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The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is seeking a new Chair of our Board of Trustees

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is seeking a new Chair of our Board of Trustees    Deadline: 30 April 2014   IDS enjoys an international reputation for the quality of its work and its commitment to applying academic skills to real world development problems. IDS is seeking an exceptional individual with energy, commitment, strategic vision and significant leadership experience in a complex and values-driven organisation.


Principal Scientists 'Livestock genetics and informatics'

Principal Scientists 'Livestock genetics and informatics'    Deadline: until filled. (Posted on 24 March 2014).   The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit three outstanding research scientists to join its newly formed global livestock genetics programme.


Director of Research and Innovation and Director of Corporate Services at FARA

Deadline: 28 February 2014 FARA is seeking to recruit highly qualified professionals for the positions of Director of Research and Innovation and Director of Corporate Services.


Recruitment of 2 STAP Panel Members (Biodiversity; Chemicals & Waste): Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Recruitment of 2 STAP Panel Members (Biodiversity; Chemicals & Waste): Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)  Deadline: 31 January 2014 --


Africa Rice is looking for highly qualified individuals for the following positions

Africa Rice is looking for highly qualified individuals for the following positions (see attached documents for details):1.      A Research Operations Coordinator2.      A Senior Systems Administrator-Deputy ICT Manager3.      An Electronic Engineer4.      A Systems Analyst5.      An Administrative Officer6.      A Research Assistant specialized in Agronomy (Cotonou)7.      A Research Assistant specialized in Plant Breeding (Dar-Es-Salaam)8.      An Agronomist (Field fellow) The following attachments were removed from this message and stored in the library:Job Announcement_Research_Operations_Coordinator.pdf (0.1MB)Job Announcement Agronomist (field Fellow) Benin Readvertisement.pdf (0.1MB)Job Announcement_Research Assistant Agonomy (Cotonou).pdf (0.1MB)Job Announcement_Administrative Officer.pdf (0.1MB)Job Announcement_Research_Assistant_Plant_Breeding_(Tanzania).pdf (0.1MB)Job Announcement_Electronic_Engineer.pdf (0.1MB)Job Announcement_Senior_Systems_Administrator_Deputy_ICT_Manager.pdf (0.1MB)Job Announcement_Systems_Analyst.pdf (0.1MB)


Agribusiness and Innovation Capacity Development Specialist

Agribusiness and Innovation Capacity Development Specialist Apply by: 30 June 2013  ICRA – The International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture – is looking to hire a specialist to design, implement and manage capacity strengthening programmes and projects in Africa (with a lesser emphasis in Asia and/or Latin America) and to develop competitive proposals for capacity strengthening in rural innovation, with emphasis on agribusiness, value chain development and smallholder agriculture. More information [PDF]. 


Small ruminant geneticist

Small ruminant geneticist Apply by: 20 April 2013 The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) seeks to recruit an associate scientist- small ruminant Genetics. This position exists to assist in understanding, management, conservation and sustainable use of small ruminants' genetic resources in ICARDA mandate regions. More information


Research associate (yam breeding)

Research associate (yam breeding) Apply by: 19 April 2013 The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidate for the position of Research Associate (yam breeding) at the Institute's Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria.More information


Director – Biosciences east and central Africa-ILRI Hub

Apply by: 31 March 2013  ILRI is seeking a dynamic director to lead a highly successful USD10 million capacity building and research programme in plant and animal biosciences and take it to the next level. The ideal candidate will be a citizen of an African country, have worked in and for Africa, be a credible and influential leader and have extensive networks throughout the African continent. S/he will have excellent research management and capacity building skills and a track record of securing large scale funding for capacity building and research.  More information.


Sweetpotato Technical Advisor

Apply by: 15 March 2013  The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking an agricultural economist or nutritionist with excellent skills in survey design, implementation, and analysis, project management experience, and good communication and writing skills suitable for working with a multi-disciplinary team of agronomists, breeders, nutritionists, food scientists, and extension practitioners. The selected scientist will backstop government and non-government partners in designing and coordinating nutrition and income-earning value chains, as well as breeder and multiplication activities in 6 states in Nigeria.  The position is based in Abuja, Nigeria. 


Head, Biometrics and Statistics Unit

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of Head, Biometrics and Statistics Unit. The position, announced in January 2013, will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


New vacancies open at the FAO

Deadlines: 7 to 13 December 2012, depending on the position. The FAO has a number of professional vacancies open. Among the current crop of available positions are: Food Security Officer, Agribusiness Officer, Agri-Food Systems Officer, Technical Officer (Soil and Water), Economist (Commodities), Programme Specialist (Vegetable Crops), Information Officer (Livestock).


Executive Secretary, Global Horticulture Initiative

The Global Horticulture Initiative (GlobalHort) is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Secretary which will become vacant in late February 2013.


Plant Geneticist, marker assisted breeding specialist

Deadline: 15 October 2012Cirad (France) is seeking, for a post-doctoral position, a researcher with a background in marker assisted breeding, to be involved in sorghum and rice marker assisted breeding programmes. The selected plant geneticist will be in charge of genetic data analysis and plant selections in two recurrent selection programmes.EN:


Call for "6 Senior Scientist Positions" (Burkina Faso)

The West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) is currently seeking to appoint six team leaders to help implement the WASCAL agenda, formulated during regional consultations over the past year, covering the following fields: 1) Meteorology and climate modelling; 2) Hydrology and modeling of the water cycle; 3) Landscape ecology and land use change modeller; 4) Biodiversity and ecosystem services; 5) Climate change economics; 6) Social impact of climate change. Work location is at WASCAL's Competence Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Applications are open until the positions are filled.


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