ATSAF-Job-News 23-2004

September 17, 2004.  

1. Post-Doc Position

2. Cimmyt: Research Program Directors (sixpositions)

3. UECBV, Bruessel, Assistant to the Secretary General in Economic and Trade Affairs



Institut für Pflanzenproduktion und Agrarökologie in den Tropen und Subtropen


Post-Doc Position


The Group of 'Plant Production in the Tropics and Subtropics' invites applications for a

post-doc (BATIIa) position at the Institute of Plant Production and Agroecology in the

Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, Germany.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of a strong

research group in tropical plant production systems in particular in the areas of soil-

plant-atmosphere nutrient cycling, global climate change and environment. Applicants

with strong interest and expertise in stable isotope methodologies are particularly

encouraged to apply. The candidate should have a sound understanding of nutrient

cycling processes with an established track record of research and publications in a

specific aspect of the discipline that will complement the existing research interests of

the group. In particular her/his proposed research should provide inputs and support to

our modelling group (assessment of sustainability and environmental impact of

agroecosystems in the tropics and subtropics). We have excellent new stable mass-

spec facilities and good links to soil sciences and ecology at the university.


The candidate should have a willingness to travel frequently overseas and have a

strong commitment to developmental issues. Applicants with a demonstrated ability to

acquire external research funding and with established international links are

particularly encouraged. The appointee will have to contribute to teaching and

supervision of students.


Further details about the position can be obtained from Professor Georg Cadisch



Please send letter including proposed research area and CV to: B. Scobel, Institute of

Plant Production and Agroecology in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of

Hohenheim (380a), 70593 Stuttgart, Germany.


The University of Hohenheim is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks to

increase the share of female scientists among its employees. At equal qualification

handicapped will be preferred.


Universität Hohenheim (380a) 70593 Stuttgart, Garbenstr. 13 70599 Stuttgart

(0711) 459-2438 (0711) 459-23 04 Email:


2. Cimmyt: Research Program Directors (sixpositions)


Our newly restructured research programs require a group of ambitious Directors to

lead them into the future. A Director will be appointed for each of the following six new

programs (the location of the posting follows the program title):


1. Genetic Resources- Based at Hq in Mexico

- Develop and implement strategic themes in the area of genetic resources and gene

discovery, applying technologies such as wide crossing, genomics, genetic

engineering and bioinformatics.

- Provide strategic guidance for CIMMYT work to conserve, characterize, and use

maize and wheat genetic resources.


2. Impacts Targeting and Assessment- Based at Hq in Mexico

- Develop and implement strategic themes focusing on poverty analysis, impact

assessment, knowledge management, innovative decision, and planning tool


- Balance skills in economics, anthropology, social science, and geographic

information systems.


3. African Livelihoods- Based in Nairobi, Kenya

- Develop and implement strategic themes highly focused on the use of CIMMYT

commodities and technologies to improve livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa.

- Develop partnerships that integrate efforts to reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.


4. Rainfed Wheat Systems- Based in Ankara, Turkey

- Develop and implement strategic themes within rainfed agroecologies to maximize

the impact of wheat-based systems on poverty alleviation.

- Knowledge of dryland farming systems and an understanding of efficient water use in

dryland ecologies.


5. Tropical Ecosystems- Based at Hq in Mexico

- Develop and implement strategic themes within tropical ecosystems to maximize the

impact of crop-based production systems on poverty alleviation.

- Focus on the inter-relations of agriculture and natural resource management in

specific production systems.


6. Intensive Agro-ecosystems- Based in Asia

- Develop and implement strategic themes within intensive agroecological areas to

maximize the impact of crop based production systems on poverty alleviation.

- Focus on the inter-relations of agriculture and natural resource management in

specific production systems.


Each Program Director must possess the following qualifications:


- Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field with 10+ years of research experience,

including at least three years of research management.

- Strong record in applied research and delivering research products.

- Innovativeness and the ability to bring new ideas and approaches.

- Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other,

pertinent languages is an asset.

- Ability to manage multi-disciplinary, outcome-oriented research teams and to work

effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary, multicultural team.

- Experience in developing country agriculture.

- Experience in fundraising, preferably in relation to International Development



CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer striving to achieve diversity in gender and

nationality as well as to meet the needs of dual-career couples. Salaries for

internationally recruited staff are paid in US dollars and are complemented by an

attractive benefits package. Visit our website at


Please send your letter of application no later than September 10th indicating

position(s) desired, CV/Resume (including full contact information), and names and

contact information of three references to:


Human Resources Manager

(Reference 2004/14)


Apdo. Postal 6-641, México, D.F. 06600, MEXICO

Phone: (+52) 55-5804-2004 Fax: (+52) 55-5804-7558

Email: Or apply online at


Direct any questions about your application to John Dodds, Deputy Director General

for Research:, Tel: (+52) 55-5804-7545


3. UECBV, Bruessel, Assistant to the Secretary General in Economic and Trade



The European Livestock and Meat Trading Union (U.E.C.B.V.), founded in 1952, is the

mouthpiece of national federations representing livestock markets, livestock traders

(cattle, horses, sheep and pigs) and meat traders (beef, horsemeat, sheepmeat and

pigmeat), slaughterhouses, cutting plants and meat preparation plants. Through its

national member federations, over 16,000 trading and industrial firms of all sizes and

230,000 jobs are represented within the U.E.C.B.V. THE U.E.C.B.V. PURSUES THE


- To represent and to defend livestock and meat trade, and the livestock and meat


- To promote Community trade as well as international trade

- To deepen the internal market

- To combat distortions of competition


Assistant to the Secretary General in Economic and Trade Affairs

The successful candidate will be responsible for following up market developments

and trade issues

on EU and international level, and the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. Drafting press

revues and coaching the Young European Meat Committee's activities will be another

important part of the work in serving the needs of the association's members.


- University degree in economics, preferably in the field of agricultural economics

- German on mother-tongue level and very good knowledge of English and French

- Strong drafting and computer skills as well as the ability to work independently on the


topics and projects

- Being familiar with the Common Agriculture Policy as well as the European

Institutions is definitely an asset


- The position is available as soon as possible

- One-year contract with the possibility of extension

- Competitive salary plus benefits

Please send your application and CV to:

Jean-Luc Mériaux, Secretary General of the U.E.C.B.V.

Rue de la Loi, 81A, BTE 9, B-1040 Bruxelles

Phone: ++32-(0)2-230-4603, Fax: ++32-(0)2-230-9400




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