ATSAF - Job news Nachschlag 13-2007


June 26, 2007.  

1. Juniorprofessur (W1) fürLandnutzungsmanagement in den Tropen und Subtropen

2. PRINCIPAL TECHNICAL ADVISOR, Central African Republic

3. PROFESSOR OF HORTICULTURE, ZAMORANO UNIVERSITY (ESCUELA AGRICOLA

PANAMERICANA

4. Koordinator/in der Klima-Allianz

5. Plant Pathologist, (Tanzania)

6. ICARDA, Research Associate, Field Research Coordinator for a goat project

7. Iran/ICARDA Project Leader

8. Molecular Marker Specialist, (Tanzania)

9. ICARDA, PROJECT MANAGER, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

10. POST-DOCTORAL SCIENTIST - FORAGE CHARACTERIZATION & REGENERATION

11. Assistant Professor, Agricultural Communication, Gainesville, FL

 

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1. An der Fachrichtung Forstwissenschaften ist am Institut für Internationale Forst- und

Holzwirtschaft zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die

Juniorprofessur (W1) für

Landnutzungsmanagement in den Tropen und Subtropen

 

 

befristet zu besetzen. Gesucht wird eine in Forschung und Lehre ausgewiesene

Persönlichkeit, die ein fundiertes Wissen und internationale Erfahrungen in folgenden

Bereichen nachweisen kann: Landnutzungsplanung mit dem Schwerpunkt Wald/Gehölze in

den Tropen und Subtropen; Analyse und Entwicklung von forstlichen und agroforstlichen

Betriebssystemen; Integriertes Management der Landnutzung auf lokalen und

übergeordneten räumlichen Ebenen.

Der/Die Bewerber/in soll in den Forstwissenschaften oder angrenzenden Disziplinen

ausgewiesen sein. Gemeinsam mit dem Inhaber der Professur für Tropische Forstwirtschaft

ist der/die Juniorprofessor/in für die Koordination des Masterstudiengangs "Tropical Forestry

and Management" sowie des Erasmus-Mundus-Studiengangs "SUTROFOR (Sustainable

Tropical Forestry)" zuständig. Unterrichtssprache in diesen Studiengängen ist Englisch. Die

Fakultät legt besonderen Wert auf eine überdurchschnittliche pädagogische Eignung, die

durch Evaluierungsergebnisse belegt werden soll. Internationale Erfahrungen mit dem

Schwerpunkt Tropen/Subtropen sind anhand von erfolgreichen Forschungskooperationen

nachzuweisen. Die Akquisition und Betreuung von Forschungsprojekten in Tropenländern

wird erwartet. Die Einstellungsvoraussetzungen richten sich nach den geltenden

Bestimmungen des Sächsischen Hochschulgesetzes i.d.j.g.F. (§46 SächsHG). Danach sind

ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium, die pädagogische Eignung sowie eine besondere

Befähigung zur wissenschaftlichen Arbeit (in der Regel eine herausragende Promotion)

nachzuweisen.

Juniorprofessoren werden für die Dauer von bis zu 4 Jahren beschäftigt. Das

Dienstverhältnis kann nach positiver Evaluation um 2 Jahre verlängert werden, wobei die

Anstellungszeit gemäߧ45 des Sächsischen Hochschulgesetzes i.d.j.g.F. auf höchstens 6

Jahre begrenzt ist.

 

Frauen sind ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung aufgefordert. Selbiges gilt auch für behinderte

Menschen.

Ihre Bewerbung senden Sie bitte mit tabellarischem Lebenslauf, Darstellung des

wissenschaftlichen Werdegangs, Publikationsverzeichnis, Kopien der fünf wichtigsten

Veröffentlichungen, Verzeichnis der Lehrtätigkeit und beglaubigte Kopien von Zeugnissen

und Urkunden sowie einem ergänzenden Schreiben, in dem Sie Ihre Motivation zur

Bewerbung erläutern, bis zum 06.07.2007 an: TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Forst-, Geo-

und Hydrowissenschaften, Herrn Prof. Dr. Peter Werner, 01062 Dresden.

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2.

JOB OFFER

PRINCIPAL TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Central African Republic.

 

 

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world´s largest independent

organisation dedicated to the conservation of nature. WWF-Central Africa Programme Office

(CARPO) is advertising the position of a Principal Technical Advisor (PTA) for the Dzanga-

Sangha project (DPS) in Central African Republic.

 

MAJOR FUNCTIONS

 

The Principal Technical Advisor (PTA) is responsible for providing technical assistance and

oversight to the Dzanga-Sangha Project, consisting of the Dzanga-Sangha Special Dense

Forest Reserve and Dzanga-Ndoki National Park and its broader landscape in its aim to

maintain the biodiversity of the southwestern forest of the CAR. The PTA will serve as the

principal representative of WWF to the Dzanga-Sangha project and will work under the

technical and administrative supervision of the WWF-CAR Liaison Officer. The PTA's main

function is to advise the National Project Director to establish and implement an efficient

management system for the sustainable conservation and use of natural resources for the

Dzanga-Sangha Landscape and to transfer his/her technical knowledge and project

management experience to the National Project Director (NPD), such that the NPD can

assume responsibility for the project management.

The PTA will be based at the project site in Bayanga, and may visit other sites that relate to

the project's advancement.

 

The PTA will represent as requested or needed by the NPD the project throughout the CAR

and outside the country at conferences (e.g. the Sangha Tri-National Park meetings) and will

promote project activities and associated tourism activities.

 

LOCATION

 

The PTA will be based at the project site in Bayanga, and may visit other sites that relate to

the project's advancement including the protected areas of the Sangha Trinational Initiative.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIP

 

The PTA will establishes and maintain close working relationships with the CAR Government,

GTZ, and Dzanga-Sangha project personnel and liaise closely with relevant donor NOs such

as WWF Germany, Netherlands and US. The PTA works closely with the Liaison Officer for

WWF Office in CAR, to ensure full contribution to and involvement of the Liaison Officer for

WWF-CAR Office, to ensure execution of the DSP and full contribution and involvement of

the CAR Office in CARPO activities.

 

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION

 

· a minimum of eight years of experience in working in conservation or development

organizations, especially in a similar biome;

· An advanced degree (a minimum of an MSc in biology, ecology or a related field) or

equivalent experience in natural resource management is required.

· demonstrate a strong working knowledge of forest and wildlife ecology and

management principles;

· familiarity with the WWF and other project funding agencies, especially the World

Bank, US Government agencies, European Union and GTZ;

· strong managerial and administrative skills and excellent organizational skills;

· fluency in English, French and preferably Sango;

· strong communication skills, particularly in writing reports and proposals for donor

agencies;

· strong interpersonal skills,

· depth and breadth of knowledge of conservation and development issues

 

SALARY : a competitive salary will be offered

 

DURATION OF THE POSITION : for an initial phase of two years.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION : Application files including a letter of motivation and a

detailed curriculum vitae to be forwarded to the address below on or before July 6, 2007.

E-mail : snjofon@wwfcarpo.org

 

 

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3.

ZAMORANO UNIVERSITY

(ESCUELA AGRICOLA PANAMERICANA)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: PROFESSOR OF HORTICULTURE

 

Zamorano, founded in 1942, is a private international, non-profit university based in

Honduras and known throughout the Americas for the quality, leadership and impact of its

more than 5000 graduates. Zamorano offers teaching, research and outreach programs

focused on the sustainable development of globally competitive agricultural and food

industries, conservation and responsible management of natural resources and biodiversity,

and poverty reduction and the transformation of the rural sector. The university´s four

undergraduate degree programs feature, in addition to world-class academic excellence,

Zamorano´s hallmark "Learning by Doing" practical education component, and a structured

student environment designed to develop the qualities of leadership, personal responsibility

and self-discipline. Zamorano also conducts an extensive applied research and outreach

program in its areas of expertise which contributes to the development process while

simultaneously offering further learning opportunities for its students.

Zamorano has a faculty of approximately 70 professionals, many of whom have terminal

degrees in their respective fields; and approximately 950 students, of whom approximately

one third are women, drawn from most of the nations of Latin America. (For further

information, please see Zamorano´s web site: www.zamorano.edu.)

Position description and responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the Agricultural Science and Production department, the

Professor of Horticulture will provide leadership, strategic direction, and operational

management in the area of horticultural science and production in support of the university´s

teaching, research and outreach programs. The specific responsibilities of the Professor of

Horticulture include:

· Develop an innovative teaching, outreach, research and production program in

horticultural science.

· Teach undergraduate level courses in agricultural sciences, with a special emphasis

on horticultural sciences.

· Provide technical support to students working on horticultural related topics for their

graduation projects.

· Participate in the supervision and implementation of the practical education activities

(learning by doing) of the horticultural unit and the department.

· Coordinate activities with other Zamorano units, especially: Soil science, plant

science, irrigation, integrated pest management, farm machinery and marketing.

· Manage the human, physical, natural and financial resources assigned to the

horticultural unit.

· Participate in the student life system

Requirements

In addition to a Ph. D. degree in horticultural science, the successful candidate will be a

highly capable leader and a team player, with strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Prior experience in research and a university environment is desirable.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

· Full-time and exclusive commitment to Zamorano.

· Willingness to live on the Zamorano campus, in rural Honduras, 30 kilometers from

Tegucigalpa, the capital city.

· Bilingual (English and Spanish) with experience living and working in a multicultural

environment, preferably in Central or South America.

· A commitment to the mission, vision and values of Zamorano.

Compensation

An attractive benefits package and competitive salary is offered based on the qualifications of

the candidate selected.

 

Contact

Dr. Miguel Velez

Director

Science and Production Agriculture

Zamorano University

Apartado Postal 93

Tegucigalpa, Honduras, C.A.

Tel. +504 287 2201

E-mail: mvelez@zamorano.edu

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4.

Stellenausschreibung der Klima-Allianz

 

Wir suchen Sie als Koordinator/in der Klima-Allianz

Mehr als 50 Organisationen haben im April 2007 die Klima-Allianz gegründet - darunter

Umweltorganisationen wie BUND, DNR, DUH, Greenpeace, NABU und WWF,

Entwicklungsorganisationen wie Brot für die Welt, Caritas International, Diakonie

Katastrophenhilfe, EED und Misereor, mehrere Evangelische Landeskirchen, die Katholische

Landjugendbewegung sowie attac, Deutscher Alpenverein und Germanwatch. Die Klima-

Allianz will mit Aktionen und Lobbyarbeit dazu beitragen, dass rasche und entschlossene

Klimaschutz-Maßnahmen umgesetzt werden und die Entwicklungsländer stärker beim

Schutz

vor den Folgen des Klimawandels unterstützt werden.

Künftig soll dieses neue Bündnis hauptamtlich koordiniert werden. Dafür suchen wir eine

motivierte und kompetente Person, die

- Erfahrung mit Presse- und Lobbyarbeit hat,

- Organisationen aus unterschiedlichen gesellschaftlichen Milieus koordinieren kann,

- Grundkenntnisse in der Klima- und Entwicklungspolitik mitbringt.

Ihre Aufgaben werden sein:

- Organisation von Treffen der Klima-Allianz, Kontakt mit den Mitgliedsorganisationen,

- Erstellung von Öffentlichkeitsmaterialien und Redaktion der Internetseite,

- Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit,

- Koordinierende Funktion bei der Organisation der in Deutschland stattfindenden

Aktionen zum weltweiten Klima-Aktionstag am 8.12.2007,

- Verwaltung des Budgets der Klima-Allianz und ggf. Drittmittel-Akquise.

Diese Aktivitäten sollen im Büro des Forums Umwelt & Entwicklung/DNR durchgeführt

werden. Arbeitsort ist Bonn oder Berlin.

Sie sind verantwortlich gegenüber dem Arbeitsausschuss der Klima-Allianz (11 Personen)

und der Geschäftsführung des Forums Umwelt & Entwicklung.

Rahmenbedingungen: Vollzeitstelle zum baldmöglichsten Zeitpunkt, Bezahlung in

Anlehnung an TVÖD 11, Einstellung zunächst befristet auf 1 Jahr, eine Verlängerung auf drei

Jahre wird angestrebt.

Ihre Bewerbung richten Sie bitte bis zum 10. Juli 2007 mit Anschreiben und Lebenslauf (falls

vorhanden, gerne auch Arbeitsproben als pdf-Datei) ausschließlich per E-Mail an das Forum

Umwelt und Entwicklung, z.Hd. Jürgen Maier, chef@forumue.de

Weitere Informationen: www.die-klima-allianz.de

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5.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTPlant Pathologist (Tanzania)

 

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center is a non-profit, autonomous international agricultural

research center with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. AVRDC

conducts research and development programs that contribute to improved incomes and diets

in the developing world. AVRDC is seeking an experienced plant pathologist for its pan-

African program on Vegetable Breeding and Seed Systems for Poverty Reduction in Africa,

which will:

· establish four national units for vegetable breeding, breeding support, and seed

production in four countries (Cameroon, Madagascar, Mali and Tanzania), as well as seed

health and marketing in South Africa;

· build vegetable seed system capacity in those countries as well as in their

neighboring countries;

· network the national vegetable breeding programs, private African seed companies

and vegetable seed supply systems;

· promote increased and sustainable vegetable production, marketing and

consumption in these countries.

Key Responsibilities

The plant pathologist will coordinate and conduct plant pathology related activities in support

of the program's National Breeding Units (NBUs) and with the program's seed health

specialist. Specific duties will include:

· determining major diseases of targeted introduced and indigenous vegetables

· initiating and implementing strategic research on vegetable diseases that are of

significance to the program to support the program's NBUs

· designing protocols to screen and select introduced and indigenous vegetables for

resistance to diseases

· provide leadership in establishing disease screening capacity in the four NBU and

surrounding countries

· promoting good agricultural practices (GAP) in targeted regions by developing an

integrated disease management strategy for the control of major diseases, and through

training and networking

· establishment of infrastructure, procurement of equipment and supplies, staff

training, and design of plant pathology protocols

· collaborating closely with staff of all four NBUs, the Seed Health and Marketing unit

in the Republic of South Africa, AVRDC staff at the Regional Center for Africa in Tanzania,

the Sub-Regional Office in Mali, and AVRDC's headquarters

Qualifications and Experience

· Postgraduate degree in plant pathology (PhD preferable)

· At least 5 years experience in including mycology, bacteriology and/or virology

· Experience in vegetable diseases, integrated pest management and GAP

· Work experience in sub-Saharan Africa or developing countries

· Strong computer literacy, statistical data analysis capabilities and familiarity with

software for data compilation and analysis

· Strong communication skills in spoken and written English, working knowledge of

French.

· Ability to perform effectively and efficiently in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural

environment.

Terms of Appointment: The incumbent will be based in Arusha, Tanzania. The initial

appointment is for two years with possibility of annual re-appointments. Salary and

perquisites are commensurate with qualifications and experience, and are comparable with

those of other international agricultural research centers.

Application: Submit a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, with names and contact

addresses (phone number and e-mail) of three referees. Send to: Ms. Lilia Tan Habacon,

HR Manager , AVRDC, P.O. Box 42, Shanhua, Tainan 74199, Taiwan; e-mail:

lilia.tanhabacon@netra.avrdc.org.tw; fax: 886-6-583-0009.

Closing Date: The closing date for application is 15 July 2007, or until the position is filled.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center is the principal international research center

dedicated to vegetable research and development. Its mission is to improve nutrition and

reduce poverty in the developing world through improved production, quality, processing,

marketing and consumption of safe vegetables. For more information on AVRDC - The

World Vegetable Center, please go to our website: <http://www.avrdc.org>

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6.

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

Aleppo, Syria

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Research Associate

Field Research Coordinator for a goat project

 

 

The 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 Position

ICARDA has an immediate vacancy for a Research Associate in the `Rehabilitation of

agricultural livelihoods of women in marginal and post-conflict areas of Afghanistan and

Pakistan: Participatory research, dissemination and adoption of improved dairy goat

production system´ project. The project will contribute to the overall goal of improving the

livelihoods of rural women and women-headed households in conflict/post-conflict and

marginal areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Associate will be based 8 months in Pakistand and Afghanistan and 4 months

at ICARDA headquarters in Aleppo/Syria. He/ she will report to the Project Coordinator on

technical and administrative issues. In close collaboration with ICARDA Offices in

Afghanistan and Pakistan and national and international partners, the Research Associate

will undertake duties and responsibilities as follows:

· Coordination, supervision and implementation of the community-based field research

activities of the goat project in Punjab and Balochistan Provinces of Pakistan and in

Nangarhar and Baghlan Provinces of Afghanistan in consultation with the Project Coordinator

at ICARDA. This task primarily entails careful planning of disseminating appropriate

technological, institutional and policy options (TIPO), and technology gap testing research

protocols and methods of data collection and analysis

· Identification, testing, and dissemination of TIPO packages for goat production

improvement.

· Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.

· Develop and monitor work plans with project partners in Pakistan and Afghanistan to

ensure optimum participation, ownership and timely delivery of project outputs.

· Organize project workshops, meetings, monitoring tours, and capacity building.

· Collect, analyze and report technical results from research activities.

· Write work progress and annual reports, and help in preparing publishable

manuscripts.

· Perform any other jobs assigned by supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

· PhD degree in agriculture - specialization in breeding, nutrition and/or production of

small ruminants, preferably goats.

· Minimum of 3 years field experience in research and development of small ruminant

production systems, preferably goats in the dry areas.

· Knowledge of, and experience in, participatory and community-based approaches to

research and development.

· Good command of spoken and written English, local language is an advantage.

· Demonstrated ability to summarize data and write technical and non-technical

reports in English.

· Good inter-personal skills and ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural

teams.

· Excellent command of MS Office applications and proficiency in statistical packages.

· Willingness and ability to travel frequently and to undertake field activities where

understanding of the cultural circumstances of the participating communities is crucial and

mandatory

· Valid driving license and a good driving record.

Terms of Appointment

The appointment will be for an initial period of one year, 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 may download and complete the ICARDA employment application form

(MS Word or PDF) (and for local users: MS Word or PDF), and send it with a cover letter of

interest, recent photograph and any other relevant supporting documents (non-returnable) 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

 

NOTE:

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

2. Quote reference INT-RA/0711/07 on application (or in subject line if applying by e-

mail).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 15 July 2007.

 

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

Iran/ICARDA Project Leader

 

The 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 Position

The Project Leader will be the Head of ICARDA Office in Tehran, where the position is

based. She/he will carry out effective administration of the office to meet the needs of the

collaborative Iran-ICARDA Project, including facilitation of visits to and from ICARDA and

coordination of Iran-ICARDA collaborative research activities. She/he will also be responsible

for the following:

· Serve as the ICARDA Representative in official contacts between ICARDA and

Iranian authorities and in official meetings, scientific events and other meetings held in Iran.

· Provide expert advice, backstopping and training, as appropriate, to NARS, in crop

breeding and related disciplines.

· Conduct, in collaboration with NARS and ICARDA scientists and managers, training

courses and scientific meetings, as per agreed work plans.

· Coordinate, in collaboration with NARS and ICARDA´s regional coordinators, the

research and training activities of the Highland Research Network.

· Handle management related to the ongoing project research and training activities,

and prepare expense reports for the ICARDA Finance Department.

· Prepare reports on collaborative project activities and other related topics.

 

The Project Leader reports directly to the Deputy Director General (Research).

 

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will have an earned PhD degree in plant breeding, preferably

cereal breeding. She/he should have at least 10 years experience in agricultural research,

technology transfer and development, with a minimum of 5 years working in collaborative

projects with NARS. In addition to formal qualifications in agriculture, candidates must also

have proven leadership and administrative skills, including excellent communication

capabilities. The candidate should be fluent in spoken and written English and preferably

have a good working knowledge of Farsi. A demonstrated ability to work with others in

participatory team approaches is highly desirable.

 

Terms of Appointment

The appointment will be for an initial period of one year, 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 may download and complete the ICARDA employment application form

(MS Word or PDF) (and for local users: (MS Word or PDF)), and send it with a cover letter of

interest, recent photograph and any other relevant supporting documents (non-returnable) 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

 

NOTE:

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

4. Quote reference INT-P/8139/07 on application (or in subject line if applying by e-

mail).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 15 July 2007.

 

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

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8.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTMolecular Marker Specialist(Tanzania)

 

 

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center is a non-profit, autonomous international agricultural

research center with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. AVRDC

conducts research and development programs that contribute to improved incomes and diets

in the developing world. AVRDC is seeking for an experienced Molecular Marker Specialist

for its pan-African program on Vegetable Breeding and Seed Systems for Poverty Reduction

in Africa, which will:

 

· establish four national units for vegetable breeding, breeding support, and seed

production in four countries (Cameroon, Madagascar, Mali and Tanzania), as well as seed

health and marketing in South Africa;

· build vegetable seed system capacity in those countries as well as in their

neighboring countries;

· network the national vegetable breeding programs, private African seed companies

and vegetable seed supply systems;

· promote increased and sustainable vegetable production, marketing and

consumption in these countries.

 

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will conduct marker-assisted selection in vegetables and provide

coordination of the applied molecular marker activities for the program at the AVRDC-

Regional Center for Africa, in Arusha, Tanzania. Specific responsibilities include:

 

· developing a marker-assisted selection (MAS) platform to support the program in

close coordination with AVRDC's molecular breeding strategy

· implementing the MAS and genotyping projects, and providing technical and

scientific assistance to vegetable molecular marker activities in the National Breeding Units

(NBUs)

· managing the Applied Molecular Marker Laboratory at AVRDC-Regional Center for

Africa and developing simple, low cost, and efficient genotyping protocols

· supporting the program vegetable breeders in germplasm fingerprinting including

determination of inbred and hybrid seed purity

· collaborating with plant pathologists/entomologists to establish research activities

focused on molecular pest and disease detection and diagnostics

· collaborating with AVRDC's Molecular Breeding program in phenotyping of genetic

populations and germplasm to identify QTLs and develop improved lines for Africa (e.g.

disease resistance, tolerance to drought and heat stress)

Qualifications and Experience

· Postgraduate degree, preferably at the Ph.D. level, in Molecular Genetics, Plant

Breeding, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, or related discipline with a strong background on the

application of molecular markers in breeding

· Experience in plant molecular genetics and strong understanding of DNA markers.

Familiarity with major DNA marker systems (SNP, SSR, RAPD, AFLP, etc.) and current

progress in genomics is expected

· Direct practical experience in molecular techniques including DNA extraction, PCR

amplification of DNA, and agarose/polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis

· Experience in marker development, linkage map construction, and trait/QTL analysis

is desirable

· Skills in experimental designs for genetic mapping of traits and familiarity with

statistical and genetic analyses software would be an advantage

· Excellent communication and organization skills, and the ability to work

independently and within a team, are required

· Proficiency in English and French

· Ability to perform effectively and efficiently in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary

environment

 

Terms of Appointment: The incumbent will be based in Arusha, Tanzania. The initial

appointment is for two years with possibility of annual re-appointments. Salary and

perquisites are commensurate with qualifications and experience, and are comparable with

those of other international agricultural research centers.

 

Application: Submit a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, with names and contact

addresses (phone number and e-mail) of three referees. Send to: Ms. Lilia Tan Habacon,

HR Manager , AVRDC, P.O. Box 42, Shanhua, Tainan 74199, Taiwan; e-mail:

lilia.tanhabacon@netra.avrdc.org.tw; fax: 886-6-583-0009.

 

Closing Date: The closing date for application is 31 July 2007, or until the position is filled.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center is the principal international research center

dedicated to vegetable research and development. Its mission is to improve nutrition and

reduce poverty in the developing world through improved production, quality, processing,

marketing and consumption of safe vegetables. For more information on AVRDC - The

World Vegetable Center, please go to our website:

<http://www.avrdc.org>

.

 

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

Aleppo, Syria

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

PROJECT MANAGER

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 

The 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 Position

ICARDA is seeking a project manager for the regional coordination, management and

administration of a research program on sustainable land management in Central Asia as

part of an ADB-GEF multi-country partnership framework project. The project (Central Asian

Countries Initiative for Land Management or CACILM) is an innovative 10 year program

based on national priorities that will focus on the restoration, maintenance and enhancement

of the productive functions of land in Central Asia (http://www.adb.org/projects/CACILM).

He/she will be responsible for day-to-day management of activities, liaison with national

partners and the national secretariats in each of the five Central Asian countries. The position

requires substantial experience in implementing multi-disciplinary projects in a multi-cultural

environment, capacity to facilitate and catalyze inter-organizational cooperation, fluency in

English and a working knowledge of Russian.

 

The Project Manager will report to the Regional Coordinator-ICARDA-CAC/Head, CGIAR-

CAC Program Facilitation Unit based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with additional reporting

responsibilities to the CACILM Secretariat based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

 

Qualifications and Experience

· At least 10 years experience in international agricultural research with demonstrated

ability to manage projects and meet tight technical and financial reporting deadlines, good

inter-personal and motivational skills.

· A demonstrated ability to prepare reports in English with a sound track record of

published research articles in international journals.

· Experience in analyzing and integrating complex biophysical and socio-economic

issues.

· Experience in facilitating participatory, communal and multi-stakeholder processes.

· Solid knowledge of the complexity of land degradation issues in different agro-

ecosystems.

 

Terms of Appointment

The appointment will be for an initial period of one year, 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 may download and complete the ICARDA employment application form

(MS Word or PDF) (and for local users: MS Word or PDF), and send it with a cover letter of

interest, recent photograph and any other relevant supporting documents (non-returnable)

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

 

NOTE:

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

6. Quote reference INT-P/0714/07 on application (or in subject line if applying by e-

mail).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 31 July 2007.

 

 

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

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10.

POST-DOCTORAL SCIENTIST - FORAGE CHARACTERIZATION & REGENERATION

Closing date: 11/7/2007

Date of issuance: 30/5/2007

Organisational unit: Theme 5 - People Livestock & the Environment

Duty station: Field station in Rural Ethiopia

Vacancy announcement no. PD/FCR/T5/05/2007

 

Responsibilities

ILRI would like to recruit a postdoctoral scientist as part of a team working with forage

genetic resources conservation and use to carry out research on characterization and

regeneration of forage germplasm under phase 2 of the World Bank funded project on

rehabilitation of global public goods in the CGIAR genetic resources system, and who will

specifically:

 

o Assess diversity and develop criteria for characterization of tropical forages

o Manage data collection for characterization of a wide range of tropical forages

o Analyse data and prepare scientific publications on the diversity in the forage collection and

augment the information posted on the forage diversity web site

o Supervise technicians in the technical aspects of regeneration and seed processing of

tropical forages

o Collate data and augment the database on breeding systems and regeneration methods for

tropical forages

o Implement research on breeding systems in tropical forages

 

 

Core competencies

 

Education

o A PhD degree obtained in forage agronomy, germplasm management, characterization or a

related field

Work experience

o Experience in forage management and/or seed production.

Languages

English

Other desirable skills

o Ability to work in multi-institute consortia and multicultural settings team environment

o Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

o Fluency in written and spoken English are essential.

 

Terms of appointment

Appointment will be for two years fixed term. The position attracts a remuneration package

paid in US dollars.

 

Applications

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses

(including telephone, fax and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the

candidate´s professional qualifications and work experience to the Human Resources

Manager, ILRI, P.O. Box 30709-00100, Nairobi Kenya; Telephone 254-20-4223000; Fax 254-

20-4223001; email: recruit-ilri@cgiar.org. The name and reference number of the position for

which the application is made should be clearly marked on the envelopes of mailed, or on the

fax or email applications. Screening of applications will begin 11th July 2007 and will continue

until the post is filled. For further information regarding the ongoing forage research projects

please contact: Dr. Jean Hanson on j.hanson@cgiar.org. To find more about ILRI, visit our

Website at www.ilri.org ILRI is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to further diversify

its staff in terms of both gender and nationality. Qualified women and professionals from

developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

__________________________________________

11.

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Communication, Gainesville, FL

 

Position# 00012901

 

This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position in the Department of

Agricultural Education and Communication, Institute of Food and

Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, assigned 65% teaching

(College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 35% research (Florida

Agricultural Experiment Station). An earned doctorate with an emphasis in

agricultural communication, mass communications, journalism, or closely

related discipline is required. Experience and formal study is desired in

one or more of the following areas: public relations, marketing,

web/digital media, and organizational communication. Demonstrated

effectiveness or clear promise in research and teaching at the

undergraduate and graduate levels is required. Interested persons must

submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts of

all university work, and complete contact information for four references.

Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date. For full

consideration the above materials must be received by August 1, 2007.

Nomination of candidates is encouraged. Women and minorities are

encouraged to apply. Nominations and applications should be forwarded to:

Dr. Ricky Telg, University of Florida, Department of Agricultural

Education and Communication, P.O. Box 110540, Gainesville, FL 32611-0540.

Phone: (352) 392-0502 ext. 224; FAX: (352) 392-9585; E-mail:

rwtelg@ufl.edu

 

For complete descriptions, minimum qualifications, application deadlines

and information on how to apply, please go to

personnel.ifas.ufl.edu/pjobs.html and click on "Tenure Accruing."

 

Source AFHV-Society

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