This Senior Project Manager will take a senior
position as a member of CABI Africa staff, reporting to the Regional Director
and will lead implementation of the Africa Soil Health Consortium, a large
improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific
expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Our mission and
direction is influenced by our member countries who help guide the activities
undertaken. These include
development projects and research,
Our activities are based principally in 2 major sites in the UK and 5 scientific
centres globally. Please see our website
for further details about our organisation.
Africa Soil Health Consortium project will seek to address the issue of poor
soil fertility in Africa using Integrated Soil Fertility Management. The
project will act as an interface between regional and international expertise in
soil health and development activities that facilitate use of Integrated Soil
Fertility Management (ISFM) practices to improve production and incomes for
smallholder farmers. The project will work with on-going initiatives in the
region that are introducing and implementing ISFM.
successful candidate would be expected to coordinate and oversee project
activities and ensure that outputs are delivered according to an agreed results
framework and to have oversight of the budget. They will play a leading role in
collaboration with other partners in the design, organization and implementation
of consultation processes and in high level advocacy activities with key
partners and stakeholders in the region. They will provide strategic guidance
for planning and developing ISFM knowledge sharing activities within the project
and in design and facilitation of processes for engagement, learning and sharing
of ISFM knowledge. They will be expected to use development experiences and
knowledge of ISFM to design activities that lead to new knowledge being used and
applied for livelihood benefits.
For a copy of the full Candidate Brief including details of how to
apply please go to
under reference number 27/2010
Closing Date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st December
2010 although initial interviews will be conducted as we receive suitable
Salary: Negotiable but
commensurate with skills, abilities and experience
Position Type: 3 year Fixed Term Appointment.
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