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UNE OCCASION EXCEPTIONNELLE DE DEVENIR UN ACTEUR CLE DU CORAF POUR FAIRE DE LA RECHERCHE UN INSTRUMENT DE REDUCTION DE LA PAUVRETE ET DE L’INSECURITE ALIMENTAIRE   Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles (CORAF) a été créé en 1987. Le CORAF (www.coraf.org) regroupe actuellement les Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche Agricole (SNRA) de 23 pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre : Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Cap-Vert, République Centrafricaine, Tchad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, République Démocratique du Congo, Gabon, Gambie, Ghana, Guinée, Guinée-Bissau, Libéria, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Nigéria, Sao Tomé et Principe, Sénégal, Sierra Léone et Togo.   La vision du CORAF est un avenir où les populations et les communautés d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre atteindront la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle et sont prospères. Sa Mission est de parvenir à une amélioration durable de la productivité, de la compétitivité et des marchés agricoles en AOC.   Le CORAF recrute un candidat hautement qualifié pour le poste de Directeur de la Recherche et de l'Innovation. Le poste est basé à Dakar, Sénégal.  

Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation

Sous la supervision du Directeur Exécutif, Le Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation devra contribuer à la planification et la mise en œuvre des Plans Stratégique et Opérationnel du CORAF. Il/Elle aura à diriger une équipe de chercheurs pour assurer de façon efficace et efficiente la coordination, l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre des programmes et initiatives du CORAF.   Les principales responsabilités du titulaire du poste sont les suivantes mais ne seront pas limitées à celles-ci :  
  • Fournir une vision stratégique attractive et intégrée de tous les programmes et activités du CORAF ;
  • Assurer un leadership dynamique, une vision et une stabilité pour l’identification et l’élaboration d’initiatives nouvelles dans un environnement en perpétuelle évolution ;
  • Assurer la coordination et la mise en œuvre efficace des programmes et projets en vue de l’obtention de solutions d’envergure ;
  • Elaborer et mettre en œuvre de solides plans, processus et systèmes opérationnels pour un fonctionnement adéquat de l’organisation, tout en assurant une revue continue et une évaluation des activités ;
  • Appuyer le Directeur Exécutif, les Coordonnateurs de Programmes et Chefs de Projets dans l’identification et la promotion de synergies entre les interventions et l’élaboration de plans stratégiques intégrés entre les programmes et projets ;
  • Appuyer le Directeur Exécutif, les Coordonnateurs de Programmes et Chefs de Projets pour s’assurer que tous les programmes du CORAF rendent fidèlement compte aussi bien au Conseil d’Administration, aux différentes parties prenantes du CORAF qu’aux partenaires au développement ;
  • Collaborer étroitement avec le Directeur Exécutif, le Directeur des Services de Gestion, le Gestionnaire de la Communication et du Marketing et le Gestionnaire des Partenariats et Contrats pour élargir les soutiens et mobiliser des ressources additionnelles pour le CORAF par le biais de la sensibilisation publique, du plaidoyer, de la représentation et des négociations ;
  • Rehausser l’image et accroître l’influence du CORAF auprès de la communauté de la recherche et du développement agricole en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre ;
  • Renforcer les relations du CORAF avec toutes les Institutions partenaires y compris les Communautés Economiques Régionales, les Gouvernements, Organisations Nationales de Recherche Agricole, les Universités, les Centres du GCRAI et autres Instituts de Recherche Avancée, le secteur privé, les ONG et organisations paysannes ;
  • Superviser la conception et le fonctionnement d’un système de suivi-évaluation permettant au CORAF et à ses parties prenantes de contrôler, apprendre et améliorer les stratégies et niveaux de performances organisationnelles ;
  • Fournir un appui au Directeur Exécutif avec la transmission de rapports réguliers sur tous les aspects liés au fonctionnement des programmes du CORAF ;
  • Exécuter toute autres tâche confiée par le Directeur Exécutif du CORAF.

 

Qualifications académiques, compétences et perspectives :   Le/la candidat (e) retenu(e) devra avoir les compétences suivantes :  
  • Solides aptitudes en Leadership et en Gestion
    • Disposer d’une expérience significative en leadership et gestion avec des responsabilités croissantes acquises dans une organisation réputée évoluant au niveau du secteur privé, secteur public, dans des organisations internationales/ONG et/ou Universités ;
    • Capitaliser une expérience de travail au plan international dans au moins deux des trois zones agroécologiques d’intervention du CORAF (sahélienne, côtière et forestière) ;
    • Avoir une expérience relative à la conduite et à la gestion d’environnements organisationnels complexes et de mise en œuvre d’initiatives multi-acteurs ;
    • Etre doté d’excellentes capacités en création, gestion et renforcement de partenariats divers et stratégiques ;
    • Avoir une expérience de réussite avérée dans la mobilisation des ressources au niveau d’un réseau de partenaires au développement incluant les gouvernements, les fondations et le secteur privé ;
    • Avoir fait ses preuves en qualité de champion du changement dans un environnement international pour la mise en place et l’amélioration d’une culture organisationnelle, de l’efficacité, de l’efficience et de la responsabilité.
 
  • Solide Expérience en Recherche-Développement
    • Etre titulaire d’un Doctorat ou d’un Diplôme équivalent en agriculture, économie agricole, gestion des ressources naturelles, vulgarisation agricole, éducation agricole ou tout autre domaine connexe ;
    • Avoir une expérience soutenue en matière de réalisations scientifiques et d’innovations ; une réputation avérée et une solide expérience de publication dans des magazines de haut niveau, revus par des pairs ainsi qu’une expérience en Recherche-Développement appliquée au partenariat public/privé ;
    • Avoir une expérience dans l’application de résultats de la recherche aux pays en développement, plus spécifiquement une expérience de promotion de la réduction de la pauvreté, d’appui à la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle serait un atout ;
    • Disposer de connaissances avérées dans le domaine du développement agricole en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre ;
    • Avoir une parfaite connaissance des concepts économiques généralement utilisés dans le domaine agricole et des politiques agricoles, stratégies, institutions et règlementations ;
    • Avoir plus de 15 ans d’expérience de travail en recherche agricole et/ou gestion des compétences auprès d’organisations complexes ;
    • Avoir une expérience dans la conduite ou la gestion de programmes et l’évaluation de stratégies en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre ;
    • Avoir d’excellentes compétences en analyse quantitative ;
    • Capacité à identifier des opportunités ou moyens innovants pour traiter les besoins exprimés au niveau du secteur agricole sur la base de l’expérience acquise dans d’autres pays en Afrique ou ailleurs;
 
  • Compétences spécifiques
    • Etre en mesure de diriger et d’innover ; de mettre en place des solutions innovantes
    • Etre capable de produire des résultats à l’endroit des clients en assurant un traitement proactif des besoins exprimés ou non des clients ;
    • Collaborer avec les équipes en interne et à l’étranger
    • Capacité à travailler dans un environnement multiculturel et être doté d’un excellent esprit d’équipe ;
    • Disposer d’un sens élevé de la définition des priorités, de la planification et de la gestion axée sur les résultats ;
    • Avoir une solide expérience/connaissance du changement climatique, de la biodiversité et des sauvegardes environnementales ;
    • Avoir une expérience dans la mise en place de priorités stratégiques pour des organisations complexes de recherche développement évoluant dans des environnements dynamiques ;
    • Disposer d’une expérience avérée dans l’établissement de partenariats dans des organes politiques et Institutions de Recherche-Développement ; expérience pertinente et/ou solide interaction avec les SNRA et les Centres du GCRAI ;
    • Etre capable de communiquer et avoir d’excellentes capacités rédactionnelles en Anglais et en Français. Respecter les normes de l’environnement de travail, éviter d’avoir des comportements ou paroles inappropriés pouvant négativement influer sur le travail ou les clients ; éviter de créer un environnement intimidant, hostile et offensif.
  REMUNERATION   Ce poste est à un niveau international et le CORAF offre des conditions d’emploi compétitives. Le CORAF privilégie l’équité de l’emploi et encourage les candidatures féminines.   Les candidatures doivent comprendre une lettre de motivation indiquant comment l’historique/l’expérience du candidat se rapporte aux fonctions particulières du poste, le curriculum vitæ, les noms et les adresses de trois références professionnelles (qui doit inclure soit le Responsable de l’organisation actuelle ou antérieure du candidat, soit son Superviseur/Supérieur direct à son lieu de travail actuel ou antérieur). Les candidatures seront adressées à Mme Auree de Carbon par courriel à adecarbon@carrhure.com au plus tard le 19 février 2021 à 18:00 HNEC. L’objet du courriel de transmission devra être libellé comme suit ‘’ Candidature au poste de Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation’’.   Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés pour un entretien. UNE OCCASION EXCEPTIONNELLE DE DEVENIR UN ACTEUR CLE DU CORAF POUR FAIRE DE LA RECHERCHE UN INSTRUMENT DE REDUCTION DE LA PAUVRETE ET DE L’INSECURITE ALIMENTAIRE   Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles (CORAF) a été créé en 1987. Le CORAF (www.coraf.org) regroupe actuellement les Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche Agricole (SNRA) de 23 pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre : Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Cap-Vert, République Centrafricaine, Tchad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, République Démocratique du Congo, Gabon, Gambie, Ghana, Guinée, Guinée-Bissau, Libéria, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Nigéria, Sao Tomé et Principe, Sénégal, Sierra Léone et Togo.   La vision du CORAF est un avenir où les populations et les communautés d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre atteindront la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle et sont prospères. Sa Mission est de parvenir à une amélioration durable de la productivité, de la compétitivité et des marchés agricoles en AOC.   Le CORAF recrute un candidat hautement qualifié pour le poste de Directeur de la Recherche et de l'Innovation. Le poste est basé à Dakar, Sénégal.  

Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation

Sous la supervision du Directeur Exécutif, Le Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation devra contribuer à la planification et la mise en œuvre des Plans Stratégique et Opérationnel du CORAF. Il/Elle aura à diriger une équipe de chercheurs pour assurer de façon efficace et efficiente la coordination, l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre des programmes et initiatives du CORAF.   Les principales responsabilités du titulaire du poste sont les suivantes mais ne seront pas limitées à celles-ci :  
  • Fournir une vision stratégique attractive et intégrée de tous les programmes et activités du CORAF ;
  • Assurer un leadership dynamique, une vision et une stabilité pour l’identification et l’élaboration d’initiatives nouvelles dans un environnement en perpétuelle évolution ;
  • Assurer la coordination et la mise en œuvre efficace des programmes et projets en vue de l’obtention de solutions d’envergure ;
  • Elaborer et mettre en œuvre de solides plans, processus et systèmes opérationnels pour un fonctionnement adéquat de l’organisation, tout en assurant une revue continue et une évaluation des activités ;
  • Appuyer le Directeur Exécutif, les Coordonnateurs de Programmes et Chefs de Projets dans l’identification et la promotion de synergies entre les interventions et l’élaboration de plans stratégiques intégrés entre les programmes et projets ;
  • Appuyer le Directeur Exécutif, les Coordonnateurs de Programmes et Chefs de Projets pour s’assurer que tous les programmes du CORAF rendent fidèlement compte aussi bien au Conseil d’Administration, aux différentes parties prenantes du CORAF qu’aux partenaires au développement ;
  • Collaborer étroitement avec le Directeur Exécutif, le Directeur des Services de Gestion, le Gestionnaire de la Communication et du Marketing et le Gestionnaire des Partenariats et Contrats pour élargir les soutiens et mobiliser des ressources additionnelles pour le CORAF par le biais de la sensibilisation publique, du plaidoyer, de la représentation et des négociations ;
  • Rehausser l’image et accroître l’influence du CORAF auprès de la communauté de la recherche et du développement agricole en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre ;
  • Renforcer les relations du CORAF avec toutes les Institutions partenaires y compris les Communautés Economiques Régionales, les Gouvernements, Organisations Nationales de Recherche Agricole, les Universités, les Centres du GCRAI et autres Instituts de Recherche Avancée, le secteur privé, les ONG et organisations paysannes ;
  • Superviser la conception et le fonctionnement d’un système de suivi-évaluation permettant au CORAF et à ses parties prenantes de contrôler, apprendre et améliorer les stratégies et niveaux de performances organisationnelles ;
  • Fournir un appui au Directeur Exécutif avec la transmission de rapports réguliers sur tous les aspects liés au fonctionnement des programmes du CORAF ;
  • Exécuter toute autres tâche confiée par le Directeur Exécutif du CORAF.

 

Qualifications académiques, compétences et perspectives :   Le/la candidat (e) retenu(e) devra avoir les compétences suivantes :  
  • Solides aptitudes en Leadership et en Gestion
    • Disposer d’une expérience significative en leadership et gestion avec des responsabilités croissantes acquises dans une organisation réputée évoluant au niveau du secteur privé, secteur public, dans des organisations internationales/ONG et/ou Universités ;
    • Capitaliser une expérience de travail au plan international dans au moins deux des trois zones agroécologiques d’intervention du CORAF (sahélienne, côtière et forestière) ;
    • Avoir une expérience relative à la conduite et à la gestion d’environnements organisationnels complexes et de mise en œuvre d’initiatives multi-acteurs ;
    • Etre doté d’excellentes capacités en création, gestion et renforcement de partenariats divers et stratégiques ;
    • Avoir une expérience de réussite avérée dans la mobilisation des ressources au niveau d’un réseau de partenaires au développement incluant les gouvernements, les fondations et le secteur privé ;
    • Avoir fait ses preuves en qualité de champion du changement dans un environnement international pour la mise en place et l’amélioration d’une culture organisationnelle, de l’efficacité, de l’efficience et de la responsabilité.
 
  • Solide Expérience en Recherche-Développement
    • Etre titulaire d’un Doctorat ou d’un Diplôme équivalent en agriculture, économie agricole, gestion des ressources naturelles, vulgarisation agricole, éducation agricole ou tout autre domaine connexe ;
    • Avoir une expérience soutenue en matière de réalisations scientifiques et d’innovations ; une réputation avérée et une solide expérience de publication dans des magazines de haut niveau, revus par des pairs ainsi qu’une expérience en Recherche-Développement appliquée au partenariat public/privé ;
    • Avoir une expérience dans l’application de résultats de la recherche aux pays en développement, plus spécifiquement une expérience de promotion de la réduction de la pauvreté, d’appui à la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle serait un atout ;
    • Disposer de connaissances avérées dans le domaine du développement agricole en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre ;
    • Avoir une parfaite connaissance des concepts économiques généralement utilisés dans le domaine agricole et des politiques agricoles, stratégies, institutions et règlementations ;
    • Avoir plus de 15 ans d’expérience de travail en recherche agricole et/ou gestion des compétences auprès d’organisations complexes ;
    • Avoir une expérience dans la conduite ou la gestion de programmes et l’évaluation de stratégies en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre ;
    • Avoir d’excellentes compétences en analyse quantitative ;
    • Capacité à identifier des opportunités ou moyens innovants pour traiter les besoins exprimés au niveau du secteur agricole sur la base de l’expérience acquise dans d’autres pays en Afrique ou ailleurs;
 
  • Compétences spécifiques
    • Etre en mesure de diriger et d’innover ; de mettre en place des solutions innovantes
    • Etre capable de produire des résultats à l’endroit des clients en assurant un traitement proactif des besoins exprimés ou non des clients ;
    • Collaborer avec les équipes en interne et à l’étranger
    • Capacité à travailler dans un environnement multiculturel et être doté d’un excellent esprit d’équipe ;
    • Disposer d’un sens élevé de la définition des priorités, de la planification et de la gestion axée sur les résultats ;
    • Avoir une solide expérience/connaissance du changement climatique, de la biodiversité et des sauvegardes environnementales ;
    • Avoir une expérience dans la mise en place de priorités stratégiques pour des organisations complexes de recherche développement évoluant dans des environnements dynamiques ;
    • Disposer d’une expérience avérée dans l’établissement de partenariats dans des organes politiques et Institutions de Recherche-Développement ; expérience pertinente et/ou solide interaction avec les SNRA et les Centres du GCRAI ;
    • Etre capable de communiquer et avoir d’excellentes capacités rédactionnelles en Anglais et en Français. Respecter les normes de l’environnement de travail, éviter d’avoir des comportements ou paroles inappropriés pouvant négativement influer sur le travail ou les clients ; éviter de créer un environnement intimidant, hostile et offensif.
  REMUNERATION   Ce poste est à un niveau international et le CORAF offre des conditions d’emploi compétitives. Le CORAF privilégie l’équité de l’emploi et encourage les candidatures féminines.   Les candidatures doivent comprendre une lettre de motivation indiquant comment l’historique/l’expérience du candidat se rapporte aux fonctions particulières du poste, le curriculum vitæ, les noms et les adresses de trois références professionnelles (qui doit inclure soit le Responsable de l’organisation actuelle ou antérieure du candidat, soit son Superviseur/Supérieur direct à son lieu de travail actuel ou antérieur). Les candidatures seront adressées à Mme Auree de Carbon par courriel à adecarbon@carrhure.com au plus tard le 19 février 2021 à 18:00 HNEC. L’objet du courriel de transmission devra être libellé comme suit ‘’ Candidature au poste de Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation’’.   Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés pour un entretien.  

UNE OCCASION EXCEPTIONNELLE DE DEVENIR UN ACTEUR CLE DU CORAF POUR FAIRE DE LA RECHERCHE UN INSTRUMENT DE REDUCTION DE LA PAUVRETE ET DE L’INSECURITE ALIMENTAIRE   Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Af...

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AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME CORAF’s KEY PLAYER IN ELEVATING RESEARCH AS AN INSTRUMENT IN REDUCTION POVERTY AND FOOD INSECURITY

  The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) was founded in 1987. CORAF (www.coraf.org) is composed of the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of 23 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tomé et Principe Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. The Vision of CORAF is a future where people and communities in West and Central Africa achieve food and nutrition security and are prosperous. Its mission is ensuring a sustainable improvement to the productivity, competitiveness, and markets of the agricultural system in WCA. CORAF is recruiting a highly skilled scientist for the position of Director of Research and Innovation. The position is based in Dakar, Sénégal.   Director of Research and Innovation The Director of Research and Innovation will be under the authority of CORAF Executive Director and will contribute to the planning and implementation of the Strategic Plan and Operational Plans of CORAF. He/She will lead a team of scientists in ensuring the effective and efficient coordination, development, and implementation of the programs and initiatives of CORAF.   Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Provide a compelling and integrated strategic vision for all CORAF’s programs and activities;
  • Provide dynamic leadership, vision, and stability for the identification and development of new initiatives in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Ensure efficient coordination and implementation of programs and projects to deliver high impact solutions;
  • Develop and implement robust operational plans, processes and systems for the smooth functioning of the organization, ensuring effective ongoing review and assessment of activities;
  • Assist the Executive Director and all Program Coordinators and Project Leaders to identify and promote synergies across interventions and to develop integrated strategic plans across programs and projects;
  • Assist the Executive Director and all Program Coordinators and Project Leaders to ensure that all CORAF programs are accountable to the Governing Board and the wider CORAF constituency as well as the development partners;
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and Director of Corporate Services, the Manager of Communications and Marketing, and the Manager Partnerships and Contracts to broaden support and mobilize additional resources for CORAF through public awareness, advocacy, representation, and negotiations;
  • Raise CORAF’s profile and influence in the agricultural research and development community in West and Central Africa;
  • Strengthen CORAF’s linkages with all partner institutions including Regional Economic Communities, Governments, National Agricultural Research Organizations, Universities, CGIAR centers and other advanced research institutes, the private sector, NGOs, and farmer organizations;
  • Oversee the design and operation of a monitoring and evaluation system that enables CORAF and its constituents to monitor, learn and improve upon strategies and organizational performance levels;
  • Support the Executive Director by providing regular reports on all aspects of CORAF program operations;
  • Perform any other duties as will be assigned by the Executive Director of CORAF.
  Required academic qualifications, skills, and perspectives: The successful candidate will bring, among others:
  • Strong Leadership and Management Skills:
    • Significant and progressively responsible leadership and management experience acquired in a reputable organization in the private sector, public sector, international organizations/NGOs, and/or academia;
    • International work experience in at least two of the three agro-ecological impact domains of CORAF (Sahel, Coastal, and Forest);
    • Experience leading and operating within complex organizational environments and leading multiple stakeholder initiatives;
    • Demonstrated ability to create, manage, and strengthen varied strategic partnerships;
    • Demonstrated success in resource mobilization from a global donor network including governments, foundations, private sector;
    • Track record as a courageous change agent in an international environment to build and improve organizational culture, efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability;
  • Strong Research and Development Experience:
    • Ph.D. or equivalent degree holder in agriculture, agricultural economics, natural resources management, agricultural extension, agricultural education, or any related field;
    • A sustained record of scientific achievement and innovation; an established reputation and strong publication record in high-profile, peer-reviewed journals; and a track record in R&D for public/private partnerships;
    • Experience in the application of research results for developing country conditions, ideally promoting poverty alleviation and food and nutrition security, is advantageous;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of agricultural development in West and Central Africa;
    • Deep understanding of most of the economic concepts used in agriculture; solid understanding of agriculture policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations;
    • Over 15 years working experience in agricultural research and/or management capacity in complex organizations;
    • Experience in West and Central Africa in conducting or managing program and strategy evaluations;
    • Demonstrated quantitative analytic skills;
    • Ability to identify innovative opportunities or ways to address existing needs in the agricultural sector, including by bringing in experience from other countries within Africa or elsewhere;
  • Specific Skills
    • Lead and Innovate - Develop innovative solutions;
    • Deliver results for clients - proactively addresses clients’ stated and unstated needs;
    • Collaborate within teams and across boundaries;
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and proven team player;
    • A solid sense of priorities, planning, results-based management;
    • Solid background/understanding of climate change, biodiversity, and environmental safeguards;
    • Experience in setting strategic priorities for complex research and development organizations in dynamic environments;
    • Proven experience in partnership building among political bodies and research and development institutions; Solid experience and/or interaction with NARS, CGIAR centers
    • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and French. Respectful of work environment, avoid any unwelcome verbal or physical behavior that interferes with work and clients or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment
  Compensation This is an internationally recruited position and CORAF offers competitive terms of employment. CORAF is an equal opportunity employer and applications from women are encouraged.   Applications must include a cover letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names, and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than the 19th of February at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘application for the post of ‘Director of Research and Innovation’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME CORAF’s KEY PLAYER IN ELEVATING RESEARCH AS AN INSTRUMENT IN REDUCTION POVERTY AND FOOD INSECURITY   The West and Central African Council for Agricultural R...

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.   Responsibilities Our entrepreneurial executive search firm is looking for a focused, creative, positive, organized, humble, resourceful, and highly accountable Research Associate or Freelance Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our small, yet aggressively growing startup. The firm supports several reputable organizations 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 Talent Acquisition Specialist: 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 the creative presentation of dynamic content in a heavily deadline-driven environment. The successful candidate will possess the following background:
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in sourcing, candidate development, or experienced recruiting in a professional services environment
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience, Master is seen as favorable
  • Advanced user knowledge of technology and on-line 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 an 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
This is a home-based position. 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

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 an...

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.   Responsibilities Our entrepreneurial executive search firm is looking for a focused, creative, positive, organized, humble, resourceful, and highly accountable Research Associate or Freelance Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our small, yet aggressively growing startup. The firm supports several reputable organizations 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 Talent Acquisition Specialist: 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 the creative presentation of dynamic content in a heavily deadline-driven environment. The successful candidate will possess the following background:
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in sourcing, candidate development, or experienced recruiting in a professional services environment
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience, Master is seen as favorable
  • Advanced user knowledge of technology and on-line 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 an 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
This is a home-based position. 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

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 an...

Posted 3 years ago
An outstanding opportunity to display and improve your headhunting skills in attracting candidates and matching them to temporary or permanent positions with client companies and to work with client companies, building relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements as a Recruitment / Principal Consultant.   Background Headquartered in Paris, France, CARRHURE was established in March 2012. With consulting recruitment as its core business, CARRHURE specializes in identifying, gauging, and attracting leaders in the non-profit and non-government organization (NGO) sectors. Since its inception, CARRHURE Consulting, acting both as a consultant and partner, has filled a number of recruitment C-Level positions;   Responsibilities Recruitment consultants are responsible for attracting candidates and matching them to permanent positions with client companies. They work with client’ companies, building relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements. Recruitment consultants attract candidates by drafting advertising copy for use in a range of media, as well as by networking, headhunting, and through referrals. They screen candidates, interview them, do background checks and finally match them to their clients ‘ needs. Consultants also provide advice to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements, and career opportunities.   Key Responsibilities: Recruitment consultants provide a vital link between clients and candidates. The role is demanding and diverse and involves:
  • using sales, business development, marketing techniques, and networking to attract business from client companies;
  • visiting clients to build and develop relationships;
  • developing a good understanding of client companies, their industry, what they do, plus their work culture and environment;
  • 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;
  • developing your own market is essential.
  • reviewing recruitment policies to ensure the effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment programs.
  What to expect
  • Work is home-based but time is also spent outside the office, meeting with clients and interviewing candidates.
  • Career breaks are possible in certain circumstances but are uncommon due to the dynamic nature of the sector.
  • A smart personal appearance is important as the role involves meetings with clients and conducting interviews with high-level candidates.
  • Overseas Travels may be required to meet with clients when the pandemic context will be overcome
  Qualifications The Recruitment consultant position is open to candidates who have a minimum of 8 years of experience in Recruitment. We value drive, experience, skills, and abilities as well as the determination to succeed over specific qualifications.   Skills You will need to show evidence of the following:
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • entrepreneurial mindset
  • autonomy
  • 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 organizational skills;
  • team-working skills;
  • creativity
You must also enjoy working in a high-pressure environment and the responsibility that comes with it.   Professional development On-Boarding training is offered to consultants.
  • interviewing skills;
  • business planning;
  • negotiation and sales techniques;
  • psychometric assessment;
  • headhunting;
We provide career development for people wanting to progress quickly.   Career prospects As the role is target driven, progression largely depends on achieving and exceeding set targets. Career development: progression from consultant to senior consultant or Principal after 2 to 5 years. The ability to sustain a strong performance is vital. Possibility to become Partner/ Shareholders once the loyalty will be demonstrated. We are looking for a long-term and solid partnership.   Interested applicants may send their CVs to adecarbon@carrhure.com  

An outstanding opportunity to display and improve your headhunting skills in attracting candidates and matching them to temporary or permanent positions with client companies and to work with client c...

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.   Responsibilities Our entrepreneurial executive search firm is looking for a focused, creative, positive, organized, humble, resourceful, and highly accountable Research Associate or Freelance Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our small, yet aggressively growing startup. The firm supports several reputable organizations 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 Talent Acquisition Specialist: 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 the creative presentation of dynamic content in a heavily deadline-driven environment. The successful candidate will possess the following background:
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in sourcing, candidate development, or experienced recruiting in a professional services environment
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience, Master is seen as favorable
  • Advanced user knowledge of technology and on-line 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 an 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
This is a home-based position. 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  

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 an...

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.   Responsibilities Our entrepreneurial executive search firm is looking for a focused, creative, positive, organized, humble, resourceful, and highly accountable Research Associate or Freelance Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our small, yet aggressively growing startup. The firm supports several reputable organizations 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 Talent Acquisition Specialist: 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 the creative presentation of dynamic content in a heavily deadline-driven environment. The successful candidate will possess the following background:
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in sourcing, candidate development, or experienced recruiting in a professional services environment
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience, Master is seen as favorable
  • Advanced user knowledge of technology and on-line 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 an 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
  This is a home-based position. 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  

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 an...

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.   Responsibilities Our entrepreneurial executive search firm is looking for a focused, creative, positive, organized, humble, resourceful, and highly accountable Research Associate or Freelance Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our small, yet aggressively growing startup. The firm supports several reputable organizations 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 Talent Acquisition Specialist: 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 the creative presentation of dynamic content in a heavily deadline-driven environment. The successful candidate will possess the following background:
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in sourcing, candidate development, or experienced recruiting in a professional services environment
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience, Master is seen as favorable
  • Advanced user knowledge of technology and on-line 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 an 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
This is a home-based position. 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

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 an...

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF AN INITIATIVE TO INCREASE THE ADOPTION OF VARIOUS RESOURCE-CONSERVING AND CLIMATE-RESILIENT TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPROVE FARMERS’ ACCESS TO MARKET INFORMATION AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT.

  The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) was established in 2009 with a goal of benefiting more than 8 million farmers by the end of 2020. The project is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and implemented jointly with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).  
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is the global leader on publicly-funded maize and wheat research and related farming systems. CIMMYT leads the CGIAR Research Programs on MAIZE and WHEAT.
  • The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI’s vision of a world free of hunger and malnutrition is based on the human rights to adequate food and freedom from hunger and the recognition of the dignity inherent in all human beings.
  • The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations.
  • CSISA-Mechanization and Irrigation (CSISA-MI) is co-implemented by iDE, an international NGO that creates income and livelihood opportunities for poor rural households.
  • CSISA would like to thank its many national and international partners, including the numerous public, private, and civil society organizations with which it collaborates. Some of CSISA’s key national collaborators include the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council.
  Operating in rural ‘innovation hubs’ in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, CSISA works to increase the adoption of various resource-conserving and climate-resilient technologies and improve farmers’ access to market information and enterprise development. CSISA supports women farmers by improving their access and exposure to modern and improved technological innovations, knowledge, and entrepreneurial skills. CSISA works in synergy with regional and national efforts, collaborating with myriad public, civil society, and private-sector partners.   CSISA goals are as follows:
  • Promote widespread adoption of resource-conserving practices, technologies, and services that increase yields with lower water, labor, and input costs.
  • Support mainstreaming innovations in the national-, state- and district-level government programs to improve long-term impacts achieved through investments in the agricultural sector.
  • Generate and disseminate new knowledge on cropping system management practices that can withstand the impacts of climate change in South Asia.
  • Improve the policy environment to facilitate the adoption of sustainable intensification technologies.
  • Build strategic partnerships that can sustain and enhance the scale of benefits accrued through improving cereal system productivity.
  CIMMYT and iDE are partnering on the USAID-funded Agricultural Mechanization and Manufacturing Extension Activity (CSISA-MEA) project to boost the productivity, competitiveness, and efficiency of domestic agricultural machinery and machine parts manufacturing by supporting companies to build their manufacturing capacity, improve quality of manufacturing practices, improve workforce skills, increase workplace safety and strengthen agriculture machinery market systems.   Project Leader For The Cereal System Initiative For South Asia (Csisa) – Mechanization Extension Activity (Mea) CIMMYT is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, and outcome-oriented professional for the position of Project Leader for the Cereal System Initiative for South Asia – Mechanization Extension Activity. This is an agricultural mechanization project that follows a market systems approach to engage with the private sector in introducing innovative ways of developing the agricultural machinery manufacturing industry and furthering the mechanization of agriculture in Bangladesh.   The position is based at CIMMYT’s regional office in Dhaka, Bangladesh, but will interact regularly with administrative and supportive systems at CIMMYT headquarters and in South Asia.   Specific duties:
  • Provide management, leadership, and technical guidance for the CSISA MEA project.
  • Lead project implementation and assign and oversee project staff, partners, and consultants work based on project annual work plan.
  • Lead engagement with the agricultural mechanization and financial services sectors in Bangladesh to develop jointly implemented innovative mechanization orientated development programs.
  • Manage project subcontractors to ensure proper implementation of their scopes of work and adherence to proper budget management.
  • Ensure budgetary and fiscal planning along with the financial report to be prepared and submitted to the donor.
  • Ensure proper cooperation with and among project partners including private sector entities to ensure reaching project outcomes.
  • Ensure proper MEL design, data gathering, and reporting of data toward project outcomes.
  • Lead development of semi-annual/annual reports as required by USAID with input from staff and partners and submit to PMU.
  • Managing relationship with the implementing partners i.e. public and private sector as required for the smooth implementation of CSISA MEA.
  • In conjunction with CIMMYT Bangladesh country office leadership, brief USAID representatives on project progress and accomplishments as requested by USAID.
  • In conjunction with CIMMYT Bangladesh country office leadership, meet with GOB partners and other interested parties to keep them informed and involved in project activities.
  • Develop annual work plans in conjunction with, partners, project staff, and USAID and ensure timely approval of work plans by USAID.
  Required academic qualifications, skills, and perspectives:
  • Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Mechanization, Industrial Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience implementing and managing USAID projects with knowledge of USAID regulations and procedures
  • Demonstrated active participation in and understanding of market systems approach, preferably applied to agricultural machinery production
  • Experience and knowledge of light engineering and agricultural machinery production
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with the market constraints and supply chain management system
  • Familiarity with the Bangladesh agricultural production systems and the role of mechanization in those systems. Previous experience in Bangladesh preferred
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage numerous partnerships
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with interdisciplinary teams
  • Ability and experience supervising staff
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken. Bangla language skills a plus.
  • Willingness to travel frequently, both internationally as well as to rural Bangladesh.
  CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.   Applications must include a cover letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names, and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than 3rd of February at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘application for the post of ‘Project Leader CSISA MEA’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF AN INITIATIVE TO INCREASE THE ADOPTION OF VARIOUS RESOURCE-CONSERVING AND CLIMATE-RESILIENT TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPROVE FARMERS’ ACCESS TO MARKET INFORMATION AN...

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CROSS-COMMODITY PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO MODERNIZE BREEDING PROGRAMS, TARGETING THE DEVELOPING WORLD FOR GREATER IMPACT ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, AND DEVELOPMENT

  The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) is a cross-commodity platform that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation, and development. The Platform is part of the new CGIAR portfolio of research programs and platforms (https://www.cgiar.org/how-we-work/strategy/) and is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, a not-for-profit research, and training organization with partners in over 100 countries (www.cimmyt.org).   Senior IT Project Manager The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) is recruiting a Senior IT Project Manager. EiB supports breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America to adopt best practices and technologies to improve rates of genetic gain and variety turnover, for impact on food and nutrition security, livelihoods, and climate change adaptation. The location of this position will be at the CIMMYT headquarters in Texcoco, Mexico. The position may begin remotely from your home base or current location if organizational approval for the relocation to Mexico is delayed due to COVID 19.   Specific duties:
  • Responsible for the planning, resourcing, and scheduling of Enterprise Breeding System (EBS) development cycles (sprints)
  • Responsible for preparing budgets and managing expenditures for the EBS project
  • Coordinate the EBS IT leads in executing the development sprints
  • Coordinate the EBS IT leads in evaluating EBS outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends and anticipating requirements.
  • Coordinate the EBS IT leads in communicating job expectations; monitoring and appraising job results, and monitoring compliance with policies, and procedures.
  • Coordinate the EBS IT leads in recruiting, selecting, and training the best
  • Coordinate the EBS IT leads maintaining a safe and secure work environment; providing coaching, and providing professional growth opportunities.
  • Be an active member of the EBS leadership team
  • Be an active participant in the governance of core breeding domain software development to EBS design and technical standards
  • Be an active participant in the definition and preparation of the EBS project's high-level development roadmap
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  Required academic qualifications, skills, and perspectives:
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Business Management, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Software Engineering.
  • 10 years of experience in designing and developing software systems.
  • Experience in IT systems tailored to the needs of plant breeding highly desired.
  • Key Performance Indicators:
    • Effectively formulating and executing enterprise DevOps software development and deployment methodologies
    • Meeting development road map releases on time, to specification, and on budget.
    • Appropriately and agilely adjusting to changing needs or circumstances to deliver quality results in an agreed-upon time frame, to specification, and on budget.
    • Effectively understanding, integrating, and responding to the needs of the EBS software team and project stakeholders.
  • Skills and Knowledge:
    • Strategic Planning; IT project management; Understanding of IT technologies; IT staffing; Developing budgets; Project quality management.
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification required.
    • Agile Scrum Master or comparable certification preferred (CSM)
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork, and Problem Solving and Decision Making.
  • Strong execution skills as demonstrated by successful experience overcoming project obstacles, implementing risk mitigation and contingencies, building strong project teams, and project delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills are required to effectively communicate with stakeholders, guide and lead others, and provide direction.
  • Excellent attention to detail and possesses the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to manage a project. A high level of analytical and problem-solving skills is required. The ability to handle complex issues including communicating them appropriately to all levels of the organization is essential. Demonstrated skills in project tracking and management projects are required.
  The position is for an initial fixed-term for three (3) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT’s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, car, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment.   CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.   Applications must include a cover letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names, and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than the 20th of January 2021 at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘application for the post of ‘Senior IT Project Manager’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CROSS-COMMODITY PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO MODERNIZE BREEDING PROGRAMS, TARGETING THE DEVELOPING WORLD FOR GREATER IMPACT ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, CLIMA...

UNE OPPORTUNITÉ EXCEPTIONNELLE DE TRAVAILLER AVEC UN INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE RECONNU, ENGAGÉ À PRÉSERVER ET À RESTAURER LES ZONES HUMIDES DE LA MÉDITERRANÉE

  La  Tour  du  Valat  est  un  institut  de  recherche  pour  la  conservation  des  zones  humides méditerranéennes, basé en Camargue sous le statut d’une fondation privée reconnue d’utilité publique. Fondée en 1954 par le Dr Luc Hoffmann et, elle est à la pointe dans les domaines de la recherche multidisciplinaire, l’établissement de ponts entre science, gestion et politiques publiques et l’élaboration de plans de gestion. L’objectif principal de la Tour du Valat est de changer le comportement et les décisions des gouvernements et de la société en général dans le bassin méditerranéen afin que les zones humides soient conservées et gérées de façon durable.   La Tour du Valat possède une expertise scientifique reconnue internationalement, et elle apporte des réponses pratiques aux problèmes de conservation et de gestion durable des ressources naturelles. Les projets de la Tour du Valat se déroulent dans l’ensemble du bassin méditerranéen, et notamment en Camargue.   La Tour du Valat emploie environ 80 personnes, dont une quinzaine de chercheurs et autant de chefs de projets ; l’équipe encadre environ 8 doctorants ainsi que d’autres étudiants.   Sa gouvernance se compose d’un Conseil d’Administration et d’un Conseil Scientifique, garants de la mission de la Tour du Valat: « Les zones humides méditerranéennes sont préservées, restaurées et valorisées par une communauté d'acteurs mobilisés au service de la biodiversité et des sociétés humaines ».   Plus de détail sur http://www.tourduvalat.org   Directeur/ Directrice du Programme La Tour du Valat recrute son Directeur/ sa Directrice du Programme afin d’en piloter et coordonner les différents volets (recherche, gestion, transfert technique et influence politique). Le Directeur/ la Directrice du Programme de la Tour du Valat a pour mission de :
  • Garantir la logique d’action et la cohérence du programme ainsi que la synergie entre ses volets de recherche, de gestion, de transfert technique et d’influence politique ;
  • Garantir une recherche dont les travaux sont utilisables dans les domaines de la gestion et de la protection des espèces et des habitats des zones humides ;
  • Stimuler une production scientifique de qualité, en accord avec les orientations stratégiques de la TdV ;
  • Mettre en œuvre un programme en ligne avec la stratégie et les budgets de l’institut et qui serve sa mission ;
  • Assurer, par la coordination de son équipe, l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre des différents volets du programme ;
  • Stimuler, favoriser la créativité et la production des équipes en les canalisant dans le champ de la mission ;
  • Prendre en compte l’évolution de l’environnement en animant une veille technique et institutionnelle à l’échelle de la Méditerranée ;
  • Représenter l’institut, en particulier auprès de partenaires scientifiques et techniques et ainsi participer au développement de sa notoriété et de sa crédibilité ;
  • Conseiller la Direction générale et la Présidence ;
  • Superviser la recherche de fonds par ses équipes et être pro-actif dans la recherche de fonds extérieurs ;
  • Veiller à la gestion optimale de ses budgets ;
  • Mettre en place la recherche ou des projets de conservation dans leur spécialisation, avec l’aide éventuelle d’un personnel qualifié (doctorant, stagiaire…) ;
  • Prendre des décisions stratégiques ;
  • Animer l’équipe programmatique ;
  • Participer au recrutement des salariés.
  Profil recherché Le/La candidat(e) doit justifier de l’expérience suivante :
  • Avoir une compréhension approfondie des défis environnementaux, du contexte géopolitique et des processus politiques dans le bassin méditerranéen, ainsi qu’une bonne connaissance des problèmes liés à la conservation des zones humides.
  • Avoir au moins 10 ans d’expérience dans la recherche appliquée à la conservation, de préférence sur les zones humides,
  • Avoir au moins 5 ans dans une fonction de coordination d’équipe,
  • Être titulaire d’un doctorat ou un diplôme équivalent en écologie ou une autre discipline en lien avec le cœur d’expertise de la Tour du Valat
  Le/la candidat(e) doit posséder les compétences suivantes :
  • Grande capacité de leadership et d’animation d’équipe afin de mobiliser ses collaborateurs, des partenaires ou acteurs divers vers des objectifs communs ;
  • Excellente capacité d'analyse et de synthèse ;
  • Excellentes compétences interpersonnelles ;
  • Capacité démontrée dans la recherche de financements ;
  • Réel intérêt pour le contexte institutionnel et culturel de la Méditerranée ;
  • Intérêt démontré pour la recherche appliquée et la conservation ;
  • Intérêt / expertise naturaliste confirmée ;
  • Parfaite maîtrise orale et écrite du français et de l'anglais. La maîtrise d’autres langues méditerranéennes serait un atout ;
  • Excellentes compétences d'organisation ;
  Le Directeur / la Directrice du Programme est placé(e) sous l’autorité du Directeur Général, auquel il/elle rapporte. Contrat à durée indéterminée après période d’essai. La fonction de direction du programme est attribuée pour la durée d’un programme, soit 5 années, renouvelables. Pendant la période où cette fonction est exercée, le titulaire percevra une prime de direction. Cette fonction est susceptible de changer de titulaire tous les 5 ans. Dans pareil cas, la personne ayant exercé cette fonction sera amenée à exercer une autre fonction, en accord entre les parties, lors de la période suivante de 5 ans.   Lieu de travail : Tour du Valat, Camargue, France, avec de fréquents déplacements internationaux, en particulier dans le bassin méditerranéen. Prise de poste : au plus tard 1° janvier 2021 Process de recrutement Envoyer un dossier de candidature à adecarbon@carrhure.com (ref: TdV-2020-DirProg) avant le 22 Octobre 2020 à 18h30 CET, incluant:
  • Une lettre de motivation;
  • Un curriculum vitae;
  • Une proposition de plan d’action sur deux pages maximum sur la manière dont le/la candidate prétend contribuer à l’action de la Tour du Valat en identifiant les leviers prioritaires à actionner.
  • Les noms et coordonnées (avec adresses e-mail et téléphone) de trois références, dont un employeur récent.
  Les candidats présélectionnés seront convoqués pour un entretien fin Octobre. Une courte présentation sur leurs recherches et sur leur proposition de programme devra être faite devant le comité de sélection. Les frais de déplacements pourront être remboursés sur demande.   Pour toute question sur le processus de soumission de candidatures, merci de vous adresser à Aurée de Carbon adecarbon@carrhure.com.   Veuillez indiquer dans le « Sujet» de l'e-mail le titre «Candidature au poste de« Directeur/ sa Directrice du Programme».   Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés pour un entretien.  

UNE OPPORTUNITÉ EXCEPTIONNELLE DE TRAVAILLER AVEC UN INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE RECONNU, ENGAGÉ À PRÉSERVER ET À RESTAURER LES ZONES HUMIDES DE LA MÉDITERRANÉE   La  Tour  du  Valat  est  ...

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

  The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in the drylands of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid or dryland tropics has over 2 billion people, and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower the people of the semi-arid tropics to overcome poverty, hunger, and a degraded environment through better agriculture. ICRISAT is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana State, in India, with two regional hubs (Nairobi, Kenya and Bamako, Mali) and country offices in Niger, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia and Mozambique. ICRISAT conducts research on five highly nutritious drought-tolerant crops: chickpea, pigeon pea, pearl millet, sorghum, and groundnut. ICRISAT envisions a prosperous, food-secure, and resilient dryland tropic. To achieve this, its mission is to reduce poverty, hunger, malnutrition, and environmental degradation in the dryland tropics. It approaches this through partnership-based international agricultural research for development that embodies Science with a Human Face. ICRISAT was founded in 1972 by a consortium of organizations convened by the Ford and the Rockefeller foundations. Its charter was signed by the FAO and the UNDP. Since its inception, its host country India has granted a special status to ICRISAT as a UN Organization operating in the Indian territory making it eligible for special immunities and tax privileges. ICRISAT is led by a full-time Director General under the overall guidance of an international Governing Board. It is a member of the CGIAR, which unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. The position reports to the DDG-R and is based at ICRISAT HQ in Hyderabad, India.  Research Program Director – Asia The primary responsibilities are as follows: Represent ICRISAT in the Asia region through liaison with governments, pan-Asian networks and authorities, organizations, and initiatives.
  • Enhance partnerships in the Asia region, especially with regional/sub- regional organizations, national agricultural research, and extension systems (NARES), non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
  • Contribute to the strategic management and leadership of the Institute.
  • Contribute to delivering on ICRISAT’s Strategic Plan, Theories of Change and Country Strategies through professional research management and leadership that prioritizes and focuses the Institute’s global research for development programs.
  • Lead, coordinate, review and monitor the research activities in Asia, 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 Asia and deliver a coherent research for development agenda for this region.
  • Participate in the ICRISAT Research Committee that formally drives the Institute’s research agenda and so ensure science quality and research excellence across the Institute and especially within the Asia Program.
  • Nurture and sustain internal cross-Program interactions and teamwork, working closely with other Directors and leaders in ICRISAT to ensure strong support for and engagement with the implementation of research activities globally.
  • Assist in public awareness activities and greater visibility of ICRISAT in the region.
  • As part of ICRISAT’s broad partnering programs, represent the Institute in engagements within the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and other CGIAR platforms.
  • Contribute strongly to ICRISAT in the context of the changing CGIAR environment, working within the positive engagement of ICRISAT in the One CGIAR, including country engagement in Asia.
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned by the DDG-R and/or the DG.
Candidate Profile The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of the following skills, knowledge, experience, and personal characteristics:
  • PhD in Agricultural or Plant Sciences, Development Studies, or related fields.
  • Work experience of at least 15 years in international agricultural research for development with high levels of quality research outputs.
  • 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 policymakers, the private sector and agribusiness are involved in achieving research outcomes.
  • Adaptability – ICRISAT is going through a process of change and requires commitment and flexibility.
  • 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.
  • Strong motivation and leadership skills to bring out the best from both individuals and teams.
  • Ability to establish, nurture and oversee multi-cultural, gender-sensitive multidisciplinary research teams.
  • Demonstrated expertise in written and oral communications and public awareness activities.
  • 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.
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 6th of September 2020 at 18.00 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   The International Crops Research Institute fo...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CROSS-COMMODITY PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO MODERNIZE BREEDING PROGRAMS, TARGETING THE DEVELOPING WORLD FOR GREATER IMPACT ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, AND DEVELOPMENT

  The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) is a cross-commodity platform that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. By providing important outcomes to under-resourced peoples, the CGIAR centers help realize the founding mission of the CGIAR system – they target low-and-middle-income countries for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. The Platform is part of the new CGIAR portfolio of research programs and platforms (www.cgiar.org/our-strategy), and is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries (www.cimmyt.org).   Senior Market Strategist for Steering Breeding Product Profile Designs The Excellence in Breeding (EiB) Platform is recruiting an innovative Senior Market Strategist specializing in breeding product profile designs. EiB supports breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia and Latin America to adopt best practices and technologies to improve rates of genetic gain and variety turnover, for impact on livelihoods, food and nutrition security, and climate change adaptation. The Senior Market Strategist will align and lead the knowledge sourcing efforts of steering breeding teams to utilize more targeted information in the development of equitable and data-based product profiles that are aligned with farmer and consumer needs and the drivers of variety adoption. The candidate will have the competency and design tools to synthesize data of a well-balanced and gender-inclusive product profile, describing the traits and features of the varieties or germplasm that will be developed by the breeding program. The improved varieties and and/or parental lines developed aim to successfully replace currently grown varieties, whilst also satisfying requirements such as gender needs, processing qualities, human nutrition, and genetic diversity of the local germplasm base. Replacing current market dominating varieties will require development of extensive understanding and data assimilation of the drivers of variety adoption, including understanding the needs of food crop value chain actors (e.g. seed suppliers, farmers, processors, and final consumers). The successful candidate will primarily be coordinating with CGIAR centers who have scientists performing this research and guide the product profile designs and be impact focused. The position will be based at either CIMMYT headquarters in Mexico, or at the ICRAF campus in Nairobi and will involve significant international travel.   Specific duties:
  • Develop methods and approaches to understand the drivers of variety adoption and to facilitate the design of product profiles which will guide the development of improved varieties.
  • Continual engagement with internal and external partners to influence strategies and decisions executed.
  • Develop strategies and processes to help breeders define adoption criteria for new varieties.
  • Develop innovative analytical tools for extracting and assimilating currently available information in collaboration with gender, socioeconomic and marketing experts across the CGIAR centers to understand the drivers of variety adoption and to inform the development of better product profiles.
  • Ensure human nutrition, socially inclusive needs, and circumstances, particularly of women and youth in rural households, are considered in the design of product profiles.
  • Coordinate with the Module 1 Lead, the breeding teams and their management to ensure available data sources are effectively used to design product profiles to set clear breeding objectives and all relevant breeding program decisions are data-based and specify potential impact.
  • Regularly lead work with other modules, represent EiB within this skill area and contribute to the work of others in EiB modules, ensuring interconnectedness across programs and within the team.
  • Frequent contact across internal and external partnerships, including leads at partner Centres, to persuade partners to commit to change
  • Produce a training strategy: develop and oversee work plan and budget
  • Lead and contribute to coaching and mentorship activities for EiB partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • Contribute to the EiB Product Design and Management module annual and multi-year work plan development, execution, and reporting, and co-manage associated budgets.
  Required academic qualifications, skills and perspectives:
  • MBA/DBA or PhD. in business development, marketing and/or socioeconomics from a recognized institution, or M.S. with equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the agricultural-market sector. Commercial experience will be viewed favorably.
  • Experience in collection, analyses and interpretation of market intelligence data; awareness of the challenges of collecting such data and of variety replacement in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Familiarity with the seed sector/seed value chains and experience with defining breeding product profiles is desirable. Awareness of marketing methods, including requirements for variety adoption and marketing methods, of new varieties to developing world farmers.
  • Commitment to social inclusiveness, including awareness of the role women have in variety uptake, challenges associated with generating market intelligence pertaining to women’s needs and the role in achieving greater household food security and farm incomes.
  • Desired skills:
  • Ability to strategically and persuasively engage partners across disciplines and Centres to help guide development of product profiles which set objectives for data-driven breeding programs.
  • Interpersonal aptitude to respectfully and tactfully present a paradigm shift and ensure adoption of new operating processes such as collection, synthesis and use of socio-economic data for breeding targeting
  • Ability to work across internal and external partnerships, including leads at partner Centres, and various disciplines (e.g. breeding, gender, social, communications) to ensure partners commit to and adopt changes within breeding programs
  • Demonstrated experience of synthesizing multi-disciplinary data (marketing, socio-economic etc.) to define ideals for variety replacement
  • Ability for creative and strategic thinking in identifying and adapting approaches
  • Research acumen to understand problems, develop tools and analyses of extracting relevant information from market participants, and assimilate and interpret information for developing solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrated prowess and enthusiasm to work in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop and oversee workplans and budget
  • Results focused and pragmatic approach to multidimensional data assimilation.
  • Proficiency in using data and statistical software at an advanced level, and ability to develop tools
  • Teaching, training and capacity development; ability to work effectively within a product-oriented perspective, while engaging and motivating organizations/stakeholders disinclined to change.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English. Fluency levels sufficient for training, dialog and persuasion.
  The position is for an initial fixed term of three (3) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT’s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment. CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.   Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names, and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than 18TH of August at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘application for the post of ‘Senior Market Strategist for steering breeding product profile designs’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CROSS-COMMODITY PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO MODERNIZE BREEDING PROGRAMS, TARGETING THE DEVELOPING WORLD FOR GREATER IMPACT ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, CLIMA...

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AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CROSS-COMMODITY PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO MODERNIZE BREEDING PROGRAMS, TARGETING THE DEVELOPING WORLD FOR GREATER IMPACT ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, AND DEVELOPMENT

  The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) is a cross-commodity platform that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. By providing important outcomes to under-resourced peoples, the CGIAR centers help realize the founding mission of the CGIAR system – they target low-and-middle-income countries for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. The Platform is part of the new CGIAR portfolio of research programs and platforms (www.cgiar.org/our-strategy), and is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries (www.cimmyt.org).   Module Lead for Breeding Product Design and Management The Excellence in Breeding (EiB) Platform is recruiting a Module Lead specializing in Breeding Product Design and Management. EiB supports breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America to adopt best practices and technologies to improve rates of genetic gain and variety turnover, for impact on livelihoods, food and nutrition security, and climate change adaptation. The Module Lead for Breeding Product Design and Management will guide and advise EiB partners to adopt efficient, product-oriented, and demand-led breeding pipelines. The Module Lead will provide wide-reaching leadership across CGIAR centers and national partners in developing market-driven product pipelines, serving resource-constrained farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This is one of five Module Leads covering the full spectrum of breeding activities and technologies and reporting to the EiB Deputy Director. The role sets the direction of Module 1 and coordinates with EiB partners to implement best management practices in their product development pipelines. The Module Lead will work closely with the EiB Senior Market Strategist, various teams across the CGIAR, and national breeding teams (NARS) to ensure that:
  • Product Profiles are based on market intelligence and data, reflecting what drives variety adoption and characteristics which can be translated to quantitative breeding targets, resulting in greater impact.
  • Partnerships with multidisciplinary teams of scientists are developed and interactions with NARS, industry partners and end users (farmers, traders, consumers, etc.) from different organizations are established to design well-defined and clearly prioritized Product Profiles for the Target Population of Environments.
  • Advancement processes through delineation of well-founded stages and gates are conceptualized, taught and coached to all breeding program contributors, and progressive stages of the breeding process are based on reliable market, trial data and impact analysis (genetic gain and variety turnover).
  • Key indicators are aligned with breeding program objectives and that the programs’ performance are regularly tracked.
  • Effective methods are established for routine assessment of genetic gains and progress toward key indicators and increased variety turnover are measured.
  • There is transparency of breeding program outcomes to breeding teams, research managers and funders.
  EiB is seeking for an accomplished expert who has broad understanding and a demonstrated track record in data-driven optimization of breeding product designs for delivering maximum impact, to produce improved varieties, preferably in several crops. This lead person requires solid professional understanding of breeding processes, product development and management concepts, with a focus on modern and proven practices. They will be responsible to introduce these concepts and transform product development at public breeding institutions through leading multi-disciplinary teams in implementing industry-recognized practices.  As Module 1 Lead they will have a prominent role in spreading the mission of EiB, which is to lead, co-ordinate and support improvement of CGIAR and NARS (National Agricultural Research & Extension Services) crop breeding. The location of this position will be determined through consultation with the selected candidate: either CIMMYT headquarters in Texcoco, Mexico, or the ICRAF campus in Nairobi, Kenya. This position will involve significant international travel.   Specific duties:
  • Serve as the key point person for EiB on its modernization efforts in order to influence decisions executed by partners, leading this process for EiB.
  • Engage directly with the EiB Senior Market Strategist, the other EiB modules leads, and broad CGIAR and NARS teams to define and develop high level processes and procedures to effectively and transparently conceive and deliver market demanded germplasm products to farmers, through:
  • Supporting breeding as a production line and making it more effective across partners.
  • Development of high-quality product profiles, based on market intelligence and with input of cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Demand-driven, product-oriented breeding activities based on the product profiles.
  • Stage gate variety advancement processes.
  • Data-driven annual advancement meetings.
  • Annual assessment of genetic gain and breeding program performance against key indicators relating to genetic gain and variety turnover.
  • View breeding as a production line and make it more effective. Define stages and gates together with the breeding group for product advancement and set up a process to deliver improved varieties or germplasm to partners or the end user.
  • Develop tools to support breeding teams and managers with the above activities.
  • Provide mentorship and consultation for the partner breeding community.
  • Prepare training strategies and materials.
  • Lead and contribute to virtual and face-to-face training and mentorship activities targeted at EiB partner breeding teams in various world regions.
  • Develop the annual and multi-year work plan for Module 1, including execution, reporting, and management of associated budgets.
  Required academic qualifications, skills, and attributes:
  • PhD. in agricultural or horticultural sciences, plant breeding, business process management or MBA/DBA or M.S. with equivalent professional certification and experience in the seed business.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in the seed business or related disciplines. Certification in project management or business process management, while not essential, would be viewed favorably.
  • Managerial experience in the commercial breeding sector is required; experience in a high functioning breeding organization is very desirable.
  • Understanding of the unique challenges of breeding program management as it relates to markets of many sizes and crop types for developing world markets is a plus.
  • Budget and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills in English.
  • Effective partnership-building to lead groups of people and build commitment to making and adopting changes
  • Strategic thinking and ability to persuade.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Problem Solving and Decision Making, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Client Orientation, Teamwork and Team leadership.
  The position is for an initial fixed-term of three (3) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and continued funding of the Excellence in Breeding platform. CIMMYT’s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment.   CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.   Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names, and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).   The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than 18th of August at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘application for the post of ‘Module Lead for Breeding Product Design and Management’.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CROSS-COMMODITY PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO MODERNIZE BREEDING PROGRAMS, TARGETING THE DEVELOPING WORLD FOR GREATER IMPACT ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, CLIMA...

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

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

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

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