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  • Posted: Mar 3, 2020
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    IFDC has focused on increasing and sustaining food security and agricultural productivity in over 100 developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.


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    Database Administrator

    Our project needs a reliable Database Administrator and Geographical Information System (GIS) Specialist with affiliation to agriculture, to join our team. We’re looking for a college graduate with journey-level skills and a desire to expand his or her skill set and experience. The ideal candidate will be able to function effectively with limited oversight and moderate on-site training. He or she should understand the importance of database integrity in terms of both efficiency and security, very good and practically excellent in the use of spatial analysis tools such as GIS in analyzing, extrapolating and making inference from large data base set, and with programming skills such as in “R”. Our team includes some of the brightest minds in the academia and we hope to add you to our roster.

    Key job responsibilities

    • Excellent in Geographical Information System software use (ArcGIS, QGIS, e.tc.)
    • Install server software
    • Configure database servers
    • Monitor and maintain system health and security
    • Design backup processes for server and associated data
    • Create accounts for all users and assign security levels
    • Establish a disaster recovery protocol
    • Provide end-to-end technical support and problem resolution
    • Schedule and perform regular server maintenance
    • Create database management procedures
    • Evaluate data analysis models and procedures
    • Participate in FERARIs cross-training program
    • Ability to program or willingness to learn

    Support and supervision

    The candidate will collaborate with the following projects

    • EnGRAIS
    • AfricaFertilizer.org (https://africafertilizer.org/)

    The candidate will be supervised by the program coordinators of FERARI.

    Timing, Duration and Place of Work:

    • The duration of this contract is 12 months (starting immediately), with possibility for extension.

    Required Skills

    • Good analytical skills
    • Excellent in geospatial analysis
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Geoinformation related program with excellent theoretical and practical knowledge in ArcGIS, R-Software and other geospatial analysis software
    • Advanced knowledge of database structure and theory
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and assistance
    • Affinity with agricultural sciences

    Required Experience

    • 4+ years’ professional experience or internship

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    Economist

    Our project needs a reliable Economist/Socio-economist to join our team. We’re looking for a college graduate with journey-level skills and a desire to expand his or her skill set and experience. The ideal candidate will be able to function effectively with limited oversight and guide required economic analyses. The candidate will conduct research, prepare reports, and formulate plans to aid in solution of economic problems in the fertilizer value chain. He/she may collect and process economic and statistical data using econometric and sampling techniques. Our team includes some of the brightest minds in the academia and we hope to add you to our roster.

    Support and supervision

    The candidate will collaborate with the following projects

    The candidate will be supervised by the program coordinators of FERARI.

    Timing, Duration and Place of Work:

    • The duration of this position is 12 months (starting immediately) and possibility of extension.

    Required Skills

    • Ability to plan and conduct socio economic studies for development
    • Competence in statistical analysis and data collection
    • Good skill in report-writing and presentation of research results
    • Proven knowledge in mobilizing communities and professional organization
    • Supervisory skills
    • Time-management skills
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

    Required Experience

    • Doctorate degree or Master of Science degree with specialization in economics, rural economy, socio-economy or agro-economy
    • At least 5 years’ experience in similar position
    • Experience in Agricultural Research for Development is an advantage
    • A proven publication record on relevant topics

    Method of Application

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