Issue Date 02/12/2014
Type of Contract CDI
Duration of Contract Indéterminée
Education Bac + 5 et Plus
Department: Seed Systems Development Coordinator
Position n° 413
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 Centers that are members of the
CGIAR Consortium. It is also an autonomous intergovernmental association of 25 African
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
Area of Business: Agriculture, Forestry and Animal Husbandry
Position Type: Temps plein
Working Hours: Horaire normal
Working Language: Anglais
Second Language: Français