Experienced Project Coordinator International at ISRIC (2) - World Soil Information

Experienced Project Coordinator International at ISRIC (2) - World Soil Information

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20 Jan 15 Feb Wageningen

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Job description

Are you an experienced project coordinator of international projects in the field of sustainable land management? Are you dedicated to bring each project that you are managing to a good end? And do you have a proven track record in Africa? In that case, check this vacancy and join our team!

Over the next three years ISRIC- World Soil Information will coordinate various projects dealing with the generation of soil information for Africa as well as the use of this information for sustainable intensification of land use. For the Soils4Africa project, funded through the EU Horizon 2020 program, we are looking for an experienced project coordinator, with preferably a track record in Africa.

Do you want to know more about us? Check out the sneak preview of our new flagship product, our pilot projects in Senegal and Mali and of course our in house museum!

Tasks

The most important tasks as project coordinator are:
  • coordinate projects that aim at the development of soil information products that support sustainable intensification of land use;
  • coordinate activities carried out by the project partners, ensure mutual adjustment;
  • ensure timely and high-quality reporting to the funders of the projects;
  • organise meetings of the projects Executive Team, Steering Committee, and all project staff;
  • perform the role of secretariat of the Project Steering Committee, which includes scheduling and preparing meetings in cooperation with its chair, and providing minutes;
  • coordinate the tasks of ISRIC colleagues in the project;
  • financial project management, including receiving all payments made by the Commission, allocation between contractors and activities, and keeping accounts of this.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

Required
  • MSc degree in e.g. physical geography, agronomy, soil science. Although we are not looking for a scientific researcher, a (scientific) track record in sustainable land management or soil fertility is an asset.
  • proven track record in managing international projects, preferably in the field of sustainable land use;
  • ability to effectively engage with international colleagues, users and clients;
  • good command of English and preferably more international languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese);
  • willingness to travel when needed.
Desired
  • affinity with (or experience in) spatial mapping techniques, preferably in the context of sustainable land management and/or soil fertility management;
  • command of other languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese).

Conditions of employment

A challenging temporary position for a period of 3 years with, depending on your experience, a competitive salary of between € 3637,- and € 5656 gross per month, for a full-time working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Wageningen University CLA (scale 11/12). A part-time assignment of 4 days per week is negotiable. Applicants with non-Dutch citizenships may qualify for tax reduction over
3 years. You will work in a challenging and international working environment with a diverse, experienced and motivated team at a renowned institute in the field of soil information. While working at ISRIC you have ample possibilities to engage with researchers from WUR and their projects.

We also offer
  • ample possibilities to further develop your technical or personal skills, because we believe lifetime learning is important;
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent educational opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • excellent ABP pension regulations;
  • 232 hours of leave, the option to purchase additional hours, and good additional leave regulations;
  • a choice model to partially create your own benefits package, which includes a bicycle scheme;
  • a lively green workplace where it is easy to establish new contacts, and where many activities take place on Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research, and business are all represented;
  • the opportunity to use the sports facilities on campus for a small fee.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

ISRIC - World Soil Information (www.isric.org) has the mission to serve the international community with information about the world's soil resources to help addressing major global issues. We are the International Council for Science (ICSU) accredited World Data Centre for Soils (WDC-Soils) since 1989 and maintains the World Soil Museum. In partnership, we operate in four priority areas: (i) standard setting for soil information; (ii) production and serving of spatial soil information products; (iii) education and capacity building; and (iv) development of derived products for specific user groups. ISRIC is an independent foundation located at the Wageningen Campus and has a strategic cooperation agreement with Wageningen University and Research (WUR).

Specifications

  • Research, development, innovation
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 587502

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Location

Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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