Scientist – Soil and Crop Modeler job at Bioversity International

Vacancy title:
Scientist – Soil and Crop Modeler

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Environment ]

Jobs at:

Bioversity International

Deadline of this Job:
06 January 2023  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Description
• Undertake and support soil carbon, and greenhouse gases modeling at local and landscape scales.
• Apply modelling tools such as DSSAT model to assess the soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration potential of selected perennial forages within East Africa and Latin America,
• Apply modelling and other approaches to assess potential impacts of land management options including agro-ecology interventions to livelihoods and climate change.
• Assess the long-term impacts of deep rooting forage grasses on soil organic carbon in selected sites in East Africa
• Identify and support opportunities for cross-lever linkages and collaborations within bilateral projects and one CGIAR initiatives, especially across the multifunctional landscapes research lever and tropical forages program.
• Contribute to proposal pipelines by developing proposals and concept notes along the areas of science work identified above.
• Manage and co-ordinate project activities in key projects.
• Publish quality research results in peer-reviewed journals as well as briefs, reports etc.
• Supervise research associates and short-term consultants involved in key projects and initiatives.
• Represent and give visibility to the Alliance in relevant forums and arenas
• Perform other duties as required by their supervisor

• PhD Degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, or any other relevant field with good scientific knowledge on tropical soil, soil organic carbon and soil biology.
• At least seven (7) years of relevant work experience in a closely related field gained in an international organization with key strengths in soil organic carbon and modeling topics
• Proven experience in applying biophysical models for simulating soil organic carbon (DayCent, CropSyst, RotC, etc.)
• Ability to integrate knowledge across different disciplines.
• Capable of managing professional relationships, and working in a complex, intercultural and highly dynamic working environment.
• Values the sharing of information and continuous improvements in a cooperative atmosphere of constructive evaluation and learning and be committed to staff development.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 84

Level of Education:
Associate Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 06 January 2023
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 27-12-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 27-12-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 27-12-2065
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