We are no longer accepting applications for this position. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) seeks applicants for a Researcher-Analyst to support CCAFS Theme 3: Pro-Poor Climate Change Mitigation. The position will be located at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at The University of Vermont (UVM). We seek a talented and motivated individual who will provide the CCAFS Theme 3 Leader with research support, manage communications, and represent Theme 3 internationally.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to the coordination of Theme 3 research activities, manage Theme 3 web and print communications, participate in annual planning and reporting processes, represent Theme 3 at meetings and events globally, and provide support on grants, workshops, and other administrative responsibilities. The position also offers the opportunity for independent research and publishing, subject to interest.
Qualifications: Applicants must possess a PhD (or a Master’s degree + 5 years’ experience) in a related field (e.g. agriculture, natural resources, climate change mitigation, soil science, or international development). New PhDs are encouraged to apply. Excellent writing and communication skills are required. Applicants with expertise in the technical aspects of greenhouse gas measurement and mitigation, land use and emissions modeling, or economics of mitigation or ecosystem services are highly desirable. Experience with research communications or outreach, capacity building, and facilitation of research partnerships is highly desirable, as is experience with writing grants. Applicants with language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, French or Vietnamese are highly desirable. Applicants should demonstrate their capabilities and willingness to work as part of a global, diverse multinational team and travel internationally.
Application process: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 2-3 professional references to www.uvmjobs.com. The job posting number is 0040523. Inquiries may be made to alison [dot] nihart [at] uvm [dot] edu (Alison Nihart). The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
About CCAFS: The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a 10-year research initiative launched by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). CCAFS seeks to overcome the threats to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, exploring new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities adjust to global changes in climate. CCAFS Theme 3 (Pro-poor Climate Change Mitigation) is based at UVM and supported through a grant to UVM. As a multi-institutional initiative, administration of Theme 3 involves coordination across the fifteen CGIAR Centers, the CCAFS secretariat at University of Copenhagen and CCAFS research partners. We encourage applicants to review the CCAFS website http://ccafs.cgiar.org/ prior to applying.
About the Gund Institute and UVM: The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, situated between the Green and Adirondack Mountains on the shoreline of Lake Champlain. The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service organization focused on developing integrative solutions to society's most pressing problems. We encourage applicants to review the Gund website prior to applying.
CCAFS Coordinating Unit - University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, phone +45 35331046; Email ccafs [at] cgiar [dot] org, EAN 5790000279012
Lead Center - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)