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Junior Scientist

Reference number: 100314
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Global Position
Duty station: Yaoundé,, Cameroon
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CIFOR-ICRAF
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Junior Scientist

Overview

CIFOR ICRAF has an exciting opportunity for the position of Junior Scientist in the RESSAC Programme in Yaoundé, Cameroon. We are looking for a Junior Scientist to provide support to the scientific coordinator of the program in the follow-up of the 36 research projects to be conducted by the partners of the program to ensure their quality in compliance with the defined deadlines.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Prepare calls for proposals to be disseminated to partners.
  • Organize the review of proposals at different stages.
  • Maintain ongoing liaison with research project implementing partners.
  • Review technical and scientific reports submitted by RESSAC partners.
  • Monitor the production of publications related to RESSAC-funded research.
  • Contribute to the visibility of the RESSAC program at regional and international level.
  • Contribute to the organization of capacity building sessions for scientific and academic institutions in Central Africa.
  • Prepare donor reports.


Requirements

Requirements
  • PhD in one of the disciplines related to the management or conservation of forest ecosystem resources.
  • At least two years of experience with an academic or scientific institution.
  • At least two scientific publications.
Personal attributes and competencies:
  • Ability to work with program-level multi-stakeholders, both in and outside the scientific field.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver oral presentations.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work in both English and French.


Education, knowledge and experience

  • PhD in one of the disciplines related to the management or conservation of forest ecosystem resources.
  • At least two years of experience with an academic or scientific institution.
  • At least two scientific publications.

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Ability to work with program-level multi-stakeholders, both in and outside the scientific field.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver oral presentations.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work in both English and French

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Globally Recruited Staff (GRS) position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in international currency commensurate with skills and experience.
  • The initial appointment will be for three (3) years, inclusive of a six-month probationary period.

Application process

The application deadline is 04 Dec-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.


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