The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to support Southern African Development Community (SADC) and its member states to develop plausible future-oriented climate-resilient pathways for sustainable and equitable economic growth and socio-economic development, with a special focus on agriculture and natural resources. These pathways will be used to assist in policy planning and prioritization and to help build capacities for strategic planning, regional prioritisation and foresight. The work will help advocate for an integrated regional approach to support the SADC Common Agenda while ensuring that actions are widely applicable and scalable across the region. There is a considerable foundation of existing scenario and analysis work on which the consultancy can build
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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) seek to recruit a consultant to lead a participatory process for the development of climate resilient pathways for the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Scope of work
Climate risk analyses and syntheses of previous participatory scenario processes for the region will be used as the basis for a set of regional workshops involving broad participation of regional state and non-state actors. The purpose is to develop participatory scenario narratives, leveraging on existing regional dialogue platforms of SADC and CCARDESA to interact with appropriate regional stakeholders. Participatory scenario narratives will be developed around a normative vision for future regional integration at the broad SADC level, with respect to the implications of this vision on the agricultural sector in particular. Workshop reports will document the shared vision of what regional integration and the agricultural sector in SADC may look like in 2035, in view of the major climatic, economic, social and technological uncertainties that may prevail.
Specific responsibilities include:
A detailed workplan will be developed with the consultant within four weeks of the position’s starting date.
Consultancy Fee: Lumpsum, payable based on delivery of outputs
Post location: Homebase, but must be within the SADC region
Duration: 13 January to 31 July 2020
Expected places of travel: Gaborone, Botswana; elsewhere within SADC as appropriate
Essential skills and qualifications
How to apply:
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above on or before 31 December, 2019. The position title and reference number C/CCAFS/13/2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.
ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.