2012 ZEF Doctoral Scholarship at University of Bonn in Germany

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Climate change is one of the most severe challenges to West Africa in the 21st century. The region is facing an urgent need to develop effective adaptation (and mitigation) measures. To tackle this challenge, the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) was designed. WASCAL is a large?scale research?focused program to enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems to climate change. The scholarship is a part of WASCAL.

Master or Diploma degree in Hydrology, Geography, Agriculture, Geodesy or a related field • profound knowledge on hydrological processes and modeling • experience on establishing and operating hydrological monitoring networks (discharge, groundwater level, soil moisture) and analyzing the data • ability to work self reliantly and as a team player • willingness to closely cooperate with colleagues from other work packages of WASCAL and with local stakeholders (inter? and transdisciplinary approaches) • good knowledge of English (knowledge of French is of advantage) • expertise in handling Geographical information Systems and Remote Sensing approaches and climate change scenarios or the readiness to develop the respective skills • work experience in developing countries, particularly in West Africa, is of advantage

Deadline: Do submit your applications till November 20, 2012

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