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					Company/Organization: International Potato Center
Position: Senior Plant Pathologist

The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks a Senior Plant Pathologist to work at its
Headquarters in Lima, Peru. The appointee will be a key player in a global research project. For
more information about CIP visit our web page at http://www.cipotato.org

Essential Qualifications:
PhD in plant pathology with experience in molecular aspects of plant–pathogen interactions,
plant defense mechanisms, and genetics of resistance. Candidates must be proficient in related
biochemical and molecular techniques and should have a good working knowledge of
bioinformatics aspects of using molecular data. Proficiency in writing and speaking English, and
knowledge of agricultural development, particularly in developing countries, are required.

Desirable Qualifications:
Working experience in one or more areas related to Plant Genetics and knowledge of statistics
and bioinformatics applications, demonstrated in previous work and publications; ability to work
in an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural team environment. Prior knowledge and experience
with late blight disease will be an advantage. Knowledge of Spanish is desired but not required.

In addition to scientific capability and leadership, we are seeking an individual with excellent
team-building and communication skills who could integrate CIP‟s global, multi-disciplinary late
blight management project. Proven capabilities in team leadership and project management,
experience in writing successful funding proposals, and prior experience working in a
multicultural environment will distinguish the successful candidate.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be assigned to the Department of Crop Protection at CIP
Headquarters in Lima, Peru, and will be part of the Late blight project in the Center. He or she
will conduct research as part of interdisciplinary teams in one or more of the following areas:
identification and characterization of plant defense genes and compounds for disease control;
gene discovery, mapping and cloning; development of molecular based methods for screening
and selection for resistance to late blight disease; development of resistance-based control
mechanisms for late blight. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the development
and implementation of integrated control measures for late blight. A close working relationship
with plant breeders in molecular and traditional methods will be essential.

Specific Assignment:
Exact assignment of time will depend on the unique capabilities and interests of the successful
candidate. At least 75% of the time will be spent in research on late blight disease and its control,
with no more than 25% in other areas such as technology transfer to national agricultural
research systems and training.




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Compensation:
A full package of salary and benefits is available including paid home leave, pension, housing
and car allowances. Starting salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Initial
contract will be for 3 years with possibility of renewal.

Interested individuals should send curriculum vitae and names and complete contact information
for three references to Dr. Wanda Collins, Deputy Director General for Research, PO Box 1558,
Lima 12, Peru; FAX:              51-1-317-5326, E-Mail: CIP-DDG-RESEARCH@cgiar.org
Consideration of applications will begin on September 01, with an intended starting date of 1
January 2002.



Company/Organization: Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in
Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
Position: Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, ASARECA Secretariat


About ASARECA

The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa
(ASARECA) is a not-for-profit organisation of the National Agricultural Research Systems
(NARS) in the ten countries of eastern and central Africa (ECA) - Burundi, D.R. Congo, Eritrea,
Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda. ASARECA, which was
established in 1994, together with two other sub-regional organisations in Africa (i.e., SACCAR
for Southern Africa and CORAF for Western Africa), constitute the three main organisations for
agricultural research on the continent and are the core members of the Forum for Agricultural
Research in Africa (FARA), which in turn is a member of the Global Forum for Agricultural
Research (GFAR). ASARECA is also linked to the Organisation of African Unity – Scientific,
Technical and Research Commission (OAU-STRC) through a Memorandum of Understanding, in
which the latter avails to the former, among other things, political, and diplomatic cover. The
main objective of ASARECA is to enhance agricultural productivity and economic growth
through regional collaboration in agricultural and natural resource management research.

ASARECA undertakes its activities through a number of collaborative regional agricultural
research networks and programmes. These include 12 commodity and factor
networks/programmes currently operational conducting research on: cassava, bananas, beans,
agroforestry, postharvest processing, potatoes, maize and wheat, livestock, natural resource
management, agricultural policy analysis; technology transfer and electronic connectivity. New
networks/programmes are being established for research on sorghum and millet, rice, plant
genetic resources, agricultural information and documentation, coffee, soil and water
management, and agricultural research management.

The activities of ASARECA are implemented by the NARS scientists in collaboration with
scientists from several International Agricultural Research Centres (IARCs). These activities
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have increased over the past 6 years and will continue to increase with support from a number of
technical partner institutions, as well as donor agencies. ASARECA is governed by a Directors
Committee composed of the Director General of the National Agricultural Research
Organisations (NAROs) in the 10 countries. A Secretariat headed by an Executive Secretary and
located in Entebbe, Uganda, coordinates and facilitates the implementation of the regional
agricultural research programme through collaborative links with IARCs, ARIs, and NARSs.

 Post 01/002: Executive Secretary – ASARECA Secretariat

The post of Executive Secretary will become vacant with effect from 01 November 2001,
ASARECA, therefore, invites applications for this post The Executive Secretary is the Chief
Executive Officer of the ASARECA Secretariat and works under the direct supervision and
policy guidance of the Committee of Directors. The Executive Secretary, in collaboration with
partner institutions, is responsible for the overall implementation of the activities of the regional
agricultural research networks/programmes/projects. This includes, among other things,
development and evaluation of annual work plans, project monitoring and evaluation, resource
mobilisation, as well as management and operation of a competitive grant scheme. Other duties
include, inter alia, representation of ASARECA in national, regional and international
agricultural research fora; management and administration of the Secretariat staff and resources
and serving as Secretary to the Committee of Directors, as well as superintending the
implementation of its decisions. In accordance with the ASARECA Constitution and Byelaws,
the Executive Secretary is appointed on a four-year contract, renewable only once subject to
satisfactory performance.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should have a minimum of an M.Sc. degree in agricultural sciences and/or natural
resource management. A Ph.D. will be preferred in addition to at least 10 years of post-
qualification working experience in research and management at senior level. The Executive
Secretary should be somebody with a substantial share of the following attributes:

   Good insight into agricultural development needs of the eastern and central African region in
    a rapidly changing world and in the context of creating strategies on how agricultural
    research can contribute to solving them.
   Recognised qualifications as an agricultural scientist and as a research administrator with part
    of it gained at senior levels, e.g., Director of National Agricultural Research
    Institution/Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, etc.
   Capacity to inspire professional performance, trust and loyalty of scientists, administrators
    and other staff from different nationalities and disciplines.
   Understanding of the operations and linkages of the global, regional and national agricultural
    research systems, e.g., the CGIAR, ARIs and the NARS.
   Ability to command respect of donor agencies, collaborating partners, and NARS
    institutions. This should include proven track record for mobilisation of resources from
    donor agencies.
   Excellent communication capabilities and interpersonal skills and be able to inform the wide
    range of ASARECA‟s stakeholders on its networks, programmes and projects, as well as
    their outputs and impact.
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   Should be fluent in English with ability to communicate in French.

Applicants should be self-motivated, prepared to work extra hours and under pressure to meet set
deadlines. Applicants should be nationals of the countries of eastern and central Africa, whose
NARSs are members of ASARECA, and aged not less than 40 and not more than 60 years.

Remuneration and Other Benefits

This is a core post at the ASARECA Secretariat and the remuneration package is attractive, as
well as being commensurable to the requirements of the post. The package is comparable to
those offered by similar regional organisations in eastern and central Africa. It includes a
regionally competitive salary and allowances for housing and transport, education for dependent
children, health insurance, gratuity and home leave.

Method of Application

Applicants should apply enclosing their up-to-date curriculum vitae, including names and full
addresses of three referees – postal, telephone, fax and e-mail. Applicants should also indicate
their own full addresses (postal, street, telephone, fax and e-mail), and when they will be
available, if offered the post.

Applications will be received up to 15 September 2001 and should be addressed to:

The Chairman, ASARECA Committee of Directors (Post 01/002)
 ASARECA, Plot 5, Mpigi Road,
P.O. Box 765, ENTEBBE, UGANDA.
Tel: 256-41-320212 or 320556 or 321389
Fax: 256-41-321126
E-mail: asareca@imul.com



Company/Organization: GFA-TERRA-SYSTEMS
Position: Agricultural engineer

Location Egypt, Cairo
Closing Date: 7-Sep-2001
Duration of Assigment/Position: 6 weeks (1. phase: 3 weeks, 2. phase: 3 weeks)

Job Description:

Job Code: AGY01 EI044 / 1. Tender / Feasibility study: Beneficial use and/ or environmentally
acceptable disposal of rice straw.



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Project Description: Poor ambient air quality in Greater Cairo is attributed to a number of
factors, particularly air emissions form industry, power generation and a large number of older
vehicles with poorly tuned engines. Other important factors include burning of rubbish along
roads and drains, in open dumping areas in several locations surrounding the Greater Cairo area
and burning of crop residue in the Delta. A 1992 Environmental Action Plan for Egypt was
developed under the auspices of the World Bank. Sources of pollution are identified and ranked.
Burning is perceived by farmers to be a cheap solution to eliminate crop residues. However, the
resulting smoke affects the residents in the exposed areas. Hence, the study should evaluate
alternatives for beneficial uses of rice straw and other agricultural residue. Specifically the study
should focus on: · Analysis of the extent of the problem · Assessment of future scenarios ·
Proposal and assessment of possible routes for eliminating the smoke problem. Job Description:
The expert would concentrate on the evaluation of existing technologies for alternative use of
rice straw and their possible application in Egypt. Particularly his technical tasks would
comprise: · Assessment of existing technologies · Elaboration of proposals for alternative use of
rice straw for non-agricultural purposes (p.e. strawboard production, ethanol production,
construction materials, erosion control etc.) · Estimation of costs · Reporting

Qualifications/Experience required: Agricultural Engineer or similar with experiences (10 years)
in non-conventional use of (rice)straw. Fluency in English, Arabic desirable. Regional
experience would be an advantage.

Starting Date: 1-Oct-2001

Application instructions:
personal@gfa-terra.de




Company/Organization: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Position: Head of Information Services


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture ( IITA ) invites applications for the position of
Head of Information Services.


IITA is one of the 16 agricultural research institutes under the auspices of the Consultative
Group on International Agricultural Research ( CGIAR ) which is co-sponsored by the World
Bank, FAO and UNDP. The Institute has programs in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa,
where IITA scientists from about 30 countries work in partnership with national agricultural
agencies to increase food production and raise the productivity and income of small-scale


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farmers in an ecologically sustainable way. For more information on IITA, visit our website at
http://www.cgiar.org/iita


The Head of Information Services reports to the Office of the Director General and is responsible
for implementing the Institute‟s information and public awareness programs in a rapidly
changing and contrasting environment. Both information and public awareness play key roles in
the Institute‟s relationships with its many partners.             The incumbent will have overall
responsibility for the management of, and will have hands-on involvement in, the Institute‟s
information services. These consist of public awareness activities; production of IITA
publications, audio- visuals, and graphic art materials; the IITA library and library information
services and the dissemination of relevant printed and electronic information. This will include
maintenance of a website, enhancing awareness of the Institute‟s goals, publicizing the Institute‟s
impact and supporting the Institute‟s fund raising efforts.


Applicants must possess a degree in a relevant field, be familiar and experienced with modern
IT and have a minimum of 10 years‟ experience. The ideal candidate will have a strong
background and proven track record in journalism. An excellent level of spoken and written
English is essential, while a working knowledge of French would be a definite advantage. The
successful candidate will have strong management skills and the ability to interact well as a
member of a team.


Salary and benefits are internationally competitive and include housing, personal car, education
allowance for up to four children, annual home leave travel and health services. The Institute‟s
headquarters, research facilities and residential and recreational areas are situated on an
attractive1,000-hectare campus outside of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Applicants for this senior position are invited to send their curriculum vitae, date of availability,
and names and addresses of three professional referees to one of the addresses below or by email
to F. McDonald, International Recruitment Officer on F.McDonald@CGIAR.ORG



       Dr Lukas Brader                                              Dr Lukas Brader
       Director General, IITA                OR                     Director General, IITA

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       c/o L. W. Lambourn & Co.                                   c/o CIAT/Miami
       Carolyn House                                              P.O. Box 025443
       26 Dingwall Road                                           Miami. Fl. 33102
       Croydon CR9 3EE UK


„IITA is an equal opportunity employer and would particularly welcome applications from
women candidates’




Company/Organization: International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology
Position: Director of Research and Partnerships


The International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) is an intergovernmental
organisation funded by governmental agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to
carry out research and training in the environmentally sound and sustainable management of
arthropods for improving health and agricultural productivity in the tropics. ICIPE has over 300
Staff to support its research and capacity building programmes, located at various sites in Kenya,
Ethiopia and Sudan.


The primary mandate of ICIPE is research, capacity and institution building in integrated
arthropod management. ICIPE‟s research strategy and programmes aim at alleviating poverty,
ensuring food security and improving the overall health status of the peoples of the tropics
through improved management of both harmful and useful arthropods (insects, ticks, mites, etc)
while preserving the natural resource base on which most developing economies depend.


The research and capacity training activities cover the development of tools and strategies for
managing human, animal and plant arthropod components of the agricultural biodiversity that
provide essential ecological services such as nutrient cycling, pest and disease regulation,
pollination and maintenance of local habitats, the development of appropriate technologies for
insect-based income generating activities, bioprospecting for botanicals for human, animal and

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plant health products; and study of the socio-economical aspects of arthropod-related
development issues. In addition to its research activities, ICIPE plays an important role in
strengthening the scientific and technological capacities of the developing countries in insect
science and its application through training and partnership with the national research and
education institutions. Although many of its present activities are African-centered, ICIPE
intends to broaden its pan-tropical base by increased partnership with institutions of research and
education.


ICIPE seeks to recruit a dynamic, innovative Director of Research and Partnerships (DRP).
Reporting to the Director General, he/she acts as the Director General in the latter‟s absence is
one of the Centre‟s senior managers, and the Head of the Knowledge and Information
Management Division. The Director of Research and Partnerships is expected to provide
leadership, guidance, co-ordination and a new partnership paradigm to research divisions and
departments through the following functions:


   Development of strategies for and management of the Centre‟s research and capacity
    building programmes;
   Forging of partnerships and cooperation with international, regional and national institutions
    including host country institutions, interplanning and execution of research and training
    activities;
   Development of plans and implementation of product development activities with the private
    sector;
   Development of mechanisms for ensuring the quality and relevance of science at ICIPE.


REQUIREMENTS


Minimum a Ph.D. degree in agricultural/health/environment or related science with at least 5
years experience in a senior agricultural research management and leadership position,
preferably in a developing country.


Previous experience in research and intellectual property policy formulation and analysis, impact
assessment and strategic planning, first-class communication skills and team building will be of
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great advantage. Fluency in English with an adequate working knowledge of French is essential.
ICIPE believes that its programmes are made more relevant and effective by the diversity of its
staff and thus actively seeks applications from women and developing countries nationals.


Benefits include a competitive international compensation package that provides medical, life
and accident insurance, pension scheme, generous vacation, allowances for relocation, home
travel, education for children and transport. Based in Nairobi Kenya, the contract is for 3 years
renewable.


Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Please send a detailed
resume, including salary details, and names and addresses of 3 referees (including daytime
telephone contact, e-mail address and fax number) to Human Resources Department, ICIPE,
P.O. Box 30772, Nairobi, Kenya, E-Mail:icipehr@icipe.org, Fax: (254-2) 860110/803360. EEO
Employer.




Company/Organization: CIRAD
Position: Plant breeder applying participatory methods.


The position details are displayed on our web site at the following address, where applications
can be made directly on line:
http://www.cirad.fr/emploi/postesen/251.html




Company/Organization: PEMSEA
Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia, a project of the Global
Environment Facility (GEF) has the following positions open:


Accountant

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Library Assistant
Policy / Legal Technical Assistant
Training Officer


The job opportunities are posted at http://www.pemsea.org




Company/Organization: International Livestock Research Institute
Position: Project Manager for Crop Livestock Systems in Mountain Regions


The Crop-Livestock Systems in Mountain Regions is one of four Production to Consumption
Systems projects at ILRI.1 ILRI research under this project includes major activities in Ethiopia
plus activities in the Andean region of South America (With CIP and CONDESAN) and in the
Hindu Kush region in Asia (with ICIMOD and national partners).


The Project Manager is expected to:


1. Provide scientific leadership to crop-livestock systems in research in the Mountain Regions
   Project with specific attention to developing research on agro-ecosystem health, linking
   livestock and natural resource management in the mountain regions.
2. Assure integration of ILRI's component research programmes and other P-C system projects
   to agro-ecosystem research in Ethiopia and mountain regions.
3. Establish partnerships with national and international organisations for collaborative research
   activities in Ethiopia and mountain regions.
4. Develop proposals and mobilise financing for this project.
5. Manage team of ILRI and NARS collaborators in Ethiopia and mountain regions
6. Manage resources (financial and human) allocated for this project and assess, monitor and
   evaluate the achievements and outputs from this project




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This position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Project Manager reports to the Deputy
Director General - Programmes. The position is initially for 3 years.




Qualifications


 A PhD or equivalent in agricultural science, ecology or other field related to livestock and
   natural resource management
 At least 10 years relevant research and management experience
 Successful experience in research grant making
 Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
 Proven ability to work in and manage interdisciplinary, multi-cultural research team
 Proven ability to manage human and financial resources
 Fluency in written and spoken English




For further information please contact Dr David Taylor, Deputy Director General – Programmes,
ILRI, Nairobi. Email: d.taylor@cgiar.org




Company/Organization: International Food Policy Research Institute
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Fellow, Trade and Macroeconomics
Division, (Ref. # 00-133)


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified economist to serve as
a Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Fellow in its Trade and Macroeconomics Division (TMD).
This is a three-year fixed term, renewable appointment.



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The Fellow will conduct policy analysis on developing countries, with a focus on international
trade, macro, and micro policies (covering agriculture, rural development and the environment)
and their impact on the agricultural sector and the incomes of poor groups. Research is typically
conducted in collaboration with researchers from developing countries. The fellow is expected to
participate in teaching short courses in quantitative policy analysis.


Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Economics or a related field; experience in developing
country food and agricultural policy analysis; good skills in quantitative Economics; fluency in
English, including good writing and presentational skills; ability to work in multicultural
settings; and ability and willingness to travel internationally.


Preferred Qualifications: Experience in computable general equilibrium modeling using
GAMS; skills in languages other than English; research and/or policy experience in developing
countries; and teaching experience.


IFPRI offers a stimulating, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent
benefits. Please send a detailed letter of interest summarizing the relevance of your experience
to IFPRI‟s needs, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three
references to:    IFPRI, Human Resource Services, Ref# 00-133, 2033 K Street, N.W.,
Washington, DC 20006, USA. Email: IFPRI-HRINTL@cgiar.org. Apply by June 1, 2001.


IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that staff diversity
contributes to excellence. IFPRI therefore encourages women and developing country nationals
to apply.




Company/Organization: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Position: Specialist in Soil, Nutrient and Water Management for Eastern and
Southern Africa




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The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a non-profit research and
training organization, seeks a specialist at the Senior Scientist level in soil, nutrient and water
management to work in the Natural Resources Program at CIMMYT‟s regional office in
Southern Africa. The Specialist will employ his/ her knowledge of resource management to
strengthen CIMMYT‟s regional work in Eastern and Southern Africa in the development and
dissemination of resource conserving practices for maize and wheat systems that foster enhanced
and more sustainable livelihoods. The specialist will also provide, through coordination of the
Risk Management Project, leadership on the interaction of crop simulation models and farmer
participatory research methods to assess the riskiness and longer-term performance of resource
conserving technologies. In this way, the Specialist will further CIMMYT‟s scope to help
millions of people overcome poverty, hunger, and environmental problems.


The successful candidate will have proven experience in the areas of farmer experimentation,
farmer participatory research and/ or crop simulation models. Other important qualifications
include a capacity for strategic research leadership, an understanding of working through
networks with other national and international organizations, an understanding of GIS tools, an
acquaintance with African farming systems, and excellent communications skills in English.


Desirable qualifications include the ability to work with skill and sensitivity in multicultural
teams; and doctoral qualifications in an appropriate area, with a minimum of eight years of
experience.


CIMMYT (http://www.cimmyt.cgiar) has an annual budget of approximately US$ 35 million
and more than 800 staff based in Mexico and 19 other countries. Our research aims to increase
the productivity and profitability of maize and wheat farming while protecting the natural
resource base. CIMMYT is an equal-opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in
gender and nationality. The Center makes an effort to accommodate the needs of dual-career
couples and has a work-based childcare facility at its Headquarters location in Mexico.
CIMMYT's Headquarters are located on its main experiment station that is outside, but within
easy reach of Mexico City, Mexico. The Center's salaries and benefits are competitive with
those of other international institutions. Further information about CIMMYT and the CGIAR


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can be obtained via the Internet at http://www.cimmyt.mx, http://www.cimmyt.cgiar.org or
http://www.cgiar.org




To apply, please send a letter of application with your recent curriculum vitae, including address,
email and fax number, and supply letters of recommendation from three referees to the address
below, by August 31, 2001 or until the position is filled (Reference 2001/04). For additional
information about this position, contact Dr. Larry Harrington Director, Natural Resources Group
(l.harrington@cgiar.org)




Human Resources Manager
Reference Code 2001/04
CIMMYT, Int.
Apdo. Postal 6-641
Mexico, D.F. 06600 Mexico
Phone: (525) 804-2004; Fax: (525) 804-7558/9
Email: jobs-cimmyt@cgiar.org or jobs@cimmyt.exch.cgiar.org
Company/Organization: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Position: Specialist in Conservation Tillage and Conservation Agriculture


The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a non-profit research and
training organization, seeks a specialist at the Senior Scientist level in conservation tillage and
conservation agriculture to work in the Natural Resources Program at CIMMYT‟s headquarters
near Mexico City. The Specialist will employ his/ her knowledge of conservation agriculture and
conservation tillage to strengthen CIMMYT‟s global effort in the development and
dissemination of resource conserving technologies, among them zero and reduced tillage, crop
residue management, green manure cover crops, and sustainable crop rotations, with an emphasis
in maize and wheat systems. The Specialist will also provide leadership in research on links
between conservation agriculture, and greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change. In



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this way, the Specialist will further CIMMYT‟s scope to help millions of people overcome
poverty, hunger, and environmental problems.


The successful candidate will have proven experience with techniques of field agronomy and
farmer experimentation with conservation agriculture practices, and with the development and
adaptation of farm machinery and implements. Other important qualifications include experience
with medium- or long-term experimentation, familiarity with measurement and modeling of
greenhouse emissions, and excellent communications and writing skills in English.


Desirable qualifications include: fluency in languages other than English; the ability to work
with skill and sensitivity in multicultural teams; and doctoral qualifications in an appropriate
area, with a minimum of eight years of experience. The position will entail substantial
international travel.


CIMMYT (http://www.cimmyt.cgiar) has an annual budget of approximately US$ 35 million
and more than 800 staff based in Mexico and 19 other countries. Our research aims to increase
the productivity and profitability of maize and wheat farming while protecting the natural
resource base. CIMMYT is an equal-opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in
gender and nationality. The Center makes an effort to accommodate the needs of dual-career
couples and has a work-based childcare facility at its Headquarters location in Mexico.
CIMMYT's Headquarters are located on its main experiment station that is outside, but within
easy reach of Mexico City, Mexico. The Center's salaries and benefits are competitive with
those of other international institutions. Further information about CIMMYT and the CGIAR
can be obtained via the Internet at http://www.cimmyt.mx, http://www.cimmyt.cgiar.org or
http://www.cgiar.org


To apply, please send a letter of application with your recent curriculum vitae, including address,
email and fax number, and supply letters of recommendation from three referees to the address
below, by August 31, 2001 or until the position is filled (Reference 2001/03). For additional
information about this position, contact Dr. Larry Harrington Director, Natural Resources Group
(l.harrington@cgiar.org)


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Human Resources Manager
Reference Code 2001/03
CIMMYT, Int.
Apdo. Postal 6-641
Mexico, D.F. 06600 Mexico
Phone: (525) 804-2004; Fax: (525) 804-7558/9
Email: jobs-cimmyt@cgiar.org or jobs@cimmyt.exch.cgiar.org




Company/Organization: International Food Policy Research Institute
Position: Senior Editor, Communications Division, (Ref. # 01-116)



The Communications Division seeks a Senior Editor to produce full range of IFPRI publications;
maintain and contribute to high quality in content, style, and format; and tailor to different
audiences. This is a two-year fixed term, renewable appointment.


As primary responsibilities and duties, the editor edits (substantive and copy editing) research
reports, abstracts, food policy reports, discussion papers and briefs, brochures, food policy
statements, and other official documents, including related artwork, working closely with
authors/researchers; manages freelance editors of IFPRI publications; coordinates production of
books published by IFPRI and others & helps market these books; writes or rewrites newsletter
articles, abstracts, parts of annual report, and briefs for publication, style manual, correspondence
related to manuscripts, and internal administrative reports and memos as required; works with
head of publication services, typesetters, desktop publishing operators, and graphic artists,
freelance proofreaders and indexers, and outside publications; proofreads drafts, final copy,
galleys, and bluelines.




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Required Qualifications: BA degree; five years experience; through knowledge of editorial
and production processes; excellent writing skills; meticulous attention to detail; ability to work
well with staff at all levels; and ability to edit.


Desirable Qualifications: some familiarity with economics and development issues; and basic
knowledge of French and Spanish.


IFPRI offers a stimulating, collegial environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Please send a detailed letter of interest summarizing the relevance of your experience to IFPRI‟s
needs, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references to:
IFPRI, Human Resource Services, Ref# 01-116, 2033 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006,
USA. Fax (202) 862-8187. Email: IFPRI-HRLocal@cgiar.org. Position will remain open until a
qualified candidate is identified.


IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that staff diversity
contributes to excellence. IFPRI therefore encourages women and developing country nationals
to apply.




Company/Organization: Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)
Position: Executive Secretary



The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is a new apex organization for
agricultural research in Africa that is Africa-based, African-led and African-managed. Its goal is
to promote economic growth and development and food security from sustained increases in the
productivity of resources used in agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries through the
concerted efforts of national agricultural research systems (NARS), sub-regional organizations
(SROs), and policy makers. The three sub-regional organizations (ASARECA,
CORAF/WECARD and SACCAR) are the founding members of the new FARA.



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The new FARA is a transformation of two existing organizations. The Special Programme for
African Agricultural Research (SPAAR) was established in 1985 to coordinate donor funding for
agricultural research in Africa, with its secretariat hosted and funded by the World Bank in
Washington DC. Over the years, SPAAR has grown from a donor-coordinating agency to a
forum of partners of African agricultural research. In 1997, the sub-regional organizations and
the national agricultural research systems established the Forum for Agricultural Research in
Africa as an Africa-based regional forum, with a secretariat rotating among the SROs. To
streamline and consolidate functions, avoid duplication and assure continuity, the SPAAR
Plenary Meeting and FARA General Assembly(Gaborone,1999) and the joint SPAAR/FARA
Plenary(Conakry, 2000) decided to transform SPAAR/FARA into a single apex organization for
African agricultural research, the new Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, that is Africa-
based, African-led and African-managed, with a fixed secretariat.. FARA will be hosted by the
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office, Accra, Ghana


The SPAAR/FARA Executive Committee is inviting applications for the post of




Executive Secretary, FARA


The Executive Secretary will report to the Chairperson of FARA and the Executive Committee
of FARA in the realization of the goal and mission of FARA. He/she will act as Secretary of the
Executive Committee of FARA, the General Assembly Meeting of FARA and all other FARA
meetings. He/she will, under the general direction of the Chairperson of FARA, serve as the
Chief Administrative Head of the FARA Secretariat and ensure that all decisions of FARA are
effectively implemented. The Executive Secretary will as Head of the Secretariat of FARA
provide the necessary support to the SROs and the NARS through facilitation, coordination and
integration of research activities in Africa-wide initiatives and challenges. In particular, he/she
will facilitate the mobilization of resources from donors and African national governments to
enhance the capacity of the sub-regional organizations and the national agricultural research
systems to respond to the challenges of (1) globalization, (2) trade liberalization, (3) new
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technologies and (4) climate change, in their specific effects on the African region as a whole.
He/she will work very closely with the sub-regional organizations and the NARS for which the
new FARA is a facilitating and coordinating mechanism.


Qualifications
Applicants must be African nationals and should preferably possess a Ph.D. in any of the
agricultural sciences or social sciences or related policy sciences. He/she should have a
minimum of 10 years relevant working experience at a Senior Management level position in
agricultural research or agricultural development in an African NARS. The candidate must have
a proven track record in mobilizing funds, as well as the ability to deal with different partners
including NARS leaders, international agricultural research centers, advanced research
institutions, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Global
Forum on Agricultural Research, NGOs, farmers‟ organizations, the private sector and other
stakeholders at the Africa-wide level. Candidates should be excellent in spoken and written
English or French; proficiency in both is an asset.


Appointment
The Executive Secretary will be appointed by the FAO on behalf of SPAAR/FARA Executive
Committee. The remuneration package is competitive at international level (P5) and the task is
challenging. The appointment is for an initial period of 3 years, renewable only once for another
three years, with a probationary period of one year. The position is based in Accra, Ghana.


Application
The deadline for applications is 6 weeks from the date of this publication. Applicants should
submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and names, addresses and telephone numbers, and
e-mail addresses of three referees to the Secretary, FARA Selection Committee, c/o ISNAR, P.
O. Box 93375, 2509 AJ, The Hague, The Netherlands; fax: 31-70-381-9677; e-mail:
ISNAR@cgiar.org.


Further details on the position can be obtained from the Secretary, FARA Selection Committee.



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Company/Organization: Asian Development Bank
Position: Agronomist to be based at ADB's HQ in Manila


The Asian Development Bank is recruiting an Agronomist to be based at ADB's HQ in Manila.
Candidates should have broad knowledge of agricultural research and extension in Asia,
familiarity with the CGIAR ("Future Harvest") system, and 5-10 years of relevant professional
experience. Pls contact www.adb.org




Company/Organization: International Food Policy Research Institute
Position: Controller, Finance and Administration (Ref. # 01-120)


The Finance & Administration Division seeks a Controller for a three-year, renewable
appointment to be responsible for directing all financial and accounting activities with particular
emphasis on grants and contracts management, and the development of fiscal policies and
procedures.


Required Qualifications: Bachelor‟s degree in Accounting and a U.S. CPA certification.
Minimum of seven years‟ related experience, with three of those years at a management and
supervisory level in a non-profit organization. Senior level exp. in grants & contracts
administration. Must have experience in a microcomputer environment managing financial
databases and possess advanced spreadsheet skills. Experience with OMB Circulars A110,
A122, and A133.         Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to travel from time to time.


Preferred Qualifications: Hands-on experience in Deltek software; international experience or
research environment experience.        IFPRI offers an exceptional benefits package including
competitive salary, 100% company-paid health and dental benefits coverage, five weeks
vacation, and a fully funded retirement plan.

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IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that staff diversity
contributes to excellence. IFPRI therefore encourages women and developing country nationals
to apply.


To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: IFPRI, Job. Ref. # 01-120, Attn:
Dianne M. Spivack, 2033 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20006. Fax. 202-862-8187.
E-mail. IFPRI-HRLocal@cgiar.org.




Company/Organization: International Food Policy Research Institute
Position: Communication Specialist (Ref. # 01-121)


The Communications Division seeks a Communication Specialist for a two-year, fixed-term,
renewable appointment to support the media work plan by: assisting in media outreach
campaigns; writing media materials, including op-eds for publication and issuing briefs;
maintaining relationships with journalists; scheduling interviews for researchers; and making
pitch calls for press events. The successful incumbent will also be responsible for developing
and managing an internal hub of communications liaisons from each research and outreach
division; scheduling and facilitating meetings of the liaisons; working with the liaisons to
develop topics for IFPRI‟s newsletter; maintain channels of feedback from the divisions on
communications projects such as the website and IFPRI folders, and other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:       Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications, International
Affairs, International Development, or related field. Three years‟ experience in media work,
preferably in a non-profit setting. Solid writing ability; ability to prioritize work and handle
multiple tasks; self-motivated; highly organized; computer literate; and excellent communication
skills. Must have knowledge of international development issues.


Preferred Qualifications:      Masters degree in Journalism, Communications, International
Affairs, International Development, or related field. Overseas experience.

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IFPRI offers a stimulating, collegial environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: IFPRI, Human Resource Services,
Ref# 01-121, 2033 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006, USA. Fax (202) 862-8187. Email:
D.Spivack@cgiar.org or IFPRI-HRLocal@cgiar.org


IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that staff diversity
contributes to excellence. IFPRI therefore encourages women and developing country nationals
to apply.




Company/Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the
Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Position: Natural Resource Economist, Aleppo, Syria

Organization
ICARDA is a non-profit international agricultural research center in a worldwide consortium of
16 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, and the United Nations Development Programme. With a
staff of over 400 scientists and support personnel, representing more than 40 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 management, 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.




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The Position
ICARDA is seeking a senior resource economist who will contribute to research aimed at
achieving sustainable agricultural development and poverty alleviation through the better
management and conservation of the natural resources used in agricultural production.


The resource economist will be based in the Natural Resource Management Program and
answerable to the Program Director, and will work with a team of social and biophysical
scientists within an integrated natural resource management framework. The successful
candidate is expected to instigate a strategic research program on the economic implications of
the current and potential management and use of natural resources within the agro-ecosystems of
ICARDA‟s mandate area. Research is expected to include:


   Assessing the patterns of resource use and environmental degradation in ICARDA‟s mandate
    region, including developing quantitative estimates of the value of the natural resources used
    in present and future agricultural production;


   Analyzing the policy implications of the environmental impacts of agricultural production
    activities and the implications of changes in land use;


   Joint research to identify management options for both resource users and policy makers that
    conserve the natural resource base while maintaining or increasing agricultural productivity
    and reducing the impact of the risks associated with climatic variability and/or change and
    environmental degradation;


   Environmental impact assessments of new and proposed agricultural production technologies
    and management strategies, including the costs and consequences of present resource
    degradation and the economic assessment of proposed interventions;


The research will include investigations into institutional arrangements of existing and new
natural resource use management systems. The resource economist will be expected to fill a
scientific leadership role in eliciting and interpreting resource users‟ perceptions regarding
resource degradation and management practices.
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Research will be conducted at both the macro (regional) and micro (local) level and the
resource economist will contribute to devising methods for scaling-up location specific research
results. The resource economist will contribute to ICARDA’s cooperation with the Global
Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification in research on combating
desertification and mitigating the effects of drought.        An important output of the research
program is the development of appropriate research methods for transfer and use by partners in
national agricultural research programs.


Qualifications and Experience
Candidates should have an earned Ph.D. in Resource or Environmental Economics or other
relevant discipline. Demonstrated ability and experience in applied research in the economics of
natural resource management directed towards the development of sustainable agricultural
systems is required.


Terms of Appointment
The appointment will be for an initial period of two years, 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 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. Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan can be reached easily by car, and
       Cairo is a one-hour flight from Aleppo. Major international airlines (British Airways, Air
       France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines) fly into Damascus and Aleppo.


Application
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Qualified applicants are invited to send:
1) a cover letter of interest, including recent salary history,
2) curriculum vitae,
2) names, addresses, fax and e-mail numbers of three professional referees, and
3) photocopies (non-returnable) of other relevant supporting documents,


to :             Personnel Office
                 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:        http://www.icarda.cgiar.org


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


REFERENCE: quote INT/8399/01 on the application (or in the subject line if applying by e-
mail).


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 15 September
2001.
Company/Organization: International Food Policy Research Institute
Position: Controller, Finance and Administration (Ref. # 01-120)


The Finance & Administration Division seeks a Controller for a three-year, renewable
appointment to be responsible for directing all financial and accounting activities with particular
emphasis on grants and contracts management, and the development of fiscal policies and
procedures.


Required Qualifications: Bachelor‟s degree in Accounting and a U.S. CPA certification.
Minimum of seven years‟ related experience, with three of those years at a management and
supervisory level in a non-profit organization. Senior level exp. in grants & contracts
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administration. Must have experience in a microcomputer environment managing financial
databases and possess advanced spreadsheet skills. Experience with OMB Circulars A110,
A122, and A133.         Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to travel from time to time.


Preferred Qualifications: Hands-on experience in Deltek software; international experience or
research environment experience.        IFPRI offers an exceptional benefits package including
competitive salary, 100% company-paid health and dental benefits coverage, five weeks
vacation, and a fully funded retirement plan.


IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that staff diversity
contributes to excellence. IFPRI therefore encourages women and developing country nationals
to apply.


To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: IFPRI, Job. Ref. # 01-120, Attn:
Dianne M. Spivack, 2033 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20006. Fax. 202-862-8187.
E-mail. IFPRI-HRLocal@cgiar.org.
EOE




Company/Organization: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture
(CIAT)
Position: Senior Scientist/Coordinator for the Soil, Water and Nutrient
Management Program


The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), wishes to appoint a Senior Scientist to
coordinate the Soil, Water and Nutrient Management (SWNM) Program of the Consultative
Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) of which CIAT is the convening center.



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The SWNM program is one of the CGIAR‟s systemwide programs and has been in existence
since 1996. The program currently operates via four research consortia operating in West Africa
(Consortium for Nutrient Depletion-West Africa), East and Southern Africa (Consortium for
Nutrient Depletion-East Africa), Asia (Managing Soil Erosion Consortium), West Asia and
North Sub-Saharan Africa (Optimizing Soil Water Use consortium) and Latin America
(Integrated Management of Soil Consortium). Details of the program can be found at our
website: www.swnm.org. The program is currently developing a conceptual framework for a
more integrated global program


Responsibilities of the coordinator include;


i)      Coordination of the program‟s activities currently undertaken under four research
        consortia.
ii)     Collation of technical and financial reports for donors and other interested parties and the
        preparation of publicity material.
iii)    Organization of research project submissions from the program for external peer-review
        and subsequent preparation and oversight of research contracts.
iv)     Representing the program at regional and international fora.
v)      Communication and contact with donors.
vi)     Organization and reporting of, the program‟s scientific steering committee meetings and
        workshops.
vii)    Maintaining the program‟s web-page and other communication channels
viii)   Contributing to the conceptual and methodological development of the program


The position will report to the SWNM steering committee and to the Director General of the
convening international agricultural research center, (CIAT). Currently the SWNM program is
included in the portfolio of projects of CIAT and consequently reports also to the CIAT Board of
Trustees.


Requirements: The program seeks an energetic and suitably qualified person with several
years‟ experience in international agricultural research. Candidates should have a working
knowledge of the CGIAR system, willingness to travel, demonstrated ability to work in teams,
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vision and entrepreneurial skills.


Scientists from the biophysical and social sciences are invited to apply that have knowledge and
experience of natural resource management especially soils and water. We seek a person with
several years‟ post-doctoral experience in a multi-cultural environment in tropical or sub-tropical
agriculture. The ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in English is essential and
knowledge of a second language, Spanish or French, would be an advantage.


The appointment: Initial two-year contract, with potential for continuation for appointee who
can successfully lead, shape and direct this innovative research program. The contract will
include an internationally competitive salary and pension plan, a round-trip airfare, international
health and life insurance, company car, relocation expenses and other benefits are part of the
contract.


CIAT, based in Cali, Colombia is a non-profit organization with more than 80 internationally
recruited scientists. It offers internationally competitive salary packages, is an equal opportunity
employer and believes that the diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. CIAT is interested
in increasing this diversity of its staff and particularly encourages applications from both women
and developing country professionals.


Please send letter of application including c.v., and names, fax/e-mail and addresses of three
referees to International Staff Office, CIAT, A.A. 67-13, Cali, Colombia; tel. (57-2) 445-0000,
fax (57-2) 445-0073; e-mail: CIAT-jobs@cgiar.org Internet: http://www.ciat.cgiar.org.


Closing date for applications is September 17, 2001.




Company/Organization: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Position: Chief Science Editor/Writer




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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of
Chief Science Editor/Writer to be based within Communications and Information Services at
IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria.


IITA is one of the 16 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, and the United Nations Development
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 http://www.iita.org


The Chief Science Editor/Writer will be responsible for editing scientific manuscripts for diverse
audiences, covering the Institute‟s different areas of agricultural research. S/he will be assisted
in this task by IITA‟s team of editors who will be managed by the successful candidate. This
position will also oversee the internal manuscript peer review process. It is envisaged that the
incumbent will also contribute to the development of IITA public awareness materials, and
maintain appropriate media contacts. The Chief Science Editor/Writer is ultimately responsible
for the content of IITA publications, and will liaise closely with those responsible for the
presentation of that content in both printed and electronic material. Additional responsibilities in
the oversight of the Institute‟s library may also be included in this position.


Applicants should possess a science degree and preferably a postgraduate qualification in a
related field. Excellent scientific editing skills are required, with several years‟ experience,
preferably in a similar environment. In addition, we seek an incumbent with well developed
writing skills and the ability to meet deadlines. An excellent command of spoken and written
English is required, and a working knowledge of French would be considered an advantage.
Experience in managing a library is highly desirable and the successful candidate should have
experience with data bases such as Access. European media contacts would also be an asset.
Good interpersonal skills are required for this position as well as the ability to work


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harmoniously with others in a multicultural environment. The position will report to the Head
of Communications and Information Services.

Salary and benefits are internationally competitive and include housing, personal car, education
allowance for up to four children, annual home leave travel, and health services. The Institute‟s
headquarters, research facilities, residential and recreational areas are situated on an attractive
1000-hectare campus on the outskirts of lbadan, Nigeria.


Applicants for this position are invited to send their curriculum vitae, date of availability, and
names and addresses of three professional referees by email to F. McDonald, Manager, Human
Resources on F.McDonald@CGIAR.ORG or by fax to 234-2-241-2221, or to her attention c/o
Lambourn (UK) Ltd., Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall Road, Croydon. CR9 3EE. UK.




   „IITA is an equal opportunity employer and would particularly welcome applications from
                                         women candidates‟




Company/Organization: International Plant Genetic Resources Institute
Position: Regional Coordinator for GEF/UNDP Project

For further information on IPGRI and this position, consult the Web page at:
http://www.cgiar.org/ipgri/



Background

Funded by the Global Environment Facility through the United Nations Development
Programme, the goal of the regional UNDP/GEF project “Participatory management of date
palm plant genetic resources in oasis of the Maghreb” is to remove barriers to genetic erosion of
date palm in the Maghreb region and to form an integrated ecosystem approach to the
management of the oases sites. The project focuses on activities that will serve to broaden the
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number of date palm varieties that will be grown in-situ by comparison to baseline projections,
rather than promote higher yields or an expansion of market demand, which are not incremental
activities.

The project will be executed by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)
through the Regional Office for Central & West Asia and North Africa (IPGRI-CWANA).
IPGRI is one of 16 international agricultural research centers of the Consultative Group on
International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). IPGRI's mission is to encourage, support, and
engage in activities to strengthen the conservation and use of plant genetic resources worldwide,
with special emphasis on the needs of developing countries. IPGRI's Headquarters is based in
Rome, Italy, and the Institute has a total staff of more than 200, located in more than 20
countries. The three benefiting countries (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) will all have nationally
implemented activities that will be overseen and monitored by IPGRI. IPGRI is seeking a well-
qualified candidate, to be located in the IPGRI-CWANA sub-office in Touzer, Tunisia, for the
position of Regional Coordinator for GEF/UNDP Project.

Within this regional component, the Regional Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that
there is effective transfer of knowledge and experience within the region, supporting the
development and implementation of innovative tools for the conservation, sustainable use and
management of date palm plant genetic resources. The Regional Coordinator will also play the
key role in preparing for the annual evaluation and review process of the project.
Specific project activities include:
 in-situ pre-screening to speed up the process of variety selection for multiplication;
 adapting techniques to multiply a greater range of date palm varieties;
 develop alternative markets for date palm products creating value for a wide range of
    phenotypic characteristics and the incentive to grow more varieties in-situ;
 develop national capacity to negotiate genetic property rights concerning win/win
    partnerships; and
 replicate project best practices at other sites.



Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Director of the IPGRI-CWANA office and under
the responsibility of the executing agency and the Host UNDP Country Office, the Regional
Coordinator will undertake the following duties:

1. Prepare Regional Framework Plan of the project and annual updates, including national
   budget allocations;
2. Review National Work Plans;
3. Initiate National Steering Committee meetings, agree on the agenda with the Chair of the
   National Steering Committee and record the decisions of these meetings;
4. Backstop and facilitate Tripartite Review meetings;
5. Co-ordinate, aggregate, and submit all monitoring and evaluation reporting requirements;
6. Approve the disbursal of project funds taking into account decisions of the National Steering
   Committees, and the Tripartite Review, and Executing and Implementation procedures;
7. Draft terms of reference and conduct hiring procedures for international project staff;
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8. Review terms of reference for sub-contracts and conduct procedures for initiating sub-
    contracts;
9. Co-ordinate and, where necessary, manage regional elements of the project, including:
     Harmonising data collection and recording efforts from surveys of in-situ date palm
        varieties;
     Identifying partners, preparing workshops and meetings with partners to initiate
        programmes to build national capacity in the use of ex-situ multiplication techniques;
     Secure additional financing for targeted research programmes;
     Harmonising common minimum standards in legal drafting for trade and use of genetic
        resources;
     Identifying and negotiating with organisations for the enforcement of Material Transfer
        Agreements;
     Review and approve market development plans for alternative date palm products to
        ensure consistency with project objectives;
     Conduct meetings with leading national environmental government agencies for drawing
        up awareness raising activities at local level, ensuring consistency with project objectives
        and regional harmonisation where possible;
     Promote the replication of project activities on the basis of lessons learned;
     Be responsible for realising opportunities for private sector co-financing to increase the
        project impact in developing alternative date palm product markets.
10. Provide technical support to national project coordinators in the design, planning and
    execution of their national activities.
11. Supervise training needs at national and regional level, and identify and reinforce partner
    training institutions in each country.
12. Promote exchange of knowledge and experience through the Internet system and linking
    national coordinators, wherever appropriate
13. Analyse the technical reports of subcontractors, national programmes and existing literature
    and draw lessons with a regional perspective.
14. Report to UNDP/GEF, UNDP Tunis and to IPGRI on matters pertaining to project
    implementation and progress.

Qualifications and experience:
 Post graduate degree in a technical field related to agricultural economics, agro-forestry, land
  use planning, agriculture, etc.
 Fluent trilingual requirements Arabic, French, and English;
 At least eight years experience in international business administration at senior level, 3 years
  of which experienced project management and/or leadership including budgetary
  management, work planning, and team leadership in an international setting. Project
  management experience in North Africa is an advantage ;
 Experience in business negotiations, in conducting senior level meetings and in giving
  presentations to board members;
 Experience with the management of new product development and marketing ;
 Proven successful project implementation in Arab world in an environmental or related field;
 Proven commitment to the conservation of Biodiversity or natural resources;
 Professional mobility essential.


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Duty station: The IPGRI-CWANA sub-office c/o INRAT/ Center de Recherches Phoenicioles
de Degache (CRP), Touzer, Tunisia.

Terms and conditions: IPGRI offers an attractive internationally competitive salary and
benefits package at the Scientist/Senior Scientist level. Initial contract will be for a period of
three years, renewable for an additional two years subject to performance and continuing
funding.

Applications: Letter of application and curriculum vitae in English, with names and full contact
details of at least three referees, including telephone, fax, and email address, should be sent to
Ms. Lotta Rasmusson, Human Resources Manager, IPGRI, Via dei Tre Denari 472/a, 00057
Maccarese (Fiumicino), Rome, Italy tel. (39)0661181 or fax (39)0661979661 or e-mail
ipgri-vacancy@cgiar.org no later than 30 August 2001. Please quote source of advertisement.

IPGRI is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.




Company/Organization: International Center for Agricultural Research in the
Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Position: Water/Irrigation Management Specialist in the Arabian Peninsula
Regional Program

Organization
ICARDA is a non-profit international agricultural research center in a worldwide consortium of
16 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, and the United Nations Development Programme. With a
staff of over 400 scientists and support personnel, representing more than 40 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 management, 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 Water/Irrigation Management Specialist to work within a regional
program on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Improvement of Major
Production Systems of the Arabian Peninsula. The project, co-financed by the Arab Fund for
Economic and Social Development (AFESD), the International Fund for Agricultural

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Development (IFAD), and the OPEC Fund for International Development aims at developing
more productive and sustainable rangeland and irrigated production systems, including protected
agriculture, through the more efficient use of the natural resources of the Arabian Peninsula, and
by strengthening cooperation among the participating countries and with regional and
international organizations.

The Water/Irrigation Management Specialist will, through personal research and support to the
      national research activities, help to promote sustainable irrigated agricultural production
      based on improved water use efficiency and optimal utilization of available water
      resources in both open field irrigated production systems and under protected agriculture.
      Six main outputs of this research are envisaged: (1) Evaluation of indigenous knowledge
      and traditional systems that use renewable water resources; (2) Evaluation of the water
      use efficiency of different crops and varieties; (3) Evaluation of methods to use
      alternative water sources such as brackish water and treated wastewater; (4) Evaluation of
      improved irrigation systems for increased water use efficiency under protected
      agriculture systems (green houses); (5) Recommendations for appropriate irrigation, soil
      and crop management that promote efficient use of water, economic net benefits to water
      users, and yield security and stability; (6) Demonstration of recommended packages of
      practices for improving the efficiency of water use in both protected and open field
      cropping systems using different sources of water.

In addition the appointee will be expected to contribute to the project activities in strengthening
        national institutional and human resource capacity through training, regional networking
        and information dissemination to end-users.


The appointee will conduct research at sites in the Arabian Peninsula, working primarily with
       national scientists, and supported, where necessary, by other ICARDA scientists in the
       fields of irrigation management, agroclimatology, ecophysiology, agronomy, protected
       agriculture, crop improvement and socioeconomics.

The appointee will be technically responsible to the Leader of ICARDA‟s Natural Resource
       Management Program, and administratively responsible to ICARDA‟s Regional
       Coordinator for the Arabian Peninsula, who is responsible for coordinating all the
       linkages between ICARDA and the National Agricultural Research Systems of the
       Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab
       Emirates and Yemen.

The ICARDA Regional Office is located in Dubai, UAE and, in the first instance, the appointee
will live in Dubai and work out of that office, but could later take up residence at the Al-Dhaid
Research Station in Al-Sharja or at Al-Hamranneiah Research Station in Ras AL-Kheima.

Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will have an earned PhD in irrigation, water resources management,
agriculture hydrology, horticulture, or soils with a strong background in soil and water
chemistry. He/she will have at least five years experience of managing irrigation field trials and


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an ability to work with farmers. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge
of the Arabic language would be advantageous.

Terms of Appointment
Salary paid in US dollars based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include housing
allowance, paid home-leave travel, a pension scheme, life and health insurance package, vehicle,
and support for dependents‟ education according to ICARDA Policy.

Application
Qualified applicants are invited to send:
1)a cover letter of interest, including recent salary history,
2) curriculum vitae,
3) names, addresses, fax and e-mail numbers of three professional referees, and
4) photocopies (non-returnable) of other relevant supporting documents,
to :            Personnel Office
                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:         http://www.icarda.cgiar.org
      (If sending by e-mail, please do not include graphics or other large file attachments.)

REFERENCE: quote INT/8271/01 on the application (or in the subject line if applying by e-
mail).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 15 September 2001.


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




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




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