ATSAF-Job-News 17-2005


June 17, 2005.  

1.

IITA: Post-Doctoral Fellow - Cassava Biotechnologist (Ref: PDCB/06/05)

2.

IITA: Crop Management Specialist (Ref: CMS/05/05)

3.

IITA:Visiting Scientist - Molecular Geneticist (Ref: MG/05/05)

4.

IITA: Postdoctoral Fellow - Pathologist (Ref: PDP/05/05)

5.

GLOWA, Jordan River: 4 Ph.D.- and 1 Post-Doctoral positions in Plant Ecology and

Community Ecology

6.

ETH-Zürich: Scientist in the field of Tropical Livestock Nutrition

7.

Interamerikanische Entwicklungsbank: zwei Spezialisten im Themenfeld "Social and

Rural Development" Peru

8.

FAO: SENIOR OFFICER (AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH) GRADE LEVEL: P-5

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1. IITA: Post-Doctoral Fellow - Cassava Biotechnologist (Ref: PDCB/06/05)

 

Background:

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), with headquarters in Ibadan,

Nigeria, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow - Cassava Biotechnologist to

work on tissue culture and genetic enhancement of cassava. IITA is non-profit

organization with over 130 internationally recruited scientists. The Institute has

programs in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa. IITA scientists from about 35

countries work in partnership with national agricultural agencies to increase food

production in tropical Africa, and ultimately to raise the productivity and income of

small-scale farmers in an ecologically sustainable way. For more information on IITA,

visit our website at www.iita.org

 

Responsibilities:

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will engage in an ongoing project on bio-engineering of

cassava for virus resistance and will specifically:

- Conduct research in the area of genetic enhancement of cassava for virus resistance

using biotechnology tools with emphasis on cassava tissue culture and genetic

transformation ·

- Supervise technical staff for lab and field work·

- Write reports and publications on research results·

- Be involved in training methods for plant genetic transformation through individual

and group training activities

 

Duty Station:

The successful candidate will be based at the Central Biotechnology Laboratory, IITA

headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria

 

Qualifications:

Candidates should have the following qualifications:·

- Recent PhD in plant cell and tissue culture and Agrobacterium-mediated

transformation - expertise in cassava transformation is not required but proficiency with

somatic embryogenesis procedures will be considered a plus·

- Familiarity with applied molecular biology and/or applied molecular virology·

- Interest in international agricultural research and development·

- Ability to work well as part of a team and excellent interpersonal skills·

- Proficiency in written and spoken English

General information:

Initial appointment is for two years and may be extended for an additional year

depending on finding and individual's performance. IITA offers a competitive

remuneration package paid in US dollars.

 

Applications: Applications including curriculum vitae, lists of publications, and

names and addresses of three referees should be sent to Mrs. V. Waiyaki, Human

Resources Manager at IITA c/o Lambourn (UK) Ltd., Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall

Road, Croydon CR9 3EE, UK or by email to: IITA-HR@cgiar.org

 

Application deadline: Applications will be received until July 12, 2005

Quelle: V. Waiyaki, IITA

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2. IITA: Crop Management Specialist (Ref: CMS/05/05)

 

Background:

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the 15 international

agricultural research institutes of 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 United Nations Development

Programme and The United Nations Environment Programme. The Institute has

programs in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa. IITA scientists from over 30

countries work in partnership with national agricultural agencies and farmers to

increase agricultural production in tropical Africa, and ultimately to raise the

productivity and income of small-scale farmers in an ecologically sustainable way. For

more information on IITA, visit our website at www.iita.org

 

The Challenge:

Plantain and banana (Musa spp.) are important staple food crops in the lowland humid

forest and mid-altitude agroecologies of sub-Saharan Africa. There is tremendous

uncertainty facing plantain and banana production as pest and disease pressure on

the crop has been increasing for the past few decades. In recent years, there has been

a substantial yield decline and reduction in plantation life (<3 years) within the region.

This situation necessitates frequent land clearing which is costly to both the farmer and

the environment.

The decline in plantain production is attributed to high levels of nematodes, banana

weevils and foliar disease (black sigatoka) together with poor soil fertility (resulting

from shortened fallows) and the high cost of crop management. Plantain damage due

to nematodes and weevils is frequently compounded by the use of infested planting

material. Pest and disease problems may also be augmented on poor soils, due to the

limited availability of soil nutrients. Conversely, soil management strategies may be

ineffective if plants are unable to take up nutrients due to pest-induced root damage.

IITA has been addressing constraints to plantain and banana production through its

Strategic Musa Improvement Project (SMIP), which rests on an intensive breeding

program coupled with the development of integrated pest management packages to

produce healthy planting materials, and the development of efficient crop management

techniques that would allow for full expression of the genetic potential of improved

varieties.

IITA invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Crop

Management Specialist to be based at Onne in Nigeria.

 

The position:

Emphasis of the position will be on developing crop husbandry packages that respond

to farmers needs and are adapted to farmers' resources in order to facilitate the

adoption of improved plantain and banana varieties. The Crop Management Specialist

will contribute to the development of such packages through extensive interaction with

farmers. Working closely with the plant breeder, the Crop Management Specialist will

have the following research responsibilities: to determine the patterns of dry matter

partitioning under different cropping regimes, to assess nutrient use efficiency and

nutrient cycling efficiency in relation to suckering behavior, to determine appropriate

varietal associations based on better understanding of interplant competition, to

establish on-farm demonstration trials in collaboration with farmers and NARS

scientists, and to train NARS technicians on the application of simple techniques for

production of healthy planting materialsThe ideal candidate for the Crop Management

Specialist position should have an advanced degree, preferably at PhD level, in

agronomy, agro-physiology, or a related discipline, with a good working knowledge of

plant breeding and plant protection principles.

 

General information:

Salary and benefits are internationally competitive and include housing, personal car

allowance, education allowance, annual home leave travel, and health insurance. Initial

appointment will be for two years. Subsequent appointments will be subject to

performance and availability of funds. An additional requirement for the position

includes the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and ability to work

well in a cross-cultural setting. Fluency in English is required while a working

knowledge of French, would be a distinct advantage.

 

Applications:

Applications including curriculum vitae, lists of publications, and names and addresses

of three referees should be sent to Mrs. V. Waiyaki, Human Resources Manager at

IITA c/o Lambourn (UK) Ltd., Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall Road, Croydon CR9 3EE,

UK or by email to: IITA-HR@cgiar.org

Application deadline: Applications will be received until June 30, 2005

 

Quelle: V. Waiyaki, IITA

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3. IITA: Visiting Scientist - Molecular Geneticist (Ref: MG/05/05)

 

Background:

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the 15 international

agricultural research institutes of 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 United Nations Development

Programme and The United Nations Environment Programme. The Institute has

programs in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa. IITA scientists from over 30

countries work in partnership with national agricultural agencies and farmers to

increase agricultural production in tropical Africa, and ultimately to raise the

productivity and income of small-scale farmers in an ecologically sustainable way. For

more information on IITA, visit our website at www.iita.org

 

The Challenge:

Plantain and banana (Musa spp.) are important staple food crops in the lowland humid

forest and mid-altitude agroecologies of sub-Saharan Africa. There is tremendous

uncertainty facing plantain and banana production as pest and disease pressure on

the crop has been increasing for the past few decades. In recent years, there has been

a substantial yield decline and reduction in plantation life (<3 years) within the region.

This situation necessitates frequent land clearing which is costly to both the farmer and

the environment.

The decline in plantain production is attributed to high levels of nematodes, banana

weevils and foliar disease (black sigatoka) together with poor soil fertility (resulting

from shortened fallows) and the high cost of crop management. Plantain damage due

to nematodes and weevils is frequently compounded by the use of infested planting

material. Pest and disease problems may also be augmented on poor soils, due to the

limited availability of soil nutrients. Conversely, soil management strategies may be

ineffective if plants are unable to take up nutrients due to pest-induced root damage.

IITA has been addressing constraints to plantain and banana production through its

Strategic Musa Improvement Project (SMIP), which rests on an intensive breeding

program coupled with the development of integrated pest management packages to

produce healthy planting materials, and the development of efficient crop management

techniques that would allow for full expression of the genetic potential of improved

varieties.

IITA invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Visiting

Scientist - Molecular Geneticist to be based at its headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

The position:

IITA's banana and plantain breeding program aims to produce resistant cultivars using

a combination of conventional cross-breeding and modern molecular breeding

techniques, including interspecific hybridization, genome and ploidy manipulation.

Within this framework, the Molecular Geneticist will be responsible for identifying

molecular markers to facilitate the genetic improvement of important agronomic traits

including parthenocarpy, apical dominance, and resistance to black Sigatoka and

nematodes. The individual will also be responsible for genome analysis, germplasm

characterization, fingerprinting and detection of somatic instability of hybrids. The ideal

candidate for the position of Molecular Geneticist will have the following: a Ph.D

degree with post-doctoral experience in molecular genetics including demonstrated

skills in DNA markers (RAPD, AFLP, SSRs, etc), genetic transformation, and a good

understanding of polyploid genetics.

 

General information:

Initial appointment will be for two years. Subsequent appointments will be subject to

performance and availability of funds. An additional requirement for the position

includes the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and ability to work

well in a cross-cultural setting. Fluency in English is required while a working

knowledge of French, would be a distinct advantage.

 

Applications:

Applications including curriculum vitae, lists of publications, and names and addresses

of three referees should be sent to Mrs. V. Waiyaki, Human Resources Manager at

IITA c/o Lambourn (UK) Ltd., Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall Road, Croydon CR9 3EE,

UK or by email to: IITA-HR@cgiar.org

Application deadline: Applications will be received until June 30, 2005

Quelle: V. Waiyaki, IITA

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4. IITA: Postdoctoral Fellow - Pathologist (Ref: PDP/05/05)

 

Background:

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), with headquarters in Ibadan,

Nigeria, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scientist - Pathologist.

IITA is non-profit organization with over 130 internationally recruited scientists. The

Institute has programs in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa. IITA scientists from

about 35 countries work in partnership with national agricultural agencies to increase

food production in tropical Africa, and ultimately to raise the productivity and income of

small-scale farmers in an ecologically sustainable way.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will assist a plant pathologist in research on pathogen

diversity, epidemiology, host-plant resistance, and integrated management of diseases

of maize, soybean, banana and cassava. The major pathogens of interest are

Aspergillus and Fusarium (and their toxins) in maize, soybean rust, Mycosphaerella in

banana, yam anthracnose and root rot pathogens in cassava. The appointee is

expected to conduct, publish and communicate research primarily on plant pathogenic

fungi and bacteria related to the above-mentioned research areas under the

supervision of a Plant Pathologist.

 

Responsibilities:

The specific terms of reference TOR include:

1. Conduct surveys to identify occurrence of prevalent diseases and forewarn against

invasive pathogens to assist in preemptive response against threatening diseases.

2.Understand diversity of major pathogens and use the information for disease

management in tropical agro-ecosystem.

3. Develop biological control of aflatoxin using competitive exclusion strategy.

4. In collaboration with crop breeders, plan and conduct research to enhance

resistance to maize, soybean, banana, yam and cassava diseases,

 

Duty Station:

IITA Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria

 

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in plant pathology (obtained within the previous two years) with experience in

pathogen diversity, host-plant resistance and disease management research and

corresponding publication record. Experience in use of molecular biology and

statistical tools to study pathogen diversity and ecology is essential. Requires strong

oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to conduct field and

laboratory work and to interact effectively with multidisciplinary teams, NARS, farmers,

special interest groups, government officials, and consumers. Requires proficient PC

skills to include word processing, database maintenance and statistical analysis.

French language skills are an asset.

 

General information: Initial appointment is for two years. IITA offers a competitive

remuneration package paid in US dollars.

 

Applications: Applications including curriculum vitae, lists of publications, and

names and addresses of three referees should be sent to Mrs. V. Waiyaki, Human

Resources Manager at IITA c/o Lambourn (UK) Ltd., Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall

Road, Croydon CR9 3EE, UK or by email to: IITA-HR@cgiar.org

Application deadline: Applications will be received until July 8, 2005

Quelle: V. Waiyaki, IITA

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5. GLOWA, Jordan River: 4 Ph.D.- and 1 Post-Doctoral positions in Plant Ecology and

Community Ecology

 

Four Ph.D postions and one Post-Doctoral position are available within the

multidisciplinary research project GLOWA Jordan River. The positions are available for

a period of three years, starting with Sept. 1st, 2005.

 

GLOWA Jordan River (www.glowa-jordan-river.de) is a large interdisciplinary research

project focusing on the impacts of global change on the water resources in the Jordan

River basin. The project involves scientists from Israel, the Palestinian Autonomy,

Jordan and Germany from a variety of disciplines such as climatology, hydrology,

ecology, and social sciences. The project has started in mid-2001 and a second

project phase is scheduled for September 2005 to August 2008.

 

For a subproject of GLOWA Jordan River, which is dealing with the impact of climate

change and land use change on natural ecosystems, four Ph.D. positions and one

Post-Doctoral position (part-time) are available. These positions are dealing with the

following subjects:

 

1) Germination strategies of annual plants under climate change

 

Results from the first project phase have indicated that annual plants exhibit certain

germination strategies for surviving in their variable and unpredictable environments.

Namely, germination rates were affected by average annual rainfall, actual annual

rainfall and the maternal environment. In the second project phase, we want to

evaluate whether and how these germination patterns may determine the response of

the studied annual populations to climate change. This will be investigated using a set

of field and greenhouse studies for determining the heritability of germination traits, the

genetic and phenotypic variation within and between populations, and the response of

the within-population trait distribution to natural and artificial climatic changes. The

work includes field and greenhouse work in Israel and possibly in Jordan during three

field seasons (Oct-May, respectively).

 

The candidate will develop a detailed research program on his/her own. The candidate

should hold a Diploma or a Masters Degree in Biology or Ecology. Special skills

required include a good knowledge of plant population ecology and/or evolutionary

ecology, ability to spend long periods in the field, good knowledge in statistics and

experimental design, and fluency in English.

 

Place of employment will be at the Plant Ecology lab (Prof. Dr. Katja Tielbörger) at the

University of Tübingen, Germany. Payment will be according to the German standard

tariff for public services (BAT II a /2) plus travel expences and per diem for the time of

stay in Israel. Please contact Katja Tielbörger for further details (katja.tielboerger@uni-

tuebingen.de).

 

2) Long-term community dynamics of annual plants under climate change

 

In a large experimental setup we have monitored the response of annual plant

communities to natural and artificial changes in rainfall. Natural changes include

differences between four stations established along a steep climatic gradient in Israel,

and inter-annual variability. Experiments are conducted at the two middle stations for

evaluating the effects of artificial drought and artificially increased rainfall on plant

community dynamics. The work will include the continuation of monitoring annual plant

abundance and demography along the gradient and within the treatments for another

three years and the analysis of the data from a total of seven years. Analyses will

include both community-level analyses, as well as single-species analyses with respect

to climatic conditions (natural and experimental), neighbor conditions and soil

properties.

 

The candidate should hold a Diploma or a Masters Degree in Biology or Ecology.

Special skills required include a good knowledge of plant population ecology and/or

community ecology, ability to spend long periods in the field, good knowledge in

statistics, especially in multivariate techniques, very good knowledge of plants, and

fluency in English.

 

Place of employment will be at the Plant Ecology lab (Prof. Dr. Katja Tielbörger) at the

University of Tübingen, Germany.. Payment will be according to the German standard

tariff for public services (BAT II a /2) plus travel expences and per diem for the time of

stay in Israel. Please contact Katja Tielbörger for further details (katja.tielboerger@uni-

tuebingen.de).

 

3) The impact of granivory on seed bank and population dynamics of annual plants

under climate change

 

Granivory by ants and rodents is known to have large effects on the population

dynamics of annuals inhabiting arid and semi-arid environments via a considerable

depletion of the soil seed bank. In this study, we aim at testing several theoretical

predictions about the role of granivory on plant population persistence in variable

environments. Among others, we aim at experimentally testing whether granivores

buffer population fluctuations in space and time. Another main aim is to parameterize

spatially-explicit models of annual plant population dynamics under climate change.

This subproject will be done in close cooperation with students from Tel Aviv University

working on the dynamics of the soil seed bank.

 

The candidate will develop a detailed research program on his/her own. The candidate

should hold a Diploma or a Masters Degree in Biology or Ecology. Special skills

required include a good knowledge of animal ecology and plant population biology,

ability to spend long periods in the field, good knowledge in statistics and experimental

design, excellent knowledge of plants, and fluency in English. Knowledge of Hebrew is

advantageous though no prerequisite.

 

Place of employment will be at the Plant Ecology lab (Prof. Dr. Jaime Kigel) at the

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel. Payment will be according to the

Israeli standard tariff for Ph.D. students plus travel expences (in Israel and to

Germany) and per diem (three months of stay in Germany per year). Please contact

Jaime Kigel (kigel@agri.huji.ac.il) for further details.

 

4) Evaluation of restoration measures of degraded semi-arid rangelands under climate

change

 

Natural ecosystems in the eastern Mediterranean have been largely shaped by long-

term grazing by domestic animals. Within the study area of GLOWA Jordan River, this

has led to highly degaded systems, particularly in the West Bank and Jordan. Since

overgrazing has most likely larger effects on long-term persistence of plant species

and communities than climate change, management efforts to restore productivity and

sustainabiliy of rangelands has to focus on grazing. In this subproject, we utilize the

information on vegetation dynamic processes under different climatic conditions from

the first project phase as well as a set of experiments to investigate means to restore

overgrazed ecosystems. A set of exclosures and other experiments will be established

along a steep climatic gradient in Jordan to investigate the potential of the natural

vegetation to recover from overgrazing. Fieldwork will be conducted in Jordan during

three consecutive growing seasons (Oct-May, respectively), with several trips to Israel

for comparative studies.

 

The candidate will develop a detailed research program on his/her own. The candidate

should hold a Diploma or a Masters Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental

Studies or related subjects. Special skills required include a good knowledge of plant

population ecology and/or community ecology, ability to spend long periods in the field,

good knowledge in statistics and experimental design, good communication skills and

fluency in English.

 

Place of employment will be at the Vegetation Management lab (Prof. Dr. Rüdiger

Prasse) Hannover University, Germany. Payment will be according to the German

standard tariff for public services (BAT II a /2) plus travel expences and per diem for

the time of stay in Jordan and Israel. Please contact Rüdiger Prasse

(prasse@land.uni-hannover.de) for further details.

 

5) Plant community response to climate change: regionalization of findings

 

The aim of this project is to establish an observational and experimental setup along a

steep climatic gradient in Jordan that will allow us to evaluate, to what degree the

findings obtained from the first project phase (Israel) can be extrapolated to the whole

Jordan River basin. The basic assumption is that the differences in land use between

Israel and Jordan will be the major factor determining the system's response to climate

change. This assumption will be tested in a large comparative set of observations and

experiments which will be used for validating vegetation models developed in the first

project phase, based on data obtained from a similar gradient in Israel.

 

The candidate will be expected to develop a detailed research program which should

include a subset of comparative studies needed for model validation. The candidate

will be furthermore responsible for coordinating and supervising German and

Jordanian technicians, undergraduate and graduate students who will be working on

the comparative studies in Jordan and in Israel.

 

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies

or a similar subject and should have a good publication record. Special skills required

include a good knowledge of plant population ecology and/or community ecology,

ability to spend long periods in the field, good knowledge in statistics and experimental

design, very good knowledge of plants, excellent communication and organizational

skills and fluency in English. Knowledge in Arabic and German is helpful but no

prerequisite.

 

Place of employment will be at the Plant Ecology lab (Prof. Dr. Katja Tielbörger) at the

University of Tübingen, Germany. Payment will be according to the German standard

tariff for public services (3/4 BAT II a) plus travel expences and per diem for the time of

stay in Jordan. Please contact Katja Tielbörger (katja.tielboerger@uni-tuebingen.de)

for further details.

 

Candidates should send the following documents via Email to Prof. Katja Tielbörger

(katja.tielboerger@uni-tuebingen.de) and the respective contact person for each

project

by July 15, 2005:

 

1) Statement of interest for one or more of the above positions

Please indicate which position is of interest to you, why you are interested

in the position(s) and which are your key skills/ qualifications for the particular

position. If you are interested in more that one position, please indicate and

justify your preferences.

 

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) List of publications (prerequisite for position 5)

4) Name and address (including Email) of two references

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6. ETH-Zürich: Scientist in the field of Tropical Livestock Nutrition

 

Duty station: Duty station will be Zurich, Switzerland, but frequent travel to developing

countries will be necessary

Remuneration: salary according to ETH salary directive

Type of employment: non-permanent (annually renewable contracts)

Starting date: autumn/winter 2005

 

General information: The Animal Nutrition Group at The Swiss Federal Institute of

Technology (ETH) in Zurich invites applications for a scientist position in the research

section Tropical Livestock Nutrition. The main objective of this section is to provide the

scientific basis for efficient feeding measures to cope with malnutrition of livestock and

to contribute to the improvement of the livelihood of smallholder livestock keepers in

different agro-ecological zones of developing and transition countries in Latin America,

Africa and Asia. At present we are collaborating with national and international

research institutes in Colombia, Nicaragua, Peru, Ethiopia, Kenya, Syria and Thailand.

Duties and responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the head of the Animal

Nutrition Group (Prof. Dr. Michael Kreuzer) and in close collaboration with the other

group members, the successful applicant will be responsible for all activities of the

group related to tropical livestock nutrition. Specifically the applicant will:

- prepare new research projects and establish links to the donor community

- supervise the implementation and financial management of related research projects

- supervise the Ph.D. and MSc. students allocated to this research section

- conduct research (such as performing controlled feeding trials) and, to a limited

degree, teaching in tropical livestock nutrition

- publish research outcomes in international, peer-reviewed journals

- organize and conduct scientific and technical meetings, and prepare and edit reports

and manuals (in English; in Spanish welcomed)

- cooperate with the Swiss Centre for International Agriculture (ZIL) at ETH

- promote cooperation with Centres of the Consultative Group on International

Agricultural Research (CGIAR), NGO's and National Agricultural Research Systems in

developing and transition countries

 

Requirements include:

- a doctoral degree or PhD in tropical livestock nutrition or a related field

- a good record of scientific publications

- fluency in spoken and written English. Good knowledge of Spanish and limited

knowledge of German is of advantage.

- working experience in projects related to developing countries

- strong commitment to co-operation and networking

- readiness for work in an interdisciplinary team and for implementation of participatory

research tools

- willingness to travel to developing countries

- good knowledge of application common software (data evaluation, text preparation

etc.)

- existing contacts to the international research and donor community are of advantage

 

Applications: Candidates should send a letter of application, CV, copies of university

certificates (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.), references about previous occupations and a list of

publications (separately for refereed and non-refereed manuscripts). Selected reprints

could be included in the application. Please send your application to:

Prof. Dr. Michael Kreuzer

Institute of Animal Science - Animal Nutrition

ETH-Centre/LFW B 56

CH-8092 Zurich

Switzerland

Phone: +41 1 632 59 72, Fax: +41 1 632 11 28

michael.kreuzer@inw.agrl.ethz.ch

www.te.inw.agrl.ethz.ch

It is also possible to send all documents (scanned; pdf-versions of manuscripts…)

electronically to michael.kreuzer@inw.agrl.ethz.ch.

Deadline for submission: July 31, 2005

Quelle: Hans-Dieter Hess, ETH Zürich

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7. Interamerikanische Entwicklungsbank: zwei Spezialisten im Themenfeld "Social and

Rural Development" Peru (External/Internal Competition)

 

The Regional Operations Department 3 (RE3) currently has 2 vacancies for Social

and Rural Development Specialists in the Country Office in Peru. For further

information, please refer to the following link and access Vacancy Announcement No.

05/26: Internal applicants: jobs/intranet2/vacancies.asp

External applicants: www.iadb.org/hrd/vacancies.asp

Closing deadline for receipt of applications: 06/08/05

 

Quelle: Frau Ina-Marlene RUTHENBERG, INAMARLENER@IADB.ORG

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8. FAO: SENIOR OFFICER (AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH) GRADE LEVEL: P-5

PROFESSIONAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO: 03/05-SDDC

Issued on: 27 May 2005, Deadline For Application: 22 July 2005

DUTY STATION: Rome, Italy

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Secretariat of the Science Council to the CGIAR (SDDC)

DURATION: Not-to-Exceed 31.12.2006 (with possibility of extension)

Office of the Assistant Director General (SDD) POST CODE/NO: N - 0289906

Sustainable Development Department (SD) CCOG CODE: 1.H.0.1.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of the CGIAR Science Council

(SC), will provide technical support to Science Council and its Standing Panel(s),

working groups, and task forces. In particular will:

· serve as a focal point within the Secretariat for the Standing Panel on Mobilizing

Science, providing technical and

administrative backstopping and support, specifically:

· monitor global and regional trends, scientific challenges and research opportunities

· coordinate preparation of the CGIAR SC State of World Science for Agriculture

· promote recognition of the quality, relevance and impact of science in the CGIAR

· interact with national and regional research bodies, including advanced research

institutions and private sector

· identify opportunities for enhancing the collaboration and stimulating global research

towards CGIAR goals.

· facilitate efficient research planning backed by a strategic logframe and performance

monitoring (including integrating impact assessment and monitoring and evaluation

information flows into the identification of research priorities)

· provide a critical review of the CGIAR project portfolio, reviewing strategic plans and

medium term plans of Centres,

Systemwide Programmes and Challenge Programmes within the framework of the

CGIAR system priorities and highlight programmatic and technical issues for SC's

consideration;

· organize external reviews of CGIAR Centres, participate in resulting missions as

resource person;

· prepare, analyse and review documentation (SC publications, reports, communication

activities, etc.);

· participate in the planning and organization of meetings of the SC, its specialized

panels and ad hoc workshops;

· represent the Secretariat at meetings concerned with international agricultural

research, as required;

· perform other related duties as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Candidates should meet the following:

· PhD in agricultural or related natural sciences.

· Ten years of relevant experience in agricultural science and technology issues with

particular emphasis on tropical and subtropical agricultural research and development,

including experience in planning, implementing and coordinating programme activities

related to the agricultural research sector, comprising relevant experience at the

national level in developing countries.

· Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of

the other two.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Candidates will be assessed against the following:

· Level and relevance of academic qualifications.

· Ability to promote international scientific interaction across CGIAR Centers, strong

NARS, Academies of Science and Private Sector in more and less developed

countries.

· Extent of research expertise.

· Relevance of experience in planning, implementing and coordinating programme

activities related to the agricultural research sector.

· Ability to organize and conduct technical meetings and to make effective oral

presentations and write clear and concise reports.

· Ability to build synergy in a team environment and to develop, design and implement

quality programmes and projects.

· Language drafting skills; English is an asset.

Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and

should be capable of working with people of different national and cultural

backgrounds.

REMUNERATION

Level P-5 carries a net salary per year (inclusive of a variable element for post

adjustment) from US$ 99 922 to US$ 117 757 (without dependants) and from US$ 107

559 to US$ 127 785 (with dependants)

TO APPLY: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants

Send your application to: V.A 03/05-SDDC

Ms Britta Killermann, SDDC, Room C-630

FAO Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY

Fax No: +39 06 570 53298

E-mail: britta.killermann@fao.org

Guidelines for applicants: www.fao.org

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