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Post Doctoral Fellows for projects in Latin America

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Biodiversity International is looking for two Post Doctoral Fellows to conduct research projects in Latin America

Deadline: 27 February 2015. These positions will contribute to the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). CCAFS addresses the increasing challenge of global warming on agriculture and food security through a strategic collaboration between the CGIAR and Future Earth. CCAFS seeks to promote a food-secure world through the provision of science-based efforts that support sustainable agriculture and enhance livelihoods while adapting to climate change and conserving natural resources and environmental services. Latin America is one of five CCAFS implementing regions.

Project “Tailored agroclimatic services and food security information for better decision making in Latin America”

Under the supervision of the Climate Adaptation Theme Leader at Bioversity International, the incumbent will conduct research contributing to the creation of information systems that periodically inform government decision-making on agriculture, climate variability and food security in Central American countries. The candidate will characterize decision-making processes, identify information needs, and lead the creation and improvement of climate and food security information systems and products. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring open communication between the different CGIAR centres and partners involved in the different projects. The position will be based in Turrialba, Costa Rica, with active field sites in Guatemala and other Central American countries.

For more information about this position, click here.

Project “Establishing a robust participatory climate-smart practice and technology evaluation platform for Latin America”

Under the supervision of the Climate Adaptation Theme Leader, at Bioversity International the incumbent will conduct participatory research on the implementation of a social learning platform to test practices that contribute to climate adaptation and mitigation in agriculture and food security. The candidate will also use applied information economics or similar approaches to ex-ante assess the potential of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring open communication between the different CGIAR centres and partners involved in developing the platform. The position will be based in Turrialba, Costa Rica with active field sites in one or more of the following locations: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia and Peru.

For more information about this position, click here.

Terms and conditions

The Post Doctoral Fellows will be offered two-year contracts, renewable for a maximum of four years, subject to performance and funding agreements. Bioversity offers an attractive stipend and contribution to the costs of living, inclusion in Bioversity insurance schemes, contribution to retirement fund, and leave provisions. Additional benefits apply for Post Doctoral Fellows recruited from outside Costa Rica.

Applications

Please apply online through Bioversity Job Opportunities web page by clicking the “Apply” button, completing the online application and attaching the required information, no later than 27 February, 2015. Please note that in the application you are required to provide the contact details (address, telephone number and e-mail address) of at least three referees, which Bioversity will contact for short listed applicants.

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