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Call for experts

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DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for an expert in research in agroecological transitions in West Africa, who will work with the European Commission (DG INTPA) and the African Sub-Regional Organisations (SROs) ASARECA, CCARDESA, and CORAF to prepare and coordinate an upcoming call for Expressions of Interest for Regional Centres of Excellence for Agroecology. The expert will have a specific focus on research for agroecological transitions in West Africa.


The summary profile of the expert is as follows (see the Terms of Reference for more detail):

  • Senior expert in research in agroecological transitions
  • At least 12 years relevant professional experience in international development
  • Proven track record in research focussing on agroecological transitions of food systems
  • Excellent proficiency in English and French
  • Assignment: max 20 working days, at a daily fee of 700 euro

The expert is expected to collaborate with two other experts in a team. The timeframe of the assignment is April to December 2023.


Interested experts are invited to review the Terms of References and submit their applications (a cover letter and a CV that highlights relevant experience against the requested profile) to by 2 April 2023.

DeSIRA-LIFT is a service facility (FOOD/2021/424-11) to DG INTPA, in support of the DeSIRA Initiative. DeSIRA-LIFT is implemented by member organisations of Agrinatura (CIRAD, ISA, NRI, SLU, WUR) and EFARD (COLEAD), and hosted by Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands.


Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation 

P.O. Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen
the Netherlands


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