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Friday, December 17, 2010

Climate Change Expert Job Vacancy - Egerton University's Tegemeo Institute

Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, is an institute of Egerton University mandated to conduct agricultural policy research in Kenya.

The Institute is looking for a highly motivated, proactive and service-oriented individual to fill the following position based in Nairobi.

Climate Change Expert

The successful candidate will offer technical support in climate change research at the Institute.

He/she will report directly to the Director, Tegemeo Institute.

Key tasks under this position shall include:

    * Assist in incorporating a clear research strategy on climate change into the Institute’s research agenda and the inclusion of relevant indicators to measure climate change impacts
    * Build capacity for researchers at the Institute on climate change and related concepts such as vulnerability and risk assessment, adaptation & mitigation measures, and climate change modeling
    * Backstop activities to be implemented under the climate change research, which includes providing support in the development of tools and methods in analyzing risk and vulnerability to climate change, impacts of climate change as well as adaptation and mitigation responses to climate change
    * Actively facilitate networking, sharing and managing of information with national policy makers and other stakeholders in the climate change arena
    * Facilitate relevant collaborative policy formulation and communication strategy

Qualifications and skills

    * Hold a PhD in environmental policy management/environmental sciences, natural resources management or a related field.
    * Applicants with MSc. in environmental policy management/ environmental sciences, natural resources management or a related field will also be considered
    * For applicants with a PhD, a minimum of 3 years research work experience is required with at least 2 years research experience on climate change.
    * MSc. applicants should have a minimum of 6 years research work experience with at least 3 years experience on climate change research
    * The applicant should have a sound scientific background in climate change research.
    * He/she should demonstrate the ability to master complex scientific issues and a broad understanding of various aspects of climate change and related environmental issues
    * Research experience in Africa and an understanding of the impacts of climate change on agriculture and rural livelihood are required
    * Experience in carrying out rigorous modeling using climate data and proven record to produce high quality reports and publications is required
    * The applicant should have the ability to engage with policy makers and other stakeholders at the national level, and also be able to train and mentor others
    * Experience working with quantitative packages and panel data is an added advantage

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate. The position carries with it a one year contract, renewable subject to availability of funds.

Applications together with copies of certificates and a detailed CV including names and contacts of three referees should be sent to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (A&F),
Egerton University,
P.O Box 536 - 20115

Or via email address (

Applications should be clearly marked “Climate Change Expert” and should be received not later than 7th January 2011.

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