West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land (WASCAL) is a leading academic and trans-disciplinary research organization serving policy makers in West Africa with science-based advice on adaptation to climate change of land use and management. It cooperates with many agencies and universities in the region, providing a knowledge ...
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WASCAL (West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is looking for a Director for Research to consolidate its position as a Regional Research Partner Institution, to expand into new areas of work, and to lead the Competence Centre and develop the Research Team. The position is based at its Competence Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
The WASCAL Research Programme is aiming to (i) develop qualitative and quantitative tools and models for linking bio-physical and socio-economic processes and feed-backs; (ii) use these models and tools to develop and analyse impact scenarios of climate change including the assessment of alternative land use options as a means to help society cope with the vagaries of climate change, both in climate trends as well as climate variability and extreme events and (iii) facilitate collaboration with research and donor institutions and organizations in West Africa to commonly identify constraints to adaptation and mitigation strategies in land use and how to master these.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Research will make the necessary linkages between the different poles of the WASCAL Research Programme and with external research partners, particularly the national, regional and international research institutions. The Director of Research shall lead the staff of the WASCAL Competence Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The candidate shall have a strong track-record in the research community – perhaps in a research centre, foundation or academia – and specifically have experience of managing and publishing projects in at least one of our areas of expertise.
The Director of Research, among other things, will
The duties and responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
Desired Skills and Experience
Applications including a covering letter (no more than two pages) with a statement of motivation, and highlighting the candidate’s experience against the criteria listed above (desired skills and experience), and a curriculum vitae including a list a publications, with names addresses, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional referees should be emailed to [email protected]. Please indicate the job title in the subject line.
Prospective candidates must be from WASCAL operating countries – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, the Gambia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Togo and Senegal.
The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial term of three (3) years starting with a six- month probation.
WASCAL offers an attractive tax-free remuneration package. WASCAL is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women to apply.
Applications will be accepted up to the 30th of August, 2019.
Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please visit www.wascal.org for further information.
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