Assistant Scientist Climate Change, Assistant Scientifique Changement Climatique, Garoua, WORLD AGROFORESTRY (ICRAF)

Assistant Scientist Climate Change, Assistant Scientifique Changement Climatique, Garoua, WORLD AGROFORESTRY (ICRAF)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Information

Job Opening ID521

Number of Positions1


Duty stationGaroua


Job CategoryNationally Recruited Staff

Terms of offerThis position is on national terms and will be for an initial period of two (2) years, subject to a probation period according to the local labour law.


State/ProvinceFar North

Zip/Postal Code237

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

Provide technical lead in the project component on climate change adaptation: Inventory, assess and value farmers’ local knowledge and practices in relation to climate change and climate change adaptation; Contribute to the development, adaptation, diffusion and use of tools to evaluate and predict the effect of climate change and climate change adaptation strategies on major production systems in the project area (cotton and cereals); Promote agrosylvopastoral practices for climate change adaptation through the climate-smart village approach; Build capacities of farmers and pastoralists to adopt climate change adaptation practices and strategies

Provide technical lead in the project component on Climate Information Services: Diagnose existing knowledge and capacities for climate information delivery in Cameroon in general and in the project area in particular; Assess needs and preferences for climate information of local actors, including both service providers, and end-users (farmers and pastoralists); Contribute to the development and implementation of the PICSA (Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture) approach in pilot sites

Assist project coordinator in daily project management, partner relations and reporting

In collaboration with other scientists, produce publications, such as technical reports, technical sheets, training manuals, blogs and journal articles

Contribute to resource mobilization


Qualifications, experience and skills

Solid theoretical background (MSc level) in agricultural and climate change sciences, with minimum 3 years’ practical experience in dryland agrosylvopastoral systems

Strong analytical skills and proficiency in statistical software

Experience with participatory research and design of advisory services, including strengthening climate change related knowledge and skills of technicians and farmers

Basic knowledge on gender-sensitive research and project development

Experience with project management, as well as development and management of partnerships will be appreciated

Willing to work in rural areas and travel extensively in often remote areas

Proficiency in French and good working knowledge in English, knowledge of Fulfulde will be an asset

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to work independently, as well as in multicultural and pluri-disciplinary teams

Ability to work under pressure and deliver on time

Job Summary

ICRAF is looking for the services of an assistant scientist climate change for its new project « Innovation for Climate Change Adaptation » (INNOVACC), funded by the European Union for a period of 4 years (2022-2025) and implemented in collaboration with CIFOR, CIRAD, IRAD and Fondem. INNOVACC aims to enhance people’s climate resilience in the North and Far-North regions of Cameroon, by sustainably increasing agropastoral production and household income, as well as reducing household vulnerability to climate change.



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