Job Vacancy: Agricultural Economist, Africa Rice Centre
Dear Agriculture jobbies,
Check out this employment opportunity.
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) wishes to employ a highly qualified Agricultural Economist who will be based in Sierra Leone.
Within the framework of the first phase of the World Bank‐funded West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP), the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) will provide support to the Mano River Union region, including Sierra Leone. This support includes the recruitment of an agricultural economist to be based at the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI). He/she will address issues related to impact assessment, production economics and value chain development in Sierra Leone, with spill‐over effects to other MRU countries.
The agricultural economist will be based at the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI). He/she will be part of a multi‐disciplinary research team working to sustain and improve the productivity of rice‐based systems in Sierra Leone and the other Mano River Union countries in line with AfricaRice’s mission and mandate. He/she will report to the Program Leader of AfricaRice’s Policy, Innovation Systems and Impact Assessment (PII) Program.
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is an association of 24 African member states and one of the 15 international Centers supported by the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR). The Center’s mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa, through research, development and partnership activities aimed at increasing the productivity and profitability of the rice sector in ways that ensure the sustainability of the farming environment.
o Provide leadership in agricultural production economics, rice value chain development and impact assessment in Sierra Leone.
o Mentor young scientists and technical staff in Sierra Leone.
o Provide agricultural economics support to the Mano River Union region.
o Publish and communicate research results in peer‐reviewed journals.
o Develop annual research and project proposals, work plans and budgets in
consultation with the Sierra Leone rice research coordinator, the PII Program Leader
and team members
o Undertake any other duties as required by the needs of the Center.
Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics or a related field.
Fluency in English with working knowledge of French.
Good scientific publication record.
Working experience in Africa and knowledge of rice‐based systems would be
Terms and Conditions
o This is an internationally recruited position.
o AfricaRice provides an attractive international salary and benefits package and a
collegial and gender‐sensitive working environment.
o The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility for renewal.
Candidates should send an application (including a covering letter and a detailed CV with the following information: Name, surname, gender, date of birth, family status, nationality, certificates obtained, professional experience, language skills (French/English), and the names and addresses (including telephone / fax / email) of three referees.
To apply online for this position, please click on the following web link:
Applications will be considered up to 30 March, 2012.
AfricaRice believes that staff diversity promotes excellence in its operations, and
encourages applications from women and developing country professionals.
AfricaRice thanks all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
To learn more about AfricaRice, please visit their website at: www.AfricaRice.org