Leader, Climate Change Research - The World Agroforestry Centre

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Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: 30th June

The World Agroforestry Centre seeks to recruit a world-class researcher to lead its Global Research Project (GRP) on Climate Change.

The objective of the Global Research Project on Climate Change is to improve the stability of farming systems and livelihood strategies of smallholder farmers in the face of current climate variability as well as long-term climate change, through the increased use of trees for intensification, diversification and buffering of farming systems.

The GRP focuses on four areas: vulnerability assessments, impact of climate change on agroforestry systems; adaptation to climate change; and synergies in agroforestry systems between climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The successful candidate will report to the Deputy Director General, and will work with other scientists within and outside of the GRP.


  • Develop an internationally recognized research program in the area of climate change, agroforestry and sustainable land management.
  • Develop a system for carbon measurement and monitoring in smallholder agroforestry landscapes
  • Lead a research program that examines how trees can improve the resilience of farming systems to climate variability and change
  • Backstop regional programs and help them integrate research on agroforestry and climate change into their research
  • Mentor young scientists and interns
  • Lead synthesis and meta-analysis of lessons and research results across sites
  • Represent the Centre in global climate fora such as UNFCCC
  • Prepare research proposals and lead fund raising efforts for the GRP


  • PhD or equivalent in forestry, environmental science, soils, ecology or another related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of research experience in agriculture, forestry or environmental studies
  • Solid publication record in research of mitigation of and adaptation to climate change
  • A good network of international working relations

    For further details, see: Leader, Climate Change Research - The World Agroforestry Centre Website
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