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AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR  Consortium.  It  is  also  an  autonomous  intergovernmental  association  of  African  member countries.

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Research Associate – Soil Laboratory Manager Ref: GSS/38/RD/2012/12/13/08/14/03
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking a highly qualified Research Associate – Soil Laboratory Manager who will be based at AfricaRice, Cotonou, Benin. This position is funded by the Multinational CGIAR Project on Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARD‐SC).  This invitation for applications follows the general procurement notice AfDB43 04/12 for this project that was published in UN Development Business online on 27 April 2012. 

About AfricaRice
AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium.  It is also an autonomous intergovernmental association of African member countries.

Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Agronomist, the Research Associate will manage the soil science laboratory. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for the following activities:
 
 Coordinate and conduct laboratory and field experiments related to soil science and plant  nutrition,  with  a special  emphasis  on  analyzing samples  from  the  Center’s diagnostic surveys and developing soil nutrient assessment tools;
 Maintain laboratory equipment to the highest quality standards;
 Develop and maintain standard laboratory operational procedures, and ensure effective data management, interpretation using statistical software and archiving;
 Implement the Center’s risk assessment and risk management practices as related to laboratory work;
 Contribute to the Center’s capacity building efforts and backstop students, trainees and national partners;
 Draft journal articles, conference proceeding and donor reports;
 Undertake any other activities as required by the Center.

Qualifications/Selection Criteria
Education: at least a Master degree in soil science, plant nutrition or agronomy.
Work Experience: At least five (05) years of relevant working experience in a multi‐cultural environment.
Key Competencies Required: strong analytical skills; knowledge of laboratory analysis and soil sampling methods; ability to work efficiently as a member of a multi disciplinary team with minimal supervision.

Language
The candidate should communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language. 2
 
Terms and Conditions
o This is a  regionally recruited position.
o AfricaRice  provides  an  attractive salary  and  benefits  package  and  a  collegial  and gender‐sensitive working environment.
o The initial appointment is for two (02) years with the possibility for renewal. 

Application procedure
Candidates should send an application (including a cover letter and a detailed CV with the following  information:  Name, surname,  gender,  date  of  birth,  family status,  nationality, certificates obtained, professional experience (stating clearly beginning and end dates of each experience: day, month, year), language skills (French/English), and the names and addresses (including telephone / fax / email) of three referees. 

To apply for this position, please send your applications:
To: H.Zok@cgiar.org with the vacancy reference in subject:
GSS/38/RD/2012/12/13/08/14/03
Or to the following address: Head, Human Resources Unit, AfricaRice, 01 B.P. 2031, and Cotonou, Benin Republic
Or
Click Here For Online Application

Applications will be considered until Sunday, March 30, 2014.

AfricaRice is an equal opportunity employer. AfricaRice believes that staff diversity promotes excellence in its operations and particularly welcomes applications from women and developing countries.
AfricaRice thanks all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Agric:
Systems Ref: GSS/03/RD/2014/03
The  Africa  Rice  Center  (AfricaRice)  is  seeking  a  highly  qualified  Research  Assistant  in
Geographic Information Systems to be based at AfricaRice, Cotonou. 

About AfricaRice
AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium.  It is also an autonomous intergovernmental association  of  African member countries.
Responsibilities
The Research Assistant in Geographic Information System will assist in inland valley related project at AfricaRice, including RAP‐IV and SMART‐IV. S/he reports to the remote sensing/GIS specialist, working in the Sustainable Productivity Enhancement Program. S/he is part of a multi‐disciplinary research team working to sustain and improve the productivity of rice‐based systems in Africa in line with AfricaRice’s mission and mandate. 
Specifically, s/he will:
•   Assist in mapping the potential for development  in  inland  valleys  and rainfed rice systems;
•   Assist in mapping inland valleys in the target countries;
•   Assist the project leaders of RAP‐IV and SMART‐IV projects in administration;
•   Assist in data preparation for spatial modeling activities;
•   Assist in designing field validation surveys;
•   Assist in developing training materials and providing training;
•   Assist in preparing presentations and publication of research results;
•   Undertake any other duties as requested by the Center

Qualifications/Selection Criteria
Education: A MSc degree in Geoinformation science or Geography.
Work Experience: Experience with rice production systems in Africa.
Key Competencies Required: proficiency in the use of GIS software, preferably ArcGIS; pro‐activity  and  original way  of thinking;  ability to work  effectively  as  a member  of  a multi‐disciplinary team.
The  ideal  candidate  must  have  experience  with  rice  production  systems  in  Africa; programming skills, preferably  in  “R”; knowledge on advanced statistical methods such as 2 Random Forest, Multivariate analysis, and general computer skills, including MS Excel, ftp‐software, etc.

Language
The candidate should communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
Terms and Conditions
o This is a regionally recruited position.
o AfricaRice  provides  an  attractive salary  and  benefits  package  and  a  collegial  and  gender‐sensitive working environment.
o The initial appointment is for two (02) years with the possibility for renewal. 

Application Procedure
Candidates should send an application (including a cover letter and a detailed CV with the following  information:  Name, surname,  gender,  date  of  birth,  family status,  nationality,  certificates obtained, professional experience (stating clearly beginning and end dates of each experiene: day, month, year), language skills (French/English), and the names and addresses (including telephone / fax / email) of three referees. 
To apply for this position, please send your applications:
To: H.Zok@cgiar.org with the vacancy reference in subject: GSS/03/RD/2014/03
Or to the following address: Head, Human Resources Unit, AfricaRice, 01 B.P. 2031, Cotonou, Benin Republic
Click Here For Online Application

Applications will be considered until Sunday, March 30, 2014.
AfricaRice is an equal opportunity employer. AfricaRice believes that staff diversity promotes excellence in its operations and particularly welcomes applications from women and developing countries.
AfricaRice thanks all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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