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  • Posted: Mar 30, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The International Fertilizer Development Center is a science-based public international organization working to alleviate global hunger by introducing improved agricultural practices and fertilizer technologies to farmers and by linking farmers to markets.
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    Coordinator – Fertilizer Systems Research and Field Implementation Program

    We are looking for an overall coordinator in Ghana of the “Fertilizer Systems Research and Field Implementation” program to support the Principle Investigator.

    Requirements

    • MSc (or PhD) degree in agricultural sciences
    • 5-10 years’ experience in science and field operations
    • Be proactive and ensure that project operations are optimally performed
    • Be proactive in identifying gaps between scientific and implementation activities
    • Experienced in executing field operation with farmers and other actors in the food and fertilizer value chain
    • Ability to write project reports; experience in writing scientific papers would be beneficial

    Scope of Work

    • Overall coordination of operational activities related to the “Fertilizer Systems Research and Field Implementation” project in Ghana
    • Maintain regular contact with the project leader and keep him informed
    • Support the project leader
    • Supervise project staff in Ghana
    • Liaise with Ghanaian partners, including, but not exclusively, research institutions, government entities, implementing organizations (NGO’s)
    • Coordinate the execution of agronomic trials and socio-economic surveys in Ghana
    • Co-ordinate activities related to multi-stakeholder platform development
    • Support and co-supervise students in the project (including MSc’s and PhD’s)
    • Draft project reports with project leader
    • Co-draft reports with students when appropriate
    • Travel in Ghana

    Starting date: Immediately

    Place of employment: Accra

    Required Skills

    • MSc (or PhD) degree in agricultural sciences
    • Be proactive and ensure that project operations are optimally performed
    • Be proactive in identifying gaps between scientific and implementation activities

    Required Experience

    • MSc (or PhD) degree in agricultural sciences
    • 5-10 years’ experience in science and field operations
    • Experienced in executing field operation with farmers and other actors in the food and fertilizer value chain
    • Ability to write project reports; experience in writing scientific papers would be beneficial

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to IFDC on jobs.silkroad.com to apply
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