ATSAF Job News 12-2009


June 02, 2009.  

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1. Universität Hohenheim, Fakultät Agrarwissenschaften, W3-Professur

"Sozialer und institutioneller Wandel in der landwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung"

2. University of Hohenheim, PhD position under the umbrella of the DFG funded SFB 564 -

Uplands Programm

3. Universität Hohenheim, Doktorand(in), Umweltökonomie

4. ICARDA, Director of Diversification and Sustainable Intensification of Production Systems

Program

5. ICARDA, Water Resources/Harvesting Specialist

6. ICARDA, Wheat Breeder

7. ICARDA, Terbol Station Manager & Resident Researcher

8. 2009-2010 Fletcher-Lauder Fellowship, Post-Doctoral Announcement

9. PAN Germany, Ein/e Projektmitarbeiter/in für Lobby- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit zum Thema

"Regelung der Zulassung und Anwendung von Bioziden durch die EU"

10. Universität Kiel: Post-Doc oder Doktorandenstelle Ernährungsökonomie

11.EIRENE, Leiter/in des Freiwilligenprogramms

12. Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR)

POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP, APRIL 2009 - DECEMBER 2011

 

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1.

An der Fakultät Agrarwissenschaften der Universität Hohenheim ist im Institut für Agrar- und

Sozialökonomie in den Tropen und Subtropen die

 

W3-Professur

"Sozialer und institutioneller Wandel in der landwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung"

 

zu besetzen.

 

Die Stelleninhaberin / der Stelleninhaber soll Forschung und Lehre zum sozialen und

institutionellen Wandel und der hiermit verbundenen Fragen zur Gestaltung der

landwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung in den Tropen und Subtropen durchführen. Besondere

Bedeutung wird dabei auf die Anwendung qualitativ bewertender Forschungsmethoden der

Sozialwissenschaften auf der Basis mathematischer Quantifizierungen gelegt. Der/die

Kandidat/in soll als Mitglied des Tropenzentrums und des Kompetenzzentrums Gender und

Ernährung zu interdisziplinären Forschungsprojekten in den Tropen und Subtropen

beitragen. In der Lehre soll das Fachgebiet in den international ausgerichteten M.Sc.-

Studiengängen in englischer und in den Bachelor-Studiengängen in deutscher Sprache

vertreten werden.

 

Die Habilitation oder gleichwertige wissenschaftliche Leistungen sowie pädagogische

Eignung sind Voraussetzung für die Berufung. Es werden exzellente Leistungen in der

sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung mit agrarwissenschaftlicher Ausrichtung in den Tropen

und Subtropen (z. B. Soziologie, Politikwissenschaften, Institutionenökonomie) sowie

Lehrerfahrungen insbesondere im sozialwissenschaftlichen Methodenspektrum erwartet.

 

Da die Universität ihren Anteil an Wissenschaftlerinnen erhöhen möchte, sind Bewerbungen

von Frauen besonders erwünscht. Die ausgeschriebene Stelle steht unbefristet zur

Verfügung. Bei der ersten Berufung in ein Professorenamt behält sich die Universität die

Einstellung auf Probe vor. Bei gleicher Eignung werden Schwerbehinderte bevorzugt

eingestellt.

 

Die Position soll zum Wintersemester 2009/10 besetzt werden.

 

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen sind bis zum 30. Juni 2009 an den Dekan der

Fakultät Agrarwissenschaften der Universität Hohenheim, 70593 Stuttgart, Deutschland, zu

richten.

 

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2.

 

PhD offer "Monitoring and Modelling Landscape C/N Flows as Affected by Current Land Use

in Mountainous Regions of Thailand and Vietnam"

The Section Plant Production Section (380a) of the Institute for Plant Production and

Agroecology in the Tropics and Subtropics, Hohenheim University, offers a PhD position

under the umbrella of the DFG funded SFB 564 - Uplands Programm. The research

focusses on:

oassessing the dynamics of landscape upland-lowland C/N flows under current land

use;

oassessing how past land use intensification has changed the spatial distribution of

soil fertility and potential crop productivity;

otesting the impact of alternative crop management options on sustainability of crop

productivity, and watershed C/N budgets and losses using the recently developed Land Use

Change Impact Assessment (LUCIA) model of SFB 564 subproject C4.

We are an international team and seek for an excellent and highly motivated student with

ecological, environmental, pedological and/or agronomic background and strong

interest/experience in modelling, GIS and remote sensing, lab and field work.

Location:

Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany (lab and modelling work)

Son La Province, NW Vietnam and

Chiang Mai Province, NE Thailand (field work)

Time frame of PhD. study:

Start: July 1st, 2009

Duration: 3 years

Salary:

Salary will be provided according to the German public service regulations (salary group E13,

50% position; funding is pending)

Interested? Please send the following information:

oMotivation letter including relevant research experience

oCurriculum vitae; Pdf of diploma and transcripts (translation if necessary)

oEnglish proficiency (for foreign students)

oNames (and email addresses) of 2 reference persons

Please send application to/Contact for more information:

Prof. Dr. Georg Cadisch, cadisch@uni-hohenheim.de, tel: +49-[0]711 459 22438

Hohenheim University (380a), 70593 Stuttgart, Germany

For further information please refer to www.uni-

hohenheim.de/www380/380a/C42_PhD_01.pdf

Deadline for application: June 5th, 2009

 

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3.

Doktorand(in), Umweltökonomie

 

Universität Hohenheim (Germany)

 

 

Im Rahmen des DFG Sonderforschungsbereichs (SFB 564) der Universität Hohenheim

(Stuttgart) ist im Fachgebiet Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Umweltökonomie zum

01.07.2009 oder bald darauf eine Doktorandenstelle (TV-L E13 50%) in einem Teilprojekt für

drei Jahre zu besetzen (vorbehaltlich endgültiger Projektgenehmigung).

 

Das Teilprojekt befasst sich mit der ökonomischen Bewertung umweltverbessernder

Maßnahmen in den Ländern Thailand und Vietnam. Im Rahmen des Teilprojekts werden

empirische Studien mithilfe der Contingent Valuation Methode (CVM) durchgeführt und

sowohl theoretische als auch methodische Aspekte der ökonomischen Umweltbewertung im

sozioökonomischen Kontext Südostasiens untersucht.

 

Der/die Bewerber(in) sollte über einen überdurchschnittlichen Abschluss (Diplom oder

Master) im Fach Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Volkswirtschaftslehre oder verwandter

Fachgebiete verfügen und fließend in Deutsch und Englisch sein. Darüber hinaus werden

gute Computerkenntnisse, fundiertes Wissen in Ökonometrie sowie die Fähigkeit erwartet,

sich in neue Untersuchungsmethoden wie z. B. Eye Tracking-Verfahren einzuarbeiten.

Bereitschaft zum interdisziplinären und interkulturellen Arbeiten und zu längeren

Forschungsaufenthalten in Thailand und Vietnam werden vorausgesetzt. Es wird erwartet,

dass der/die Bewerber(in) sich in inhaltlicher Anlehnung an die Thematik des Teilprojekts

wissenschaftlich weiterqualifiziert (Promotion).

 

Interessierte Kandidat(inn)en richten ihre Bewerbung bitte bis zum 15.6.2009 mit

Anschreiben, Lebenslauf (inkl. Namen und Email-Adressen von zwei Befürwortern),

Zeugniskopien und einer ausführlichen Zusammenfassung (ca. 2 Seiten) der Diplom- bzw.

Masterarbeit an Prof. Dr. Michael Ahlheim, Universität Hohenheim (520f), 70593 Stuttgart,

Email: ahlheim@uni-hohenheim.de

 

 

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4.

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Aleppo, Syria

 

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Director of

Diversification and Sustainable Intensification of Production Systems Program

Aleppo, Syria

 

The Organization

Established in 1977 as an autonomous, non-profit, international research center, ICARDA is

one of the 15 international research centers supported by the Consultative Group on

International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), which is co-sponsored by the World Bank, the

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for

Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the United Nations Development Programme.

ICARDA´s mission is to contribute to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in

dry areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through research and

partnerships to achieve sustainable increases in agricultural productivity and income, while

ensuring the efficient and more equitable use and conservation of natural resources. With its

main research station and headquarters in Aleppo, Syria, and a staff of over 500 scientists

and support personnel, ICARDA works through a network of partnerships with national

agricultural research systems (NARS), regional and international institutions, universities,

advanced research institutes, and non-governmental organizations. In addition to its

headquarters programs, ICARDA operates throughout the non-tropical dry areas through

regional programs and country offices.

 

The Position

The Director leads the ICARDA program which focuses on enhancing income generating

options for the rural poor from horticulture and protected agriculture, crops and livestock,

especially small ruminants, by improving and diversifying current agricultural production

systems (e.g. through conservation agriculture), increasing and diversifying outputs,

improving the safety, quality and marketability of produce, and adding value through agri-

processing of primary products. The Program is a platform for integrating the main pillars of

ICARDA research-for-development, including crop improvement, integrated water and land

management, and socioeconomic and policy research. Thus, the successful candidate is

expected to play a major role in integrating these themes at the landscape level to achieve

needed impact. The position combines research with administration and reports to the

Deputy Director General (Research). The position is based at ICARDA´s headquarters and

main research station located 30 km from Aleppo, Syria.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Within the framework of ICARDA´s Strategic Plan and the Center´s global and

regional mandates, develop Program strategy and research plans, and ensure the

implementation of approved work plans and the timely and quality delivery of research

outputs

Ensure the relevance of the Program research and its results to the CGIAR and

ICARDA´s developmental goals in enhancing food security, growth for the poor and natural

resource sustainability.

Supervise the quality of research of the Program and ensure that research results

are published internationally

Supervise the design of impact pathways for research outputs along the research for

development continuum in full partnership with NARS and other stakeholders

Contribute to fund raising center-wide and lead the Program in generating resources

to support the implementation of the Program research agenda

Ensure effective partnership with NARS in developing countries and maintain close

coordination with ICARDA´s Outreach Offices in implementing the Program research agenda

Ensure integration of DSIPS with other research programs and Outreach Offices to

achieve impact

Coordinate with other staff for capacity building in the Program

Establish linkages and coordinate collaboration with relevant institutions in

developing and developed countries.

Contribute to center wide strategic planning and management activities

 

Qualifications and Experience

Earned PhD in one or more of the following areas: small ruminants, crop/livestock and/or

livestock rangeland integration, agronomy (with focus on conservation agriculture),

horticulture (including protected agriculture), and forage legumes; a minimum of 10-15 years

experience in agricultural research; proven record of experience in a relevant scientific

domain; at least three years of international experience in a leadership position; strong team

leadership record, ability to lead a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team, innovativeness and

experience in the developing world, a track record in donor relations, fund raising and project

development, excellent communications skills in English. Knowledge of Arabic and/or

French would be an advantage.

 

Terms of Appointment

The appointment will be for an initial period of three years, renewable thereafter on an annual

basis. The salary is paid in US dollars. Benefits include housing allowance, paid home leave

travel, a pension scheme, life and health insurance package, vehicle for business and

personal use, and free enrollment for dependent children in the ICARDA-administered

International School (KG to Grade 12).

 

Living in Syria

Aleppo is Syria´s second largest city. Syria has many historical and archaeological sites,

some a short drive from Aleppo. There are four distinct seasons and the terrain varies from

desert to mountains to fertile fruit orchards. Major international airlines fly into and out of

Damascus and Aleppo. In addition to the internationally-accredited School, ICARDA runs a

Sports and Social Club for the staff.

 

Application

Qualified applicants are invited to send:

1) Cover letter of interest (no more than 2 pages) highlighting the candidate´s

experience against the criteria listed under Qualifications and Competencies, including salary

expectations and noting where the candidate saw the advertisement.

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Names, addresses, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional referees

(they will not be contacted without the candidate´s permission),

to: Personnel Services

ICARDA, P.O. Box 5466, Aleppo, Syria

Telephone: (963-21) 2213477, 2225112, or 2225012

Fax: (963-21) 2213490, 2225105, or 5744622

E-mail: ICARDA-JOBS@CGIAR.ORG

Website: www.icarda.cgiar.org

(If sending by e-mail, please do not include graphics or other large file attachments.)

 

REFERENCE: quote INT-P/0416/09 on the application (or in the subject line if applying by e-

mail).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 25 June 2009.

 

ICARDA is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from women.

 

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5.

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

 

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Water Resources/Harvesting Specialist

Aleppo, Syria

 

 

Organization

Established in 1977 as an autonomous, non-profit, international research center, ICARDA is

one of the 15 international research centers supported by the Consultative Group on

International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), which is co-sponsored by the World Bank, the

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for

Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the United Nations Development Programme.

ICARDA´s mission is to contribute to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in

dry areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through research and

partnerships to achieve sustainable increases in agricultural productivity and income, while

ensuring the efficient and more equitable use and conservation of natural resources. With its

main research station and headquarters in Aleppo, Syria, and a staff of over 500 scientists

and support personnel, ICARDA works through a network of partnerships with national

agricultural research systems (NARS), regional and international institutions, universities,

advanced research institutes, and non-governmental organizations. In addition to its

headquarters programs, ICARDA operates throughout the non-tropical dry areas through

regional programs and country offices.

 

The Position

Water resources in the dry areas are scarce and poorly managed. ICARDA conducts

research and capacity building to sustainably improve the productivity of rainwater, surface

and groundwater resources in agriculture. The Water Resources/Water Harvesting Specialist

will report to the Director of ICARDA´s Integrated Water and Land Management Program.

The appointee will work with ICARDA scientists from other disciplines, with national program

partners, and with advanced research institutes to assess water resources in the dry areas,

mainly in Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA), to design and implement

research and capacity building programs on micro and macro catchment water harvesting

systems and associated small structures for managing water resources. He/she will also

identify the main technical, social and policy constraints to integration of water harvesting

practices in agricultural systems in general and in drier rangeland environments in particular.

He/she will develop linkages to current research and development work in ICARDA´s water

benchmarks and satellite sites project to develop options for efficient water and land

management; and initiate training activities in rainwater harvesting and associated water

management practices. The appointee will develop project proposals for donor support to

tackle water management issues in the dry areas. Such projects will adopt an integrated

approach to water and land use analysis and management options applicable beyond the

target area, using a holistic, interdisciplinarity and participatory approach.

 

Required Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will have a PhD in water resources management/engineering,

demonstrated competence for at least 5 years in understanding, analysing, designing and

implementing rainwater harvesting systems for agriculture at the macro and micro levels.

He/she must have at least 3 years extensive field research experience in the application of

water harvesting and conservation practicies for rangeland rehabilitation, supplemental

irrigation and other agricultural and environmental uses, part of which should have been in

developing countries; capability and willingness to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary

and multicultural context; computer skills; and fluency in spoken and written English.

Capability in French and/or Arabic and GIS and remote sensing capabilities would be an

advantage.

 

Terms of Appointment

The appointment will be for an initial period of two years, renewable thereafter on an annual

basis. The salary is paid in US dollars. Benefits include housing allowance, paid home leave

travel, a pension scheme, life and health insurance package, vehicle for business and

personal use, and free enrollment for dependent children in the ICARDA-administered

international school (KG-Grade 12).

 

Living in Syria

ICARDA´s headquarters is situated 30 km south of Aleppo, Syria´s second largest city. In

addition to the internationally-accredited school, ICARDA runs a Sports and Social Club for

the staff. Syria has many historical and archaeological sites, some a short drive from Aleppo.

There are four distinct seasons and the terrain varies from desert to mountains to fertile fruit

orchards. Major international airlines fly into Damascus and Aleppo.

 

Application

Qualified applicants are invited to send:

2) Cover letter of interest (no more than 2 pages) highlighting the candidate´s

experience against the criteria listed under Qualifications and Competencies, including salary

expectations and noting where the candidate saw the advertisement.

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Names, addresses, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional referees

(they will not be contacted without the candidate´s permission),

to: Personnel Services

ICARDA, P.O. Box 5466, Aleppo, Syria

Telephone: (963-21) 2213477, 2225112, or 2225012

Fax: (963-21) 2213490, 2225105, or 5744622

E-mail: ICARDA-JOBS@CGIAR.ORG

Website: www.icarda.cgiar.org

(If sending by e-mail, please do not include graphics or other large file attachments.)

 

NOTE:

1. If sending by e-mail, please do not include graphics or other large file attachments.

2. Quote reference INT-P/0804/09 on application (or in subject line if applying by e-

mail).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 30 June 2009

 

ICARDA is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from women.

 

Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

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6.

International Center For Agricultural Research In The Dry Areas (ICARDA) Aleppo, Syria

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Wheat Breeder

Aleppo, Syria

 

The Organization

Established in 1977 as an autonomous, non-profit, international research center, ICARDA is

one of the 15 international research centers supported by the Consultative Group on

International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), which is co-sponsored by the World Bank, the

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for

Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the United Nations Development Programme.

ICARDA´s mission is to contribute to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in

dry areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through research and

partnerships to achieve sustainable increases in agricultural productivity and income, while

ensuring the efficient and more equitable use and conservation of natural resources. With its

main research station and headquarters in Aleppo, Syria, and a staff of over 500 scientists

and support personnel, ICARDA works through a network of partnerships with national

agricultural research systems (NARS), regional and international institutions, universities,

advanced research institutes, and non-governmental organizations. In addition to its

headquarters programs, ICARDA operates throughout the non-tropical dry areas through

regional programs and country offices.

 

The Position

ICARDA shares the joint responsibility for the improvement of bread and durum wheat within

Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) with CIMMYT (International Maize and

Wheat Improvement Center). The wheat breeding activities are conducted in the ICARDA-

CIMMYT Wheat Improvement Program (ICWIP), and include a vigorous pre-breeding

program exploiting the genetic variability in wheat and its wild relatives, for which the region is

a centre of diversity. ICARDA is seeking a wheat breeder to be based at its headquarters in

Aleppo, Syria.

 

The main responsibilities include:

oBreeding bread wheat for rainfed and irrigated environments in the dry areas of

CWANA

oWheat breeding in partnership with national programs and advanced research

institutes

oApplication of molecular marker-assisted selection

oUndertaking original research and publication of results

oCooperation with scientists in other disciplines such as pathology, biotechnology, end

use quality, agronomy and socio-economics in wheat improvement

oParticipation in setting the institute´s priorities in wheat research.

oProviding training in wheat breeding to staff from national wheat programs, including

provision of training materials

oDevelopment of research proposals for potential donors and of technical research

reports

oRepresenting ICARDA on wheat breeding in regional and international fora

 

The position is within the Biodiversity and Integrated Gene Management Program, reports to

the Program Director, and is based at ICARDA´s modern headquarters and main research

station located near Aleppo, Syria.

 

Essential Qualifications and Competencies

oPhD in plant breeding;

oA minimum of 3 years experience on breeding, research and training, preferably on

cereals;

oExperience in aspects of molecular plant breeding and biotechnology, particularly the

application of marker-assisted selection;

oDemonstrated ability to design, implement and analyze field trials (e.g. multi location

trials);

oExperience in aspects of stress physiology associated with breeding for drought and

heat tolerance, preferably in cereals;

oExperience in breeding for disease resistance;

oAbility to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment and to

establish good working relationships with scientists in national programs;

oFluency and good communication skills in written and spoken English;

oProven record of research excellence, including publication record in international

refereed journals;

oWillingness to undertake considerable international travel.

 

Desirable Qualifications and Competencies

oWork experience in developing countries;

oKnowledge of Arabic, or a second language such as French.

 

Terms of Appointment

The appointment will be for an initial period of up to 31 January 2011 (including one year´s

probation), renewable thereafter on an annual basis. The salary is paid in US dollars.

Benefits include housing allowance, paid home leave travel, a savings scheme, life and

health insurance package, vehicle for business and personal use, and free enrollment for

dependent children in the ICARDA-administered International School (KG-Grade 12).

 

Living in Syria

Aleppo is Syria´s second largest city. Syria has many historical and archaeological sites,

some a short drive from Aleppo. There are four distinct seasons and the terrain varies from

desert to mountains to fertile fruit orchards. Major international airlines fly into and out of

Damascus and Aleppo. In addition to the internationally-accredited School, ICARDA runs a

Sports and Social Club for the staff.

 

Application

Qualified applicants are invited to send:

3) Cover letter of interest (no more than 2 pages) highlighting the candidate´s

experience against the criteria listed under Qualifications and Competencies, including salary

expectations and noting where the candidate saw the advertisement.

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Names, addresses, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional referees

(they will not be contacted without the candidate´s permission),

to: Personnel Services

ICARDA, P.O. Box 5466, Aleppo, Syria

Telephone: (963-21) 2213477, 2225112, or 2225012

Fax: (963-21) 2213490, 2225105, or 5744622

E-mail: ICARDA-JOBS@CGIAR.ORG

Website: www.icarda.cgiar.org

(If sending by e-mail, please do not include graphics or other large file attachments.)

 

Quote reference INT-RA/0811/09 on application (or in subject line if applying by e-mail).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 30 June 2009.

 

ICARDA is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from women.

 

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7.

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Aleppo, Syria

 

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Terbol Station Manager & Resident Researcher

Terbol, Lebanon

 

The Organization

Established in 1977 as an autonomous, non-profit, international research center, ICARDA is

one of the 15 international research centers supported by the Consultative Group on

International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), which is co-sponsored by the World Bank, the

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for

Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the United Nations Development Programme.

ICARDA´s mission is to contribute to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in

dry areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through research and

partnerships to achieve sustainable increases in agricultural productivity and income, while

ensuring the efficient and more equitable use and conservation of natural resources. With its

main research station and headquarters in Aleppo, Syria, and a staff of over 500 scientists

and support personnel, ICARDA works through a network of partnerships with national

agricultural research systems (NARS), regional and international institutions, universities,

advanced research institutes, and non-governmental organizations. In addition to its

headquarters programs, ICARDA operates throughout the non-tropical dry areas through

regional programs and country offices.

 

The Position

ICARDA has an immediate vacancy for the position of Terbol Station Manager & Resident

Researcher under its Station Operations Program. The position is based at ICARDA´s Terbol

Station, Lebanon. The following will be the duties and responsibilities of the Terbol Station

Manager & Resident Researcher reporting to ICARDA´s Farm Manager, Director -

Biodiversity and Integrated Gene Mananement Program (BIGMP) and the Assistant Director

General - International Cooperation and Communications:

 

Station Manager Duties

Under the guidance of the ICARDA Headquarter Station Operations Farm Manager, the

Terbol Station manager:

oSupervises farm operations including agricultural workshop

oCoordinates station and farm activities

oMonitors land use and advises on crop rotations

oKeeps accurate records, and provides statistical interpretation of data

oSupervises service, maintenance, repair and setting of agricultural equipment

oManages other station(s) in Lebanon

oLiaises with Farm/Station Manager of ICARDA´s HQ, Aleppo, Syria

oProvides appropriate training to national collaborators under minimal supervision

oEnsure timely and quality operations and optimize the use of the station´s resources

oProvide quarterly progress and annual reports on station´s operation

oPerforms other duties as and when required

 

Research Duties:

Under the overall guidance of the Director of the BIGM Program:

oUndertakes original research in collaboration with BIGM scientists

oSupervises field activities, including measurements of crop grain yield, field

characteristics and the effects of diseases and pests

oContribute to the planning and implementation of ICARDA´s research projects in

Lebanon along the research-for-development continuum

oProvide needed technical backstopping to NARS in Lebanon

oParticipate in technology transfer activities in Lebanon

oPerforms other duties as and when required

 

 

Organizational and Liaison Duties:

Under the overall guidance of the Assistant Director General - International Cooperation and

Communications:

oCoordinates and facilitate ICARDA´s activities and cooperation with national

institutions in Lebanon

oBring needed visibility to ICARDA´s activities in Lebanon and communicate

effectively with national collaborators and other stakeholders in the country

oContribute to resource mobilization and project proposals development related to

Lebanon

oManages other ICARDA stations and offices in Lebanon

oSupervise and coordinate ICARDA administrative and financial matters in Lebanon,

including but not limited to:

a) Relations with the Host Country authorities

b) Financial matters

c) Human resources

d) Procurement

oPerforms other duties as and when required

 

Qualifications and Experience

oM.Sc./Ph.D. in Plant Breeding/ Plant Production

oAt least 5 years experience in related field of work, possibly also in Station

Management and operation; preferably with an international experience

oDemonstrated ability to conduct and publish original research

oExperience in guiding staff and building team work

oComputer literacy

oFluent Arabic and English obligatory

 

Terms of Appointment

The appointment will be for an initial period of three years, renewable thereafter on an annual

basis. The salary is paid in US dollars. Benefits include housing allowance, paid home leave

travel, a pension scheme, life and health insurance package, vehicle for business and

personal use, and support for dependents´ education according to ICARDA Policy.

 

Application

Qualified applicants are invited to send:

4) Cover letter of interest (no more than 2 pages) highlighting the candidate´s

experience against the criteria listed under Qualifications and Competencies, including salary

expectations and noting where the candidate saw the advertisement.

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Names, addresses, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional referees

(they will not be contacted without the candidate´s permission),

to: Personnel Services

ICARDA, P.O. Box 5466, Aleppo, Syria

Telephone: (963-21) 2213477, 2225112, or 2225012

Fax: (963-21) 2213490, 2225105, or 5744622

E-mail: ICARDA-JOBS@CGIAR.ORG

Website: www.icarda.cgiar.org

(If sending by e-mail, please do not include graphics or other large file attachments.)

 

Quote reference INT-P/8471/09on application (or in subject line if applying by e-mail).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 30 June 2009.

 

ICARDA is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from women.

 

Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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8.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Announcement

2009-2010 Fletcher-Lauder Fellowship

 

Carbon Biosequestration Strategies

 

The Fletcher School at Tufts University (Center for International

Environment and Resource Policy) and the Lauder School of Government,

Diplomacy and Strategy at The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC,

Israel) are accepting applications for the Fletcher-Lauder Fellowship for

2009-2010 to support a post-doctoral fellow, to conduct independent

research on Carbon Biosequestration Strategies.

 

The analysis of the Fletcher-Lauder Fellow will be based on data from a

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Arizona Public Service

(APS) pilot project demonstrating bio-sequestration of carbon dioxide from

carbon-rich sources, e.g., power plants, through algae production.

Specifically, the Fellow will analyze the national and international

potential of carbon bio-sequestration via algae, compare it with other

alternatives for industrial and power plant CO2 mitigation, and explore

costs and policy options to support the implementation of carbon

biosequestration on a large scale. Additional research will focus on the

benefits of algae in other fields, including but not limited to biofuels

and feed production. The analysis may utilize systems dynamics modeling,

econometric analysis and other methodologies that will improve

understanding of the economic and policy implications scalability, and the

rate at which capture systems may be introduced to prevent carbon dioxide

from entering the atmosphere from a variety of industrial and power

sources.

 

Application process: Students should submit, by e-mail, an application

that contains:

1) A letter outlining their relevant research in the engineering,

technical or biology fields. The application should address the

following:

a) Details of previous research

b) How this research is relevant to the NETL-APS project

c) Experience with national and international energy policy

2) A curriculum vita

3) Two letters of reference

 

Selection process: A committee of Fletcher School and Lauder School

faculty will select the 2009-2010 Fellow. The faculty will assess the

quality of the applicant's previous research and the intellectual rigor

and policy relevance of the student's previous work.

 

Application deadline: June 1, 2009

Award will be announced on June 15, 2009

Award date: July 1, 2009 (exact start date can be negotiated)

 

Please address applications to: Mieke van der Wansem, Associate Director,

CIERP

mieke.wansem@tufts.edu

 

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9.

PAN Germany, Pestizid Aktions Netzwerke e.V.

 

Gesucht wird: Ein/e Projektmitarbeiter/in für Lobby- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit zum Thema

"Regelung der Zulassung und Anwendung von Bioziden durch die EU"

 

Sie wollen: dass die Weiterentwicklung und Implementierung der EU-Biozidrichtlinie stark am

Schutz der Gesundheit von Mensch und Umwelt ausgerichtet wird.

Sie können: Ihre Begründungen für eine dem Gesundheits- und Umweltschutz verpflichtete

rechtli-che Regelung der Zulassung und Anwendung von Bioziden gegenüber Experten,

Politi-kern, Journalisten und der Öffentlichkeit in deutscher und englischer Sprache überzeu-

gend mündlich und schriftlich vortragen. Dann bewerben Sie sich bei uns.

Anforderungen: Kenntnisse in der rechtlichen Regelung von Bioziden oder Pestiziden (oder

Chemika-lien), Erfahrungen in der Lobbyarbeit in Brüssel sowie in der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit;

sehr gute Sprachkompetenz in Englisch; Qualifikationen in der Erstellung von fachlichen Po-

sitionspapieren und allgemeinverständlichen Texten für die Presse und die interessierte

Öffentlichkeit; Erfahrungen in der Koordinierung von Arbeitsgruppen, Organisationsta-lent;

Bereitschaft innerhalb Europas zu reisen.

Gehalt: 20 Std./Woche / 1.850 Euro brutto/Monat, befristet auf 18 Monate

Stellenantritt: 1.7.2009

Bewerbungsfrist: 10.6.2009

Bewerbungsadresse: Bitte senden Sie Ihre vollständige elektronische Bewerbung an

bewerbung@pan-germany.org

PAN Germany ist eine erfahrene, gemeinnützige Organisation, die über Gefahren der

pestizidinten-siven Landwirtschaft und Schädlingsbekämpfung informiert und sich für

umweltschonende, sozial-verträgliche und ökonomisch sinnvolle Alternativen einsetzt. Unser

kontinuierliches Engagement ist demokratisch, armuts- und umweltorientiert, netzwerkbasiert

und gendersensibel. Unsere Arbeitsweise reicht von der kritisch-konstruktiven Begleitung

politisch-legislativer Entwicklungen und wirtschaftlicher Aktivitäten bis hin zu praxisnahen

Informationen und

 

www.pan-germany.org

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10.

 

Uni Kiel: Post-Doc oder Doktorandenstelle Ernährungsökonomie

 

An der Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Institut für Ernährungswirtschaft

und Verbrauchslehre, Abteilung Ernährungsökonomie, der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu

Kiel ist zum nächst möglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle eines/einer Wissenschaftlichen

Angestellten (Postdoc oder Doktorand)

vorläufig bis zum 31.12.2010 zu besetzen. Die regelmäßige wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt

bei der Besetzung mit einem Postdoc die einer/eines Voll- oder auf Wunsch

Teilzeitbeschäftigten (zzt. 38,7 Stunden/19,35 Stunden). Bei der Besetzung der Stelle mit

einem Doktoranden/einer Doktorandin beträgt die regelmäßige wöchentliche Arbeitszeit die

Hälfte einer/eines Vollzeitbeschäftigten (zzt. 19,35 Stunden).

 

Das Entgelt richtet sich nach Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L.

Aufgabengebiet Postdoc: Eigenen wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung; hochschuldidaktische

Qualifikation; wissenschaftliche Dienstleistungen zur Organisation, zur Vorbereitung und zur

Durchführung von Forschung und Lehre, vor allem auf dem Gebiet der Agrar- und

Ernährungsökonomie und der Welternährungswirtschaft.

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen Postdoc: Abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium und eine

qualifizierte Promotion im Fach Agrarökonomie, Ernährungsökonomie, Agrarwissenschaften

oder Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Fließende Beherrschung der Deutschen Sprache. Fundierte

Kenntnisse mikroökonomischer Ansätze und quantitativer Methoden sowie ein ausgeprägtes

Interesse an dem Gebiet der Industrieökonomik, Ernährungsökonomik oder

Entwicklungsökonomik sind wünschenswert.

 

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen Doktorand: Voraussetzung ist ein mit hohem Prädikat

abgeschlossenes Studium der Ökotrophologie (Fachrichtung Ernährungsökonomie),

Agrarwissenschaften (Fachrichtung WiSo), der Agrarökonomie oder der

Volkswirtschaftslehre. Gute ökonometrische Kenntnisse sowie gute Kenntnisse der

Entwicklungsökonomik und starkes Interesse an auf Entwicklungsländer gerichtete

Forschung werden ebenfalls vorausgesetzt. Fließende Beherrschung der Deutschen

Sprache sowie sehr gute Englischkenntnisse müssen vorhanden sein. Darüber hinaus sollte

der/die Kandidat/Kandidatin Spaß an intensiver Auseinandersetzung mit wissenschaftlichen

Fragestellungen haben und Interesse an guter Arbeitsatmosphäre, Koordinations-,

Organisations- und Teamfähigkeit besitzen.

 

Die Universität ist bestrebt, den Anteil von Wissenschaftlerinnen in Forschung und Lehre zu

erhöhen und fordert deshalb entsprechend qualifizierte Frauen nachdrücklich auf, sich zu

bewerben. Frauen werden bei gleichwertiger Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung

bevorzugt berücksichtigt. Die Hochschule setzt sich für die Beschäftigung schwer behinderter

Menschen ein. Daher werden schwer behinderte Bewerberinnen und Bewerber bei

entsprechender Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

 

Ihre Bewerbung richten sie bitte mit den üblichen Unterlagen bis zum 31. Mai 2009 an:

Professor Dr. Awudu Abdulai, Institut für Ernährungswirtschaft und Verbrauchslehre,

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Olshausenstr. 40, 24098 Kiel

 

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11.

EIRENE - Internationaler Christlicher Friedensdienst ist ein ökumenischer Friedens- und

Entwicklungsdienst. EIRENE arbeitet in der nördlichen und südlichen Erdhälfte mit Initiativen

zusammen, die sich für soziale Gerechtigkeit, gewaltfreie Konfliktlösungen und eine

nachhaltige Entwicklung einsetzen.

 

Im EIRENE-Freiwilligenprogramm werden Freiwillige in Länder Europas, Lateinamerikas und

Afrikas sowie die USA und Kanada entsandt. Die Finanzierung des Programms erfolgt vor

allem über Spenden und Drittmittel von staatlichen, kirchlichen und privaten Gebern. Zur

Unterstützung des Programms suchen wir zum nächst möglichen Zeitpunkt für die

internationale Geschäftsstelle in Neuwied eine/n

 

Leiter/in des Freiwilligenprogramms

 

Die Leitung des Freiwilligenprogramms ist verantwortlich für

oKonzeptionelle Weiterentwicklung und Profilierung des Freiwilligenprogramms und

der Arbeit mit Ehrenamtlichen

oWeiterentwicklung der Verfahren und Standards im Freiwilligenprogramm

oEinwerbung von Drittmitteln im Freiwilligenbereich

 

Zu ihren weiteren Aufgaben gehören

oPersonalführung

oOrganisation von Seminaren und Koordination von Gästebetreuung, Hauslogistik

und Zentrale

oDurchführung von Rückkehrerseminaren

 

Ihr Profil:

oAbgeschlossenes Fachhochschul- oder Hochschulstudium, zum Beispiel in

Pädagogik, Religionswissenschaften, Theologie oder Kulturwissenschaften

oBerufserfahrung in pädagogischer Arbeit und Seminarorganisation

oErfahrung in der Erarbeitung von Projektanträgen und dem Verfassen von Berichten

oErfahrung in Personalführung

oErfahrung mit Freiwilligendiensten oder in ähnlichen Tätigkeitsfeldern

oAuslandserfahrung und Interesse an internationaler Zusammenarbeit sind erwünscht

oBereitschaft zur gelegentlichen Arbeit am Wochenende

oBereitschaft zu engagierter Mitarbeit in einem christlich-ökumenischen Friedens- und

Entwicklungsdienst

oSie haben Freude an der Gestaltung eines Arbeitsbereiches und richten ihr Handeln

flexibel an den aktuellen Herausforderungen aus.

oSie arbeiten gerne mit unterschiedlichen Menschen zusammen, können sie

motivieren und besitzen ausgeprägte soziale und organisatorische Kompetenzen

oDie gängigen Office-Anwendungen und Datenbanksysteme (Anwenderperspektive)

sind Ihnen geläufig

 

Sie erwartet: eine vielseitige und herausfordernde Arbeit in einem kreativen und motivierten

Team; Bezahlung nach solidarischem Einheitsgehalt in Anlehnung an BAT Va.

Die Stelle hat einen Umfang von 100%.

Am Donnerstag, 18. Juni 2009, finden die Bewerbungsgespräche statt.

Bewerbungen mit vollständigen Unterlagen (möglichst nicht per email) bis spätestens 8. Juni

2009 an:

EIRENE Internationaler Christlicher Friedensdienst e. V.; z. Hd. Iris Bildhauer; Postfach

1322; 56503 Neuwied

www.eirene.org

 

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12.

 

Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR)

Faculty of Health Sciences

North-West University

Potchefstroom Campus

Private bag X6001

Potchefstroom

2520

 

Tel +27 18 299 2095

Fax +27 18 299 2088

 

POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP, APRIL 2009 - DECEMBER 2011

The Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research is looking for a suitable candidate for a

postdoctoral position to manage and coordinate a project on bone health of African women.

This is a project nested in the large PURE (Prospective Rural and Urban Epidemiology)

study. This position is available for a period of three years starting on 1st April 2009

(negotiable). The successful candidate will have to comply with the following requirements:

a PhD or equivalent qualification in Physiology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Nursing or

related subject with knowledge of and an interest in bone metabolism.

the successful candidate should have good communications skills in English.

the successful candidate should have a working knowledge of either SAS or SPSS

statistical programmes.

Ideally the successful candidate should have own transport.

It will be expected from the successful candidate to

participate actively in the planning and execution of the research project

manage and process existing and new data sets

write and prepare papers and draft reports on current and new data

prepare an ethics application and write grant proposals for further funding of the

project

The remuneration per annum is R130 000 (South African Rand). Further information can be

obtained from prof A Kruger, tel +27-18-299-2095, email annamarie.kruger@nwu.ac.za