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The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice, ex-WARDA) is looking for a highly qualified Social Scientist, specialized in collective action and governance in natural resources management (NRM) to be based at its temporary headquarters in Cotonou, Benin.
About AfricaRice

AfricaRice is an association of 24 African member states and one of the 15 international Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). AfricaRice’s mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa, through research, development and partnership activities aimed at increasing the productivity and profitability of the rice sector in ways that ensure the sustainability of the farming environments. AfricaRice is temporarily headquartered in Cotonou, Benin.

The selected candidate should have:
• A PhD in innovation systems research, sociology or related fields
• More than five years work experience, preferably in Africa
• Strong statistics and systems analysis skills
• Excellent communication skills in either English or French, with a working knowledge of the other
• An excellent publication record
• Proven ability to work efficiently as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
• Strong background or degree in agronomy

Duration of the Appointment:
The appointment is for two years with possibility for renewal

Application procedure:
Candidates should send an application (including date of availability and a statement of any special qualifications for the position) and an up-to-date curriculum vitae with the names and addresses (including telephone / fax / e-mail) of three referees to:

Human Resources Manager
01 BP 2031 Cotonou, Benin
F: + (229) 21 35 05 56; T: (229) 21 35 01 88

Applications will be considered up to August 20, 2010 or until the position is filled.

Research Scholarships at The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)

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