The Research Assistant-Agronomy will attend to all activities related to Agronomy at AfricaRice and is responsible and reports to the Systems Agronomist working in the Sustainable Productivity Enhancement Program. She/he will be part of a multi-disciplinary Research team working to sustain and improve the productivity of rice-based systems in Africa in line with AfricaRice’s mission and mandate. Africa Rice Center encourages applications from women and developing country professionals. -Education: M.Sc. degree or equivalent in agronomy, soil science or any closely related field 2 -Work experience: Experience in working with a range of stakeholders such as farmers, scientists, public and private partners and NGOs, is preferred; experience in farm surveys, conducting on-farm research trials preferably with rice. -Knowledge on statistical analysis of research data, familiar with computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access are required – The selected candidate should be prepared for extensive work-related travel within the research area of AfricaRice – She/he should be able to take initiatives and work satisfactorily with a minimum supervision in a multicultural setting -The candidate should communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in English.