Research Associate / Project coordinator (m/f/d) of the international research project "SUFACHAIN - Promoting sustainable land management through product, process and SME development in NTFP and agroforestry value chains of Central Asia"
For over ten years, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in the Lower Rhine region of Germany has provided an innovative, interdisciplinary and international education to young minds from around the world. We offer a total of 36 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in four multidisciplinary faculties: Technology and Bionics, Life Sciences, Society and Economics, and Communication and Environment. Our scientifically-oriented degree programmes combine an applied academic approach with a broad international scope into a high-quality education that emphasises teaching and research with real-world relevance. 75 % of our degree programmes are taught in English as well. Over 7,300 students from 122 different countries are currently pursuing their degree in our uniquely international and intercultural campus community. International collaboration is a strength of ours, seen and felt in our network of over 90 partner universities in 38 countries. Rhine-Waal University of App lied Sciences is not only connected to the larger world, but also deeply rooted in its Dutch-German EUREGIO home as well.
In the SUFACHAIN project, 18 partners from Germany and Central Asia cooperate to develop new approaches to promoting agroforestry production systems and value chains in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Project results aim to improve the profitability of agroforestry systems and thus create additional incentives for their adoption. This helps reduce soil erosion, soil degradation and deforestation in Central Asia, while at the same time creating business opportunities and added value for local SMEs and improving the livelihoods of local populations. The tasks are associated with the possibility that you use the activity for your own further scientific qualification (doctorate/post-doc phase) and publish the results in English in scientific journals.
Join our team and help strengthen our university in the Faculty of Life Sciences, Kleve Campus, at the earliest possible date as a
Research Associate / Project coordinator (m/f/d) of the international research project "SUFACHAIN – Promoting sustainable land management through product, process and SME development in NTFP and agroforestry value chains of Central Asia"
German TV-L pay scale level EG 13 | initially fixed-term contract for 3 years (subject to project approval) according to § 2 Abs. 2 WissZeitVG | full-time
Reference number 10/F2/22YOUR FUTURE RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinating and monitoring project activities and progress in close collaboration with the project partner
Contributing to the research work and publications, and co-supervise Master and/or PhD student
Synthesizing project findings across work packages in close collaboration with the project leader
Supporting the administration of project funds and reporting activities
Preparing and helping to conduct stakeholder workshops and other knowledge management initiatives
Communicating of the project activities and results through appropriate communication channels
Help in building support for creating favourable frame conditions for sustainable land management in the target region
Supporting the acquisition of further third-party funds
YOUR SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
An above-average university degree (Master or equivalent) in agricultural or business economics, natural resource management or a related discipline; a PhD/doctoral degree will be of advantage
Proven competency in quantitative empirical social research, proficiency in inferential statistical methods, and the proven ability to contribute to interdisciplinary research works
Strong motivation to conduct and publish high-quality academic research
Proven project management skills and/or experience in managing and coordinating an international research consortium
Great personal initiative and proactive behavior
Excellent team and interpersonal skills and the desire to work in an international environment
Excellent English and German language skills, Russian language skills are an advantage
Work experience in Central Asia and/or in agroforestry value chains will be of advantage
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
Diversity | Internationality | Certified as a family-friendly university | Mobile working as well as home office | University sports | Active break | Collegial, open working atmosphere| Exciting and varied range of tasks | Personal responsibility and creative freedom | opportunities for personal and professional development
Part-time employment is also possible for this position.
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is committed to the professional development and advancement of women. Female candidates are expressly welcomed and encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NRW), in cases of equal suitability, aptitude and professional experience, female candidates shall be given preferential consideration over male candidates for vacancies in areas with proportionally fewer female employees, provided there are no specific, overriding reasons for giving preference to a specific male candidate.
In the event of equal suitability, preferential consideration will also be given to disabled candidates or candidates recognised as such by virtue of Section 2 (3) of the German Code of Social Law, Book IX (SGB IX).
Please submit your application through the following link: https://karriere.hochschule-rhein-waal.de/w2b2s and add the usual application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, diplomas, job references, proof of qualifications and, if applicable, proof of severe disability) in a single PDF file.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR APPLICATION BY NO LATER THAN 20.07.2022
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Ms Jäger at Tel. +49 2821 80673-654.