International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Recruiting a Bean Value Chain Technology Transfer Officer for CIAT TAAT Project
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – a member of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org) – develops technologies, innovative methods, and
new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to make agriculture competitive and profitable as well as sustainable and resilient.
CIAT conducts research for development in tropical regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia (www.ciat.cgiar.org).
CIAT’s Pan-African Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) is Africa’s largest network of bean experts spanning 30 countries. Members of the network are responsible
for breeding, evaluating, disseminating and safeguarding Africa’s largest collection of beans.
Project Information: The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is a program initiated by the African Development Bank (AfDB) as part of its Feed Africa Initiative.
The main objective of the program is to improve the business of agriculture across Africa by raising agricultural productivity, mitigating risks and promoting diversification and processing in 18 agricultural value chains within 8 Priority Intervention Areas.
Position Summary: This position shall be part of the Bean Commodity Technology Delivery Compact (CTDC) which ¡s part of the Regional Technology Delivery Infrastructure (RTDI) of TAAT to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The TAAT Bean Value Chain Technology Transfer Officer (TTO) has the responsibility of enhancing the capacities of seed and input suppliers and actors to sustainably, provide quality seed of improved high Iron bean (HIB) varieties and complementary inputs/technologies to small-scale farmers across the countries implementing TAAT Bean Value Chain Project.
He/she will also be required to provide leadership and guidance ¡n bean seed systems and technology transfer in conjunction with Bean Value Chain Coordinator and other CIAT staff.
How to Apply:
Applicants are invited to visit http://ciat.cgiar.org/ciat-jobs to get full details of the position and to submit their applications, clearly indicating position applied
for as Ref: AO-1995 Bean Value Chain Technology Transfer Expert.
Applications should be saved as one document using the candidate’s lastname, firstname for ease of sorting.
Applications closing date: 4th May 2018.
Please note that email applications will not be considered.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.