Agro-Pastoralism Expert

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC)

Job Summary

Collect data (together with appropriate GIS reference information) and preparation of yearly reports on

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

Job Profile
The Executive Secretariat of LCBC is seeking to recruit an AGROPASTORALISM EXPERT. The appointed candidate will be required to carry out the following:

  • Collect data (together with appropriate GIS reference information) and preparation of yearly reports on:
  • Agricultural and animal productions;
  • Crop types, areas under cultivation and yield;
  • Irrigation areas and water consumption;
  • Provide the secretariat for Transnational Expert Working Groups on agriculture and livestock;
  • Co-operate with Ecosystem and Water Resource Experts to prepare integrated reports for LCBC on the status of Lake Chad Basin in conjunction with the IWRM Planning and Strategy Expert;
  • Work closely with national authorities to collect and analyse required data;
  • Develop recommendations for future activities relevant to the LCBC SAP and IWRM plans;
  • Provide leadership and guidance for following functions reporting to the position:
  • Ensure that a relevant performance measurement is defined, agreed upon and implemented by all functions in the area of responsibility of the position;
  • Arrange for succession planning for own position and critical functions reporting to the position;
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by LCBC Reporting Line: Head of Division, Natural Resources Management.

Education and Competencies

  • Masters' Degree in Rural Engineering.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in rural works, such as: productive developments, and structuring village infrastructures.
  • Proven experience in supervising the construction and/or restoration of rural infrastructures (fish ponds, irrigated areas, agroforestry pastoral systems, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of the participatory approach; 
  • Good working knowledge of IT. 
  • Good knowledge of project management and the Lake Chad Basin region would be desirable.
  • Experience in the field of environmental protection and preservation, transhumance management.
  • Language: Fluency in English and/or French.
  • Age limit: 50 years as at 1st January 2019.

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