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Post-doctoral Fellow - Climate change adaptation

Location: Nairobi , Kenya
Experience: More than 10 Years
Skill Set: Research and Analysis
Nature of Job: Fixed term Contract
Compensation: The Fellowship will be for a two-year period, with an attractive Stipend, housing, international insurance, relocation, etc.
Last date of Submission: 30 Sep 2012
Job Description
  • Developing and testing efficient methods to communicate probabilistic seasonal climate forecast information to smallholder farmers
  • Conducting surveys to monitor the impact of climate information in planning and managing farms by smallholder farmers
  • Collecting and organizing relevant data from different sources and calibrating and validating crop simulation models
  • Conducting ex-ante analysis to assess vulnerability of smallholder farming systems to climate variability and change at multiple scales
  • Development of robust adaptation strategies with due consideration to the risks and opportunities associated with them
  • Preparation of reports and scientific papers
  • Other responsibilities as may arise in the course of time
Candidate Profile


  • PhD in agriculture, environmental science, or any other related field
  • Demonstrated skills in modelling agricultural/environmental systems especially in using crop simulation models APSIM and DSSAT
  • Ability to develop conceptual frameworks and what if scenarios for simulation analysis
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with smallholder farming systems in Eastern Africa and willingness to work with farmers
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary/multi-cultural team on trans-disciplinary issues
  • Good publication record
  • Good communication skills

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Date Uploaded: 24 Sep 2012

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