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Agroforestry Expert

Vollzeit Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL in der Branche Kaffee, Tee und Kakao


  • Arbeitgeber/Auftraggeber Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL
  • Ihre Buchung

  • Kontaktperson Beate Huber
  • E-Mail
  • Telefon +41 62 865 04 25
  • Leitungsstufe Ohne Leitungsfunktion
  • Erfahrung über 5 Jahre


The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) is one of the world’s leading research and information centres for organic agriculture. For strengthening our agroforestry team in Frick we are seeking by January 2021 or by agreement an

Agroforestry Expert (80 - 100%)

who is interested in engaging in projects promoting and further developing agroforestry systems based on the principles of organic agriculture in the tropics. You would be involved in our current cocoa agroforestry projects mainly in Peru but with the perspective to also take over assignments in other Latin American, Asian and African countries. The tasks include project management and expert inputs relating to the design of agroforestry systems and to the improvement of practices as well as related applied research activities. Frequent travelling is required.

Ideally you have the following profile:

  • Multi-year practical experience in the management of agroforestry systems, ideally in cocoa or coffee
  • Good writing skills and interest to work at the interface between research and extension
  • A good understanding of and interest in applied research
  • Higher education in agronomy or related fields
  • Skills in and enjoyment of intercultural communication and international cooperation
  • Oral and written fluency in English and a good command of French and/or Spanish, German language knowledge is an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, with a significant level of personal responsibility

We are offering:

  • An open-end employment based in Switzerland
  • An inspiring working environment and an exciting opportunity for career development
  • An opportunity to work with a world class team of experts in the field of organic agriculture
  • Attractive contractual terms and remuneration

Interested? We are happy to answer any queries you may have

Beate Huber, Tel. +41 62 865 04 25,

Please submit your electronic application (motivation letter, CV, certificates, references) in English language to until 31 October 2020.