Recrutements au Sénégal

Abt associates recrute 01 Senior Climate Information and Services Specialist

Abt associates recrute 01 Senior Climate Information and Services Specialist

The World at Abt 

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a Senior Climate Information and Services Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Scaling Up Investment in Weather and Climate Information Services in Senegal Activity (WCIS 2).

As the Senior Climate Information and Services Specialist, you will be responsible for identifying sector level gaps in the collection, collation, analysis of and transfer of weather and climate information, the packaging and dissemination of climate information and the utilization of climate services by small farmers and other market system actors. In collaboration with the team, you will be responsible for developing and testing a strategy for scaling out access, use, and benefits of climate services across the farming community in Senegal.

The purpose of the five-year activity is to enhance resilience, productivity, and nutritional outcomes in fishing and agriculture systems (i.e., farming, livestock, pastoralism) through expanding the use of Weather and Climate Information Services (WCIS) and early warning systems for flood control and drought forecast in the face of increased climate uncertainty and weather hazards.

  • Objective 1: Bolster ANACIM’s engagement with user communities, and public and private sector actors and institutions to develop public-private partnerships that foster increased demand for WCIS.
  • Objective 2: Scale up public and private investment in the development of the WCIS value chain.
  • Objective 3: Expand the enabling conditions and respond to the need to integrate climate change and WCIS in the Nutrition and Water Resources Management sectors.

Work is expected to begin in late 2023. The position is contingent on the contract being awarded to Abt Associates. This position will be based in Senegal and will report to the designated Chief of Party for the Activity.

Core Responsibilities

  • Evaluate agroclimatic data-/technology-related gaps and opportunities to meet the management and decision-making needs of small farmers and other market system actors (e.g., financial and insurance institutions).
  • Identify sector level gaps in the collection, collation, analysis of and access to climate data, the packaging and dissemination of climate information and the utilization of climate services by small farmers and other market system actors.
  • Study possible legal/regulatory limitations regarding the scaling of the collection, collation and analysis of climate data, and the packaging and dissemination of climate information.
  • Assess the institutional capacity (human and infrastructural) of the Agence National de Conseil Agricole et Rural (ANCAR), the Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civile et de la Meteorologie (ANACIM) and other key WCIS Senegal stakeholders to expand the dissemination of agroclimatic information.
  • Propose suitable mechanisms for reaching small farmers and explore private sector partnerships (e.g., with telecommunications companies) for demand-driven dissemination of agroclimatic information.
    Based on the findings of your research, recommend project design elements that will help address the identified gaps and barriers.

What We Value

  • Bachelor’s Degree + 12 years, master’s degree + 10 years or Ph.D. + 8 years of relevant experience.
  • University degree in Climatology, Meteorology, Agricultural Science, Natural Resources Management, or a closely related field.
  • Ten (10) years of relevant experience in collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of agroclimatic data and information in Senegal
  • Fluent in French and working knowledge of English.
  • Experience in conducting research related to agriculture and climate change, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Experience working with key public and private agricultural stakeholders in Senegal, including small farmers.
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team of remotely working experts.
  • Familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing applications, and information and communication technology (ICT).
  • Familiarity with standard office software, such as MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Strong documentation, record keeping and reporting writing skills.

What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits and professional development.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

About us

Around the world, vulnerable populations face an array of complex problems. At Abt, we’re committed to making fundamental societal change in these disproportionately affected communities. We help wherever we’re needed. Here, you’ll collaborate with an international network of talented colleagues as you design and implement solutions for critical health, climate, economic, and governance issues. In partnership with local and indigenous communities you will help to improve lives and livelihood. All the while having the support and encouragement of leaders who always put your career and wellbeing first. Come make a World of Difference with us.

At Abt Associates, our commitment to creating a more equitable society for populations around the world starts from within. We understand how communities can flourish when people are given the right resources and support, and at Abt we continuously strive to cultivate a culture where there are no barriers to personal and professional fulfilment. Our welcoming and inclusive environment, our stance on employee wellbeing and flexibility, our deliberate approach towards expanding our talent representation, and our Employee Networking Groups are just some of the ways we ensure that everyone at Abt can thrive. With an eye towards continuous improvement, we know there’s always more to be done. And we’re set on doing it.

Apply Before: 09/02/2023, 02:00 PM

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