Research and technically rewrite the CIARD Pathways

Israel Bionyi Nyoh

ITOCA- Calls for expression of interest on CIARD Good Practice Guidelines for Agricultural Information Management.

The Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD) Pathways offers a guideline on how to format research outputs such that it becomes easily available, accessible, and applicable (the 3As) by various stakeholders. It provides a simple manifesto and a checklist of good practices which guides the process that enhances effectiveness and efficiency in achieving the 3As. The principles can be used by any institution in the world. After a global consultation of CIARD members in 2013, a decision was made to further precise and concise the Pathways contents.

In conformity with the agreement, the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA), supported by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is inviting experienced Agriculture Information Specialists to express interest in technically researching, synthesising, and editing the 7 CIARD pathways.

Work package

Retained candidates will complete desk research and analysis to enrich contents based on practical experiences. Time allocated for this work bundle is 2 weeks. Preferably the work should be done in the period between 7 – 21 September 2016. Successful applications will work closely with an expert Editor. Funding is available to cover resource inputs.

How to apply

Please note that applications should include a cover letter (maximum 1 page, Arial 12, 1,5-line spacing) outlining the sub-group pathway of interest amongst the sub-themes listed in the Call, your skills, attributes, and experience as relevant to the role and motivation as to why you consider yourself the ideal candidate.
Applicants should preferably be registered members of the IAALD Africa Chapter. The application letter should be accompanied by your resume and sent to ITOCA latest 31st of August 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be reached.Expressions of interest should be forwarded to:

Expressions of interest should be forwarded to:
Mercy Moyo
Programme Officer
Email: mercy@itoca.org