[Coral-List] Coral Reef Scientist Position at the WorldFish Center - Penang

Oliver, Jamie (WorldFish) j.oliver at cgiar.org
Fri Feb 17 03:31:44 EST 2006

Dear Colleagues 


The WorldFish Center has an exciting new position opening for a Coral
Reef Scientist at the WorldFish Center.


This is a normal staff position with a 3 year renewable contract. 


The Scientist would lead a new GEF-funded project examining lessons
learned and best practices in coral reef management, and would also be
expected to develop and lead other coral reef projects relevant to the
mission of the Center.  The position would contribute to, and assist in
the strategic planning and oversight of ReefBase, the Center's global
information system on coral reefs.


This position will be one of several new positions currently being
filled at the Center in the field of Natural Resources management, and
offers the opportunity to join a dynamic new multi-disciplinary team
seeking to make a significant impact on poverty and food security in
developing countries.  (see "jobs" on our website
www.worldfishcenter.org <http://www.worldfishcenter.org/> ).





Please pass this message on to any potential candidates or interested


Best regards


Jamie Oliver





Research Scientist - Coral Reefs




The WorldFish Center , located on the island of Penang , Malaysia , is a
world-class scientific research organization. Our mission is to reduce
poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture. We have
offices in nine countries and engaged in collaborative research with our
partners in more than 50 countries. The Center is a nonprofit
organization and a member of the Consultative Group on International
Agricultural Research (CGIAR). 


A unique opportunity has arisen for a gifted individual to contribute to
the mission of the Center and make a personal impact on the lives of
millions of less fortunate people in developing countries around the
world. We seek a highly competent and motivated individual to fill the
following position within the Natural Resources Management Discipline:



Provide scientific leadership and vision in the development of new
research and knowledge management opportunities relating to coral reefs
and associated ecosystems.

Design, develop and submit project proposals relevant to the management
and sustainable use of  coral reefs in developing countries. 

Develop collaborative arrangements with advanced scientific institutions
and national research systems to increase the outputs for agreed
research projects

Prepare proposals to development agencies for funding of new priority
projects and the continuation of existing long-term projects

Publish results of research in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and
disseminate in web pages, newsletters and other popular media

Prepare scientific reports for donors and WorldFish  management

Represent the Center at relevant high level scientific fora

Supervise and mentor relevant staff

Contribute to strategic science discussions and the development of
science directions within the NRM Discipline and relevant regional
strategies and global initiatives.




Phd in Ecology, tropical fisheries, or related discipline and 3 year's
research experience related to coral reefs or tropical coastal systems.

Demonstrated research innovation, publications in internationally reefed
journals and the application of research to management issues

Experience in assembling, organizing  and analyzing large volumes of
information from a variety of sources and disciplines and synthesizing
these into clear themes and identifying emergent issues and ideas.

Strong quantitative skill in statistical and spatial analysis, and
relevant computer programs

Excellent program management skills, including planning organization,
and budgeting. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
Experience in multi-disciplinary and multi-organization and
multi-country projects.

Ability to work effectively in diverse cultural contexts

English proficiency and excellent project management skills


The WorldFish Center offers a competitive remuneration package, a
non-discriminatory policy and provides an innovative work environment.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a comprehensive curriculum
vitae that includes names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail
address) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the
candidate's qualifications and work experience, via e-mail to
worldfish-hr at cgiar.org, no later than 15 March 2006. Only short-listed
candidates will be notified.


Jamie Oliver
Director, Science Coordination
The WorldFish Center
PO Box 500, GPO, 10670 Penang Malaysia
Street address: Jalan Batu Maung, 11960 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
Ph: 60 4 620 2209
Fax: 60 4 626 5690
email: J.Oliver at cgiar.org



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