[ES_JOBS_NET] World Agroforestry Centre-IUCN Post Doctoral Fellow
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World Agroforestry Centre (Nairobi, Kenya) - IUCN Post-Doctoral Fellow
*IUCN Post-Doctoral Fellow - Restoration Ecology*
*About the organization*The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an
independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge
about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural
livelihoods. As part of the Centre's work to bring tree-based solutions to
bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers - working in close
collaboration with partners - are developing new technologies, tools and
policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.
The Centre's headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is
conducted in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We
are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural
Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.
To learn more about our organization, please visit our website:
*About the position*Support cutting-edge research on restoration ecology as
part of a Bonn Challenge initiative on "filling knowledge gaps on the
restoration of degraded smallholder landscape mosaics".
*Primary Duties and Responsibilities*
- Research functional proxies for ecosystem health that can be used to
assess land degradation status and for monitoring of progress towards
restoration of degraded ecosystems.
- Research opportunities for restoration of degraded land, specifically
- Facilitate the maintenance or recovery of biodiversity in mosaics of
agricultural and semi-natural systems.
- Increase and maintain above- and belowground carbon stocks.
- Enhance water quality and availability.
- Contribute towards the development and implementation of a
near-real-time geoscience laboratory that utilizes remote sensing and
rigorous statistical approaches for targeting restoration ecology.
*PhD in applied ecology, with specialization in Tropical Ecosystems,
Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental and Spatial Studies or similar
*2 years' experience in research. Field work experience will be a plus. *
*Strong background in mathematical statistics and modeling, with advanced R
statistical programming skills. *
*Background in spatial modeling and geo-computing. *
*Knowledge and experience in remote sensing a plus. *
*Good English language skills, French a plus. *
*Terms of offer*We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working
environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women.
This position is remunerated on International terms. The appointment will
be for an initial period of two (2) years, subject to a nine (9) months'
*How to apply*
Go to http://worldagroforestry.org/working-for-icraf/vacancies
*Applications will be considered until 30 January 2015*. Please note that
only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be
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