ATSAF-Job-News 21-2005


July 30, 2005.  

1.

Universitätsprofessur W3 "Raumplanung in Entwicklungsländern"

2.

Soil Scientist Postdoctoral Research Position, Universität Dresden

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

Aleppo, Syria

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1. In der Fakultät Raumplanung ist eine Universitätsprofessur W3 "Raumplanung in

Entwicklungsländern" (Nachfolge Prof. Dr. Kreibich) voraussichtlich zum 1. Oktober

2006 zu besetzen.

 

Die Universitätsprofessur soll das Fach "Raumplanung in Entwicklungsländern" in

Forschung

und Lehre vertreten. Aufgaben der Professur sind insbesondere theoriegeleitete und

praxisorientierte Forschung und Lehre zur Raumentwicklung und zur raumbezogenen

Entwicklungsplanung in Entwicklungsländern unter Einbeziehung ökonomischer,

sozialer, politischer, kultureller und ökologischer Aspekte. Neben der Beteiligung am

Diplomstudiengang "Raumplanung", der in einen gestuften Studiengang umgewandelt

werden soll, liegt ein besonderer Aufgabenschwerpunkt in dem auf Entwicklungs-,

Schwellen- und Transformationsländer ausgerichteten internationalen Master-

Studiengang "Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies" (SPRING).

Von den Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern werden umfangreiche internationale

Erfahrungen, die Bereitschaft zu interdisziplinärer und internationaler Zusammenarbeit

in Forschung und Lehre sowie ein besonderes Engagement für die Weiterentwicklung

der internationalen Studienangebote der Fakultät, insbesondere des Master-

Studiengangs SPRING, erwartet. Die Bereitschaft zur Betreuung von Studienprojekten

sowie zur Mitwirkung an der Selbstverwaltung wird vorausgesetzt. Die Arbeits- und

Unterrichtssprache im internationalen SPRINGProgramm ist Englisch. Von

Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern mit nichtdeutscher Muttersprache wird die Bereitschaft

zum Erwerb deutscher Sprachkenntnisse erwartet. Zu den erwarteten fachlichen

Qualifikationen der Bewerberinnen und Bewerber gehören Kenntnisse der und

Erfahrungen mit:

 

- Theorien der Raumentwicklung und der räumlichen Planung in Entwicklungsländern,

- Analyse und Bewertung räumlicher Prozesse in Entwicklungsländern,

- Methoden, Verfahren und Instrumenten raumbezogener Politik und Planung in

Entwicklungsländern.

 

Erwartet werden Kenntnisse internationaler Verflechtungen der Entwicklungsländer

und Vertrautheit mit dem Wirken supranationaler Organisationen.

Die Einstellungsvoraussetzungen richten sich nach § 46 HG des Landes NRW.

Erwartet werden insbesondere hervorragende wissenschaftliche Leistungen, die bei

Berufung in ein erstes Professorenamt durch erfolgreiche Tätigkeit als

Juniorprofessorin oder Juniorprofessor oder im Rahmen einer Habilitation oder durch

eine andere wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit erbracht worden sein können.

Es wird darauf hingewiesen, dass Bewerbungen von Frauen ausdrücklich erwünscht

sind und Frauen bei gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung bevorzugt

berücksichtigt werden, sofern nicht in der Person eines Mitbewerbers liegende Gründe

überwiegen.

Die Bewerbung geeigneter Schwerbehinderter ist erwünscht.

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen werden erbeten innerhalb eines Monats

nach

Erscheinen der Anzeige, spätestens bis zum 10. Oktober 2005, an den Dekan der

Fakultät

Raumplanung, Universität Dortmund, D-44221 Dortmund. Nähere Auskünfte erteilt das

Dekanat unter Telefon 0231 / 755-2284, Fax 0231 / 755-2620, E-Mail:

dekanat@rp.unidortmund.

de, Homepage: www.raumplanung.uni-dortmund.de

Fakultät Raumplanung

 

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2.

The Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology, Faculty of Forest, Geo

and Hydro Sciences, Dresden University of Technology TUD is seeking for

a Soil Scientist (BAT-O IIa) Postdoctoral Research Position

 

with international experience in soil science and site classification. Main task will be the

development of a specific agroforestry site classification model for the tropical rain

forest region in Southern Ecuador for sustainable landuse planning within the

Research Group 402 of the German Research Foundation DFG. Beside this the

candidate will support the establishment of a soil group and soil laboratory at the

Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja UTPL (www.utpl.edu.ec ). Main

place of work will be Loja, Ecuador. The candidate will be responsible for a highly

motivated, interdisciplinary interacting team.

 

The applicant should have basic experiences and excellent references in the target

field and should be able to speak apart from German high standard English and

colloquial Spanish. TUD supports the principle of equal opportunity between men and

women, and is therefore interested in applications from women. Payment will be

according to the German BAT-O IIa standard. This position is available for two years.

For additional informations please contact Prof. Dr. habil. Franz Makeschin

(makesch@forst.tu-dresden.de; Phone +49 35203 3831307).

 

Please send your applications including a detailed CV, a list of publications and the

contact information of three references to Prof. Dr. Franz Makeschin, Institute of Soil

Science and Site Ecology, Faculty of Forest, Geo and Hydro Sciences, Dresden

University of Technology,

Pienner Str. 19, D 01735 Tharandt / Germany.

 

The deadlines of applications for the IDSP:

 

for Non-European citizens:

September 30, 2004, for the intake 2005

June 30, 2005, for the intake 2006

 

for German and European citizens:

May 31, yearly, for the intake in October of the same year

Quelle: Dr. Günther Manske

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

Aleppo, Syria

 

Coordinator, Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) Sub-global

Component of the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology

for Development (IAASTD)

Knowledge Management and Dissemination

 

Organization

ICARDA is a non-profit international agricultural research center in a worldwide

consortium of 15 centers, supported by the Consultative Group on International

Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The CGIAR is co-sponsored by the World Bank, the

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund

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

(UNDP). With a staff of over 400 scientists and support personnel, representing more

than 45 nationalities, ICARDA addresses two key areas of agricultural research:

germplasm improvement (cereals and legumes) and natural resource management.

The Center has a global mandate for barley, lentil and faba bean improvement, and a

regional mandate for the improvement of wheat, chickpea and forage and pasture

legumes. A major emphasis is placed on the conservation and management of land

and water, and improved productivity of small ruminants in integrated farming systems

in dry areas. The Center's research and training programs are implemented in

partnership with national programs and, in most cases, with other CGIAR centers as

well as advanced research institutes in both developing and industrialized countries.

 

The research program of ICARDA is designed as a single coherent program, sub-

divided into six mega-projects on management of scarce water resources and

mitigation of drought; integrated gene management; improved land management to

combat desertification; diversification and sustainable improvement of livelihoods;

poverty and livelihoods analysis; and knowledge management and dissemination.

 

The Position

ICARDA has an immediate vacancy for the position of Coordinator, IAASTD CWANA

Sub-global Component (RA2) under its Knowledge Management and Dissemination

Mega-Project. Starting salary will depend on relevant qualifications and experience.

The incumbent will be based at ICARDA's headquarters in Aleppo, Syria.

 

About IAASTD

IAASTD was launched in 2004 after an extensive consultative process involving over

900 individuals in nearly 100 countries, as a unique multistakeholder participatory

process. The purpose is to assess how agricultural knowledge, science and

technology (AKST) can be more effectively used to reduce hunger and poverty,

improve rural livelihoods, and facilitate equitable, environmentally, socially and

economically sustainable development. IAASTD seeks to bring the best available

information to bear on policy and management decisions, and to build and enhance

local and regional capacity to design, implement and utilize scientific assessments.

IAASTD is multi-thematic, addressing nutritional security, livelihoods, human health,

and environmental sustainability; multi-spatial, combining global and sub-global

assessments; multi-temporal, taking a short- and long-term perspective (now to 2050);

and will integrate local knowledge with institutional knowledge. It will analyze lessons

from the past, assess how the world may plausibly change over the next 50 years, and

provide options for action, by placing AKST in the context of other major demographic,

economic, socio-political and cultural drivers of change. It will build upon related

activities such as the recently completed Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the MDG

Hunger Task Force, the Inter-Academy Council Study on Science and Technology

Strategies for Improved Agricultural Productivity and Food Security in Africa, and the

New Agenda for Agriculture being developed by the Poverty Network (POVNET) of the

DAC-OECD Agricultural Task Team (ATT).

 

Job Requirements

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Knowledge Management and

Dissemination, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

- Maintain a database of authors for the CWANA Sub-global Component of IAASTD.

- Serve as a coordinating focal point for the CWANA Sub-global Component of

IAASTD as well as for CWANA authors.

- Liaise with authors and with the IAASTD Secretariat to ensure that activities proceed

according to the work plan and provide technical backstopping for the preparation of

the CWANA Sub-global Component of IAASTD.

- Comply with the Center's policies on Occupational Health and Safety as well as

ICARDA IP Policies.

- Supervise, mentor and provide guidance to the Program Assistant in executing

IAASTD activities.

- Maintain close liaison and periodic reporting to IAASTD Secretariat to ensure smooth

execution of assessment activities according to work plan.

- Manage funds and other resources to facilitate execution of planned activities.

- Coordinate two rounds of review by experts and governments.

- Attend, coordinate and make presentations at meetings of IAASTD authors.

- Prepare and finalize the report from the CWANA Sub-global Component of IAASTD.

- Adapt IAASTD plans and procedures to the particular needs and circumstances of

the CWANA Sub-global Component as appropriate.

- Recommend and implement steps to solve problems in the assessment process as

they arise.

- Plan activities and meetings as needed.

 

Qualifications and Experience

- A PhD degree in agricultural sciences, resource management, or a related

natural/social science discipline.

- At least four years' experience in international scientific agricultural research and/or

project management, at least two years of which should be at international level in

CWANA and developing countries.

- Understanding of global issues related to agricultural science/technology and

sustainable development, with specific knowledge and experience related to CWANA.

- Project management skills, including management of project activities and budgets,

and the oversight of research and/or assessment activities.

- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels and in multi-cultural

settings in English.

- Knowledge of MS Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access,

mobile and virtual office tools.

- Willing and able to travel regularly for work.

- Proficiency in English and Arabic.

- Ability to work under pressure.

 

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 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

ICARDA's headquarters are 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:

1) a cover letter of interest, including recent salary history,

2) curriculum vitae, with a recent photo

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

referees,

4) photocopies (non-returnable) of other relevant supporting documents

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-RA/0524/05 on the application (or in the subject line if

applying by e-mail).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 25 August 2005

 

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