Scientific Officer of the international research program on ‘Soils for Food Security and Climate’


The global initiative ‘4 per mil. Soils for Food Security and Climate’ of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda


was launched during COP21 in December 2015. It includes both an action plan and a research program, and it is supported by more than 200 signatories (countries, regions, international agencies, research and educational bodies, the private sector and NGOs).

The research program has a focus on soil organic carbon, in relation with food security and climate change challenges. It comprises four pillars: 1. Estimating the potential. 2. Developing practices. 3. Defining and strengthening the enabling environment. 4. Monitoring, reporting and certification.

It is developed with the support of the CGIAR, of the Global Research Alliance (, of INRA, CIRAD and IRD in France, and of other international, European and national research partnerships.

The scientific Officer will assist in the coordination and development of research actions in France, involving CIRAD, CNRS, INRA, IRD and universities. He/she will work with French research partners, in relation with the Scientific and Technical Committee of the 4 per mil Initiative, and with focal points of international research organizations and networks involved in the Initiative (CGIAR, GRA, CASA Network… ).

Initial training in soil sciences, environmental sciences and/or agricultural sciences is required.

Excellent skills in coordination, communicating research results and organizing scientific events are needed. The working languages are English and French. A first professional experience (1-3 yrs) would be appreciated. The position is based at Inra’s headquarters (downtown Paris) and involves traveling.

The gross monthly salary is ca. 2,480 Euros. The net monthly salary is ca. 2,060 Euros.

To apply, please send a cv. and a covering letter before September 22, 2017. Availability to start on November 1st, 2017 is required.

Contact persons: Dr. Jean-Francois Soussana ( and Dr. Claire Weill ( ).


Friday, September 22, 2017