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Scientist/ Senior Scientist

ICRISAT
3 Years
Posted on 16 Apr 19
Job DescriptionLast Date 30 Apr 19
The International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT) seeks applications for a Scientist/Senior Scientist to serve in its ICRISAT Bamako, Mali Office. The position will contribute to research on climate change impact in agriculture in West Africa, particularly on the management of risk from climate change and variability and the upscaling of climate-smart agriculture.

Essential criteria: PhD in agricultural science, environmental science, climate change or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years’ post-doctoral experience in the above-mentioned areas (ideally in an interdisciplinary environment); Relevant work experience in program/project management, including planning and monitoring of project executions with multiple partners; Good skills on participatory action research and smallholder farming systems in West Africa, climate related risks, and the use of research to achieving development outcomes;Experience in leading teams, working with a wide range of stakeholders and interest to work in interdisciplinary team;Excellent communication skills in French and English;Demonstrated excellent writing skills, and ability to write synthesis reports as well as to publish in peer reviewed international journals;Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks with diverse multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.

Desirable criteria: Knowledge of the context of smallholder farmers in the highly vulnerable climates of the semi-arid tropics and good knowledge of the major cropping systems of the West African region
Experience in science-policy interchange for the mainstreaming of research results into agricultural development policies; Experience on system modeling or big data analyses.

The Reward: This is an internationally recruited staff (IRS) position for three years with an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package payable in US dollars. The contract will be extendable depending on performance of the incumbent and funding availability. An attractive compensation will be offered to the right candidate.

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Face to Face Interview

How to apply
Applicants should apply on or before 30th April 2019, with a letter of motivation, latest Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. 
Company Description
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world.
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