Posted on :
6 Mar, 2017
6 Mar, 2017
CABI has had a presence in Africa for over 100 years. Our centre in Ghana was officially opened on 4 July 2012 and serves West Africa – a region made up of 15 states, and with a population of about 300 million. This is a region where agriculture is of huge importance. The countries of West Africa are major producers of cocoa, oil palm, cotton and groundnuts, as well as livestock and forest products, but there are significant challenges to effective trade in agricultural commodities in this region.
The centre is engaged in science-based work to support agricultural production and trade, and correspondingly increase economic opportunities in the region and beyond.
Job title: Project Manager – Invasive Species
Reporting to: Regional Representative, WAC
Salary: We offer a competitive package in the not-for-profit development sector
Term: The role is offered as an initial appointment of one year subject to renewal and extension.
Direct reports: None
Key peer group: Scientists working within Invasives Theme, Regional Coordinator
Invasives, Plantwise team
Location: Accra – Ghana
Purpose of the role
The Scientist, Invasive Species Management, will support the development and implementation of effective invasive species management projects, following an integrated pest management approach, in collaboration with national, regional and international stakeholders with a view to supporting local economic development, sustainable resource management, increased food security and improved livelihoods. The job holder will be expected to manage projects on both a technical and financial level and be able to communicate results to a broad stakeholder audience.
We are seeking a dynamic project manager with an excellent background in biological control, integrated approaches to Invasive Species Management, an internationally-recognized scientific background, and outstanding and proven networking abilities.
Qualifications and language skills
This job description is not intended to be exhaustive. It is expected that the post holder and CABI will adopt a flexible attitude and accept that the duties may have to be varied according to circumstances, in particular changing corporate requirements and individual development needs.
CABI is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or marital status. No applicant will be disadvantaged by conditions which cannot be shown to be justified and selection will be based on merit.
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How to Apply
To apply please send the following to [email protected] quoting Job reference 07-2017 and stating where you saw this advertisement:-
1). a covering letter describing in full how you meet the candidate profile, and to include details of your current remuneration;
2). a full curriculum vitae;
3). the name and contact details of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent employer – referees will not be contacted without your prior permission.
Please note that the closing date for the receipt of applications is midnight (UK, BST) Friday 31st March, 2017