change Unit in improving its ability to answer research questions related to the connection between climate variability and change and agroforestry and other climate-smart agricultural systems.
  • Collaborate with the Geoinformatics Unit, the Research Methods Group and Knowledge Management in connecting climate and potentially other climate-relevant data to other geospatially explicit information.
  • Coordinate climate change modelling with ICRAF regions and build capacity within ICRAF and its partners where appropriate.
  • Represent ICRAF at national and international fora.
  • Lead and contribute to the publication of original research papers and syntheses of work carried out within ICRAF and with partners.
  • Raise funds related to the Climate Change Unit.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the supervisor where pertinent to successfully carrying out the job.
Qualifications and experience
  • At least a PhD in atmospheric science, physical geography, plant ecology, agronomics or other relevant field of science. A post-doc relevant to the field is highly advantageous.
  • Excellent demonstrated programming and modelling skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle large datasets.
  • Relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals at least in the pipeline.
  • Excellent command of English demonstrated by good presenting and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work under pressure.
  • Good networking skills and capacity to work in multicultural teams.
  • Experience with agroforestry systems and a good understanding of social-ecological systems are an advantage.
  • Work experience in a developing country is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the R programming language is an advantage.
About the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

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 Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.
To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: www.worldagroforestry.org

Terms of offer

The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. This is an International position and will be offered on international terms for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to nine (9) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.
We offer a competitive salary package with good international benefits.

How to apply

Applications for the position must include:
  • Cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses.
All correspondence will be via email only addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF):icrafhru@cgiar.org. Applicants should indicate “Application – Climate Change Scientist” on their application letters and email submissions.
Applications will be considered until 15 May 2013 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected. Interviews will be held on 1 and 2 July 2013
Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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