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International Research Position: Coral Reef Fisheries

Research Position at WorldFish in Honiara or Nusa Tupe, Solomon Islands
Job Description: The Center is a nonprofit organization and a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
Key Responsibilities
• Designing and leading innovative research projects in small-scale fisheries management in collaboration with national partners;
• Providing technical input to components of multi-disciplinary projects that may include climate change adaptation, gender, integrated coastal zone management;
• Developing and leading cross-disciplinary and participatory approaches for analyzing institutional, management and policy challenges relating to food security, ecology, and livelihoods;
• Facilitating exchange of lessons and best practices through innovative approaches to communication;
• Publishing results of research in peer-reviewed scientific journals, policy briefs, and popular media and present research at international conferences;
• Contributing to setting WorldFish research priorities in the region; and
• Conceptualizing and developing proposals for future grant-funded research.
Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated research innovation, publications in internationally refereed journals and the application of research to management issues;
• Strong quantitative skill in statistical and spatial analysis, and relevant computer programs;
• Excellent program management skills, including planning organization, and budgeting;
• Ability to work effectively in diverse cultural contexts;
• Proficient in English language – writing and orally; and
• Proficiency in Pidgin language and/or experience in field research in Melanesia would be desirable.
Qualifications and Experiences
• PhD in coral reef ecology, tropical fisheries, or related discipline with three year’s research experience in tropical marine ecosystems; and
• Experience in assembling, organizing and analyzing information from a variety of sources and disciplines and synthesizing these to identify emergent issues and ideas.
The WorldFish Center offers a competitive remuneration package, a non-discriminatory policy and provides an innovative work environment. Interested applicants are invited to submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience. You are required to submit your application (with indication on the subject line “Application for the position of Research Scientist – Coral Reef Fisheries”) to the Human Resources Strategy and Services Unit at [email protected] Initial screening of applications will begin on 31 August 2010 but positions will remain open until filled. This is a global position based at WorldFish in Honiara or Nusa Tupe, Solomon Islands. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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