The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods.
As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.
The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.
To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: www.worldagroforestry.org
About the position
ICRAF seeks to recruit a candidate for the position of Scientist/Uganda Country Representative to be based at its Country Office in Kampala, Uganda. Reporting to the Regional Coordinator-East Africa, the incumbent will seek to build strong partnerships with institutions and development partners based in Uganda and work together to generate tree-based solutions to the problems of rural poverty, hunger and environmental degradation.
The principal role of the Country Representative is to coordinate the development of a comprehensive agroforestry research for development programme for ICRAF in Uganda.
This includes capacity strengthening, mobilizing resources for collaborative research with Ugandan institutions and other national agroforestry and land management programmes in the Eastern Africa Region.
The incumbent will promote collaborative research for development activities with NARS and other relevant institutions such as educational institutions, extension providers, NGOs, CBOs and the private sector in the country.
The research agenda will include innovative research on climate change and agro-biodiversity, as well as participatory evaluation and dissemination of the best-bet land management practices and agroforestry innovations that address issues of soil fertility, food security and environmental concerns in the context of opportunities and constraints to scaling up the wide adoption of agroforestry technologies among smallholder farmers.
The job specifically includes the following duties and responsibilities to be carried out under the overall guidance of the Regional Coordinator for Eastern Africa and GRP leaders with projects in Uganda, and in effective partnership with appropriate institutions in the country: