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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 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...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO DIRECTLY INFLUENCE ORGANIZATIONS AND LEADERS AS A FREELANCE RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT BY LEVERAGING YOUR HEADHUNTING SKILLS IN ATTRACTING HIGH CALIBRE CANDIDATES AND ADDING VALUE TO THE NON-FOR-PROFIT SECTOR

Background Headquartered in Paris, France, CARRHURE Consulting (www.carrhure.com) was established in 2012 with an aim to collaborate with reputable institutions, organizations, and companies that desire to leave a significant mark in the world. With consulting recruitment as its core business, CARRHURE specializes in identifying, gauging, and attracting leaders in the not-for-profit and non-government organizations (NGO) sectors as well as offering tactical strategies to aid organizations in strengthening their presence and relevance in their respective fields.   Responsibilities As a Freelance / independent Recruiter, you are responsible for building and maintaining client relationships in order to gain better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements. Through exceptional business development and search execution, Independent Principal Recruiters produces high-quality outputs with consistent focus on providing superb client and candidate experience.   Key Responsibilities: As Freelance / independent Recruiter, you will serve as a vital link between clients and candidates. The role is demanding and diverse and it involves:
  • headhunting - identifying and approaching viable passive candidates
  • screening databases and comparing candidates’ qualifications, credentials, and background to the client’s preferences;
  • 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 suitable applicants
  • organizing interviews for candidates as requested by the client
  • informing candidates about the results of their interviews
  • negotiating pay and salary rates and finalizing 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 the effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment programmes.
  Qualifications This position is a freelance role open to all interested candidates with a bachelor’s degree (with preference to a master’s degree). We value passionate candidates driven by their determination to succeed and even exceed expectations.   Skills
  • a minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience and advancement to a key position in a relevant industry sector
  • solid hands-on experience with today’s office technology
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills; oral and written English fluency is required and fluency in other languages is desired
  • understanding of organizational dynamics and politics with a neutral approach to the subject
  • sales and negotiation skills;
  • a goal-orientated, mission-driven personality and approach to work;
  • the ability to handle multiple priorities;
  • problem-solving ability;
  • the ability to meet deadlines and targets;
  • ambition and the determination to succeed;
  • tenacity;
  • confidence and self-motivation;
  • time management and organizational skills;
  • creativity, entrepreneurial mindset
  The ideal candidate must also enjoy the challenge of 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 DIRECTLY INFLUENCE ORGANIZATIONS AND LEADERS AS A FREELANCE RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT BY LEVERAGING YOUR HEADHUNTING SKILLS IN ATTRACTING HIGH CALIBRE CANDIDATES AND ADDING...

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 Chief Financial Officer Position. 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 Lima, Peru.   Chief Financial Officer The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to hire an experienced CFO to assist the Director General in achieving CIP’s performance objectives including operational growth. The CFO will be responsible for all financial KPI metric reporting aspect of the business. The CFO serves as a key member of the Executive Leadership team for CIP, playing a key role in developing and implementing strategy. Reporting to the Director General and partnering with other members of senior management, the CFO will oversee and manage reporting systems and controls, ensuring that key functional leaders and their teams are provided with accurate, timely, and relevant financial data that is required to run the operations. The Chief Financial Officer will oversee all aspects of the International Potato Center’s finances (financial planning and oversight, budget planning and monitoring, accounting, treasury) and procurement. Beyond these primary duties the CFO will also lead the Global Information Technology (IT), Risk Management and Security, Facilities and Maintenance Departments based in Lima, Peru but operating in the global environment across 23 country offices around the world. Additionally, the CFO will contribute to enhancing the Center’s internal operations, resource mobilization, and business model strategy working closely with the Director General and the Senior Management Team to plan, build consensus, and drive the implementation of new and emerging concepts to achieve results.   Key Responsibilities Finance & Procurement
  • Manage the CIP’s fiscal operations, including the effectiveness, integrity and transparency of the finance, accounting, budgeting, control, reporting, IT, security and facilities functions.
  • Ensure accurate and high-quality project budgeting and financial monitoring, accounting and reporting (throughout the project life cycle), putting in place and optimizing processes and tools for this purpose.
  • Develop efficient and effective financial and business planning models (three-year revolving plan), along with performance metrics that drive the development of monthly and quarterly reports and the annual budgeting process. This must be done considering that we are a project-based organization that requires all of this at the project, program and organizational level.
  • Responsible for all finance and accounting functions, including day-to-day financial reporting, working capital/cash management, financial controls and risk management.
  • Oversee all financial operations of the organization including tax, accounting, bank relationships, treasury, cash management, payroll, forecasting, and risk management activities to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Works across the organization to ensure effective budget preparation, monitoring of budget variances and linking actual results back to strategic priorities established by the organization’s managerial and functional areas.
  • Lead audit preparations and manage ongoing relationship with auditors to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Implementation and maintenance of annual overhead rate calculation for utilization in the fundraising efforts with traditional Aid donors, private donors, foundations, corporations, etc.
  • Partner with the Director General and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees to deploy investment capital in the most effective manner to achieve the organization’s long-term strategic initiatives.
  • Preparation of timely and accurate financial reporting to the management teams and the Board of Directors.
  • Direct timely and accurate preparation of profit and loss account, balance sheet, standard and special management reports, providing financial analysis and recommendation to Senior Management decision.
  • Ensure financial systems and reports are compatible with IFRS, CGIAR standards and follow donor rules and regulations.
  • Assure that an appropriate financial framework is in place for informed decision making, including the development and review of financial and risk management strategies, internal audits, corporate financial planning and compliance activities, and improved processes.
  • Structure and oversee financial support for growth across the regions where CIP operates.
  Operational Leadership
  • Provide strategic oversight and support to the Head of IT through regular meetings and annual reviews.
  • Promote a digital transformation strategy by providing high level sponsorship to IT projects across the organization.
  • Ensure organizational adherence to the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) policy. Approve annual ERM assessment report and present to Audit and Risk Committee.
  • Oversee implementation of a system for organizational risk management, including a risk registry and reporting to the Board of Trustees on a biannual basis incidents and safeguarding risks.
  • Provide strategic support and management to the Global Risk and Security Manager and Team to ensure appropriate utilization tools and protocols, training, policies and guidelines.
  • Provide strategic support and management to the Facilities and Maintenance Manager and Team to ensure appropriate utilization tools and protocols, training, policies and guidelines.
  • Lead CIP efforts to recruit, manage and develop high performing staff to achieve impact and deliver results.
  • Develop a positive work environment for all staff to ensure the effective staff management framework, contribute to their performance reviews and identify succession and development plans.
  • Manage and coach direct reports to ensure the effective talent management processes, contribute to their performance reviews and identify succession and development plans.
  Candidate Profile We are looking for goal-oriented and creative team players with an advanced university degree (Master's degree) in Accounting or Business Administration and a minimum of 15 years of relevant management experience as a senior professional in a non-profit organization or social impact business including strategic planning and oversight, operational systems and policies, information systems, business processes and risk management in a “Hands-on” culture. He or she must have strong knowledge in international financial reporting and accounting standards, IFRS, and proven experience in applying them to produce financial statements for a globally diverse organization. Experience working across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia (China and India) is ideal. Fluency in English and Spanish (both verbal and written) is essential for this position. Candidates should also possess:
  • Excellent business acumen to help lead and set course for CIP to grow and move forward
  • Demonstrated knowledge of traditional Aid donors and their financial rules and regulations. Knowledge of USAID a plus.
  • Experience creating systems, policies, and tools to support strategic and rapid organizational growth and scaling up organizations, with proven results.
  • Demonstrated strategic and analytical skills, including using data and evidence to inform decisions, navigate through setbacks, and drive continuous improvements.
  • Experience leading multiple work streams that extend beyond your immediate team, providing leadership for peers, subordinates and partners.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace
  • Experience hiring, supervising and managing staff; enforcing accountability; developing leadership across the organization
  • Proven hands-on experience in planning and implementing challenging, complex projects that anticipate and respond to the demands of a high-growth organization.
  • Strong desires to learn, grow, and apply knowledge to benefit the organization and to engender the same in team members.
  • Experience in and commitment to developing team members, both on the job and by supporting staff development programs.
  • Demonstrated success in managing people and activities in multicultural environments.
This is an internationally recruited position for which CIP offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience, comprehensive international insurance coverage, and attractive retirement plan. 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 May 15, 2019 at 18.00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'Application for the post of ‘Chief Financial Officer’.   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...

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UNE OPPORTUNITE UNIQUE DE CONTRIBUER A L’ENVIRONNEMENT ET A SA PROTECTION

DIRECTEUR(TRICE) GENERAL(E) Direction générale

Statut : Cadre                                      Position : 3.3                                       Coefficient : 210

  Le Fond Mondial pour la Nature (WWF) est l'une des toutes premières organisations indépendantes de protection de l’environnement dans le monde, avec un réseau actif dans plus de 100 pays et fort du soutien de près de 6 millions de membres. Le WWF France, Fondation reconnue d'utilité publique, œuvre pour une planète vivante depuis Paris, Marseille, les Alpes, la Guyane et la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Depuis 1973, le WWF France (https://www.wwf.fr) agit au quotidien afin d'offrir aux générations futures une planète vivante. WWWF France œuvre pour mettre un frein à la dégradation de l'environnement et construire un avenir où les humains vivent en harmonie avec la nature.   Mission de la Direction Générale: La Direction Générale pilote la Fondation WWF France au niveau stratégique et opérationnelle. Elle est le garant de la conduite de la stratégie validée par le Conseil d’Administration tant dans la gestion des affaires courantes que dans les opportunités de développement et de positionnement du WWF France. Ce poste est basé en Ile-de-France, au siège du WWF France basé au Pré-Saint-Gervais.   Finalité de la fonction : Dans le cadre de la délégation qui lui est consentie par le Conseil d’Administration de la Fondation, le Directeur Général assure la direction de la Fondation, en s’appuyant sur le Comex et les équipes en place tant pour la conduite des affaires courantes de la Fondation que pour l’élaboration de la stratégie de la Fondation. Il a pour mission de faire du WWF France le partenaire incontournable de la mobilisation sur toutes les questions liées à l’environnement et à sa protection, partout où la France est présente.   Missions principales : Le/la Directeur(trice) Général(e) reporte à la Présidente et au Conseil d’Administration et supervise les directeurs composant le Comex. Il/Elle :
  • Élabore et pilote la stratégie validée par le Conseil d’Administration,
  • Définit les grandes orientations politiques du WWF France en accord avec les prescriptions du réseau international,
  • Arbitre et assure la soutenabilité budgétaire de la Fondation,
  • Impulse la vision à 360° et le positionnement du WWF France,
  • Soutient et assure la stabilité de la Fondation et pilote son développement.
  • S’interroge sur les défis critiques et les opportunités,
  • Développe et anime les réseaux politiques, institutionnels, entreprises et grands donateurs,
  • Interlocuteur de haut niveau auprès des différents publics de la Fondation et des décideurs des sphères publiques et/ou privées,
  • Porte-parole de la Fondation, il en assure le rayonnement tant au niveau national qu’international
  • Positionne le WWF France comme un acteur incontournable au sein du réseau WWF International,
  • Coordonne le COMEX (Direction de la Communication, de la Générosité du Public, des Relations avec le Monde Économique, des Programmes de conservation et le Secrétariat Général),
  • Met en place et suit le reporting aux différentes instances de gouvernance (Bureau, Comité d’Audit et Conseil d’Administration.
En fonction des nécessités du service et de l’organisation du département, ces missions peuvent être amenées à évoluer.   Principales compétences requises :       1. Savoirs (connaissances)
  • Maîtrise des enjeux environnementaux stratégiques et politiques, nationaux et internationaux auxquels les différentes instances publiques, ainsi que privées sont confrontées ;
  • Maîtrise des enjeux principaux du développement durable des entreprises ;
  • Connaissance des principales évolutions législatives française et européenne et internationales ;
  • Maîtrise du fonctionnement des instances républicaines et politiques ;
  • Maîtrise de l’anglais (niveau C1)
     2. Savoirs-faire (techniques, méthodes)
  • Traduction des objectifs de la Fondation en axes stratégiques ;
  • Capacité à intégrer les enjeux transversaux et croisés, afin d’arbitrer au mieux des intérêts de la Fondation ;
  • Capacités d’analyse, de gestion des priorités et de décision ;
  • Maîtrise des techniques de plaidoyer et lobbying ;
  • Management d’équipes pluridisciplinaires ;
  • Gestion d’un P&L, élaboration budget annuel et trajectoire financière, définition des KPI ;
  • Maîtrise du pilotage des risques projets (qualitatifs, budgétaires, contractuels et de planning)
     3. Savoirs-être (aptitudes comportementales)
  • Autorité naturelle ;
  • Sens politique ;
  • Identifie et décrypte les positions des différents interlocuteurs stratégiques internes et externes, repères les bons relais d’influence auprès des personnes à convaincre ;
  • Maîtriser les techniques de négociation, savoir convaincre et favoriser l’appropriation des sujets quel que soit le public concerné ;
  • Adapter son approche relationnelle et son niveau de discours à son interlocuteur interne et externe ;
  • Capacité à transmettre une vision et à faire adhérer à un projet ;
  • Maîtriser la prise de parole en public
  Les candidatures incluant une lettre de motivation, un CV détaillé, les noms et les coordonnées (adresses e-mail et téléphone) de trois (3) références, sont à adresser par courrier électronique à : adecarbon@carrhure.com  au plus tard le 26 Avril 2019 à 16h00 CET. Seul(e)s les candidat(e)s présélectionné(e)s seront contacté(e)s pour une entrevue.

UNE OPPORTUNITE UNIQUE DE CONTRIBUER A L’ENVIRONNEMENT ET A SA PROTECTION DIRECTEUR(TRICE) GENERAL(E) Direction générale Statut : Cadre                              ...

EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CENTER’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITION FOCUSED ON MAKING FARMING AND AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN DRYLANDS

  Established in 1972, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics or ICRISAT (www.icrisat.org ) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable 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.   Regional Director / Research Program Director, Eastern, and Southern Africa— ESA   ICRISAT seeks applications for an internationally recruited staff (IRS) position of Regional Director / Research Program Director for Eastern and Southern African (ESA) to provide appropriate visibility to and effective management of ICRISAT's operations in sub-Saharan Africa.   The position is considered primarily research management, although Directors are expected to be involved in research through high-level leadership of activities in ESA. The position will be managed by and report directly to the Deputy Director General for Research as ESA Research Program Director (80%), serve as a member of the ICRISAT Management Group and Research Committee. In the additional role of Regional Director (20%), representing ICRISAT in the ESA region, the position will report directly to the Director-General.   The current position is located in Nairobi, Kenya, although location can be considered in other locations in the region.   Key Responsibilities   Regional Director (20%)
  • Represent ICRISAT in the ESA region through liaison with Governments of African Countries and pan-Africa authorities, organizations and initiatives.
  • Enhance partnerships in the ESA region, especially with regional/sub-regional organizations (ROs/SROs), national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES), Non-Government Organizations and the private sector.
  • Achieve the Resource Mobilization targets for the ESA region and optimize utilization of funds in line with the Operations and Salary budget.
  • Contribute to the strategic management of the Institute and to do so in a manner consistent with the ICRISAT Code of Conduct.
  Research Program Director (80%)
  • As a member of the ICRISAT Management Group, contribute to delivering on ICRISAT’s Strategic Plan, Theories of Change and Country Strategies through professional research management that prioritizes and focuses the Institute’s global research for development programs.
  • Lead, coordinate, review and monitor the research activities of the ESA Research Program, including resource mobilization, annual budgeting, research planning, priority assessment, proposal development, partnership relations, staff evaluation, and research reporting.
  • Lead the research effort of the Institute in understanding the challenges faced by farmers and communities of the semi-arid tropics of ESA and deliver a coherent research for development agenda for this region.
  • Participate on the ICRISAT Research Committee that formally manages the Institute’s research agenda and so ensure science quality and research excellence across the institute and especially within the ESA Research Program.
  • Nurture and sustain internal cross-Research Program interactions and teamwork, especially in close liaison with the Research Directors of ICRISAT Global Programs to ensure strong support for and engagement in the implementation of research activities with global connections;
  • Assist in public awareness activities in coordination with the Director Strategic Marketing and Communication and the Communication Manager;
  • As part of ICRISAT’s broad partnering programs, represent the Institute in engagements within the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) to ensure mutual benefits to all participants.
  • Commitment to a safe working environment within ICRISAT such that no harm is experienced by staff, partners or the environment.
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned by the DDG-R and/or the DG.
  Candidate Profile   We are looking for candidates with a Ph.D. in Agricultural Science, Development Studies or any related field with proven expertise in agricultural research for development with high levels of quality research outputs. Candidates should possess the following competencies and skills:   Essential criteria:
  • Proven capability to manage a large research program, including all aspects of project management: managing budgets and staff, building and managing partnerships, monitoring and evaluating impacts and leading a diverse team.
  • Experience in systems research where multiple stakeholders, including public policy-makers, the private sector, and agribusiness are involved in achieving research outcomes.
  • Experience in addressing governance, institutional and market aspects of agriculture with examples of successful research and development interventions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring of staff, a safe workplace and protection of the environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in written and oral communications and public awareness activities.
  Desirable criteria: 
  • Demonstrated championing the critical areas of gender, youth, nutrition, knowledge sharing, and innovation.
  • Demonstration of an entrepreneurial spirit with aptitude for innovation.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, knowledge of other languages, especially French will be an asset.
  This is an internationally recruited staff (IRS) position with a competitive salary and benefits package payable in US dollars. The position is initially for a period of three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position.   ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer: applications from women are strongly encouraged.   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 April 15th 2019, 17.00 CET Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CENTER’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITION FOCUSED ON MAKING FARMING AND AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN DRYLANDS   Established in 1972, the International Crops ...

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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 suitable applicants;
  • organizing interviews for candidates as requested by the client;
  • informing candidates about the results of their interviews;
  • negotiating pay and salary rates and finalizing 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 the 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.   Skills
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • sales and negotiation skills;
  • a goal-orientated approach to work;
  • the ability to handle multiple priorities;
  • problem-solving ability;
  • the ability to meet deadlines and targets;
  • ambition and the determination to succeed;
  • tenacity;
  • confidence and self-motivation;
  • time management and organisational skills;
  • team-working skills;
  • creativity
  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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South Korea
Posted 5 years ago

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND TO HELP BUILD LOW-EMISSION AND CLIMATE-RESILIENT SOCIETIES

  The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their peoples.   Established in 2010, the GCF invests in transformational climate projects in the developing world. The Fund makes an ambitious contribution to global climate action and channels significant financial resources into developing countries to help build low-emission and climate-resilient societies. It is country-driven and undertakes actions which reflect the circumstances of each country concerned and its national aspirations. The GCF is a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.   Since its establishment, the GCF has mobilized 10.3 billion USD, accredited 54 entities to channel its resources and approved 74 funding proposals. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries identify their needs, in particular those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.   The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. The Fund’s talented staff make unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.   GCF is looking to expand its team with more highly skilled and adaptable people who are driven by the Fund’s mandate, people who appreciate challenges and know how to deliver and thrive in a fast moving, dynamic environment.  

Senior Compliance Officer (IS 6)

The Senior Compliance Officer is responsible for the development and updating of the Fund’s compliance framework to ensure that divisions and offices comply with relevant policies and regulations as related to the operations of the Fund.   S/he will manage and lead the compliance team and provide advice in an effort to manage risk deriving from internal and external sources. The incumbent will rely on monitoring, incident management and setting compliance controls to effectively manage risks. S/he will be responsible for further enhancing controls and procedures to ensure business aligns with standards and best practices. On-going, s/he will raise compliance awareness and culture and be the subject matter expert. The role will work cross-functionally to further promote a culture of compliance within the Fund and will require strategic thinking, effective communications, and ability to work in a fast-paced and multicultural workplace.   Key Responsibilities Management/Administration
  • Take overall responsibility for the performance and efficacy of the Compliance function and take decisions and/or recommend to the Head of Office appropriate changes in operations to enhance/maximise results;
  • Provide key support to the Head of Office by monitoring the implementation of the Compliance work plan to ensure the delivery of results as planned and according to expectations;
  • Assist the Head of Office in planning and allocating resources for the Compliance function to achieve goals and ensure cost effectiveness and appropriate use of resources in accordance with GCF standards;
  • Support the Head of Office in the development of the Compliance strategy, frameworks, an annual work plan;
  • Review high-level information for reporting to Board Committees such as the Risk Management Committee and Ethics and Audit Committee and assist the Head of the Office in presenting key risk and compliance information to the GCF Board and senior management team;
  Policy Development and Oversight
  • Review and assess the internal controls and policies developed by the compliance function to ensure the Secretariat complies with the highest standards of Institutional Compliance;
  • Oversee the development, implementation and continuous evolution of the Compliance strategy as well as recommend to the Head of Office impactful tactical initiatives for
  • raising awareness of the Fund’s core values, ethical standards and expected professional conduct, both internally and externally;
  • Oversee the Compliance function’s monitoring of controls and procedures to ensure the business aligns to the Fund’s standards;
  • Lead the review of the GCF compliance risk policy and recommend changes to the Head of Office;
  • Provide recommendations to the Head of Office on procedures that improve compliance, or effectively manage exceptions, particularly with policies and procedures related to high risk areas and improves corresponding management tools;
  Compliance Risk
  • Leads and sets up the organizational tone for compliance;
  • Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops and implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues and provides guidance on how to avoid or treat similar situations in the future;
  • Reviews, provides input and clear compliance mission TORs ensuring that the reports are capturing key issues;
  • Maintains an effective compliance program including (i) heightening awareness of standards of conduct and (ii) promoting understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies/procedures as an important tool for enhancing the quality of management and ensuring accountability;
  • Ensures that oversight findings and root causes of non-compliance are documented, analysed, addressed where possible, and fed into the risk management process;
  • Regularly performs Compliance Risk Assessments;
  • Collaborate closely with the Senior Ethics Officer/Advisor to ensure that Heads of Divisions carry out Code of Conduct refreshers, while also supporting them to ensure that these values are reflected in daily operations;
  Other
  • Collaborates with the Head of the Independent Integrity Unit and other functions of the Secretariat as necessary ensuring that mutually agreed coordination and consultation mechanisms are put in place; and
  • Undertakes such other related functions as may be assigned by the Head of the Office of Risk Management and Compliance.
  Candidate Profile We are looking for candidates with relevant Master’s degree in Law, Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, or other related discipline required, preferably at post-graduate level or its equivalent with a minimum of 15 years of relevant professional experience demonstrating progression of responsibilities of which 3 years should be in managing a team of compliance specialists, preferably in an international organisation, including administrative investigation; financial or performance auditing; economic analysis or other fields that demonstrate application of analytical skills with sound judgment. Candidates should also possess:   Education
  • Certification in International Compliance Association (ICA), Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), or similar professional certification such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is highly desirable; professional qualification as a lawyer or equivalent would be an advantage;
  Experience
  • Proven experience with “Know-Your-Customer,” AML/CFT, anti-corruption and anti-fraud best-practices;
  • Exposure to developing and performing Compliance Risk Assessments;
  • Strategic vision;
  • Knowledge of the use of due-diligence tools is mandatory;
  • Know-How of Compliance Management Systems
  Skills
  • Established reputation for integrity, sound judgment, fairness, and discretion;
  • Demonstrated teamwork (ability to work with others to achieve more effective results), leadership (apply interpersonal influence to inspire others to move in a meaningful direction with competence and commitment), and conceptualization (developing viable solutions based on an understanding of institutional perspective and needs) skills;
  • Strong analytical and legal skills with the ability to interpret complex legal and financial information;
  • Strong advocacy and liaison skills, and proven ability to communicate with peers as well as GCF stakeholders;
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken, together with the ability to draft in English to a very high standard; and
  • Familiarity with other UN languages is an advantage.
  Others
  • Ability to work in start-up workplace environment that values creative problem solving, open communication and a flat hierarchy;
  • High integrity and ethics in a sensitive work environment;
  • Able to make well-reasoned and considered judgement in complex situations;
  • Results-oriented and resilient individual who will drive through and implement matters with flexibility and with the ability to work unsupervised outside a standard structure and framework;
  • Proactive alertness and vigilance to potential breaches in compliance;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly form working relationships and gain credibility with Staff and Members of the Board;
  • Proven communication skills, an effective communicator with the ability to persuade and influence colleagues and be able to deliver goals;
  • An effective team player;
  • A willingness to adapt and continue learning in a new compliance environment;
  • Highly motivated individual who can juggle multiple priorities working within tight deadlines; and
  • Committed to the mission of the GCF including its multicultural environment.
  Competencies
  • Leadership
  • Empowering others
  • Managing performance
  • Building trust
  • Judgement/decision making
  *The person assessed by the Selection Panel as most suitable for the position will be proposed for appointment. The above criteria should be seen as indicators of the experience and skills that would qualify candidates for consideration. Selection among short-listed candidates will also take into account performance at interview, appropriate testing, and references.   Applications from women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged.   The deadline has been extended to March 6th. Applicants should send their up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter including 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 March 6th 2019 at 17.00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘GCF_ Senior Compliance Officer’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND TO HELP BUILD LOW-EMISSION AND CLIMATE-RESILIENT SOCIETIES   The mission of...

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AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTION PROVIDING ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP ON PLURALISTIC AND DEMAND-DRIVEN RURAL ADVISORY SERVICES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RAS)

  The Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services or GFRAS (www.g-fras.org) is an international institution enhancing the performance of advisory services so that they can better serve farm families and rural producers, thus contributing to sustainable development and improved livelihoods worldwide. Its mission is to provide advocacy and leadership on pluralistic and demand-driven rural advisory services for sustainable development (RAS). GFRAS plays a catalytic role, promoting and stimulating interactions between RAS policy stakeholders at global regional and national levels. This space allows regional actors to present their perspectives in global development forums and processes. It also supports the development, exchange, and diffusion of tried and tested RAS approaches, tools, and policies and stimulates institutional and individual capacity development.  GFRAS is currently engaged in a major reflection on a renewed business and governance model that will enhance its sustainability. The GFRAS Secretariat, led by the Executive Secretary, is responsible for the implementation of the GFRAS strategy and work plans under the guidance of the Steering Committee. The Swiss Association for the Development of Agriculture and Rural Areas (AGRIDEA) hosts the GFRAS Secretariat. AGRIDEA on behalf of GFRAS is recruiting an Executive Secretary to lead and further expand its activities, starting early 2019. This position will be based at the GFRAS Secretariat, in Switzerland. The Executive Secretary is a long term position.  

Executive Secretary

The incumbent will have a major role in implementing the decisions that will stem from the October 2018 Steering Committee meeting in this regard. He/she will also have to oversee and support the jump start and implementation of a forthcoming multi-donor grant to GFRAS and three of its major regional networks in close coordination with the programme coordinator. GFRAS is guided by a Steering Committee with members drawn from the regional networks and international development agencies. In close collaboration with the GFRAS Secretariat team, the regional networks, and working groups, as well as the GFRAS Steering Committee, the Executive Secretary is responsible for the following broad tasks.   Key Responsibilities Policy, Advocacy, and Global Engagement
  • Provide leadership and advocacy for political and financial engagement and dialogue on rural advisory services
  • Represent GFRAS in different fora, seminars, and conferences
  • Provide meaningful and evidence-based inputs to global agriculture and development discourses
  • Elaborate, strengthen and maintain relevant strategic partnerships (with funding and technical partners)
  • Support the Steering Committee in its efforts to mobilize resources for sustaining and expanding GFRAS activities, its regional networks and country fora, and a functioning Secretariat
Technical Advice
  • Support the synthesis and development of ideas for improving the effectiveness of RAS
  • Provide technical and policy advice to GFRAS regional networks, country fora, and working groups
  • Provide technical advice and inputs to activities, publications, and programmes of GFRAS
Managing GFRAS Secretariat and the team in close collaboration with the programme manager
  • Lead the implementation of the GFRAS strategic framework and operational plan and support the Secretariat team in the implementation
  • Coordinate the development of strategies, annual budgets, and work plans for validation by the Steering
  • Committee through close collaboration with the Programme Manager and drawing upon the experience and guidance of the Steering Committee, the Secretariat team and the regional networks and working groups,
  • Provide support to, coordinate, and act upon strategic guidance of the Steering Committee
  • Manage staff at the Secretariat as well as overseeing the management of consultants commissioned by the Secretariat team for specific activities
  • Assure final responsibility for financial and administrative management; reporting to donors and the Steering Committee
  • Coordinate and ensure monitoring of GFRAS activities on global, regional, national levels and in working groups
  Candidate Profile The Executive Secretary will report to both the GFRAS Steering Committee and AGRIDEA. Candidates will be assessed against the following minimum requirements:
  • Advanced university degree preferably in agricultural or social sciences
  • Demonstrated technical understanding of and practical experiences in RAS and its role in agricultural innovation and sustainable development
  • Ten years of relevant experience in managing networks or multidisciplinary teams in participatory and inclusive ways
  • Demonstrated motivation and passion for GFRAS vision, mission, and principles
  • Ability to advocate, inspire, and convince other people
  • Critical, innovative and solution-oriented thinking
  • High flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent cross-cultural skills
  • Work experience in more than one region of the world
  • Experience in partnership development and financial resource mobilization
  • Proficiency in modern communication and management software
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English. Knowledge of other languages such as French, Spanish, Russian or German would be desirable
  • Working permit for Switzerland, or the possibility of obtaining a working permit
  • Flexibility and capacity to travel worldwide (up to 30% of working time)
  We expect a highly motivated person with an open and generous personality. The function needs a charismatic, authentic person that naturally engages, empowers and motivates others. Firm management competencies, skills in capacity development, network development and management as well as sound thematic expertise on RAS are required. The employment contract will be elaborated by AGRIDEA on behalf of GFRAS Steering Committee. Swiss rules and regulations apply to the contracting, as well as internal AGRIDEA rules and standards. The remuneration will be commensurate to the competencies of the position holder.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page letter of motivation including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than February 8, 2019, at 17:00 CET. Please indicate in the subject of the email the title “Application for the post of GFRAS_ Executive Secretary”.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTION PROVIDING ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP ON PLURALISTIC AND DEMAND-DRIVEN RURAL ADVISORY SERVICES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RAS)   T...

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Posted 6 years ago

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AT THE FOREFRONT TOWARDS ADDRESSING GLOBAL HUNGER THROUGH SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS IN THE AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN, AND PACIFIC GROUP OF STATES (ACP)

  The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation or CTA ( www.cta.int ) is a joint international organization of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the EU member states (EU), ). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture.   CTA targets three areas of interventions such as the (1) promotion of youth entrepreneurship, job creation, and enterprise, (2) digitalisation of agriculture to increase productivity and profitability of value chains and (3) promotion of climate-smart agricultural practices to strengthen smallholder farmers’ resilience to climate change.   CTA operates under the framework of the ACP-EU partnership agreement, currently the Cotonou Agreement. CTA is funded by the EU through two types of grants (annual operating grants and action grants). Other donors also fund CTA projects in the field.  

Head of Finance

The position falls under the CTA’s Corporate Services Department. The Corporate Services Department is responsible for budget & financial management, procurement and contractual affairs, and IT services. The Head of Finance reports to the Manager of the Corporate Services Department. He/she is responsible for managing the CTA’s financial services and the systems and processes related to the management of the Centre’s financial resources.  He/she oversees the proper implementation of CTA’ financial regulations.  Together with the Financial Controller / Internal Auditor, he/she ensures adherence to and strengthening of financial policies, procedures, internal controls, and reporting systems. He/she supervises staff in the Accounting and Finance Unit.   Key Responsibilities Accounting and reporting
  • Ensure proper consolidation, balancing and closing of ledger accounts
  • Ensure accounting records and files are kept in respect of subsidies/grants, commitments, payments, receivables, and debt claims
  • Ensure integrity of CTA’s financial management system and the controls that underpin it
  • Provide regular reports on financial performance (budget, commitments, and expenditure) to Management and the Executive Board
  • Prepare annual financial statements
  • Lead in maintaining accounting policies, procedures, systems, and internal controls to meet operational and programme requirements, ensuring compliance with CTA’s, tax authorities’ and donor’s financial regulations. Take the lead in designing and implementing required changes
  Treasury and forecasting
  • Approve commitments and ensure they are in accordance with budgets
  • Approve payments and ensure they are accurate and made timely and in accordance with budgets and established regulations and donor requirements
  • Manage and forecast cash flow
  • Prepare requests for payment to donors and maintain files on relevant grant documents
  Budget
  • Advise on development of budgets for projects and operations in the field as well as at Headquarters
  • Prepare, set and consolidate operating and program budgets
  • Review periodically budgets and update as needed
  • Provide regular financial reports to programme coordinators, team leaders, and managers
  Audits
  • Prepare and ensure quality control of the files for the annual verification of expenditure, the financial statements, and the statutory audit
  • Prepare in coordination with the Financial Controller, management responses to audit comments made during annual and other audits
    Candidate Profile We are looking for internationally recognized accounting professionals (Chartered Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or equivalent) with an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting or related field and a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in finance, accounting, budget, business administration or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.   Apart from experience in supervising staff, he or she also must have a proven management experience of accounts, audits, treasury, multi‐year budgetary planning, monitoring, and reporting as well as a proven experience with financial regulations of the European Commission and international funding organizations. Fluency in English or French with working knowledge of the other is essential while working knowledge in Dutch is an asset. The successful candidate must also have excellent knowledge of accounting software (e.g. Navision) and other relevant software packages (e.g. MS Word, Excel), and a competency in deploying information technology to improved efficiency and effectiveness.   Candidates should also possess:
  • High degree of accuracy and high standards of ethics and professional conduct to ensure correctness and reliability of financial information and reports
  • Good planning and organizational skills, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Good inter-personal skills and good team player
  • Good capacity to communicate both verbally and in writing at different levels within the organization and with stakeholders
  • Ability to work in an international and multi-cultural environment be flexible and client oriented.
  • Ability to effectively lead and inspire others
  • Highly developed skills in strategic thinking and problem solving
  The candidate must be a national of one of the ACP or EU States signatory to the Cotonou Agreement (79 African, Caribbean, and the Pacific States – http://www.acp.int/content/secretariat-acp - or the European Union Member States).  The Head of Finance will be appointed by the Director of CTA upon recommendation of the Selection Committee.   This is an internationally recruited position located in Wageningen, the Netherlands for which CTA offers an attractive compensation package (gross annual income of € 92.542, mostly tax-free) including a comprehensive benefits package. The successful candidate will be offered a short-term category auxiliary staff, level 2C contract with a 6-month probationary period. The appointed Head of Finance can start as soon as possible and will hold the position until the end of February 2020.   CTA is an equal opportunity employer: applications from women are strongly encouraged.   Applicants should send their an up-to-date CV (preferably in EUROPASS format) and a one-page letter of motivation including 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 30th  2018 at 18.00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘CTA _ Head of Finance’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AT THE FOREFRONT TOWARDS ADDRESSING GLOBAL HUNGER THROUGH SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS IN THE AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN, AND PACIFIC GROUP OF STATES (ACP)   Th...

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Colombia
Posted 6 years ago

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO HELP DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MAKE FARMING MORE COMPETITIVE, PROFITABLE, AND RESILIENT THROUGH SMARTER, MORE SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

  The International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT; www.ciat.cgiar.org) works to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture. CIAT recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, commemorating half a century of generating and strategically positioning state-of-the-art knowledge to inform policy and on-the-ground actions in pro of a sustainable food future.   CIAT's global research contributes to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and cuts across four key themes: big data, climate-smart agriculture, ecosystem action, and sustainable food systems. CIAT works in collaboration with hundreds of partners to help developing countries make farming more competitive, profitable, inclusive and resilient through smarter, more sustainable natural resource management. Through our research, we help policymakers, scientists, and farmers respond to some of the most pressing challenges of our time, including food insecurity and malnutrition. CIAT's global team includes almost 1000 scientists, technical and administrative based in three major hubs: Cali, Hanoi, and Nairobi.   To meet growing demands for research-for-development solutions at a greater scale and within a period that is commensurate with rapidly changing global challenges, CIAT is establishing an Alliance with Bioversity International, a global research-for-development organization which vision is that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet. Both organizations are members of the CGIAR System Organization, the world’s largest global agricultural innovation network.   The Director of Finance will be based at CIAT offices in Palmira, Colombia. The position involves frequent travel.  

Director of Finance

Reporting to the Director General, the Director of Finance will be responsible for overseeing the overall financial management and functions worldwide such as Project Financial Planning & Monitoring, institutional budgeting, institutional accounting and reporting, treasury operations, taxes, and recoveries. He or she has a strong impact and influence within the Senior Management, therefore, we are looking for candidates with strong financial literacy, attention to detail, timeliness in completing tasks, clear and accurate record keeping and a strong vision to seek for improvement. The incumbent will interact closely with research area directors, program leaders, researchers and the Partnership's office to assure an efficient operation in order to achieve CIAT's scientific research outcomes, outputs, and goals.   Key Responsibilities
  • Providing leadership to ensure financial health and liquidity of the Centre to achieve research objectives
  • Leading financial activities related to research programs and projects from the proposal development, reporting, and closing stage
  • Leading financial analysis and multi-year planning efforts
  • Assuring, together with the Treasury coordinator, adequate fund allocation, appropriate liquidity, and funds flow at headquarters and the regional offices
  • Safeguarding and strengthening of CIAT’s reserves
  • Providing strategic advice to CIAT’s senior management team on financial related matters in the context of the Alliance.
  • Managing the institutional budget, control and reporting, including accounts receivable, accounts payable and fixed assets
  • Reporting regularly on research area, program and project budget execution and working with the respective research leaders to meet financial targets
  • Preparing monthly financial reports at the institutional level, quarterly financial reports for the Board of Trustees and the Centre’s Annual Financial Statements
  • Leading the Finance and Investment Committee and the Capital Allocation Committee
  • Assuring that CIAT closely adheres to the CGIAR Financial Guidelines
  • Leading cost analysis activities, formulating, and implementing appropriate chargeback policies. Identifying and implementing cost savings and operational efficiency improvement opportunities
  • Enhancing the current ERP (Agresso) with regards to project and institutional financial information, tracking and reporting
  • Supporting and advising the Director-General and the Management Team on overall financial matters
  • Scanning the operating environment for potential financial risks and suggesting mitigating actions
  • Coordinating all activities related to internal and external financial audits and reports to the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Trustees on findings and progress on recommendations resulting from audit
  Candidate Profile We are looking for goal-oriented and creative team players with an advanced university degree (Master's degree) in business administration, finance, economics, accounting or any related field and a minimum of ten years of relevant experience in financial management of research projects and programs at an institutional or corporate level preferably with international organizations. He or she must have a solid accounting and reporting experience including experience with International Financial Reporting Standards. Fluency in English and Spanish (both verbal and written) is essential for this position while knowledge of and experience with the CGIAR is desirable. Moreover, experience dealing with unions is highly desirable.   Candidates should also possess:
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural team-oriented environment which includes interactions and management of complex partner and other stakeholder relationships
  • Strong skills in leadership, strategic thinking, conceptualization of ideas, attention to details and understanding of the financial needs of research organizations
  • Talent in forming and leading cross-functional teams
  This is an internationally recruited position for which CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. The successful candidate will be awarded a 2-year renewable contract depending on performance.   CIAT is an equal opportunity employer: applications from 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 23, 2018 at 18.00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘Director of Finance’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO HELP DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MAKE FARMING MORE COMPETITIVE, PROFITABLE, AND RESILIENT THROUGH SMARTER, MORE SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT   The International...

UNE OPPORTUNITE DE CONTRIBUER A LA SÉCURITÉ ALIMENTAIRE ET NUTRITIONNELLE, A LA PROSPERITE EN AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST ET DU CENTRE

  Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles (CORAF) est une Association Internationale à but non lucratif. Il est composé des Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche Agricoles de (23) pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le CORAF facilite les partenariats en vue de stimuler l’innovation agricole pour contribuer à assurer la prospérité ainsi que la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le CORAF, sous l’égide des Communautés Economiques Régionales de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (CEDEAO, UEMOA, CEEAC et CEMAC), conçoit des Programmes visant à contribuer à l’atteinte des objectifs du Programme Détaillé pour le Développement de l’Agriculture en Afrique (PDDAA). Pour plus d’informations sur le CORAF, bien vouloir consulter son site web www.coraf.org.   Le CORAF a obtenu de l’Agence des Etats Unis pour le Développement International/Bureau Régional pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (USAID/WARM) un financement pour la mise en œuvre d’un Projet quinquennal (2017-2022) dénommé Partenariat pour la Recherche Agricole, l’Education et le Développement (PAIRED). L’objectif spécifique du PAIRED est l’amélioration de la productivité agricole et de l’accès aux marchés en Afrique de l’Ouest par le biais des composantes ci-après : (i) Appui au renforcement des capacités institutionnelles du CORAF, (ii) Accroissement de la disponibilité et mise à l’échelle de l’utilisation des technologies et innovations agricoles et (iii) mise en place d’un environnement politique favorable à la commercialisation régionale des Intrants et Produits agricoles. Le PAIRED est aligné sur le Plan Stratégique du CORAF (2018-2027) et participe à la réalisation de l’objectif de la stratégie de sécurité alimentaire globale de l’USAID.   Le CORAF recrute un Coordonnateur chargé de la mise en œuvre du PAIRED et invite les candidats ayant les compétences requises à soumettre leur candidature. Le poste est basé au Secrétariat Exécutif du CORAF à Dakar au Sénégal et nécessite des déplacements fréquents. Le/La candidat(e) retenu(e) sera sous la supervision directe du Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation.  

Coordonnateur Partenariat pour la Recherche Agricole, l’Education et le Développement (PAIRED)

Le Coordonnateur Partenariat pour la Recherche Agricole, l’Education et le Développement (PAIRED) relèvera du Directeur de la recherche et de l'innovation du CORAF. Les responsabilités spécifiques incluront, sans s'y limiter, les éléments suivants:
  • Sous la supervision du Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, le Coordonnateur sera chargé de la gestion du projet, notamment la planification, la mise en œuvre et l’expertise technique, le suivi de l’évolution et l’assurance d’une évaluation adéquate des réalisations, résultats et impacts, de la responsabilité financière et de la production des rapports techniques. Le Coordonnateur travaillera en étroite collaboration avec les partenaires du Projet provenant de diverses Institutions, le personnel technique et d’appui du CORAF, le Partenaire au Développement et les autres institutions affiliées.
  • Le Coordonnateur appuiera la mise en place d’une équipe de projet dotée d’un fort esprit de collaboration, de soutien et d’excellentes capacités de coordination avec plusieurs organisations et pays partenaires. Il/Elle devra assurer une communication efficace aussi bien au sein de l’équipe de Projet qu’avec les autres parties prenantes. Il/Elle devra être en mesure d’assurer la production de résultats de très haute facture et promouvoir l’équité genre au niveau du projet y compris dans ses résultats et impacts. En ce qui concerne la mise à l’échelle et la diffusion des résultats du Projet, le Coordonnateur devra promouvoir le partage d’expériences et des meilleures pratiques parmi les cibles bénéficiaires et partenaires ; Il/Elle devra également identifier et explorer les opportunités de financement pour le renforcement de l’impact du projet et favoriser l’investissement du Partenaire au Développement.
  • Le Coordonnateur devra : (i) s’assurer de la cohérence, de la pertinence, du respect des délais et de la rentabilité des interventions pour la réalisation des objectifs spécifiques du Projet ; (ii) concevoir et gérer les interventions ayant pour but le renforcement des capacités des différentes Institutions des Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche agricole y compris les organisations publiques, les entreprises privées et les chercheurs en Afrique de l’Ouest et ; (iii) assurer une supervision managériale et technique et fournir un appui conséquent à l’équipe de Projet ainsi qu’aux collaborateurs.
  • Le Coordonnateur sera le principal point focal avec l’USAID et les partenaires en charge de la mise en œuvre ; Il/Elle contribuera au plaidoyer et au lobbying pour la mobilisation des ressources, des investissements provenant des secteurs public et privé ; et contribuera à assurer une gestion efficace du contrat principal, de l’assurance qualité, des rapports et communications.
  • Le Coordonnateur assure la coordination des réunions et ateliers de formation en prenant en compte les coûts et en leur assurant un fort impact ; Il/Elle gère les rapports, le suivi et l’évaluation des progrès vis-à-vis des indicateurs du projet, et la qualité des rapports et leur transmission dans les délais à l’USAID.
 

Profil du candidat

Le candidat retenu aura le profil suivant:
  • Les candidats devront être titulaires d’un Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures (Master ou Doctorat) en Sciences Sociales (Economie Agricole, Education, Vulgarisation) ou autres disciplines connexes.
  • Avec une expérience avérée dans la gestion des projets avec au moins dix (10) ans de pratique dans un environnement international, multidisciplinaire et interculturel.
  • La familiarité avec l’environnement de travail en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre et des expériences antérieures d’interaction avec les partenaires au développement, les services nationaux des gouvernements ainsi que les organisations non gouvernementales constituent un atout.
  • Une expérience en Gestion Axée sur les Résultats et la connaissance des procédures de l’USAID constituent également un atout.
  • Les candidats devront aussi disposer de solides compétences en rédaction et édition de documents scientifiques et/ou d’ordre général, avoir une parfaite maîtrise de l’outil informatique, particulièrement la Suite Microsoft Office®.
  • Le/la candidat(e) retenu(e) devra être disposé(e) à voyager fréquemment dans la sous-région.
  • La maîtrise du Français ou de l’Anglais et une parfaite connaissance de l’une comme langue de travail est souhaitée de même que la capacité à communiquer de façon succincte sur des questions complexes.
  Il s'agit d'un poste de personnel international (IRS), ouvert aux ressortissants de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre, avec des salaires et avantages sociaux compétitifs. Le poste a une durée déterminée de deux ans, renouvelable en fonction de la disponibilité du financement et de la performance du titulaire. Le CORAF est un employeur égalitaire. Les candidatures de femmes sont fortement encouragées. Le poste sera disponible le ou avant le 01 Octobre 2018.   Les candidatures doivent comprendre une lettre de motivation, un CV détaillé, les noms et les coordonnées (adresses e-mail et téléphone) de trois (3) références au plus tard le 27 juillet 2018 à 16:00 CET.   Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés pour une entrevue.

UNE OPPORTUNITE DE CONTRIBUER A LA SÉCURITÉ ALIMENTAIRE ET NUTRITIONNELLE, A LA PROSPERITE EN AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST ET DU CENTRE   Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le...

AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON  ACHIEVING PROSPERITY, FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY IN WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

  The West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) is a not for profit international association of National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) from 23 countries in West and Central Africa. CORAF harnesses partnerships to drive agricultural innovation in view of achieving prosperity and food and nutrition security in West and Central Africa. Under the auspices of the Regional Economic Communities of West and Central Africa (ECOWAS, UEMOA, ECCAS and CEMAC), CORAF designs programs that contribute to the attainment of the goals of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). For more information about CORAF, please visit www.coraf.org   CORAF received a grant from the United States Agency for International Development/West Africa Regional Mission (USAID/WARM) to implement a Partnership program for Agricultural Research, Education and Development (PAIRED) over a period of five years (2017 – 2022). The PAIRED specific objective is to improve agricultural productivity and market access in West Africa, through the following three components: (i) Support for strengthening CORAF institutional capacity, (ii) Increasing availability and use of agricultural technologies and innovations at scale and (iii) Enabling policy environment for regional Trade in Agri-Inputs and Products. The PAIRED is aligned to the CORAF Strategic Plan 2018-2027 and contributes to achieving the objective of the USAID Global Food Security Strategy.   CORAF seeks to hire a Manager to lead the implementation of PAIRED and invites suitable qualified candidates from one of the 23 Western and Central African members countries to apply. The position will be based at CORAF’s Executive Secretariat in Dakar, Senegal with frequent travel.  

Manager Partnership for Agricultural Research, Education and Development (PAIRED)

The  Manager Partnership for Agricultural Research, Education and Development (PAIRED) will report to CORAF’s Director of Research and Innovation. Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Research and Innovation, the Manager will be responsible for the management of the project through planning, implementation and technical expertise, monitoring of progress and ensuring proper evaluation of outputs, outcomes and impacts, financial accountability and technical reporting. The Manager will work very closely with the project partners from several different institutions, CORAF’s professional and support staff, the donor and other affiliated organizations.
  • The Manager will foster a collaborative, supportive and well‐ coordinated project team across several partner organizations and countries. S/he will ensure effective communication within the project as well with relevant external parties. S/he must be able to ensure high‐quality research delivery and promote gender equity within the project as well as in its outcomes and impacts. Within the framework of the project’s scaling‐out and outcome dissemination, the Manager will promote sharing of experiences and best practices among the target beneficiaries and partners, and identify and pursue funding opportunities to strengthen the impact of the project and the donor’s investment.
  • The Manager will: (i) ensure coherence, soundness, timeliness and cost-effectiveness of interventions to achieve the specific objectives of the program; (ii) design and manage interventions that aim to build the capacity of various institutions of the National Agricultural Research System including public organizations, private businesses and researchers in West Africa; (iii) and provide managerial and technical oversight and support to project team and collaborators;
  • The Manager will serve as the primary point of contact with USAID and implementing partners; contribute to advocacy and lobbying for resource mobilization, investments by both the public and the private sector; and contribute to ensuring effective overall contract management, quality assurance, reporting, and communications;
  • The Manager will coordinate organization of cost-effective and high impact planning meetings and training workshops; and ensure reporting, monitoring and evaluating progress towards project milestones and quality and timely reporting to USAID.
 

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:
  • An advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in social science (Agricultural Economics, Education, Extension), or related science
  • With a proven record of program management acquired through a minimum of 10 years of demonstrated capacity to lead in an international, multidisciplinary, and cross-cultural environment.
  • Work experience in Western and Central Africa and prior professional experience interacting with donors, national government departments and non‐governmental organizations are distinct advantages.
  • Experience in results-based management and USAID procedures will be an advantage.
  • Excellent skills in writing and editing scientific literature and/or ‘general’ material, computer literacy and full familiarity with the Microsoft Office® Suite of softwares are required.
  • The candidate must be willing to travel regularly in the region.
  • Fluency in either French or English with working knowledge of the other is highly desirable, as is the ability to communicate complex subjects succinctly.
  This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position, open to nationals of West and Central Africa, with competitive pay and benefits. This is a fixed‐term appointment for two years, renewable subject to funding availability and performance of the incumbent. CORAF is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. The position will be available on or before 1 October, 2018.   Applications should comprise a cover letter, a detailed CV, names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone) of three (3) references no later than July 27th 2018 at 16:00 CET.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON  ACHIEVING PROSPERITY, FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY IN WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA   The West and Central Africa Council for Agricul...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CENTER FOCUSED ON DELIVERING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NON-TROPICAL DRY AREAS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD

  Established in 1977, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ICARDA (www.icarda.org )  is headquartered in the Middle East, with regional offices across North and sub-Saharan Africa and West, Central, and South Asia. ICARDA works in partnership with national agricultural research systems (NARS), governments, civil society, and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural solutions that contribute to poverty reduction, food and nutritional security, and sustainable utilization of natural resources. ICARDA envisions thriving and resilient livelihoods in the dry areas of the developing world with adequate incomes, secure access to food, markets, and nutrition, and the capacity to manage natural resources in equitable, sustainable, innovative ways. Its mission is to reduce poverty and enhance food, water, and nutritional security and environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. The organization do this through strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development and taking into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming non-tropical dry areas.  

Director - Resource Mobilization, Partnership and Outreach

Reporting to the Director General, and in close collaboration with ICARDA’s research and outreach managers, the Director, Resource Mobilization, Partnership and Outreach, guided by ICARDA’s 2017 – 2026 strategy, will further develop and lead the execution of strategies to enhance the impact of the ICARDA’s research through effective resource mobilization, strategic partnerships, and communications to enhance the international profile of ICARDA. The Director will supervise and manage ICARDA’s Outreach Offices, Project Development and Grants Management Unit, and Communications Unit. He or she will support the Director General in cultivating, building and nurturing donors’ partners as well as Institutional strategic partnerships and alliances that are essential for advancing and successfully achieving the mission of ICARDA. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Director, Resource Mobilization, Partnership and Outreach will contribute to the overall effective management of ICARDA. The Director - Resource Mobilization, Partnership and Outreach will have the following responsibilities:   Key Responsibilities Resource Mobilization
  • Further develop, implement, and monitor resource mobilization strategies to grow ICARDA’s research-for-development operation and partnerships;
  • Identify, engage and secure support from a range of donors’ partners, including governments, international and national agencies, multilateral institutions, non-governmental organizations, foundations and the private sector;
  • Support the Director General in cultivating, building and nurturing donors’ partners as well as institutional strategic partnerships and alliances that are essential for advancing the mission of ICARDA;
  • Establish resource mobilization targets and report regularly to the BOT and Director General on progress;
  • Keep ICARDA’s relevant staff informed about key trends on global research for development issues and donors’ environment by generating and analyzing related data and information, and sharing it within the organization;
  • Explore and pilot the development of a Service Delivery Unit.
Communication and advocacy Through the direct supervision of the Communications Unit,
  • Oversee the positioning of ICARDA in the agricultural research for development arena through strong branding and effective communication of its scientific achievements to increase its visibility in support of its mandate and resource mobilization strategy;
  • Raise awareness of the impact and tangible benefits generated through past, present and future investments in ICARDA’s research;
  • Identify and ensure that ICARDA is effectively engaged in significant and relevant global initiatives and fora through effective planning and representation.
Out-scaling of research
  • Through the direct supervision of Outreach Offices,
  • Ensure ICARDA’s effective partnership with NARS, particularly with countries hosting ICARDA’s operation and collaborative projects;
  • Identify opportunities for and, in close collaboration with the Deputy Director General-Research, lead the development of partnerships for the out-scaling of ICARDA’s research that will deliver significant development impact;
  • Further develop and oversee ICARDA’s outreach activities;
  • Supporting regional and country teams with national partnerships’ development and donors’ cultivation;
  • Monitor and periodically assess and report on the value and effectiveness of ICARDA’s partnerships.
Proposal development and grants management Through the direct supervision of Project Development and Grants Management Unit,
  • Provide oversight, coordination, technical support, and quality assurance of the proposal development and submission process;
  • Ensure efficient and effective management of grants;
  • Ensure timely and quality technical and financial reporting to donors on the progress of their grants managed by ICARDA;
  • Explore opportunities for expanding ICARDA’s sources of funding through increased access to calls for proposals, non-traditional donors and new partnerships.
Management
  • Lead, motivate and effectively manage a multicultural and multidisciplinary team of staff;
  • Nurture a culture of teamwork, empowerment, collaboration, and performance for results;
  • Effectively manage the financial resources allocated to the department;
  • Work closely with the Director of Finance to support multi-year financial planning and annual budgeting process;
  • As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to the overall effective management of ICARDA.
  Candidate Profile We are looking for candidates with a PhD and/or an advanced degree in a scientific discipline relevant to ICARDA, e.g. agricultural development, rural development, agricultural economics with at least 12 years’ progressively responsible experience in the area of agricultural research and development, including experience in an international not-for-profit environment. Proven capability to effectively manage resource mobilizations programmes, including strategic partnerships, and communications. Candidates should also possess:
  • In-depth understanding of global agricultural research and development issues
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills to work effectively in a multicultural setting;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written. Knowledge of Arabic and/or French is desirable.
  This is an internationally recruited position for which ICARDA offers an attractive compensation package including a competitive salary, housing allowance, non-contributory retirement plan, medical insurance and leave provisions. All benefits are denominated and paid in US Dollars. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract of 3 years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The first year will be probationary period.   ICARDA is an equal opportunity employer: applications from women are strongly encouraged.   Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter including names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon no later than July 6th 2018 at 18.00 CET. The deadline has been extended. If you have already applied, you don't need to resend your application.    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CENTER FOCUSED ON DELIVERING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NON-TROPICAL DRY AREAS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD   Establ...

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY A PIVOTAL LEADERSHIP ROLE IN A KEY ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO STRONG INCLUSIVE GREEN GROWTH

Global Green Growth Institute, a new and innovative international intergovernmental organization, based in Seoul, Republic of Korea, with offices in nearly 30 countries and a staff of 300 committed to strong, inclusive green growth. We assist developing and emerging countries with integrating their ambitions for strong economic performance and environmental sustainability with the goal of bringing about poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering results through an integrated approach of evidence-based green growth planning and implementation aligned to countries’ development priorities. The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities which build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments. GGGI will operate in a matrix organization with two main divisions to deliver its support to its member countries: (1) GGPI that consists of about 30 country programs that are de-facto GGGI’s business units, supporting member governments through country programs; and (2) IPSD that works together with GGPI to deliver these services by providing technical and financial expertise to the country programs, as well as the thought leadership function for GGGI. GGGI is implementing a change to its planning process that is putting in place a matrix structure for GGPI and IPSD to jointly deliver projects. We seek a new leader for IPSD that is willing and able to develop and implement this matrix management approach. Specifically, the Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD), based at GGGI's Seoul headquarters works with programs in countries and on (global) projects, by:
  • Providing Green Investment Advisory Services – which identifies and mobilizes innovative financing mechanisms, addresses financial and non-financial barriers to green growth investments and works with countries to develop bankable investment proposals/projects to increase their access to green and climate finance.
  • Providing technical expertise to country programs in GGGI’s four Thematic Areas - clean energy, green cities, sustainable landscapes, and water & sanitation - on: (1) policy projects addressing the development of sound green growth policies for GGGI member country governments; and (2) design and development of bankable or investment projects.
  • Lead the Thought Leadership area which builds a strong theoretical and empirical base for green growth by increasing access to expertise on green growth from outside GGGI to its members efficiently and effectively; learning from GGGI’s experience and sharing that through publications; as well as the development and application of knowledge sharing and management tools such as the Green Growth Potential Assessment; Green Growth Index; and Green Growth Knowledge Platform.
  Assistant Director-General – Investment And Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) The Assistant Director-General – Investment And Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) reports to the Director-General and is responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, and support delivery of GGGI projects and programs in the partner countries within GGGI’s strategic framework. He/she will be “proactively engaged” with stakeholders through utilizing the work of the Thought Leadership, Thematic sectors and Green Investment Services teams leads to maximize in-country program results. The purpose of this position is:
  • Champion the policy, practice, financing and knowledge management of “green growth” as an approach to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with GGGI as the leading international organization, through policy & strategic advice to countries and project-pipeline development.
  • Plans, develops and assists in directing all aspects of the IPSD division as per above.
  • Design and implement the Division’s strategy, work programme and budget in the context of IPSD overall value offering
  • Establishes operating policies and procedures and evaluates operating results
  • Directs IPSD in program management and/or operations support
As a senior member of the Management Team responsible for:
  • Achieving GGGI’s strategic objectives by converting them into implementable projects and programs, through effective management and integration of human and financial resources across the business lines
  • Framing and timely communicating the organization’s strategy, programs and projects, intellectual and research agendas internally and externally
  • Proactively identifying and soliciting funding and GGGI membership within the strategic framework
  • Balancing divisional and organizational needs to establish and then accomplish the expected results
  • Identifying donors and expanding donor relationship to include private sector
  • Representing GGGI in external settings to promote green growth and GGGI’s work and to provide leadership and input into global debates around green growth, ensuring that GGGI is at the fore of international thinking
  • Working with the Management Team to create and maintain an organizational culture of innovation and continuous learning which understands and recognizes the intrinsic value in the diversity of GGGI staff; and
  • Leading and implementing any other key organizational initiatives and work as deemed necessary by the Director-General
  Candidate Profile The successful candidate will bring, among others:
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant professional experience that combines intellectual and managerial leadership in the field of green growth, preferably combining public, private and/or academic experience, with ample international development finance experience, and progressively more senior managerial roles.
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field such as environmental economics, development finance, natural resources management, international development, public policy, or another relevant green growth-related field is strongly preferred; combined with a track record of relevant publications in the academic literature as well as the media, and a profile as an international speaker at key events related to green growth.
  • International experience advising governments in key areas of national development policy and implementation highly desirable
  • Highly experienced in catalyzing and leading partnerships that engage the private sector, multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental organizations in the areas of international development and/or environmental cooperation
  • Experience developing green growth investment proposals (bankable projects) in developing countries
  • Experience in the management of partnership and donor relationships with international organizations,
  • Experience of business development, donor expansion, and strategic planning
  • Excellent communications skills in English, both orally and in writing; and agility for various traditional and modern communication modalities
  • Experience in effectively managing in a matrix management organization highly desirable
  • Experience on several different continents and exposure to development and climate-related agencies
  • Extensive track record of effectively engaging stakeholders and mobilizing resources from the public and/or private sector, in areas such as energy, water, agriculture, urban development, waste management, etc.
  The position requires a person with an international reputation as a leading thinker and innovator in sustainable development, green growth, climate resilient development and/or low-carbon economies. GGGI is an equal opportunity employer and believes diverse teams have superior performance. GGGI encourages the application of women and developing country nationals for this position.   Applications should comprise a cover letter, a detailed CV, names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone) of three (3) references no later than April 30th, 2018 at 17:30 CET. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY A PIVOTAL LEADERSHIP ROLE IN A KEY ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO STRONG INCLUSIVE GREEN GROWTH Global Green Growth Institute, a new and innovative international intergov...

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