Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, CGIAR

Last Date - 25-01-2019
City / State - Abroad India , Abroad India
Post Name Senior/ Principal Scientist-Farming Systems Scientist and Theme Lead (SACSA)
Educational Qualification
  • PhD degree in agriculture, agro-climatology, soil or crop science or related fields
  • Significant work experience (10+ years) in agricultural science with high quality research outputs including an excellent record of publication in high impact journals
  • Significant experience in conducting field based (on-farm, on-station) agronomic and/or soil based research and collecting high quality data
  • Significant expertise in the parameterization, validation and application of soil-crop models in agronomic/soils research and their application into farmer extension messages and journal publications
  • A good understanding of the role and usefulness of climate information services in agriculture and expertise in the management and analytics of data related to climate information
  • Experience in leading teams, working with a wide range of stakeholders and interest to work in interdisciplinary team
  • Ability and willingness to participate in field work and travel extensively in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

Excellence in English (both spoken and written)

Desirable criteria: 

  • Knowledge of the context of smallholder farmers in the highly vulnerable climates of the semi-arid tropics and agronomic knowledge of the major crops and cropping systems of the South Asian, sub-Saharan African region
  • Demonstrated ability to write proposals and fund raise
  • Ability to apply tools and methodologies and produce scientifically based advice to stakeholders across scales from farm to region
  • Fluency in French

How to Apply : Applicants should apply on or before 25 Jan 2019, with a letter of motivation, latest Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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