Job Oppening: Agroclimatologist in CIAT
Monday, 13 April, 2015 - 16:27
The CIAT works to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture. The main goal of the Decision and Policy Analysis Program (DAPA) is to reduce rural poverty through improved decision making at the public and private level across Latin America and beyond. Its goals are to contribute to improved decision making across Latin America and beyond through the provision of novel and accurate information about agricultural systems and associated natural resources from the farm- to the continental- level; and to influence key governmental and non-governmental organizations to ensure that the rural poor benefit from public and private sector policies.
The position will be based at CIAT Headquarters in Palmira, Colombia.
The Agroclimatologist will support the generation of climate forecasts considered in the Climate Change Partnership Program between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR by its Spanish acronym) and CIAT.
- Generate climate forecasts for the areas under study along the lines of the MADR-CIAT Climate Change Partnership
- Give support to other ongoing studies at CIAT related to Climate Variability
- Supervise one Research Assistant working on Climate Variability: Check some analysis, reports and presentations
- The position will report to DAPA Research Area Director Applications
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. All correspondence should be addressed to the CIAT Human Resources Office to Ms. Andrea Linares and should clearly indicate “Agroclimatologist”.
- Closing date for applications: April 24th, 2015
- We invite you to learn more about us at: http://www.ciat.cgiar.org