Posted on :
9 Feb, 2018
9 Feb, 2018
CABI produces key scientific publications, including CAB Abstracts the world-leading abstracting and indexing database covering applied life sciences. We also publish multimedia compendia, books, eBooks and full text electronic resources aiming to further science and its application to real life. CABI invests its publishing surpluses directly into development projects, helping to improve livelihoods worldwide.
International Development projects and research
Through knowledge sharing and science, CABI helps address issues of global concern such as improving global food security and safeguarding the environment. We do this by helping farmers grow more and lose less of what they produce, combating threats to agriculture and the environment from pests and diseases, protecting biodiversity from invasive species, and improving access to agricultural and environmental scientific knowledge.
Job Title: Project Manager Invasive Species Management
Salary range: We offer a competitive package in the not-for-profit development sector
Reporting to: Regional Representative – WAC
Direct reports: None
Key peer group: Scientist working within Invasives Theme, Project Scientist
Location: Accra, Ghana
Purpose of the role:
The Project Manager- Invasive Species Management will carry out research on the theme, manage projects within the theme, publish high impact papers, promote partner interaction both locally and internationally, and support growth in project based activities.
Undertake research activities (research, technical and project support) that contribute towards delivery of project outputs, and comply with PRINCE2 standards, in a timely and professional manner. Project development
Data generation, collation and analysis
Prepare project reports to inform customers on project progress and guarantee their ultimate satisfaction;
Deliver quality science and publish it to maintain and grow CABI’s international reputation
Develop projects within CABI’s Invasive theme, to deliver its mission and achieve financial targets;
Maintain and build excellent relationships with key partners;
Adhere to CABI policies and procedures at the Centre, including HR procedures, health and safety requirements, financial and project management procedures, and IPR procedures.
We are seeking a dynamic researcher with an excellent background in biological control, integrated approaches to Invasive Pest Management, an internationally recognized
scientific background, and outstanding and proven networking abilities.
Knowledge & Skills
Broad knowledge of invasive species issues in developing countries and relevant institutional settings, as well as the gaps in stakeholder abilities to manage invasive species;
Understanding of a range of extension approaches and methods, in particular understanding of participatory approaches and communication for development;
Good understanding of issues related to IAS policies, awareness creation, capacity development and IAS best management practices; Fluency in spoken and written English
Education & Qualifications
Masters in a Life Science area relevant to the Research group ideally classical biocontrol/ ecology/entomology/;
Competence in French language would be an advantage
Prince II qualifications will be considered an added advantage;
Strong publication record
Field and lab experimental design, data collection and reporting
Proven data handling and high level competency in statistical analysis (ideally in R), modelling experience an advantage;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of packages essential (SharePoint an advantage)
Good knowledge of project planning and management (Prince II an advantage)
Direct experience working with invasive species, biocontrol, weeds and/or arthropods would be advantageous.