Vacancies at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) stands for ‘Knowledge in Action’ and supports organizations and people to strengthen their capacity for sustainable development. WCDI is currently looking for a Livestock Value Chains Advisor and for a Food and Nutrition Security Advisor.
Both vacancies are for positions based in Wageningen, the Netherlands. For both positions WCDI is offering an initial one year contract of 36 hours per week with a performance based possibility for extension. Applications should be submitted online by uploading a CV and letter of motivation at the website; see specific links below.
Livestock Value Chains Advisor
WCDI is looking for a Livestock Value Chains Advisor with solid understanding of livestock sector transformation in low- and middle-income countries and the concept of inclusive and sustainable food systems.
Please download the vacancy for Livestock Value Chains Advisor here (PDF): deadline for the first phase of the application process is August 27, 2017. WCDI intend to have two interview rounds in early and end September. The final round will include three candidates who will be asked to prepare a short assignment.
Food and Nutrition Security Advisor
WCDI is looking for a Food and Nutrition Security Advisor, to contribute to projects and capacity building of other professionals across the world in support of improved global food and nutrition security. In addition to project implementation, the Food and Nutrition Security Advisor will contribute to the implementation of capacity development programmes in Food and Nutrition Security, including international mid-career professional courses. Assignments abroad involve travelling to Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and, to a lesser extent, Latin America.
Please download the vacancy for Food and Nutrition Security Advisor here (PDF): deadline for applications is September 8, 2017.
About Wageningen UR and Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Within Wageningen UR, nine specialized research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With approximately 30 locations, 5,000 employees, and 10,000 students, Wageningen UR is one of the leading organizations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen UR.
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) contributes to Food and Nutrition Security in an integrated way, taking into account the food value chain from production to consumption. WCDI aims at creating more awareness and expertise in low- and middle-income countries to tackle food and nutrition security issues. WCDI’s group of 65 staff connects the knowledge and expertise of Wageningen UR with processes of society-wide learning and innovation. WCDI works to inspire new forms of collaboration between citizens, governments, businesses, NGOs and the scientific community.
Additional information about WCDI can be found at the website.