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Deadline: Thursday, August 02, 2012
Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Program Ethiopia
Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Program in Ethiopia envisions the development of a vibrant, commercial and pluralistic seed sector so that quality seed of superior varieties are available to a larger number of farmers, thereby contributing to agriculture for food security and economic development in Ethiopia. The Program is made possible through strengthening the development and operation of regional, national and international seed companies; consolidation and scaling up of local seed businesses; promotion of partnerships and innovations; support the development of enabling policies and institutions; and facilitation of support services such as research and studies, sharing experiences and lessons learnt and capacity development. Program phase I ran from mid 2009 to end of 2011; Program phase II is planned from 2011 to end of 2015. The Program is coordinated through regional units - Bahir Dar University, Haramaya University, Hawassa University, Mekelle University and Oromia Seed Enterprise - with support from Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation, and working together with key seed value chain actors at local, regional and national level. The Program is financed through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
In this connection, the following positions are required to be filled by qualified individuals.
National Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Development Coordinator (1)
Sharing experiences and lessons learnt is one of the components under ISSD. Through this component the diversity of advances and outputs of the ISSD program are known to the partners and stakeholders at kebelle, woreda, regional, national and international levels, with the goal of making a significant contribution to seed sector development in Ethiopia. To achieve this goal a wide range of documentation materials, communication channels and publications would be used to foster continuous sharing of experiences and learning of lessons within the ISSD program components and with partners at all levels of the Ethiopian seed sector.
As part of its implementation strategy ISSD Program would like to recruit one National Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Development Coordinator .
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The National Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Development Coordinator:
Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Education and Experience
Minimum of MA/M.Sc. degree from recognized university in Communication, Journalism, Agricultural Extension or related fields to knowledge management and sharing; and a minimum of 5 years of work experience
Conditions and remuneration
Application and recruitment procedures
Interested professionals are requested to submit an application including the following non-returnable documents:
All applications must be made electronically using the following email addresses:
Candidates will be pre-screened by Recruitment Committee and only short listed ones will be invited for interviews
Application deadline: August 02, 2012
Applications from qualified women candidates are highly encouraged
For more information contact Dr. Amsalu Ayana, Director, ISSD Ethiopia Program , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Tel.: 0911 842210
additional information on programme: http://portals.wi.wur.nl/Agrobiodiversity/