Poste publié le 03/11/2014
Type de contrat International
Fonction / Service: Coordinator
Date limite candidature 31/12/2014
Poste n° 397
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking a highly qualified Seed Systems development
Coordinator (Rice) to be based at AfricaRice, Abidjan.
AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research enters that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. It is also an autonomous intergovernmental association of 25 African member countries.
The Seed Systems Development Coordinator will be part of a multi‐disciplinary research team working to sustain and improve the productivity of rice‐based systems in Africa in line with AfricaRice’s mission and mandate. He/she will report directly to the head of the Rice Sector Development Program.
The successful candidate will focus on the development of viable and sustainable seed production systems for rice in Africa. He/she will pro‐actively facilitate the dissemination of rice varieties that are developed through the “Africa‐wide Rice Breeding Task Force” – the
Task Force is convened by AfricaRice and regroups rice breeders from 30 countries in Africa.
More specifically, he/she will:
Education: Post‐graduate degree in a relevant field
Work Experience: Private sector experience in seed systems development is essential;
working experience in Africa and knowledge of rice‐based systems desirable.
The candidate should be fluent in English or French. A good working knowledge of the other language would be an asset.
Terms and Conditions
Candidates should send an application (including a cover letter and a detailed CV with the following information: Name, surname, gender, certificates obtained, professional experience (stating clearly beginning and end dates of each experience: day, month, year), language skills (French/English), and the names and addresses (including telephone / fax / email) of three
Please note that the normal retirement age for internationally recruited staff at AfricaRice is 65.
To apply for this position, please send your applications:
To: H.Zok@cgiar.org with the vacancy reference in subject: IRS/02/PC/2014/07
Or to the following address: Head, Human Resources Unit, AfricaRice, 01 B.P. 2031,
Cotonou, Benin Republic
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
AfricaRice is an equal opportunity employer. AfricaRice believes that staff diversity promotes excellence in its operations and particularly welcomes applications from women and developing countries.
AfricaRice thanks all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
To learn more about AfricaRice, please visit our website at
Secteur d'activité: Agriculture et forêt
Type de poste: Temps plein
Horaires de travail: Horaire normal
Langue de travail: Français
Deuxième langue de travail: Anglais
Délai de candidature: 31/12/2014