International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Recruiting a Research Associate – Seed Systems (S34D 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 31 countries. Members of the network are responsible for breeding, evaluating, disseminating and safeguarding Africa’s largest collection of beans.
Project Information: The goal of Supporting Seed Systems for Development (S34D) Project is to enhance farmers’ access to a full range of seed choices and options to maximize their responsive decision making and planning for production.
The Project seeks to improve functioning of national seed sector in Feed the Future countries and in countries with resilience and emergency seed security programs. To deliver on this strategy, the S34D team seeks an agricultural/seed system specialist to backstop the work of the Humanitarian work of the project.
Position Summary: The Research Associate — Seed Systems (S34D Project) will work closely with the Emergency and Resilience Seeds Systems Advisor and an array of consortium partners (under S340) to: effect diagnostic analyses of seed and related input supply systems within target geographies (including of informal and integrated systems), build the capacity of project staff in working on seed and input supply systems, support project activities and monitor project performance.
S/he will explore innovative ways to enable farmers to access high quality inputs and work with partners in the public and private sector to ensure that humanitarian activities have optimum effectiveness and that farmers in stress areas, even at the Last Mile, have access to new varieties, high quality seed, and the information needed to make informed choices about crop and variety-specific decisions.
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.
Applications should include the Ref: AO-2178-Research Associate — Seed Systems (S34D Project) as the position applied for.
Applications should be saved as one document using the candidate’s lastname, firstname for ease of sorting.
NB: CIAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIAT also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
Applications closing date: 17th October 2018
Please note that email applications will not be considered.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.