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15th February 2021

Call for Entries – International Competitions


1. International Science Council Awards Programme 2021

  1. Science for Sustainability Award for outstanding scientific contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals using an interdisciplinary approach (one award)
  2. Science-for-Policy Award for outstanding contribution to, stimulation of, support for or communication of the findings of international scientific research and scholarship relevant to international policy challenges (one award)
  3. Policy-for-Science Award for outstanding contribution to developments in the science system that enable science to contribute more effectively to major debates in the international domain (one award)
  4. Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award for outstanding contribution to defending and promoting the free and responsible practice of science (one award)
  5. Early Career Scientist Award for exceptional contribution to science and international scientific collaboration by early career researchers (six awards: one award to a scientist from each of (i) Africa, (ii) Asia, (iii) Australia and Oceania, (iv) Europe, (v) North America, and (vi) South America and the Caribbean)
There is no limit to the number of candidates nominated per category and per organization in general, hence, an organization may nominate several candidates, which may or may not be for the same Award category.

The deadline for submission of nominations for the ISC Awards Programme 2021 is 1 March 2021. Please indicate IUFoST in the submission under “on behalf of which ISC Member, Affiliated Body or partner organisation… “:in your nomination and send a copy of your nomination submission to the IUFoST Secretariat for our records. ISC link for nominations: https://council.science/current/news/nominations-isc-awards/.

2. International Innovation Award for Sustainable Agriculture on the theme ‘Innovation to transform food systems’

The call for applications for the second edition is now open. Individuals, private companies and institutions worldwide are being called to submit agricultural innovations that demonstrate concrete results and contribute to the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development.

The award does not only acknowledge digital innovation, but also new or existing products or practices that are used in a specific context, to increase effectiveness, competitiveness and resilience. It is divided in two categories:

  • Category A: USD 30,000 is awarded for excellence in digitization and innovation for sustainable food systems.
  • Category B: USD 30,000 recognizes an innovation that specifically empowers youth (under 35) in sustainable food systems.
All innovations must apply to agriculture and pastoral systems only. http://www.fao.org/innovation/awards/en/ More information is included in the terms and conditions and the application form can be downloaded from the website. Deadline: 19 March 2021 http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/faoweb/Innovation-awards-2021/Terms-Conditions.pdf


4th February 2021

iCRA COURSES: Aug - Nov 2021
Scholarship application deadline is 22 March 2021



We are dedicated to improve the livelihoods of farmers and their communities.
We believe that building trust is key to success for sustainable solutions.
iCRA’s courses help to gain insights and skills on aspects of interactive learning, action research, rural innovation and agribusiness.
More information about ICRA courses can be found on www.icra.globa//courses

NEW Course: Making Blended Training Work Designing and delivering (online & blended) training that has impact on participants

For: Trainers transforming their group training into online and blended training programmes, who provide online training to participants with an unstable internet. Trainers who want to share experiences and passion for their work.

How: Combination of Face to face and online learning: collective sessions, assignments, coaching and individual feed-back and field visits. Part of the course work you can plan and pace according to your own convenience and some of it off-line.

When: 26 Sep – 2 October 2021 Face to face training in the Netherlands, full programme 30 Aug – 22 Oct 2021 including online learning elements (part-time)

How to apply and more information you can find ON OUR COURSE WEBPAGE, link to the ICRA application form (opt for the course with scholarship open tag)

Scholarship application is separate from the ICRA application, more information on the scholarship application you can find HERE, please make sure you upload the correct format for the employer statement.

Course: Making Education Work
Transforming education for youth employment


For: Lecturers, instructors or researchers at universities or vocational training centres in agriculture and rural development

How: Combination of Face to face and online learning: collective sessions, assignments, coaching and individual feed-back and field visits.
Part of the course work you can plan and pace according to your own convenience and and some of it off-line..

When: 14 – 20 Nov 2021 Face to face training in the Netherlands, full programme 25 Oct – 17 Dec 2021 including online learning elements (part-time)

How to apply and more information you can find ON OUR COURSE WEBPAGE, link to the ICRA application form (opt for the course with scholarship open tag)

Scholarship application is separate from the ICRA application, more information on the scholarship application you can find HERE, please make sure you upload the correct format for the employer statement.

Course: Making Research work
Solving complex agri-food problems through action research


For: Researchers from universities or research institutes working in the agri & food sector or involved in community outreach activities

How: Combination of Face to face and online learning: collective sessions, assignments, coaching and individual feed-back and field visits. Part of the course work you can plan and pace according to your own convenience and some of it off-line.

When: 19 – 25 Sep 2021 Face to face training in the Netherlands, full programme 23 Aug – 15 Oct 2021 including online learning elements (part-time)

How to apply and more information you can find ON OUR COURSE WEBPAGE, link to the ICRA application form (opt for the course with scholarship open tag)

Scholarship application is separate from the ICRA application, more information on the scholarship application you can find HERE, please make sure you upload the correct format for the employer statement.

FEW PLACES AVAILABLE FOR CANDIDATES WITH FUNDING

Course: Making Agribusiness Work - Online
Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

For: Professionals providing business support services to producers, processors and other affiliated enterprises and professionals working for rural advisory services and in knowledge institutes who are involved in agribusiness and entrepreneurship.
How: Online collective sessions, assignments, coaching and individual feed-back. Part of the course work you can plan and pace according to your own convenience and some of it off-line.

When: 7 June – 30 July 2021, online & part-time

More information you can find ON OUR COURSE WEBPAGE SPECIALoffer: Attractive reduction on the tuition fee, when you pay before 15 March 2021 or join the course with more than one person

Want to be kept informed? You can sign up here for our course updates


5th January 2021

2021 STAARS Fellowship Program

The call for proposals for the 2021 STAARS Fellowship Program can be found here: http://barrett.dyson.cornell.edu/staars/staars-fellowships.html. The application deadline is January 31, 2021.


Scholarships
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Vacancies
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10th March 2020

The International Medical Corps is recruiting for a Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor.
Please see this link.


3rd February 2020

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Director for Monitoring and Evaluation – Sasakawa Africa Association

SRI Executive Search has been contracted by Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) to assist with the search for an exceptional candidate to fill the position of Director of Monitoring and Evaluation. SAA is a non-governmental organization that promotes Agriculture Technology Transfer through widespread demonstration and adoption of improved pre and post-production agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers in Africa. SAA also works in close collaboration with national agricultural extension services in Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda through its country programs known as Sasakawa Global 2000 (SG 2000). You can find further information on SAA from their website http://www.saa-safe.org/.

SAA Regional Office, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is seeking for a competent Director for Monitoring and Evaluation with a strong background in Impact Economics. The Director, M & E will provide strategic leadership in the designing of cross-country impact studies for tracking adoption, outcomes and impacts of agricultural production technologies and related innovations. They will be responsible for undertaking strategic/ex-ante economic analysis of technology options for better targeting and priority setting of project interventions, and translation of research findings into recommendations for policy action for greater technology adoption and impact. To view the full Job description please visit our website: https://www.sri-executive.com/offer/?id=8612.

Required Qualifications
Education
The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Agricultural economics, Economics, or development economics from a highly recognized University. A relevant Masters degree qualification supported by solid work experience will also be considered.

Relevant Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years management-related experience in agricultural development in Africa
  • A strong management record together with superior interpersonal skills, and demonstrated performance in creating, motivating and leading diverse teams of highly qualified professionals
  • Demonstrated experience with impact evaluation of agricultural technologies, market or sub-sector studies, or value chain analysis
  • Experience in guiding surveys to collect and analyse primary data and experience with participatory research approaches
  • Knowledge of innovation systems, innovation platforms, and social network mapping
  • Proven record of statistical and econometrics analysis of survey data and software (e.g. Stata)
  • Knowledgeable in performance analysis indicators, logical framework approach, theory-based evaluation, formal survey techniques, rapid appraisal methods
  • Knowledge of data collection tools and analytical methods for adoption and impact assessment as well as for value chain analysis
  • Demonstrated experience with large-scale technology adoption and impact surveys
  • A high degree of personal organization and ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to write and publish articles in peer review journals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (knowledge of French is an advantage); and
  • Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

How to Apply
If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV in English version and Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to SAA-DirectorME@sri-executive.com on or before 14 February 2020. All information will be in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.


17th January 2020

[CABI] Chief Executive Officer

Opportunity to lead an internationally recognised intergovernmental not-for-profit organisation

CABI seeks talented and highly respected leaders from the agribusiness, food, and biotech sectors, as well as not-for-profit organisations, who have a passion for addressing issues of global concern such as improving global food security and safeguarding the environment.

The search is now underway and the Search Profile is here for more information