Assistant Scientist Entrepreneurship and Governance, Assistante Scientifique Entrepreneuriat et Gouvernance, Garoua, WORLD AGROFORESTRY (ICRAF)

Assistant Scientist Entrepreneurship and Governance, Assistante Scientifique Entrepreneuriat et Gouvernance, Garoua, WORLD AGROFORESTRY (ICRAF)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Information

Job Opening ID522

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 Entrepreneurship: Analyse and develop climate-sensitive agricultural, forestry and agroforestry enterprises for women; Promote rational use and production of fuelwood; Develop a capacity building programme for women’s life skills with a view of empowering them.

Provide technical lead in the project component on Governance: Assess initiatives for green job creation for youths and develop a pilot to test best-fit options; Analyse policy and institutional context regarding climate change in Cameroon, and in North of the country in particular; and propose improvements; Diagnose existing incentives to encourage adoption of climate-smart practices and propose best-fit options for pilot testing

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 economics and policy analysis, with minimum 3 years’ practical experience in value chain analysis, rural entrepreneurship, business skills development and institutional and policy context analysis

Strong analytical skills and proficiency in statistical software

Experience with socio-economic survey design and implementation

Basic knowledge on gender issues and gender-sensitive research and project development

Experience with project management, as well as development and management of partnerships

Having worked in soudano-sahelian areas will be an asset

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 entrepreneurship and governance 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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