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AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY TEAMING UP WITH A RANGE OF EXPERTS FROM CGIAR, NARS, AND THE PRIVATE INDUSTRY

  The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is the global leader in publicly-funded maize and wheat research and related farming systems. CIMMYT works with hundreds of partners throughout the developing world to sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat cropping systems, thus improving global food security and reducing poverty. CIMMYT is a member of the CGIAR System and leads the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat and the Excellence in Breeding Platform. The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) is a cross-commodity platform that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. The Platform is part of the new CGIAR portfolio of research programs and platforms (www.cgiar.org/our-strategy) and is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, a not-for-profit research, and training organization with partners in over 100 countries (www.cimmyt.org). EiB draws from innovations in CGIAR centers, advanced research institutes, and the private sector, providing access to cutting-edge tools, services and best practices, application-oriented training, and practical advice.   Mechanization Support Specialist – West Africa The EiB Mechanization Support Specialists will support CGIAR and national agriculture research system (NARS) Institutions to develop and implement mechanization plans for their breeding programs, including acquisition and maintenance strategies. They will report to the EiB Breeding Operations and Phenotyping lead and work in collaboration with other EiB staff and consultants. The successful candidate will be a mechanization specialist with strong communication skills, capable of providing technical recommendations and supporting the implementation of mechanization and automation techniques across a range of different organizations and crops in western Africa. The Mechanization Support Specialist will also be accountable for proposing and managing a mechanization network within the region. They will need to understand the demand and capacity across centers and manage the communication between centers to guarantee that all centers will have access to mechanization, offered as a service, reducing so the overall capital cost across the system of breeding programs. The position will be based in West Africa (tentatively Nigeria, Senegal or Ghana) depending on operational needs and established partnerships with CGIAR sister research centers. It will involve significant international travel within the region.   Specific duties include:
  • Develop machinery inventories;
  • Develop machinery acquisition plans;
  • Develop business cases for mechanization and process automation;
  • Develop and implement maintenance procedures;
  • Develop a list of local/ regional /global vendors for critical equipment and services (shared across EiB members);
  • Develop metrics and KPIs for monitoring the adoption of mechanized and automated solutions and for maintenance of machinery.
  Candidate Profile We are seeking for mechanization experts with the following:
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, or related field
  • MBA and project management skills are considered favorably
  • Relevant global experience in the agriculture sector.
  • Familiar with operations in large breeding pipelines.
  • In-depth understanding of soil preparation equipment, irrigation, tractors, planters and planting solutions, harvesters and harvesting solutions( including dryers), GPS, sprayers, seed process equipment, seed storage options (cold rooms, packaging, etc.), and digitizing nursery and trial processes (packet printers, plot tags, labels, etc.)
  • Experience with managing machine maintenance process (protocols, logistics, labor, costs, etc.).
  • In-depth understanding of the agricultural machinery market within the region (vendors, service providers, etc.).
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills in English (French will be considered favorably)
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment with leadership skills.
  The selected candidate must exhibit competencies in Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and Teamwork and Client Orientation. The position is for an initial fixed-term of three (3) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT’s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment.   Additional information: EiB seeks candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. CGIAR has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply. CIMMYT also offers excellent career opportunities in an international organization with a friendly and humble environment full of people passionate about what they do and interested in helping people around the world.   Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names, and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than 14TH August at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘application for the post of ‘Mechanization Support Specialist – West Africa.  

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY TEAMING UP WITH A RANGE OF EXPERTS FROM CGIAR, NARS, AND THE PRIVATE INDUSTRY   The International Maize and Wheat I...

UNE OCCASION EXCEPTIONNELLE DE TRAVAILLER DANS LE DÉVELOPPEMENT TECHNIQUE ET PROFESSIONNEL EN S’ASSOCIANT À UN ÉVENTAIL D’EXPERTS DE CGIAR, SNRA, ET L’INDUSTRIE PRIVÉE

  Le Centre International d’amélioration du Maïs et du Blé (CIMMYT)  est le chef de file mondial de la recherche sur le maïs et le blé des systèmes agricoles connexes financé par des fonds publics. CIMMYT travaille avec des centaines de partenaires à travers le monde en développement pour accroître durablement la productivité des systèmes de culture du maïs et du blé, améliorant ainsi la sécurité alimentaire mondiale et réduisant la pauvreté. CIMMYT est membre du Système du CGIAR et dirige les Programmes de recherche du CGIAR sur le maïs et le blé et la plate-forme d’excellence en matière de sélection. La Plate-forme d’excellence en matière de sélection, d’amélioration des cultures (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) du CGIAR est une plate-forme de produits qui soutient la modernisation des programmes d’amélioration des cultures ciblant l’Afrique, l’Asie et l’Amérique latine pour un plus grand impact sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, l’adaptation au changement climatique et le développement. La Plate-forme fait partie du nouveau portefeuille de programmes et de plates-formes de recherche (www.cgiar.org/our-strategy) et est dirigée par le Centre International d’amélioration du Maïs et du Blé, connu sous son acronyme espagnol CIMMYT®, une organisation de recherche à but non lucratif, et une organisation de formation avec des partenaires dans plus de 100 pays (www.cimmyt.org). EiB s’appuie sur les innovations dans les centres du CGIAR, les instituts de recherche avancés et le secteur privé, offrant ainsi accès à des outils, des services et des pratiques exemplaires de pointe, à une formation axée sur les applications et à des conseils pratiques.   Spécialiste du soutien à la mécanisation – Afrique de l’Est et du Sud Le spécialiste du soutien à la mécanisation de l’EiB appuiera le CGIAR et les institutions du Système national de recherche agricole (SNRA) à élaborer et à mettre en œuvre des plans de mécanisation pour leurs programmes de sélection, y compris des stratégies d’acquisition et d’entretien. Il relèvera du responsable des opérations d’amélioration des cultures et du phénotypage de l’EiB et travaillera en collaboration avec d’autres membres du personnel et consultants de l’EiB. Le candidat retenu sera un spécialiste de la mécanisation doté de solides compétences en communication, capable de fournir des recommandations techniques et de soutenir la mise en œuvre de techniques de mécanisation et d’automatisation dans un éventail d’organisations et de cultures différentes en Afrique de l’Est et du Sud. Le spécialiste du soutien à la mécanisation sera également responsable de la proposition et de la gestion d’un réseau de mécanisation dans la région. Il devra évaluer les demandes et les capacités à travers les centres et gérer la communication entre les centres pour garantir que tous les centres auront accès à la mécanisation, proposée comme un service, réduisant ainsi le coût global en capital dans l’ensemble du système de programmes de reproduction. Le poste sera basé en Afrique de l’Est ou du Sud. L’emplacement exact – provisoirement au Kenya – n’est pas encore défini sera déterminé en fonction des besoins opérationnels et des partenariats établis avec les centres de recherche homologues du CGIAR. Il comprendra des voyages internationaux importants dans la région.   Les tâches spécifiques comprennent :
  • Élaborer des inventaires de machines (équipement agricole) ;
  • Élaborer des plans d’acquisition de machines (équipement agricole) ;
  • Élaborer des analyses de rentabilisation pour la mécanisation et l’automatisation des processus ;
  • Élaborer et mettre en œuvre des procédures d’entretien ;
  • Établir une liste des fournisseurs locaux, régionaux/mondiaux pour l’équipement et les services essentiels (partagés entre les membres de l’EiB) ;
  • Développer des mesures et des indicateurs de performance clés pour surveiller l’adoption de solutions mécanisées et automatisées et pour l’entretien des machines.
  Profil du candidat Nous recherchons des experts en mécanisation ayant :
  • Un minimum de 10 ans d’expérience pertinente.
  • Bachelor en génie agricole, agronomie ou domaine connexe
  • Les compétences en MBA et en gestion de projet sont considérées favorablement
  • Expérience mondiale pertinente dans le secteur agricole.
  • Familiarité avec les opérations dans les grands pipelines de reproduction.
  • Compréhension approfondie de l’équipement de préparation du sol, de l’irrigation, des tracteurs, des planteurs et des solutions de plantation, des moissonneurs et des solutions de récolte (y compris les séchoirs), du GPS, des pulvérisateurs, de l’équipement de traitement des semences, des options de stockage des semences (chambres froides, emballages, etc.) et de la numérisation des procédés de pépinière et d’essai (imprimantes à paquets, étiquettes de parcelles, étiquettes, etc.)
  • Expérience dans la gestion du processus de maintenance des machines (protocoles, logistique, main-d’œuvre, coûts, etc.).
  • Compréhension approfondie du marché des machines agricoles dans la région (fournisseurs, prestataires de services, etc.).
  • Excellentes compétences orales, écrites et de présentation en anglais (le français sera considéré favorablement)
  • Capacité de travailler dans un environnement multiculturel avec des compétences en leadership.
  Le candidat sélectionné doit présenter des compétences en communication, négociation et gestion des conflits, le travail d’équipe et l’orientation client. Le poste est pour une durée initiale fixe de trois (3) ans, le renouvellement est soumis à la performance et à la disponibilité continue des fonds. Le salaire et les avantages sociaux concurrentiels de CIMMYT comprennent l’allocation de logement, l’assurance-maladie et vie complète, l’aide à l’éducation des enfants, les vacances payées, les billets d’avion annuels, la contribution à un régime de retraite et l’aide généreuse à l’expédition de réinstallation.    Informations supplémentaires : EiB recherche des candidats qui embrassent la diversité au sens le plus large. Tous les candidats qualifiés seront pris en considération pour un emploi sans égard à la race, la couleur, la religion, le sexe, l’orientation sexuelle, l’identité de genre, l’origine nationale, le statut d’invalidité, ou toute autre caractéristique protégée par la loi. Le CGIAR a un engagement profond envers la diversité à la fois comme une fin en soi, mais aussi comme un moyen précieux pour éliminer les disparités en matière de santé. Nous faisons la promotion de l’excellence par la diversité et encourageons toutes les personnes qualifiées à présenter une demande. CIMMYT est un employeur de l’égalité des chances. Il favorise un environnement de travail multiculturel qui valorise l’égalité des sexes, le travail d’équipe et le respect de la diversité. Les femmes sont encouragées à présenter leur candidature. CIMMYT offre également d’excellentes opportunités de carrière au sein d’une organisation internationale avec un environnement amical et humble plein de gens passionnés par ce qu’ils font et intéressés à aider les gens du monde entier.   Les candidatures doivent comprendre une lettre d’accompagnement qui devrait aborder la façon dont les antécédents ou l’expérience du candidat se rapportent aux fonctions spécifiques du poste demandé, un curriculum vitae, les noms et adresses de trois référents professionnels (qui doivent inclure soit le chef de l’organisation actuelle ou antérieure du demandeur, soit le superviseur/supérieur direct du demandeur à son lieu de travail actuel ou ancien). La candidature doit être adressée à Mme Aurée de Carbon par courriel à l’adresse suivante : adecarbon@carrhure.com au plus tard le 14 Août à 18 h CET. Veuillez indiquer dans le « sujet » de l’e-mail le titre « Application pour le poste de Spécialiste du soutien à la mécanisation – Afrique de l’Est et du Sud ».

UNE OCCASION EXCEPTIONNELLE DE TRAVAILLER DANS LE DÉVELOPPEMENT TECHNIQUE ET PROFESSIONNEL EN S’ASSOCIANT À UN ÉVENTAIL D’EXPERTS DE CGIAR, SNRA, ET L’INDUSTRIE PRIVÉE   Le Centre Inter...

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AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY TEAMING UP WITH A RANGE OF EXPERTS FROM CGIAR, NARS, AND THE PRIVATE INDUSTRY

  The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is the global leader in publicly-funded maize and wheat research and related farming systems. CIMMYT works with hundreds of partners throughout the developing world to sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat cropping systems, thus improving global food security and reducing poverty. CIMMYT is a member of the CGIAR System and leads the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat and the Excellence in Breeding Platform. The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) is a cross-commodity platform that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. The Platform is part of the new CGIAR portfolio of research programs and platforms (www.cgiar.org/our-strategy) and is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, a not-for-profit research, and training organization with partners in over 100 countries (www.cimmyt.org). EiB draws from innovations in CGIAR centers, advanced research institutes, and the private sector, providing access to cutting-edge tools, services and best practices, application-oriented training, and practical advice.   Mechanization Support Specialist – East and South Africa The EiB Mechanization Support Specialists will support CGIAR and national agriculture research system (NARS) Institutions to develop and implement mechanization plans for their breeding programs, including acquisition and maintenance strategies. They will report to the EiB Breeding Operations and Phenotyping lead and work in collaboration with other EiB staff and consultants. The successful candidate will be a mechanization specialist with strong communication skills, capable of providing technical recommendations and supporting the implementation of mechanization and automation techniques across a range of different organizations and crops in East and South Africa. The Mechanization Support Specialist will also be accountable for proposing and managing a mechanization network within the region. They will need to understand the demand and capacity across centers and manage the communication between centers to guarantee that all centers will have access to mechanization, offered as a service, reducing so the overall capital cost across the system of breeding programs. The position will be based in eastern or southern Africa. The exact location – tentatively Kenya – is yet to be defined depending on operational needs and established partnerships with CGIAR sister research centers. It will involve significant international travel within the region. Specific duties include:
  • Develop machinery inventories;
  • Develop machinery acquisition plans;
  • Develop business cases for mechanization and process automation;
  • Develop and implement maintenance procedures;
  • Develop a list of local/ regional /global vendors for critical equipment and services (shared across EiB members);
  • Develop metrics and KPIs for monitoring the adoption of mechanized and automated solutions and for maintenance of machinery.
  Candidate Profile We are seeking for mechanization experts with the following:-
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, or related field
  • MBA and project management skills are considered favorably
  • Relevant global experience in the agriculture sector.
  • Familiar with operations in large breeding pipelines.
  • In-depth understanding of soil preparation equipment, irrigation, tractors, planters and planting solutions, harvesters and harvesting solutions( including dryers), GPS, sprayers, seed process equipment, seed storage options (cold rooms, packaging, etc.), and digitizing nursery and trial processes (packet printers, plot tags, labels, etc.)
  • Experience with managing machine maintenance process (protocols, logistics, labor, costs, etc.) .
  • In-depth understanding of the agricultural machinery market within the region (vendors, service providers, etc.).
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills in English (French will be considered favorably)
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment with leadership skills.
  The selected candidate must exhibit competencies in Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and Teamwork and Client Orientation. The position is for an initial fixed-term of three (3) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT’s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment.   Additional information: EiB seeks candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. CGIAR has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply. CIMMYT also offers excellent career opportunities in an international organization with a friendly and humble environment full of people passionate about what they do and interested in helping people around the world.   Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names, and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than 14th August at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘application for the post of ‘Mechanization Support Specialist – East and South Africa’.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY TEAMING UP WITH A RANGE OF EXPERTS FROM CGIAR, NARS, AND THE PRIVATE INDUSTRY   The International Maize and Wheat I...

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UNE OPPORTUNITÉ EXCEPTIONNELLE DE TRAVAILLER AVEC L'UNE DES PREMIÈRES ORGANISATIONS INDÉPENDANTES DE PROTECTION DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT AU MONDE CONCENTRÉE SUR LA CONSERVATION MONDIALE DE LA DIVERSITÉ BIOLOGIQUE, L'UTILISATION DURABLE DES RESSOURCES NATURELLES RENOUVELABLES ET LA PROMOTION DE LA RÉDUCTION DE LA POLLUTION ET DE LA CONSOMMATION DÉCHETS

  Le Fonds mondial pour la nature (WWF) est l'une des toutes premières organisations indépendantes de protection de l'environnement au monde, avec un réseau actif dans plus de 100 pays et avec le soutien de près de 6 millions de membres. Le WWF France, fondation reconnue d'utilité publique, œuvre pour une planète vivante à Paris, Marseille, les Alpes, la Guyane et la Nouvelle-Calédonie.   Le WWF France (https://www.wwf.fr) a été créé en 1973, douze ans après l'apparition du WWF International et de certains bureaux nationaux, comme celui de la Grande-Bretagne, des États-Unis et de la Suisse. Association loi 1901 créée en 1973, le WWF France est une Fondation reconnue d'utilité publique à capacité d'hébergement qui vise à "promouvoir, encourager et assurer la protection et la conservation de la faune et de la flore, des sites, des eaux, des sols et autres ressources naturelles, soit directement ou indirectement en associant d'autres organisations à la réalisation de ses actions et programmes. "   Le WWF France est une Fondation qui fédère 120 salariés, 3000 bénévoles et 185000 donateurs.   Dotée d'un budget de près de 25 M€, elle anime des partenariats dans une centaine de pays, avec des organismes publics, des entreprises et des représentants de la société civile.   Depuis Paris, Marseille, Lyon, la Guyane et la Nouvelle-Calédonie, elle œuvre pour une planète vivante.   Le réseau jouit d'une reconnaissance internationale qui lui permet de mettre en oeuvre des projets à fort impact pour la protection de notre environnement.   Directeur de la Communication Membre du comité exécutif du WWF France, le/la Directeur/rice de la Communication a pour mission principale de veiller au développement de la notoriété du WWF auprès des publics externes, d'optimiser la diffusion des messages de plaidoyer de la Fondation, de mettre en valeur ses programmes, et de toucher et intéresser le plus de personnes possibles à notre mission et activités, tout en veillant à la cohérence de l'image de marque (Identité/Valeurs/Missions/Réalisations) du WWF ainsi qu’aux évolutions rapides dans le domaine de la communication (transformation digitale).   Sous la responsabilité du Directeur général et en lien avec le réseau WWF International, le/la Directeur/trice de la Communication est responsable du positionnement et de la valorisation de la marque, de son identité, ses dispositifs et ses messages. L’enjeu est d’augmenter l’impact du WWF France, de ses missions et de ses valeurs auprès du grand public, des médias et des cibles institutionnelles et de susciter l’engagement des citoyens.   La Direction de la Communication conduit et/ou participe aux chantiers prioritaires pour l’organisation, et est moteur dans la collaboration et le travail transversal avec les autres Directions du WWF France. La coordination et l’articulation avec le Département Générosité du Grand Public est à souligner tout particulièrement en raison du travail transverse en édition et digital, et des liens avec la mobilisation digitale.   Le/la Directeur/trice est responsable de la direction et du développement des équipes de la Direction, de la performance et qualité du pilotage financier, ainsi que de la soutenabilité du modèle économique de la Direction de la Communication. Il/elle est redevable de l’impact et de la performance des actions de communication, tous médias confondus, au soutien de nos activités terrains, plaidoyer, collecte et partenariats entreprise ainsi que de l’image du WWF France et de la notoriété de la marque.   Il/elle participe aux groupes de travail du réseau WWF International et est porteur de la voix du WWF France auprès du WWF International pour les sujets de son ressort..   Priorités du poste: Mission 1 : Participation et leadership au sein du comité exécutif
  • Au titre de membre du comité exécutif, être co-créateur et co-responsable de l’orientation stratégique du WWF France ; diriger et/ou contribuer à la mise en œuvre des priorités stratégiques et des projets internes transverses.
  • Proposer des actions concrètes, approches innovantes, des améliorations, simplifications ou des réformes des politiques et processus.
  • Contribuer à enrichir les réflexions en ComEx, proposer des sujets prioritaires à aborder et/ou des intervenants internes ou externes
  Mission 2 : Diriger le développement stratégique, opérationnel & financier de la Direction de la Communication
  • Sur la base de son expertise, de sa vision globale des enjeux médiatiques et digitaux et de son expérience avérée en management, piloter l’orientation stratégique de la Direction de la Communication du WWF France
  • En lien avec la DG et le ComEx, définir la stratégie pour développer la notoriété de la marque ainsi que les activités du WWF France et assurer sa mise en œuvre sous forme de plan d’actions,
  • Définir les orientations stratégiques en matière de communication tous canaux confondus (branding, médias, presse, réseaux sociaux, digitaux, édition, WAG – Application numérique) du WWF France, élaborer le plan de communication annuel, et ses priorités et en assurer la mise en œuvre,
  • Définir la stratégie de marque en cohérence avec la stratégie de marque du WWF International et en assurer la mise en œuvre,
  • Développer les outils innovants afin de maximiser et d’amplifier les messages et actions du WWF,
  • S’assurer la cohérence des messages destinés au public externe quel que soit l’émetteur et le canal de communication,
  • Faire le lien avec la stratégie de communication du WWF International et en assurer le déploiement national le cas échéant.
  Mission 3 : Management de l’équipe
  • Diriger et développer l’équipe de la Direction de la Communication selon une approche de la gestion par résultats et la gestion des risques.
  • S’assurer que les équipes communication coopèrent avec les autres départements, et travaillent lorsque pertinent sous mode Projet avec les autres Directions
  • Veiller à ce que tous les membres de l'équipe soient bien intégrés et reçoivent une formation et un management appropriés.
  • Assurer une communication régulière et veiller à ce que les informations WWF France et WWF International leur parviennent.
  Mission 4 : Maximiser l’impact, la qualité et l’efficience de la marque et de ses actions
  • S’assurer de la qualité stratégique des actions de communication et de leur cohérence avec la stratégie globale du WWF France.
  • Déployer l’ensemble des moyens de communication dans le cadre de campagnes de marque en 360° (mobilisation citoyenne, médias et relations presse, évènementiel, digital et multimédia, édition).
  • S’assurer que des dispositifs pertinents et robustes de suivi et évaluation de l’impact médias des actions du WWF France sont implémentés afin d’assurer le pilotage des actions de communication du WWF France,
  • Prévenir toute action de communication et/ou réaction des médias et journalistes ayant un impact sur la notoriété de la marque et sur la légitimité des actions du WWF
  • Etre redevable de la performance des actions de communications auprès de l’interne, du WWF International,
  • Assurer la conformité des actions de communication au cadre légal français et européen, et aux procédures internes du WWF France
  Mission 5 : Représentation, porte-parolat
  • Produire des tribunes, articles et tout autre livrable de communication à destination de la communication externe
  • Représenter le WWF France dans des réunions au plus haut niveau, ainsi qu’auprès des médias
  • Représenter le WWF France dans le réseau international et en particulier dans le cadre du processus de gestion des crises piloté par l’équipe de la Communication du WWF International.
  En fonction des nécessités du service et de l’organisation du département, ces missions peuvent être amenées à évoluer.   Profil recherché De formation BAC+4/5 minimum, vous possédez une expérience confirmée de 10 ans, ainsi qu’un réseau dans le milieu journalistique et du digital. Idéalement, vous disposez d’une expérience de travail en réseau international et en alliances.   Connaissances et compétences attendues :
  • Management d’équipe
  • Excellentes connaissances du management des prestataires de la communication
  • Fixation d’objectifs pour son département
  • Procédures métiers
  • Maîtrise de chaîne graphique et des différentes étapes liées à l'édition de supports « print » et « web »).
  • Maîtrise du digital et des innovations liées à la révolution numérique
  • Excellentes qualités rédactionnelles
  • Communication de crise
  • Communication d’urgence
  • Bonne capacité d'investigation et de veille technologique, digitale ou thématique afin d'être force de proposition sur des innovations en matière de valorisation du WWF.
  • Connaissance du WWF
  • Environnement et écologie
  • Anglais courant
  Afin de réussir dans ce poste, vous saurez faire preuve de :
  • Forte capacité de travail
  • Capacité d’analyse et de synthèse
  • Travail en équipe « team player »
  • Capacité à prendre de la hauteur
  • Vision stratégique
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Force de proposition
  • Réactivité, flexibilité, adaptabilité
Informations complémentaires:
  • Type de contrat : CDI
  • Lieu : Le Pré-Saint-Gervais, France (93310)
  • Niveau d'études : Bac +4/5
  • Expérience : > 10 ans
  • Télétravail ponctuel autorisé
  Process de recrutement
  • 1 entretien téléphonique et 2 entretiens en face-à-face
  Les candidats doivent envoyer leur CV à jour et une lettre de motivation illustrant leur aptitude pour le poste ci-dessus par rapport aux qualifications, compétences et compétences énumérées avec des copies du diplôme / grade le plus élevé, des certificats de formation liés au poste, et les noms et adresses e-mail de 3 arbitres professionnels à Mme Auree de Carbon par e-mail à: adecarbon@carrhure.com au plus tard le au plus tard le 24 juillet à 18h30 CET. Veuillez indiquer dans le «Sujet» de l'e-mail le titre «Candidature au poste de« Directeur de la Communication».   Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés pour un entretien.  

UNE OPPORTUNITÉ EXCEPTIONNELLE DE TRAVAILLER AVEC L’UNE DES PREMIÈRES ORGANISATIONS INDÉPENDANTES DE PROTECTION DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT AU MONDE CONCENTRÉE SUR LA CONSERVATION MONDIALE DE L...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A LEADING AFRICA-BASED CGIAR CROP CENTER MANAGING CROSS-FUNCTIONAL BREEDING TEAMS, CLIENTS, AND MARKET STAKEHOLDERS

  International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, IITA improves livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.   IITA has successful breeding programs on six very important crops in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): cassava, yam, banana/plantain, maize, soybean, and cowpea. In recent years, these have been reviewed based on the Breeding Program Assessment Tool (BPAT) (https://plantbreedingassessment.org/). The programs have also had extensive interaction with the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB) platform during which crop-specific and cross-cutting (institutional) improvement plans have been developed along with product profiles and market segmentation analyses to guide demand-led breeding. Implementing these plans will require a strong focus on step changes to improve the efficiency of breeding and delivery of increased rates of variety turnover and genetic gain. This has been identified as a high priority by IITA. To achieve this, IITA seeks an experienced product manager with expertise in strategic product decision-making, including market analysis and the development of product concepts that deliver unique value based on customer demands. Through effective communication and dissemination of product and market information between clients and the product design teams, this position will ensure a continuous improvement process with a better focus of breeding product design on the needs of the market. It will also contribute to better targeting of variety development and supply of high-quality planting materials in a timely and effective manner. The appointee will report to the Head of Breeding and work closely with leaders of the crop breeding teams.   Product Manager for Crop Variety Development The Product Manager will play a cross-functional leadership role, most notably between breeding teams, clients and market stakeholders. S/he will also be part of a network with other product managers inside and outside IITA (coordinated by the CGIAR Excellence in the Breeding platform). The Product Manager will:
  • Provide market intelligence and help with prioritization of breeding objectives to meet market needs.
  • Set the roadmap for product design and delivery, in addition to the overall product strategy.
  • Work with seed system partners (in the public and private sectors) to develop a strong and streamlined route to market for new varieties of cassava, yam, banana/plantain.
  • Serve as a liaison between IITA, national program, or commercial breeding teams, overseeing strategic decision making in the product development and delivery process.
  • Coordinate product design activities between IITA and national programs to confirm clear product concepts.
  • Work to properly position products for the greatest impact and uptake after release.
  • Provide feedback to breeders as to how closely products will satisfy market demand
  Candidate Profile We are seeking an experienced product manager with expertise in strategic product decision-making, including market analysis and the development of product concepts that deliver unique value based on customer demands. He or she should have an MBA or agri-business related degree with product development and marketing focus or MSc./Ph.D. degree in agricultural sciences. Candidates should also possess:
  • Experience in product development related to crop varieties.
  • Knowledge of private and/or public sector seed systems.
  • Demonstrated ability in product design, management, marketing, scaling, and dissemination.
  • Ability to manage a cross-functional team as part of the product design and development process.
  • Successful implementation of product management strategies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and organizational skills.
  • Experience in working with breeding programs.
  Having the following will be advantageous:
  • Skills and experience of markets and seed systems for clonal crops (e.g. cassava, yam, and plantain/banana).
  • Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience working in multi-cultural and multi-country environments.
  The duty station is in IITA's headquarters (Ibadan, Nigeria). The initial appointment will be for three years. IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.   Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate's background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names, and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant's current or previous organization or applicant's direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than 4th May 2020 at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of 'Product Manager for Crop Variety Development'.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A LEADING AFRICA-BASED CGIAR CROP CENTER MANAGING CROSS-FUNCTIONAL BREEDING TEAMS, CLIENTS, AND MARKET STAKEHOLDERS   International Institute of Tropical Agr...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A LEADING AFRICA-BASED CROP CENTER AND MEMBER OF CGIAR FOCUSING ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE KEY AFRICAN FOOD CROPS

  International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, IIT improves livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.   IITA has successful breeding programs on six very important crops in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): cassava, yam, banana/plantain, maize, soybean and cowpea. In recent years, these have been reviewed based on the Breeding Program Assessment Tool (BPAT). The programs have also had extensive interaction with the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB) platform during which crop specific and cross-cutting (institutional) improvement plans have been developed along with product profiles and market segmentation analyses. IITA plans to improve the quality of its field stations, farm operations, and plant growth facilities as part of the plans for, and in support of, improving crop breeding. To achieve this, an experienced manager with a strong background in research farm management and the ability to work closely with an Institutional Head of Breeding and breeding team leads is needed. This is a Senior level appointment and the appointee will report to the Director for West Africa.   Head of Farm Management The Head of Farm Management will manage the research farms and plant growth facilities of IITA in support of activities of the Institute’s crop breeding programs. S/he will have responsibility for all IITA research farms and plant growth facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, with 70% of his/her time in West Africa (especially at Ibadan, Ikenne and Kano stations in Nigeria) and 30% at IITA stations outside West Africa (e.g. in Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda). With support from station farm managers/superintendents and other staff, his/her activities will include the following:  
  • Lead research farm teams in the implementation of field operations of breeding programs in collaboration with breeding team leads.
  • As lead for a Western Africa support network for field operations, develop a plan for running trials (at cost) for other CGIAR centers and national research programs and identify opportunities for sharing services with them.
  • Develop and implement improvement plans for irrigation and soil and pest management.
  • Ensure organization and regular maintenance and repair of farm machinery and equipment.
  • Ensure monitoring and control of farm operations efficiency.
  • Optimize procedures for material handling and workflow for seed processing and packaging.
  • Manage greenhouse equipment, fertigation, pest management, and environmental controls.
  • Define an investment plan for research farms and plant growth facilities in consultation with the head of breeding and breeding team leads.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization for upgrading farm infrastructure and equipment.
  • Manage the human and financial resources of the Research Farms Unit.
  • Develop the capacity of research farm staff and raise the quality of farm management at all sites, including increased mechanization of operations.
  • Establish a culture of continuous improvement of experimental stations and farm practices.
  • Promote a culture of maintaining healthy, safe and environmentally friendly stations.
  Candidate Profile We are looking for an experienced manager with a strong background in research farm management and the ability to work closely with an Institutional Head of Breeding and breeding team leads. Candidates should possess:
  • MSc degree in agronomy or related field in agriculture.
  • At least ten years’ experience in the management of research farms, preferably in support of crop breeding programs
  • Ability to manage change in complex, multi-country operations
  • Sound understanding of agronomy and proven experience in the management of soil fertility, irrigation systems, and mechanization
  • Proficient in the use of software packages for managing projects and agricultural practices on research stations and farms
  • Experience in the management of plant growth facilities
  • Excellent work ethics and effective leadership, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to longer work schedules when seasonally required and to operate under time pressure when needed
  • Experience in research farm management in Africa will be an advantage
  Duty station is in IITA's headquarters (Ibadan, Nigeria). The initial appointment will be for three years. IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.   Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at adecarbon@carrhure.com. Deadline extended until June 22, 2020, at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘Head of Farm Management’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A LEADING AFRICA-BASED CROP CENTER AND MEMBER OF CGIAR FOCUSING ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE KEY AFRICAN FOOD CROPS   International Institute of Tropic...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON CONSERVING THE INTEGRITY AND DIVERSITY OF NATURE AND ENSURING THAT ANY USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES IS EQUITABLE AND ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE

  IUCN - The International Union for Conservation of Nature (https://www.iucn.org/) was founded in 1948 as the world’s first global environmental organization and has today grown into the largest global conservation network. It brings together 87 States, 127 government agencies, 1102 NGOs, 19 indigenous people organizations and 44 affiliates, and, through six global Commissions, some 15,000 voluntary scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership. Its mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. IUCN’s work builds upon the organization’s niche as the world’s leading authority on biodiversity conservation, nature-based solutions and related environmental governance. Within the framework of global conventions, IUCN has helped over 75 countries to prepare and implement national conservation and biodiversity strategies.   IUCN has approximately 900 staff, most of whom are located in its 42 Regional and Country Offices while 170 work at its Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. IUCN operates on a current annual budget of approximately CHF125 million funded by membership dues, projects and unrestricted contributions from governments, foundations, development banks, and others. The Director General will be based in IUCN HQ in Gland, Switzerland and will oversee the work of the Union as a whole.   Director General Appointed by the Council, the Director General is the CEO of the Union and Head of the Secretariat. S/he is responsible and accountable to the Council, and the President between meetings of the Council, for the effective implementation of the policies and programmes of the Union. His/her most important tasks are to promote the mission of IUCN and link this mission to the financial strategies that sustain the organization. S/he will shape and lead the implementation of the Union’s Global Programme as established by the Congress and Council. With the President, s/he serves as an Ambassador and spokesperson for the Union on major platforms, promoting the mission of IUCN.   Priorities of the Position:
  • Manage and lead the Union by articulating its vision, mission and policies and implementing the Union’s Global Programme.
  • Work with Council, Regional Councilors and Commission Chairs to implement that Programme.
  • Support the “One Programme Charter” which seeks to ensure that the different parts of IUCN: Members, as represented by National and Regional Committees, Commissions and facilitated by the Secretariat, work together to develop, implement and advance IUCN’s Programme of work.
  • Lead, manage and motivate staff both at headquarters and within the IUCN regions, including initiating and implementing major initiatives through the decentralized regional offices.
  • Promote partnerships with relevant private, public, development and non- governmental sectors to enhance the reach and impact of the Union’s Global Programme.
  • Ensure financial sustainability by expanding and diversifying the sources of finance including through Framework Donors and by mobilizing new and innovative sources of revenue and funding to support the activities of the Union.
  • Strive to enhance the global visibility and broaden the influence of the Union and represent and promote the nature conservation and ecologically sustainable development agenda in global public policy arenas.
  • Communicate, coordinate and continuously engage with all parts of the Union, in particular with the Members and expert Commissions, to leverage their capacities and deliver targeted Programme results.
  • Understand, and where needed, mediate between the diverse interests of NGO and State/government agency members of IUCN to further nature conservation and ecologically sustainable development goals, collectively and collaboratively.
  • Ensure that IUCN’s programme and conservation solutions remain relevant in the context of emerging global issues.
  Candidate Profile We are looking for goal-oriented and creative team players with a graduate degree ideally in subject areas related to conservation, environmental protection and/or sustainable development. He or she must have a minimum of 20 years of relevant experience to undertake the role with a proven track record of leadership in international organizations, international NGOs, knowledge networks, civil service institutions and similar entities.   Candidates should also possess:
  • Managerial, conceptual, organizational competencies, characterized by:
    • A proven record of leading and managing, at high / top administrator level, large multinational and multicultural institutions / organizations with widely recognized influence in the world.
    • An ability to manage, steer, and coordinate complex programmes of a policy and/or conservation nature at the international level across diverse constituencies.
    • A strong record of accomplishment in building consensus among stakeholders with varied or diverging points of view.
    • Demonstrate successful experience in engaging with governments at the highest level.
    • A demonstrated experience with managing nature conservation and ecologically sustainable development projects at different scales, including their financial and control management.
    • An ability to lead, motivate and manage a decentralized organization through a process of distance management - delegation matched with performance monitoring.
    • Demonstrated successful experience in the running and governance of a multinational and multicultural organization. Experience with conceptualizing and managing strategic change to deliver effective results.
    • An ability to align the interest and expertise of Members in the strategic design and implementation of the Union’s Global Programme.
    • A good understanding and appreciation of the value of the IUCN Commissions and the commitment to fully engage and support these volunteer networks in design and delivery of the Union’s Programme.
    • A significant and proven track record in fundraising from diverse public and private sector organizations.
    • A clear understanding of financial and corporate governance aspects especially as they relate to the management of a non-profit organization.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing financing strategies aligned with the IUCN Programme.
    • The ability to set priorities and organizational goals to achieve results and to apply judgment in respect of people and situations.
    • A familiarity with the culture of civil society as well as experience of interaction with governmental organizations and the private sector.
    • Sensitivity and exposure to dealing with growing conservation and environmental challenges in a changing world, in particular with the center of gravity of global development shifting South and East.
    • A deep knowledge of global policy processes as well as multilateral institutions and governance especially as they relate to conservation, environment and sustainable development..
  • Competencies of character and personality, characterized by:
    • Demonstrated commitment to nature conservation and ecologically sustainable development.
    • Excellent leadership, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proven diplomatic skills coupled with familiarity and sensitivity to different cultures, genders, languages and countries and ability to convince, negotiate and build consensus and foster teamwork.
  • A thorough and clear understanding of the major conservation, environmental and sustainable development issues at the international policy level, in particular within the context of the evolving environment/development interface and IUCN’s focus on conservation and nature-based solutions;
  • A proven record in the management and implementation of conservation/sustainable development programmes in both the developed and developing parts of the world, and the ability to make short- term operational changes and long-term structural changes to strengthen the management and financial sustainability of the organization;
  • A working knowledge of the science, law, policy and ethics underlying the Union’s conservation programmes;
  • A demonstrable ability to engage and operate effectively at the highest policy and political levels as well as mobilization of a large Union and utilization of high-level networks and members;
  • Strong communication skills to reach out to the broader conservation and development communities, and to engage stakeholders across the Union;
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written. A good knowledge of Spanish and/or French (other IUCN official languages), would be an asset;
  • A demonstrable ability to enable, engage and facilitate the work of a diverse Membership and networks of expert Commission volunteers.
  An attractive package will be offered in order to motivate candidates with superior qualifications. IUCN is an equal opportunity employer. The Director General will be based at the IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland.   Applicants should send their an up-to-date CV and a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, and skills with copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than December 17, 2019 at 18.00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘Director General’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.    

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON CONSERVING THE INTEGRITY AND DIVERSITY OF NATURE AND ENSURING THAT ANY USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES I...

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AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AS PRINCIPAL RECRUITER AND DISPLAY AND IMPROVE YOUR HEADHUNTING SKILLS IN ATTRACTING CANDIDATES AND MATCHING THEM TO TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT POSITIONS WITH CLIENT COMPANIES AND TO WORK WITH THE NON-FOR -PROFIT SECTOR

  Background Headquartered in Paris, France, CARRHURE Consulting (www.carrhure.com) was established in March 2012. With consulting recruitment as its core business, CARRHURE specializes in identifying, gauging, and attracting leaders in the non-for-profit and non-government organizations (NGO) sectors.   Responsibilities As a freelance/ Independent recruiter, named Principal Recruiter, you are responsible for matching candidates to permanent positions with client companies at C-level or mid-level positions. You work with client’s companies, building relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements. Independent Principal Recruiters screen candidates, interview them, do background checks and finally match them to the clients ‘need. Independent Consultants also provide advice to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities.   Key Responsibilities: As Freelance / independent Recruiter, you will provide a vital link between clients and candidates. The role is demanding and diverse and involves:
  • advertising vacancies by drafting and placing adverts in a range of media, for example newspapers, websites, magazines;
  • using social media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships with candidates and employers;
  • headhunting - identifying and approaching suitable candidates who may already be in work;
  • using candidate databases to match the right person to the client's vacancy;
  • receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and tests and creating a shortlist of candidates for the client;
  • requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client;
  • briefing the candidate about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job in question;
  • preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients regarding of suitable applicants;
  • organising interviews for candidates as requested by the client;
  • informing candidates about the results of their interviews;
  • negotiating pay and salary rates and finalising arrangements between client and candidates;
  • offering advice to both clients and candidates on pay rates, training and career progression;
  • working towards and exceeding targets that may relate to the number of candidates placed, a value to be billed to clients or business leads generated;
  • reviewing recruitment policies to ensure effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment programmes.
  Qualifications The Principal Recruiter position is open to graduates regardless of degree subject. We value drive, experience, skills and abilities as well as the determination to succeed over specific qualifications. Candidates must be fluent in English with high standards in terms of intellectual honesty, integrity, ability to recognize mistakes and correct them.   Skills
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • passionate about the NFP sector
  • discretion
  • intellectual curiosity
  • hands-on personality
  • servant leadership style
  • a goal-orientated approach to work;
  • the ability to handle multiple priorities;
  • problem-solving ability;
  • the ability to meet deadlines and targets;
  • tenacity;
  • confidence and self-motivation;
  • time management and organisational skills;
  • team-player
  • Maturity
  • Humility
  The ideal candidate must also enjoy working in a high-pressure environment and the responsibility that comes with it. This is a home-based position with frequent international travels.   Interested applicants may send their CV and a cover letter to adecarbon@carrhure.com  

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AS PRINCIPAL RECRUITER AND DISPLAY AND IMPROVE YOUR HEADHUNTING SKILLS IN ATTRACTING CANDIDATES AND MATCHING THEM TO TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT POSITIONS WITH CLIENT COM...

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OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN AN INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION AS HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

  The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in the drylands of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid or dryland tropics has over 2 billion people, and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor.   ICRISAT (www.icrisat.org) and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture. ICRISAT is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana State, in India, with two regional hubs (Nairobi, Kenya and Bamako, Mali) and country offices in Niger, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Mozambique.   ICRISAT conducts research on five highly nutritious drought-tolerant crops: chickpea, pigeon pea, pearl millet, sorghum, and groundnut.   ICRISAT envisions prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropics by reducing poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation in the dryland tropics through partnership-based international agricultural research for development that embodies Science with a Human Face.   The position is based in ICRISAT’s Headquarters, Patancheru, Hyderabad, India and reports to the Director General.   Director of Human Resources The successful candidate should have relevant experience in developing and implementing a solid HR strategy to support ICRISAT in building an agile and forward-looking organization. He or she should have the capacity to develop and oversee performance management processes to support a high-performing culture at an individual and organizational level. He or she should also develop and implement an effective reward and recognition strategy to support the strategic objectives of the organization and to motivate staff. The Director of Human Resources will also oversee the implementation of human resources management at all ICRISAT locations to ensure that the design and application of the approved personnel policies are consistent with the needs and expectations of staff, as well as the local values, practices, and regulations. The new director is expected to advise and guide Regional Directors, Country Heads, and other Unit Heads on complex and sensitive organizational and people issues to enable senior management to take appropriate action. Other important HR functions include negotiating and managing the terms of outsourced services to ensure value for money and adherence to standards, managing the HR team to deliver quality and customer-focused services, and developing effective working relationships with Staff Council and other staff representatives to ensure harmonious employment relations. Lastly, he or she will serve on the executive management team and other committees if necessary.   Key Responsibilities The ideal candidate will:
  • Lead HR practices to provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality deliverables, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership on the development and deployment of appropriate HR policies across the organization to foster inclusion, equality, and diversity.
  • Assess and update the current and future policy requirements to support strategic aims of the organization.
  • Provide direction on staff engagement so that ICRISAT can attract and retain culturally and gender diverse talent and rank high as a preferred place to work.
Major Activities:
  • Develop and implement a HR strategy to support building an agile and forward-looking organization.
  • Develop and oversee performance management processes to support a high-performing culture at an individual and organizational level.
  • Develop and implement an effective reward and recognition strategy to support the strategic objectives of the organization and to motivate staff.
  • Oversee implementation of human resources management at all ICRISAT locations to ensure that the design and application of the approved personnel policies are consistent with the needs and expectations of staff, as well as the local values, practices and regulations.
  • Advise and guide Regional Directors, Country Heads and other Unit Heads on complex and sensitive organizational and people issues to enable senior management to take appropriate action.
  • Negotiate and manage the terms of outsourced services to ensure value for money and appropriate service standards are maintained.
  • Manage the HR team to deliver quality and customer-focused services.
  • Develop effective working relationships with Staff Council and other staff representatives to ensure harmonious employment relations.
  • Serve on the executive management team and other committees as may be necessary.
  • Represent ICRISAT in HR-related CGIAR System activities and in support of One CGIAR
Candidate Profile We are looking for high caliber candidates with an advanced degree in Human Resources Management preferably from top-level institutions and possess work experience of at least 15 years in HR of which 6 years is preferably at a senior management level and the most recent role at a strategic level. Candidates should also possess:
    • Proven capability to manage HR operations in a large multi-cultural, multi-location organization, including all aspects of management: managing budgets and staff, building and managing partnerships, and leading a diverse team.
    • Experience in developing and enacting policy where multiple stakeholders, including internal and external parties, are involved in achieving outcomes.
    • Experience in addressing governance, institutional and staffing aspects of an organization.
    • Experience in designing and leading successful change management programs.
    • Demonstrated expertise in written and oral communications and public awareness activities.
    • Demonstrated championing of the critical areas of gender, youth, nutrition, knowledge sharing and innovation.
     
This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position with a competitive salary and benefits package payable in US Dollars. The position is initially for three years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent and funding availability.   ICRISAT offers competitive terms of employment. ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer: applications from women are strongly encouraged. ICRISAT is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified women and men of all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. ICRISAT strongly encourages applications from qualified women. Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter including names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than November 28th, 18.00 CET.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN AN INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION AS HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR   The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropic...

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CENTER’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITION DEDICATED TO REDUCING POVERTY, ENHANCING FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, AND IMPROVING NATURAL RESOURCES

  Bioversity International (https://www.bioversityinternational.org/) and CIAT (https://ciat.cgiar.org/) are advancing in establishing an Alliance to deliver research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Implementation is underway to operationalize the Alliance in January 2020. The main components include finalizing a research strategy and results framework (SRF); and aligning and harmonizing operations and procedures to reduce transaction costs, and increase effectiveness and impact.   The Alliance works with local, national and multinational partners from low- to high-income countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and with the public and private sectors. With partners, the Alliance generates evidence and mainstreams innovations in large-scale programmes to create food systems and landscapes that sustain the planet, drive prosperity and nourish people. The Alliance is part of CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research and innovation partnership for a food-secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.   Together, Bioversity and CIAT bring a combined 2019 budget of roughly US$128 million and approximately 1200 staff to the Alliance. With operational presence in more than 12 countries, around 80 staff, 6 country offices, and a strong project proposal pipeline, the Asia region is one of the three key regional priorities for the Alliance.  

Managing Director for Asia

The Alliance seeks a Managing Director to lead operations in Asia (MD Asia), based in Hanoi, Vietnam. The MD Asia, who will report to the Director General (DG) in Rome, will be responsible for the organization’s ongoing success in the region, working closely with colleagues and partners and building on its accomplishments, experience, and partnerships in the region.   In a role that spans research and management, The MD Asia will play a pivotal role in advancing change efforts, as the Alliance strive to build a unified, efficient and agile research organization that is positioned to carry out its SRF. Within the framework of the global SRF, the MD Asia will lead the process to shape the Alliance’s research strategy for the Asia region, and will oversee its implementation.   This opportunity will engage a creative and forward-thinking leader who is prepared to collaboratively tackle strategic, research, and organizational demands to strengthen the Alliance’s capacity to successfully serve its important mission.   Candidate Profile We are looking for goal-oriented and creative team players with an advanced university degree PhD or Master’s degree in a relevant field. He or she must be an accomplished leader or manager of a regional or global organization, with a track record of success in mobilizing resources and experience in leading an organization through change, A deep knowledge of the research for development landscape in Asia, and the role of international and regionally-based players.   Candidates should also possess:
  • Capabilities and Knowledge in:
    • Research Strategy and Implementation: Understands the research needs in the Asia region, the role of various players, and the niche of the Alliance. Provides strategic direction of Alliance research in the region, in alignment with the global SRF and in collaboration with colleagues and partners. Guides the formulation of priorities and plans, and oversees results-oriented implementation.
    • Partnerships and Communications: Builds new and maintains active strategic partnerships in the region that advance research, resource mobilization, and government relations. Identifies and successfully pursues opportunities to develop the project pipeline and attract funding, working collaboratively with others. Serves as a lead spokesperson in the region, creating positive visibility for the Alliance.
    • Management and Organization: Plans and ensures sound management of the Alliance operations, including oversight to regional country offices, finances and facilities in the region, strengthening systems and practices in response to research needs. Serves as a “champion” of organizational change and alignment efforts in the region, and fosters trust and a high-performing team culture.
  • High-level relationships in the Asia region, and excellent relationship-building skills, working within a diverse community
  • Fluency in English is mandatory. Knowledge of a second language relevant to regional needs and context is highly desirable
  • He or she must be an excellent communicator including the ability to build and promote teamwork, build consensus and a business savvy
  This position is internationally recruited. The contract will be for three (3) years, renewable depending on performance. The Alliance strives to offer multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits; we believe that the diversity of our staff contributes to excellence.   CIAT is an equal opportunity employer: applications from qualified women are strongly encouraged.   Applicants should send their an up-to-date CV and a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, and skills with copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than November 8, 2019 at 18.00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘Managing Director for Asia’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CENTER’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITION DEDICATED TO REDUCING POVERTY, ENHANCING FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, AND IMPROVING NATURAL RESOURCES   Biovers...

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CENTER’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITION DEDICATED TO REDUCING POVERTY, ENHANCING FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, AND IMPROVING NATURAL RESOURCES

  Bioversity International (https://www.bioversityinternational.org/) and CIAT (https://ciat.cgiar.org/) are advancing in establishing an Alliance to deliver research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Implementation is underway to operationalize the Alliance in January 2020. The main components include finalizing a research strategy and results framework (SRF), and aligning and harmonizing operations and procedures to reduce transaction costs and increase effectiveness and impact.   The Alliance works with local, national and multinational partners from low- to high-income countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and with the public and private sectors. With partners, the Alliance generates evidence and mainstreams innovations in large-scale programs to create food systems and landscapes that sustain the planet, drive prosperity and nourish people. The Alliance is part of CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research and innovation partnership for a food-secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.   Together, Bioversity and CIAT bring a combined 2019 budget of roughly US$128 million and approximately 1,200 staff to the Alliance. Some 60% of staff are at the 500-hectares CIAT campus in Palmira, Colombia, where “Future Seeds,” a state-of-the-art genetic resources center, is under construction.  

Managing Director for the Americas

The Managing Director (MD) will lead the operations in the Americas, from the campus in Palmira. The MD, who will report to the Director General (DG) in Rome.   Key Responsibilities
  • Will be responsible for the organization’s ongoing success in the region, working closely with colleagues and partners and building on the centers’ accomplishments, experience, and partnerships in the region.
  • In a role that spans research and management, the MD will play a pivotal role in advancing change efforts, as CIAT and Bioversity International strive to build a unified, efficient and agile research organization that is positioned to carry out its SRF.
  • Within the framework of the global SRF, the MD will lead the process to shape the Alliance’s research strategy for the Americas and will oversee its implementation.
  • This individual also will be responsible for overseeing, and as appropriate rethinking, the business operations at the campus in Palmira, and serving as the legal representative of CIAT in Colombia.
  • This opportunity will engage a creative and forward-thinking leader who is prepared to collaboratively tackle strategic, research, and organizational demands to strengthen the Alliance’s capacity to successfully serve our important mission
  Candidate Profile We are looking for goal-oriented and creative team players with an advanced university degree Ph.D. or Master’s degree in a relevant field. He or she must be an accomplished leader or manager of a regional or global organization, with a track record of success in mobilizing resources and experience in leading an organization through change, deep knowledge of the research-for-development landscape in the Americas and the role of international and regionally based players.   Candidates should also possess:
  • Capabilities and Knowledge in:
    • Research Strategy and Implementation: Understands the research needs in the Americas, the role of various players, and the niche of the Alliance.
    • Partnerships and Communications: Builds new and maintains active strategic partnerships in the region that advance research, resource mobilization, and government relations.
    • Management and Organization: Plans and ensures sound management of the Palmira campus and Alliance operations, finances and facilities in the region, strengthening systems and practices in response to research needs.
  • High-level relationships in the Americas and excellent relationship-building skills, working within a diverse community
  • Fluency in English and Spanish both verbal and written is essential
  • He or she must be an excellent communicator including the ability to build and promote teamwork, build consensus and a business-savvy
  Please note that only a non-Colombian incumbent may have the status of head of an international technical mission and enjoy the associated privileges and immunities in Colombia, according to the terms of the Host Country Agreement signed between the Government of Colombia and CIAT.   This position is internationally recruited. The contract will be for three (3) years, renewable depending on performance. The Alliance strives to offer multicultural, collegial research environment with a competitive salary and excellent benefits; we believe that the diversity of our staff contributes to excellence.   CIAT is an equal opportunity employer: applications from qualified women are strongly encouraged.   Applicants should send their an up-to-date CV and a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, and skills with copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than September 27, 2019 at 18.00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘Managing Director for the Americas’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CENTER’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITION DEDICATED TO REDUCING POVERTY, ENHANCING FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, AND IMPROVING NATURAL RESOURCES   Biovers...

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON HAVING A HEALTHY, INCLUSIVE AND RESILIENT WORLD THROUGH SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, INNOVATION, AND CAPACITY STRENGTHENING

  We have been retained by the International Potato Center (https://cipotato.org/) to fill the Technical Lead: Consumer Insights and Market Development Position. Currently, we are contacting market researchers and development specialists to help us locate a person who is qualified and ready for this position.   CIP, a global CGIAR research center, works to improve diets and incomes of poor people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America through scientific research, innovation, and capacity strengthening. CIP is working closely with research partners, governments, private sector and civil society in more than 20 countries. Focusing on potato and sweet potato as the entry point, CIP’s programs seek to strengthen broader agri-food systems to generate economic, social and nutritional benefits for farmers, enterprises, and consumers emphasizing the priorities of women and youth in particular. Harnessing the power of markets to reach low-income consumers is a key part of our strategy. Entrusted with renewed support from globally leading funders, including the UK government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CIP is looking for fresh and ambitious technical leadership that will strengthen its ability to engage with markets for connecting with the lives of poor people at a large scale.   The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.  

Technical Lead: Consumer Insights and Market Development

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a dynamic and ambitious market researcher and development specialist to upgrade and lead organization-wide efforts for consumer research and market development. This is a great opportunity to contribute to sustainable and nutritious food systems for some of the world’s poorest people by joining a leading international agricultural research center.   The Technical Lead: Consumer Insights and Market Development will lead CIP’s engagement with food market systems in Africa and South Asia, with an initial focus on biofortified sweet potato where demand for collaboration from commercial partners has grown strongly. The overall purpose of this new position is to improve the market orientation of CIP’s technology development and delivery programs and partnerships focusing on low-income consumers in rural and urban markets. The Technical Lead will be able to apply the latest approaches and methodologies for consumer research, market system analysis, supply chain development, and demand creation. S/he will link CIP with leading consumer and market research partners and relevant food system and agri-business networks in Africa, South Asia and globally. The position will contribute to wider CGIAR research programs on markets and nutrition. S/he will report to CIP’s global sweet potato program leader.   Key Responsibilities
  • Provide research and technical leadership to CIP’s program portfolio in the area of consumer research, market system analysis, and market development, including during program design, work planning, advanced training, operational research, and reviews and evaluations.
  • Lead the design and implementation of consumer insights, market system strengthening and demand creation components in current programs to scale up the utilization of biofortified sweet potato to improve nutrition among low-income consumers in rural and urban markets.
  • Initiate and implement targeted research activities to further the understanding of consumer behavior, market systems constraints, and the effectiveness of market systems strengthening options focused on low-income rural and urban consumers and capturing social inclusion, gender and youth considerations. This research will combine up-to-date qualitative and quantitative methodologies and make use of targeted surveys, ethnographic studies, and the use of syndicated data.
  • Lead the design and oversee implementation of a new demand creation strategy for CIP, starting with the sweet potato program.
  • Lead the production of scientific and technical publications based on this research work and contribute to dissemination through international conferences and similar forums.
  • Develop and manage new partnerships with leading consumer and market research institutes and food industry and agri-business networks with a view of strengthening the contributions of sweet potato and potato to food systems of importance to the poor.
  • Contribute to strengthening the capacity of CIP and partner teams for implementing consumer and market analysis and demand creation.
  • Contribute to global knowledge sharing and collaborative research through multi-crop CGIAR research programs on markets, nutrition, and agri-food systems.
  Candidate Profile We are looking for goal-oriented and creative team players with a Master’s Degree (MSc, MBA) in a field related to market research, business development or social sciences, preferably PhD in social or behavioral science and/or training in agri-food sector and a minimum of 6 to 8 years of experience in a similar position.   He or she must have strong hands-on experience of working or partnering with the commercial private sector in the agriculture or food sector, and direct experience applying market analysis and demand creation approaches in the context of international development programs, preferably within Africa or Asia.   Candidates should also possess:
  • Excellent command of qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to consumer and market systems research.
  • Up-to-date understanding of international food security, nutrition and social development context and familiarity with main research approaches in these areas.
  • Proven track record of excellent project management and reporting skills.
  • Strong track record of original research and publications in relevant areas.
  • Excellent leadership skills to promote effective collaboration within the team and across partner organizations.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work in resource-poor, rural areas.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  This is an internationally recruited position for which CIP offers:
  1. Exciting career opportunities in an international organization.
  2. Internationally competitive salary paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience.
  3. Comprehensive international insurance coverage.
  4. Attractive retirement plan.
  5. Three-year term contracts with the possibility of renewal.
  6. Work in an equal and diverse workplace.
  CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.   Applicants should send their an up-to-date CV and a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, and skills with copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than Sept. 12, 2019 at 18.00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'Application for the post of ‘Technical Lead: Consumer Insights and Market Development’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON HAVING A HEALTHY, INCLUSIVE AND RESILIENT WORLD THROUGH SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, INNOVATION, AND CAPACITY STRENGTHENING  ...

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AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO HAVE A HEALTHY, INCLUSIVE AND RESILIENT WORLD THROUGH ROOT AND TUBER SYSTEMS.

  We have been retained by the International Potato Center (https://cipotato.org/) to fill the Country Manager in Mozambique Position. Currently, we are contacting country-level managers to help us locate a person who is qualified and ready for this position.   The International Potato Center (CIP) was founded in 1971 as a research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweet potato, and Andean roots and tubers. It delivers innovative science-based solutions to enhance access to affordable nutritious food, foster inclusive sustainable business, and employment growth, and drive the climate resilience of root and tuber agri-food systems. Headquartered in Lima, Peru, CIP has a research presence in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.   CIP is a CGIAR research center, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services. Its research is carried out by 15 CGIAR centers in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations, and the private sector.  

Country Manager - Mozambique

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a dynamic Country Manager to have oversight of the project activities at the country level to guarantee the delivery of donor commitments.   This position will be based in Mozambique and will report to the Regional Director for Africa. The Country Manager will be engaged primarily in the implementation of project-related research activities in the region. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the design and delivery of quality programs, donor and government relations, fundraising, security, and operations management, and developing a motivated and professional team.   Key Responsibilities Strategic Planning & Management
  • Working closing with the Regional Director and regional team to develop a strategic direction and plan for the country program.
  • Working closely with project Principal Investigators (PIs) and Global Program Leaders to coordinate integration and implementation of in-country projects, aligned with the strategic country plan.
  • Ensure that structures and systems follow CIP standards and that they support program delivery and promote management coordination and efficiency throughout the country.
  Key Partner & Donor Relations
  • Develop CIP as a partner of choice for major local and international donors.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of understanding of donor priorities, country plans, and planned funding initiatives.
  • Maintain and expand participation with key donors, host government, local stakeholders and relevant policy.
  • Play the role of institutional representation at country level with donors, partners, regional fora and networks, programmatic meetings/institutions, CGIAR regional meetings, to support projects.
  Fundraising and Budget Management
  • Ensure submission of appropriate, timely high-quality proposals and lead required donor negotiations.
  • Provide timely and effective oversight of the financial position of the country program including identification and implementation of required changes to match funding levels.
  • Maintain effective and coordinated budget monitoring processes for grant funds.
  Security & Operations Management
  • In coordination with the Risk & Security Unit ensure that the security management plan for the country program is updated and adherence by all staff to CIP security protocols and procedures.
  • Maintain a safe & healthy work environment by establishing, following and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  Staff Management, Professional Development, and Team Building
  • Create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels.
  • Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees and ensuring that all staff members are effectively using the performance planning and management system.
  • Contribute to project team-building efforts and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
  Candidate Profile We are looking for goal-oriented and creative team players with MSc degree in Project Management or MBA (Ph.D. in a related field is a plus) and a minimum of 8 years of professional experience at a senior operating role in a global research organization or business enterprises in multiple countries. He or she must have demonstrated project management, financial reporting, management experience and success in working within inter-disciplinary teams and partnerships for research implementation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Portuguese are required. Candidates should also possess:
  • Excellent leadership skills to promote effective collaboration within the team and across partner organizations.
  • Experience working in developing country context is required; specific experience in Africa is an advantage.
  • Strong publication records consistent with years of experience;
  • Proactive, innovative and creative attitudes;
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work in resource-poor, rural areas.
  This is an internationally recruited position for which CIP offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with generous compensation package commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be awarded a three-year term contract with the possibility of renewal.   CIP is an equal opportunity employer: applications from qualified women are strongly encouraged.   Applicants should send their an up-to-date CV and a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, and skills with copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than 6th of September. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'Application for the post of ‘Country Manager - Mozambique’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO HAVE A HEALTHY, INCLUSIVE AND RESILIENT WORLD THROUGH ROOT AND TUBER SYSTEMS.   We have been retained by the Inter...

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO HAVE A HEALTHY, INCLUSIVE AND RESILIENT WORLD THROUGH ROOT AND TUBER SYSTEMS.

We have been retained by the International Potato Center (https://cipotato.org/) to fill the Head of Operations Position, Africa. Currently, we are contacting finance experts to help us locate a person who is qualified and ready for this position. The International Potato Center (CIP) was founded in 1971 as a research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweet potato, and Andean roots and tubers. It delivers innovative science-based solutions to enhance access to affordable nutritious food, foster inclusive sustainable business, and employment growth, and drive the climate resilience of root and tuber agri-food systems. Headquartered in Lima, Peru, CIP has a research presence in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. CIP is a CGIAR research center, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services. Its research is carried out by 15 CGIAR centers in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations, and the private sector. The position is based at CIP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Head of Operations, Africa

The International Potato Center (CIP) is proactively seeking to hire an experienced Head of Operations in Africa to ensure effective execution of operational services, promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with CIP rules and regulations and works in close collaboration with the operations and project staff in the region for solving operational-related issues. The Head of Operations in Africa will report to the Regional Director for Africa. The purpose of this position is to be the partner and complement to the Regional Director to develop, implement, and to manage efficient and productive operations in Africa country offices. Key Responsibilities Business Management & Leadership
  • Develop, execute and monitor CIP - Sub Sahara Africa business plan based on an assessment of the key resource requirements to achieve target research outputs and outcomes.
  • Ensure implementation of operation management strategies, adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of results such as performance indicators, full compliance of CIP rules and regulations and follow up of audits.
  • Partner with Department in HQ: FIN, HR, IT, S&R, G&C, PMU to model standards and behaviors to build knowledge across Africa country offices.
  • Compile monthly reports on the status of operations in the region and follow up on action points from regional management team meetings
  • Create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels.
  • Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees and ensuring that all staff members are effectively using the performance planning and management system.
  • Contribute to project team-building efforts and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes
  Operational management Ensure proper management of common services focusing on achieving the following results:
  • Finance and Compliance: Ensure operating costs are included in operating budgets and funding proposals and the programmatic growth or scale downs are factored into operations planning. As well, ensure that all support systems and operations teams are operating in accordance with donor compliance regulations.
  • HR: Provide leadership to the staff and administration team and ensuring the application of best practices and adherence to national and other relevant compliance regulations.
  • IT: Based on compressive needs assessments ensure that all digital data and information needs of operations and program teams are catered for.
  • Logistics: Ensure an efficient and responsive supply chain system that meets the needs of program teams.
  • Security & Risk: Ensure the highest security & risk management through participatory threat and risk analysis and the development and implementation of standard operating procedures.
Candidate Profile We are looking for innovative and accountable team players with a great sense of integrity. He or she should have remarkable skills in people management, inspiring change, and decision-making. The successful candidate should have an MBA or comparable qualification with about 8 to 10 years of experience in project-based organizations. Other qualifications are as follows:
  • Prior work experience in achieving results on the ground in more than one world region.
  • Strong professional experience in the management of financial resources preferably in a non-profit environment.
  • Familiar with general finance and budgeting, including profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow management.
  • Familiar with the management of high-performance multicultural teams.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of Portuguese or French is desirable.
This is an internationally recruited position for which CIP offers: a) diverse, multicultural, equal and collegial research environment, b) generous compensation package commensurate with experience, c) competitive international insurance coverage, and attractive retirement plan. The successful candidate will be awarded a 3-year term contract with the possibility of renewal. CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply   Applicants should send their an up-to-date CV and a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, and skills with copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than September 6, 2019 at 18.00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'Application for the post of ‘Head of Operations’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO HAVE A HEALTHY, INCLUSIVE AND RESILIENT WORLD THROUGH ROOT AND TUBER SYSTEMS. We have been retained by the Internationa...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY A FUN, DYNAMIC AND CREATIVE ROLE IN COMING UP WITH INNOVATIVE AND HIGH IMPACT MEDIA SOLUTIONS AS A TALENT ACQUISITION SOURCING

Background CARRHURE was established in March 2012, HQ is based in Paris, France. CARRHURE is specialized in identifying, evaluating and attracting leaders in the fields of Non-Profit Organizations and NGO sectors. CARRHURE consulting focuses on human resource and personal development.   Responsibilities Our entrepreneurial executive search firm is looking for a focused, creative, positive, organized, humble, resourceful and highly accountable Research Associate to join our small, yet aggressively growing startup. The firm is currently supporting a number of positions across the globe. Having worked within the industry, directly supporting the businesses mentioned above, the firm's founders have a wealth of experience and an influential network.   Key responsibilities:
  • Working side by side with a small highly experienced team;
  • Learning the ropes of NGOs services recruitment, competitive research, and candidate screening;
  • Assisting the build of the team and directly influencing the growth of the firm and its business;
  • Lastly, your ability to earn, will be tied directly to your ability to produce; there will be no cap on your income.
  • Perform the function of a Research Associate: researching, identifying and recruiting candidates through the use of innovative search methods that include networking, cold-calling, and the creative use of social, professional, and internet networking sites to identify and source candidates.
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships, sourcing and identifying candidates for key openings in support of our clients.
  • Qualifying candidates through recruiting calls and interviews – screening candidates for essential function/duties, work history, training, technical skills, and salary requirements
  • Continually building and maintaining a pipeline of client requirements and talent to accommodate for current and future client demands
  • Work under the direction of senior team members to learn about client needs;
  • Translate those needs into a search strategy;
  • Think creatively about what other firms/groups should be targeted;
  • Research these firms and their organizational structure by conducting calls and gathering competitive intelligence;
  • Take responsibility for producing extremely talented and qualified candidates for open jobs within the firm's clientele.
  • Contribute to the development of the business of the firm
  Candidate Profile These responsibilities require a strong mix of technical and personal skills, as well as experience with a creative presentation of dynamic content in a heavily deadline-driven environment. The successful candidate will possess the following background:
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in sourcing, candidate development, or experienced recruiting in a professional services environment
  • Bachelors Degree; or equivalent work experience
  • Advanced user knowledge of technology and online sourcing and research tools
    • Lead generation and/or organizational mapping experience
    • Aptitude with internet research techniques (e.g., Boolean searches, website flipping, etc.)
    • Strong investigation/data analysis/research/market-mapping related activities
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently and autonomously
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Certifications in internet sourcing techniques a plus
  Key competencies required are:
  • Drive and determination to see clients/ Team succeed
  • Self-driven, reactive.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong attitude, aptitude and professional experience with excellent interpersonal skills including strong self-motivation, focus, and passion for recruiting
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, creative spark, and excitement for building a business
  • An ability to be resourceful, take initiative and self-manage
  • An ability to multi-task, problem solve and manage multiple projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to client/candidate service (e.g. responsive to emails, phone calls, proactive in providing  feedback and maintaining communications with candidates and clients)
  • A strong desire to generate new business
  The ideal candidate will also need current technology, including a reliable computer, Internet connection, phone with voice mail or answering machine, fax machine or computer faxing capabilities, business and communications software and antivirus software. She or He will need to be proficient at using this software, along with e-mail, the Internet and instant messaging. Interested applicants may send their CVs to adecarbon@carrhure.com

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY A FUN, DYNAMIC AND CREATIVE ROLE IN COMING UP WITH INNOVATIVE AND HIGH IMPACT MEDIA SOLUTIONS AS A TALENT ACQUISITION SOURCING Background CARRHURE was established in...

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