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NGO Job Vacancies - CABI Africa

Vacancy: Senior Supply Chain Expert
 
CABI Africa; Nairobi, Kenya, Accra, Ghana or Lusaka Zambia
 
Established over 100 years ago, CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. 

Our mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who guide the activities undertaken. 

These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services. Our activities are based principally in 2 major sites in the UK and 5 scientific centres globally. 

Please see our website www.cabi.org for further details.

CABI’s Member Governments have identified agricultural trade as a priority area. 

The agriculture sector produces food and raw materials for local and regional markets and many countries in Africa derive significant income from agricultural exports. Much of the produce is from smallholdings. 

There are opportunities to enhance the competitiveness and market orientation of these value chains, so that smallholder livelihoods can be improved. 

This requires different players to share and apply knowledge and new technologies. 

The job holder will become part of the CABI team working on commodity value chains. 

He/she will be expected to work on and lead projects in Africa under the Trade and Commodities theme. 

They will also work with staff in other regional centres, contributing to CABI’s global work. 

Based on their expertise and experience, they will have the opportunity to develop and manage new business in this area.
 
We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject and detailed knowledge of several commodity supply chains in Africa, such as high value horticulture, beverage crops, cotton and cereals. 

He/ she should have at least 10 years’ experience of working for or with organisations in the private sector. 

The candidate should have demonstrated success in developing and managing agricultural projects, have strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills as well as proven ability to work in a cross cultural and multidisciplinary environment.

Vacancy: Senior Scientist, Socio-Economics
 
CABI Africa; Nairobi, Kenya, Accra, Ghana or Lusaka, Zambia
 
Established over 100 years ago, CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. 

CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. 

Our mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who guide the activities undertaken. 

These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services. 

Our activities are based principally in 2 major sites in the UK and 5 scientific centres globally. 

Please see our website www.cabi.org for further details.

CABI Africa implements research and development projects across sub-Saharan Africa in four major themes; - Trade and Commodities, Invasive Species, Knowledge for Development and Knowledge Management. 

Social science research is an essential part of CABI’s development activities and the role will be to lead social science research supporting CABI projects implemented in Africa. 

The focus will be on qualitative and quantitative research, to deliver situation analyses and needs assessments, and to understand and evaluate the outcomes and impacts of CABI and partners’ interventions. 

The senior scientist will work with other CABI staff to design and implement studies, as well as advise and support others on socioeconomic elements of a range of projects in the four themes. 

The scientist will be responsible for analysing and reporting on results and findings. He/she will also have the opportunity to contribute to business development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a PhD in rural sociology or a related subject with at least 10 years’ experience working in research and development projects in developing countries, preferably in Africa. 

He/ she should possess strong skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, skills in analysis of data and information, including the use of appropriate software. 

He/she should have demonstrated skills in writing and publication for scientific and other audiences.
 
For a copy of the full Candidate Brief please go tohttp://www.cabi.org/about-cabi/work-for-us/ under reference number 53/2014

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating how they meet the requirements of the Candidate Brief, and a detailed curriculum vitae with names and full addresses of 3 referees.

Applications should be emailed to recruitment@cabi.org


Please note closing date for receipt of applications by email is Midnight BST Wednesday 29th October 2014

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