Associate Scientist - Protection of wild pollinators in agricultural lands
Rabat, Morocco
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Reports to : Project Coordinator Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP)

Location : Rabat, Morocco

Advertisement date : 8 November 2020

Closing date : 7 December 2020

or until the position is filled)

Main purpose of position

The Associate Scientist will be part of a project on Conservation of pollinator diversity for enhanced climate change resilience within ICARDA Biodiversity and Crop Improvement Program.

This project shall integrate Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) approach in the MENA-region and develop and introduce an international stewardship for pollinator-protecting agriculture (WPP).

The position is based at ICARDA’s North Africa platform in Rabat, Morocco. We are looking for a motivated and knowledgeable scientist focused on wild pollinators, with multidisciplinary work experience.

Main responsibilities

  • Develop a best-practice model for FAP-integrated protection of ground-nesting pollinators, including trials, ISI publication and brochure for farmers;
  • As far as Covid-19 allows : work with a community on pollinator-related ecotourism;
  • Responsible for the maintenance and condition of the pollinator collection;
  • Co-supervise projects in 5 participating countries - Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Turkey;
  • Contribute to the publication of research findings in ISI-peer reviewed scientific journals together with the FAP scientific team (ICARDA, University of Mons, NARS from participating countries);
  • Train and co-supervise 5 PhD students;
  • Work on other tasks within the project, based on request of the project coordinator (e.g. finalize ONCA trainings, support curriculum units where needed, brochures, develop an entomological training tool for WPP-certifiers etc.).
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