Systems Agronomist/Soil Scientist

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-06-06 Deadline: 2016-06-08
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Ph.D. degree(s) in Soil Science or Agronomy
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Specific duties:

  • Lead the participatory development and field evaluation of PNM strategies that are well-matched to different cereal crop production domains as well as end-user preferences.
  • Characterize the variability and spatial structure of factors affecting PNM including indigenous soil fertility and attainable yield potential.
  • Translate scientific findings from field and simulation studies into actionable logic within emerging decision support frameworks for PNM.
  • Collaborate with social scientists to document and leverage insights into decision processes that govern investments in soil fertility management at the farm-level.
  • Interface with national research and extension partners to develop a common vision and joint ownership of project outputs.
  • Contribute to the development of training modules and outreach materials that will support public extension and private sector-led market development for PNM.
  • Mentor and oversee the work of project-based staff.
  • Communicate key messages and project progress with donors, policy makers, and other primary stakeholders.
  • Summarize research findings for journal publication.

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • Ph.D. degree(s) in Soil Science or Agronomy.
  • Core capacities in soil fertility management, plant nutrition, geo-spatial tools, cropping systems analysis, and process-based agronomy.
  • Strong desire to work at the interface of applied science and development in order to accelerate the adoption of sustainable intensification practices at scale.
  • Excellent facilitation, communication, and team-building skills.
  • Strong proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Work experience in the developing economy context is an asset.
  • Flexibility, good humor, and the soft skills required to excel in a fast-paced and often challenging work environment.

Required Competencies:

  • Multi-Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Achievement Orientation.

Apply Instructions

Candidates must apply here for 16821 Systems Agronomist/Soil Scientist. Screening and follow up of applications will begin on Wednesday, 8 June 2016. Incomplete applications (CV, Cover Letter) will not be taken into consideration. Cover Letter should refer explicitly to the essential qualifications, skills, and competencies stated above providing clear and concrete examples of where, when, and how the experience was gained. For further information on the selection process, please contact Enrique Martinez, at
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
This position will remain open until filled.

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.


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Organization Summary

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (commonly called by its Spanish acronym CIMMYT for Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo) is a non-profit research and training institution dedicated to both the development of improved varieties of wheat and maize, and introducing improved agricultural practices to farmers, thereby improving their livelihoods. It is also one of the 15 non-profit, research and training institutions affiliated with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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