The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a non-profit, global research organization dedicated to advancing human well-being, environmental conservation and equity. CIFOR conducts research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of tropical and sub-tropical forest landscapes. CIFOR helps policy makers and practitioners shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. CIFOR’s multidisciplinary approach considers the underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation which often lie outside the forestry sector: forces such as agriculture, infrastructure development, trade and investment policies and law enforcement.
CIFOR and partners are implementing the project “Governing multifunctional landscapes in Sub-Saharan Africa: managing trade-offs between social and ecological impacts (GML)” funded by the European union (EU) through the Directorate-General for International cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO). Part of CIFOR work in this project focuses on piloting jurisdictional approaches in selected countries in SSA, with a specific focus on how global value chains and investments can be made more sustainable and inclusive, and leverage on the potential of finance for scaling up. Project activities include the design and implementation of viable business and financial models and supportive governance arrangements that contribute to i) addressing inclusivity and sustainability challenges facing agro-commodity production, and ii) identifying territorial governance arrangements and business models that contribute to reducing the forest footprint of international agricultural commodities. In addition, this position will contribute to support the development and testing of an impact monitoring system for the EU’s timber legality initiative Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT).
The Research Assistant in this position is expected to undertake research, outreach and dissemination activities, and capacity building activities under the GML project. These activities are expected to result in the successful piloting of jurisdictional approaches in selected locations, the successful organization of multi-stakeholder workshops, at least one publications per year (in either a lead or co-author role), at least one presentation at an international conference, and engagement activities with project’s partners in selected countries. Furthermore, the Research Officer is expected to provide technical support to the project and CIFOR’s partners, especially with regards to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), collection and analysis of quantitative and quality survey data, as well as analysis of data contributing the FLEGT impact monitoring system.
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CIFOR is hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre and is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. This position is remunerated on national terms and will be for an initial period of two (2) years renewable, subject to six (6) months’ probation period.
The position will be based at CIFOR offices in Nairobi, Kenya.
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is working towards more inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for Africa. AWARD invests in African women scientists, research institutions, and the agribusiness sector by supporting the development and upscaling of agricultural innovations with the potential to bridge the gender gap in African agriculture.
Four initiatives form the core of AWARD’s work:
The AWARD Fellowship is a 2-year career development fellowship investing in science, leadership and mentoring skills for continent’s leading women agricultural scientists.
Gender Responsive Agricultural Research and Development (GRARD) supports African research institutions to enhance gender responsiveness within their research priorities and processes.
Gender in Agribusiness Investments for Africa (GAIA) supports Ag. Tech innovators whose agribusinesses address the needs and priorities of a diversity of both men and women across the entire agricultural value chain.
AWARD Training builds the capacity of agricultural researchers and leaders and includes courses and workshops focused on building mentoring, leadership, and gender responsiveness skills.
AWARD is hosted by World Agroforestry Centre, a member of the CGIAR that is headquartered on United Nations Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya.
We invite you to learn more about AWARD and World Agroforestry Centre by accessing our web sites www.awardfellowships.org and www.worldagroforestry.org
About the position:
AWARD seeks to recruit a Senior Officer, Programs and Research to coordinate the design and implementation of AWARD key programs, including activities related to AWARD fellowships initiatives; Gender Responsive Agricultural Research and Development (GRARD); Gender in Agribusiness Investments for Africa (GAIA) and other special initiatives spearheaded by AWARD.
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The Senior Officer, Programs and Research is expected to contribute to AWARD programmatic activities through:
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We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we encourage applications from qualified women. This position is open to nationals and remunerated on Local Terms. The appointment will be for an initial period of two (2) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period.
The Communications Specialist will actively communicate about key CIMMYT projects in Africa on a regular basis
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The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Communication, Innovation and Creativity, Decision-Making and Multi-Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity.
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CIMMYT in Kenya is hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. This position is on local terms and subject to ICRAF HR policies and will be for an initial period of three (3) years subject to six (6) months’ probation period with a possibility of renewal.
The position will be based in CIMMYT field office in Nairobi.
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience should send/ email their CVs and cover letter to HumanResources@cgiar.org not later than 30 April 2018. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Please attach your cover letter and CV/Resume (as one document – labelled with your First Name and Last Name).