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Female Post-Doctoral At World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Female Post-Doctoral At World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Deadline 3rd September 2020

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is seeking a post-doctoral female researcher that will strategically complement the Peru team on mainstreaming a resilience component across the design of agroforestry and nature-based solution for family farmers in the Peruvian Amazon, with a particular focus on coffee landscapes.

The position will focus on coupling ecological-biophysical dynamics at the plot and landscape level with social—economic dimensions at the household level and in relation to broader socio-ecological contexts.

This position will be for an initial period one year renewable, subject to three months probation period and it is based in Lima (Peru) with an in-country start-date subject to C19

 I. Benefits

The position is remunerated on International Terms.

II. Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implement inter-disciplinary research on nested resilient systems, (farming systems/ farm/ household / community territory) thresholds, trade-offs and indicators, to support ICRAF work on agroforestry innovation.
  • Develop scientific publication (minimum one) and communication products to support engagement work and science policy dialogue in the landscapes of intervention.
  •  Engage with CIFOR -ICRAF scientists across Themes and contribute to the establishment of a network of interdisciplinary practitioners working on adaptation and resilience.
  • Support research partnership development and fundraising.

III. Eligibility

  • PhD in in natural, agricultural, forestry or ecology science with theses on themes related to resilience, restoration, nature-based solution, land health or climate change.
  • At least three-year post-PhD research experience on related subjects. Academic and practical experience in inter-disciplinary science.
  • Strong statistical analytical skills
  • Experience with research design, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Experience and excellent scientific writing skills and ability to produce scientific publications and other communication pieces to enhance the visibility of the teams/ centres research and communicate results that are useful to policymaking and stakeholder decision-making.
  • Experience in preparing concept notes and proposals. 
  • Experience working with large datasets and databases
  • Experience of system science-interdisciplinary work and synthesizing scientific literature and with developing conceptual frameworks.
  • Able to coordinate research activities from a scientific and administrative perspective.
  • Ability to present at international conferences and other strategic forums.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, but also closely with small (interdisciplinary) teams, experience of project coordination and management are appreciated. 
  • Mentoring of junior colleagues 
  • Engagement and facilitation skills
  • Spatial analytical and mapping skills preferred.

IV. How to Apply?

Interested candidates should apply here

For more information, please read the official call



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