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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 (www.icrisat.org ) and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture. ICRISAT is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana State, in India, with two regional hubs (Nairobi, Kenya and Bamako, Mali) and country offices in Niger, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Mozambique. ICRISAT conducts research on five highly nutritious drought-tolerant crops: chickpea, pigeon pea, pearl millet, sorghum, and groundnut. ICRISAT envisions prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropics by reducing poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation in the dryland tropics through partnership-based international agricultural research for development that embodies Science with a Human Face.   Corporate Services Director The Corporate Services Director (CSD) is a senior position in the Management Group (MG) of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) who will be responsible for the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the corporate service divisions of the center. He / She will report to the Director-General (DG) and will work closely with the MG and other stakeholders to provide overall direction to the Finance, Human Resources (HR), Administration, and Operations within the Institute. In addition, he / she will oversee the corporate service teams in the provision of proactive results-oriented services, and will contribute to center-level initiatives based on ICRISAT's strategy. The role will be located in Hyderabad, India, but the selected candidate will be required to make periodic visits to ICRISAT’s regional offices in Africa. Key Responsibilities
  • Develop financial plans and advising the senior management and Board of Governors on the institution’s financial strategy and management, including the mitigation of financial risks
  • Develop and maintain systems of internal controls, manage ICRISAT’s investments and foreign exchange risks in line with the Board approved policy
  • Develop and implement an HR strategy, covering policies, staff resourcing, compensation, organizational development, and training
  • Work closely with the DG on the development of the CGIAR system on aspects related to governance, fund and research programs, and contribute to the development of strategies/plans as required; manage the operations of corporate service teams (HR, Finance, Administration) by clarifying roles and objectives, organize structures, design jobs, coach and mentore unit managers, and manage their individual performance
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, represent the Institute at various CGIAR Consortium meetings, contribute to the development of system-wide policies and guidance, and provide advice on its impact on the Institute
  • Ensure there is compliance with the financial and administrative requirements of the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Systems (GLDC), as the lead center for this program
  • Identify and make recommendations regarding opportunities for improvement in the Institute’s administrative operations and processes, and undertaking new initiatives as agreed
  • Oversee the Institute’s risk assessment framework and risk management policies in the areas of Finance, HR, Administration, and Operations and coordinate regular risk assessments, as resource person for the Risk Management Team (RMT)
  • Advise the DG on policy related to finance, budgets, HR management, and general administration of the Institute and its physical facilities
  • Review existing policies and develop new policies for corporate service divisions
  • Represent the DG based on delegated authority, as and when needed
  Candidate Profile We are looking for candidates with an advanced degree in a field related to finance/accounting (Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant) and/or business administration with at least 15 years of proven expertise in managing corporate service functions, preferably in an international organization both in developing and emerging economies. Qualification in HR and/or strong work experience in managing HR functions are essential with a strong focus on continuous improvement and learning and committed to the development of staff. Candidates should also possess:
  • Superior personal organization and priority setting skills
  • High integrity and ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Skills in information technology, including system development and implementation of corporate service applications
  • Ability to effectively lead and inspire others within a participatory framework and a multicultural work environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and service orientation
  • Tact, diplomacy, and discretion in dealing with sensitive issues
ICRISAT offers competitive terms of employment. 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 February 2, 2018. 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 for the S...

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India
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AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL BREEDING EFFORTS IN A CGIAR CENTER

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 kilometres 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 these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture. ICRISAT is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana State, in India, with two regional hubs (Nairobi, Kenya and Bamako, Mali) and country offices in Niger, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia and Mozambique. ICRISAT conducts research on five highly nutritious drought-tolerant crops: chickpea, pigeonpea, pearl millet, sorghum and groundnut. ICRISAT envisions prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropics by reducing poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation in the dryland tropics through partnership-based international agricultural research for development that embodies Science with a Human Face.   Global Head of Breeding The new Global Head of Breeding will lead the development of ICRISAT breeding program strategy to enhance genetic gains for dryland cereals and legumes. His or her main responsibilities are to oversee breeding program operations across all breeding zones and to lead the implementation of systems, procedures and guidelines for effective product development. Other responsibilities include the following: Key Responsibilities
  • Provide guidance to modernize breeding programs in areas such as breeding methodology, phenotyping, application of molecular tools, mechanization, and automation of operations, testing strategy and data analysis and interpretation
  • Lead ICRISAT breeding program integration effort across all support functions
  • Ensure breeding pipelines are properly aligned with product concepts and the target population of the environment (TPE)
  • Develop and utilize methods to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of breeding programs the Institute supports
  • Support development of training programs to upgrade skills of scientists and support personnel.
  • Develop proposals to fund operations and breeding program modernization at ICRISAT and at national programs level
  • Coordinate closely with CGIAR initiatives, CRPs and platforms, such as the Excellence in Breeding Platform
  Candidate Profile We are looking for global plant breeding leaders with an in-depth understanding of practical breeding applications and logistical constraints relevant to breeding programs targeting the developing world including those from the CGIAR, national systems and the private sector. Ideal candidates should have excellent understanding of new and established tools that pragmatically support modern breeding application and capacity development approaches that will accelerate their use in breeding programs targeting the developing world. PhD in plant breeding or related fields with a minimum of 10 years of post-doctoral experience is required. Other criteria are as follows:
  • Experience in leading multi-institutional programs or projects and demonstrated ability to work and lead teams and support collaboration in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Experience in developing strategies and results-based management framework (work plans, budgets, monitoring plans, reports, etc.) including service provision and capacity development in areas relevant to ICRISAT Programs
  • Fundraising experience through building consensus among diverse needs of clients
  • Excellent oral, written, and communication skills in English. French will be an advantage
  • Experience in the private sector within Africa would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated championing the critical areas of gender, youth, nutrition, knowledge sharing and innovation
  • Demonstration of an entrepreneurial spirit with aptitude for innovation
ICRISAT offers competitive terms of employment. ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Applications should comprise a cover letter, a detailed CV, names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone) of three (3) references by e-mail at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than December 15th at 17.30 CET. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL BREEDING EFFORTS IN A CGIAR CENTER The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-pol...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND PLAY A PIVOTAL LEADERSHIP ROLE FOCUSED ON PROMOTING STRONG, INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND EMERGING ECONOMIES

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization established in 2012, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. GGGI is accelerating the transition toward a new model of economic growth – green growth – founded on principles of social inclusivity and environmental sustainability. The Vision of GGGI is ”a resilient world achieved through strong, inclusive and sustainable green growth”. Its mission is to support the transition of GGGI Member countries toward a green growth model by developing and implementing strategies that simultaneously achieve poverty reduction, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and economic growth. In pursuit of these goals, GGGI works with developing and emerging countries to design and deliver programs and services that demonstrate new pathways to pro-poor economic growth.  GGGI provides Member Countries with the tools to help build institutional capacity and develop green growth policy, strengthen peer learning and knowledge sharing, and engage private investors and public donors. GGGI's hands-on, country work is carried out by the Green Growth Planning & Implementation (GGP&I) division. The organization’s experts are embedded within partner governments as trusted advisors to explore green growth opportunities in line with the country's development goals. Responsible for managing in-country relationships and overall delivery results, GGP&I is the primary interface with partner governments. This work began in 2010, with delivery of services in three partner countries: Brazil, Ethiopia and Indonesia. Between 2011 and 2012, GGP&I extended its work into Cambodia, China, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. In 2013 and 2014, GGP&I’s work continued in these countries and developed regional projects in the Mekong Delta, as well as launched programs in Colombia, Morocco, South Africa, and the South Pacific. In response to Member's demands, 2015 will see GGP&I increase its presence in 10 least developed and lower income Member countries across Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Earmarked funding will also support additional operations in 7 other countries in the Middle East and North Africa regions. GGGI is recruiting a highly skilled individual for the position of Deputy Director-General Green Growth Planning & Implementation (GGP&I) Division. The position is based in Republic of Korea, Seoul.   Deputy Director-General, Green Growth Planning & Implementation (GGP&I) Division The Deputy Director-General, Green Growth Planning and Implementation (GGP&I) reports to the Director-General and is responsible for effective management-for-results of the organization's core green growth planning and implementation work in line with strategic framework. The purpose of this position is:
  • To plan, develop and assist in directing all aspects of the GGP&I operations;
  • To establish operating policies and procedures and evaluates operating results;
  • To direct GGP&I in program management and/or operations support; and
  • To formulate, recommend and lead proactive strategies and approaches for business development and help position GGGI as an accountable and trusted partner to stakeholders.
As a senior member of the Management Team, s/he shapes vision and strategy together with stakeholders, and provides strategic leadership to GGGI's overall business. Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Achieving GGGI's strategic objectives by converting them into implementable projects and programs, through effective management and integration of human and financial resources across the business lines
  • Framing and timely communicating the organization's strategy, programs and projects, and intellectual and research agendas internally and externally
  • Proactively identifying and soliciting funding and GGGI membership within the strategic framework
  • Balancing divisional and organizational needs to establish and then accomplish the expected results
  • Advising in developing both overall objectives and strategic plans for the business development initiatives to fulfill the leadership vision and facilitate their implementation
  • Identifying donors and expanding donor relationship to include private sector
  • Consulting with donors as needed and enhancing GGGI's resource mobilization effort in coordination with other GGGI units
  • Representing GGGI in external settings to promote green growth and GGGI's work and to provide leadership and input into global debates around green growth, ensuring that GGGI is at the fore of international thinking
  • Working with the Management Team to create and maintain an organizational culture of innovation and continuous learning which understands and recognizes the intrinsic value in the diversity of GGGI staff; and
  • Leading and implementing any other key organizational initiatives and work as deemed necessary by the Director-General
  Candidate Profile The successful candidate will bring, among others:
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant professional experience that combines intellectual and managerial leadership, at least 5 years of which would be as the head of an organization, or of a major department/division of a large-scale public or private entity of an international and multicultural nature
  • Master's degree required, PhD preferred, in relevant fields in international development, public policy, environmental studies, economics, or other relevant green growth related field
  • Experience of business development, donor expansion and strategic planning
  • Excellent communications skills in English, both orally and in writing; and agility for various traditional and modern communication modalities
  • Experience in a number of different continents and exposure to development and climate related agencies
  • With proven track record of effectively building, managing, and nurturing a diverse team of professionals in an international setting, and provide strategic and practical guidance to country representatives on exploring and designing the delivery-oriented green growth project and programs
  • With proven project, program, and portfolio management skills and ability to apply economics into green growth policy options and mainstream green growth into policy formulation and implementation in developing countries
  • Has an extensive track record of effectively engaging stakeholders and mobilizing resources from the public and/or private sector, in areas such as energy, water, agriculture, urban development, waste management, etc.
GGGI needs a person who can bring more than knowledge and passion to the role, someone who inspires trust and integrity, with the track record to build on diversity to forge innovation and complementarity of skills as a leader in the international and multi-cultural setting. GGGI is an equal opportunity employer and applications from women are strongly encouraged. Applications should comprise a cover letter, a detailed CV, names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone) of three (3) references by e-mail at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than December 8th 2017 at 17:30 CET. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND PLAY A PIVOTAL LEADERSHIP ROLE FOCUSED ON PROMOTING STRONG, INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AN...

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Lausanne (Switzerland)
Posted 6 years ago

Opportunity to make a difference in extremely vulnerable children's life

The Terre des hommes – Helping children worldwide Foundation (Tdh) is a member of the Terre des Hommes International Federation (TDHIF) and is Switzerland’s leading child relief agency. With a volume of activity representing over CHF 100 million, it operates in more than 36 countries, running 100 development and humanitarian aid projects benefitting over 3 million people. The organisation employs 1750 people, including 130 based at its head office in Lausanne and its branch office in Zurich. Tdh’s projects in the direct aid, systems building and advocacy fields mainly address the issues of mother-child health and protection. Terre des hommes is an impartial and independent NGO that supports vulnerable children and their families, regardless of their ethnic background, religion or political affiliation. Terre des hommes works with its partners and network on the protection and health of children. Through a rights-based approach, Terre des hommes’ aims to guarantee a respect for and the implementation of the rights of children to bring about positive and sustainable change, both at institutional and community level. The children’s well-being and living conditions cannot be improved in the long-term unless all stakeholders work together towards this goal. The position is based in Lausanne (Switzerland).   Division Head – Institutional Fundraising As part of the implementation of Tdh’s strategic plan, the Division Head will be responsible for creating and    developing a new division in charge of institutional fundraising. The Division Head – Institutional Fund Raising will play an active role in the strategic development of the Foundation by developing, applying and guiding the organisation’s institutional fundraising strategy. He/She will help raise the funds necessary to implement annual budgets while ensuring the organisation's long-term financial stability in accordance with strategic priorities and values.  He/She will strengthen the organisation’s positioning with regards to key donors, by better identifying and harnessing financing opportunities and influencing and anticipating changes to donor financing strategies.  You will also develop skills and knowledge in line with donor expectations and internal processes. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following: Key Responsibilities
  • Help develop and monitor the organisation’s strategy and institutional policies, ensuring these positions are incorporated into activities run by sectors for which he/she is responsible.
  • Develop Tdh’s donor portfolio by identifying new financing opportunities and maximising the potential of existing donors through specific and recurring steering activities. Actively monitors the creation of new and innovative financing methods.
  • Maintain close relationships with donors and the organisational community in order to influence existing strategies and position the organisation accordingly. Represents the Foundation when meeting with various networks and external bodies.
  • Manage experience capitalization, information sharing and training on donors, in head office and the field.
  • Help ensure that strategic requests comply with quality standards and deadlines.
  • Provide support during donor audits and follows up on recommendations with staff members in charge of audits and internal checks.
  • Take responsibility for team members and the internal staff network charged with managing key donor accounts, from the recruitment stage to the end of employment
  Candidate Profile The successful candidate will bring, among others:
  • Post-graduate qualifications in management, marketing, commerce, politics, economics, MBA or any related field
  • At least 10 years of experience working with governmental, non-governmental or international organisations, and at least five years’ experience in a similar position
  • Proven experience in developing and managing major projects, especially in the consortia context
  • Excellent business planning skills, especially in terms of return on investment
  • Experience in high-level lobbying and negotiations
  • A good understanding of current and future issues in the development and humanitarian fields
  • High analytical and synthesis skills, and the ability to assess trends
  • Proven knowledge and experience in the financing mechanisms of major donors (the US, UK, EU and UN in particular) for a pre-existing network of interlocutors
  • Knowledge and experience of high-potential developing markets is a definite advantage
  • Strong internal and external leadership skills; experience working in a matrix organisation is an advantage
  • Excellent relationship-building and writing skills that can be adapted to interlocutors
  • Fluency in English and French; knowledge of Spanish strongly recommended; knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Entrepreneurship skills, including the ability to evaluate and take risks
  • Ability and desire to work in a multicultural environment
  • Highly mobile and open to travel frequently
  Terre des hommes offers competitive terms of employment. Terre des hommes is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly encouraged.   Applications should comprise a cover letter, a detailed CV, names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone) of three (3) references by e-mail at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than November, 24th 2017 at 17:30 CET.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Opportunity to make a difference in extremely vulnerable children’s life The Terre des hommes – Helping children worldwide Foundation (Tdh) is a member of the Terre des Hommes International Fe...

JOUER UN ROLE CRUCIAL AU SEIN DU CORAF/WECARD POUR REDUIRE LA PAUVRETE ET L’INSECURITE ALIMENTAIRE

Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles (CORAF/WECARD) regroupe actuellement les Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche Agricole (SNRA) de 23 pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, à savoir : 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/WECARD (www.coraf.org) est de contribuer à “une réduction durable de la pauvreté et de l’insécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre par une augmentation de la croissance économique induite par l’agriculture et une amélioration durable des principaux aspects du système de recherche agricole” La Mission est de parvenir à une “amélioration durable de la productivité, de la compétitivité et des marchés agricoles en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre par la satisfaction des demandes principales adressées au système de recherche de la sous-région par les groupes cibles”. Le CORAF / WECARD recrute un candidat hautement qualifié pour le poste dExpert Senior en Transfert de Technologies. Les candidats devront être des ressortissants des pays des Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche Agricole (SNRA) membres du CORAF/WECARD. Le poste est basé à Dakar, Sénégal.   Expert Senior en Transfert de Technologies L'Expert Senior en Transfert de Technologies, placé sous l'autorité du Directeur de la Recherche et de l'Innovation du CORAF/WECARD, travaillera en étroite collaboration avec l'équipe du projet PAIRED, pour l’atteinte de ses objectifs. Les principales responsabilités du titulaire du poste sont les suivantes mais ne seront pas limitées à celles-ci : Composante 1 : Développement/Adoption de technologies et innovations évolutives (T&I) :
  • Soutenir le développement/l'adaptation et l’identification de T&I prometteuses – pour lever les nouvelles contraintes à la productivité agricole, en collaboration avec les SNRA, CNS, Organisations du GCRAI, etc. ;
  • Soutenir les activités de stimulation de la demande de T&I existantes et nouvellement développées, pour faciliter leur adoption en fournissant aux utilisateurs finaux les informations appropriées leur permettant de prendre une décision fondée sur des preuves ;
  • Promouvoir les démonstrations sur les T&I post-récolte qui réduisent les pertes de stocks, donnent de la valeur ajoutée aux produits agricoles et accroissent les marges bénéficiaires ;
  • Encourager l'utilisation des meilleures pratiques dans la lutte contre l'aflatoxine ;
Composante 2 : Renforcement et coordination des systèmes de recherche agricole :
  • Soutenir la coordination de la recherche-vulgarisation/conseil des Organisations paysannes (OP), du secteur privé, au niveau régional ou de groupes (nationaux et communautaires), par le biais de plateformes d'innovations ;
  • Faciliter la formation des acteurs le long des chaînes de valeurs sélectionnées, et notamment le renforcement des capacités des agriculteurs, des agents de vulgarisation agricole, des ONG, des animateurs des plateformes d’innovations et autres parties prenantes-clés ;
  • Faciliter la mise en place d’unités de référence et d’incubateurs.
Composante 3 : Utilisation de technologies et innovations pouvant être mises à l’échelle :
  • Faciliter une évaluation spécifique rapide écologique et de la communauté ;
  • Soutenir la création d'un environnement favorable aux entrepreneurs agricoles, pour l’approvisionnement en intrants agricoles et équipement de conditionnement, à travers l’approche paquets technologiques ;
  • Soutenir les CNS dans la conduite d'études sur les politiques et le marché ;
  • Promouvoir l'accès au crédit pour certains acteurs de la chaîne de valeur des produits.
Faciliter la coordination et la communication
  • Coordonner la planification stratégique ainsi que l'allocation des ressources financières et la gestion de la production de semences ;
  • Développer et maintenir des relations solides avec les acteurs de la production et du commerce des intrants agricoles – aux niveaux individuel et organisationnel ;
  • Faciliter la communication entre les unités régionales et nationales de coordination, par le biais de réunions, de contacts réguliers et d'utilisation des technologies de l’information.
  • Gérer les interactions quotidiennes avec les intervenants des intrants agricoles et fournir les informations appropriées au moment opportun ;
  • Développer, en collaboration avec les Unités de communication et de planification, de suivi & évaluation, au Secrétariat Exécutif du CORAF/WECARD, des outils appropriés (par exemple, le site Web et les médias), afin de faciliter le partage d'information avec les parties prenantes.
Suivre et évaluer les étapes
  • Faciliter la planification, le suivi, l'évaluation et l'analyse d'impact du programme de production, de marketing et d'utilisation des intrants agricoles ;
  • Suivre les progrès réalisés, tant au niveau du CORAF/WECARD qu'au niveau national, identifier et gérer les risques, pour garantir les succès de la mise en œuvre ;
  • Soutenir la préparation des activités de reportage et d’archivage du programme ;
  • Effectuer toute autre tâche connexe qui peut être demandée par la hiérarchie ;
  Profil du Candidat Le/la candidat (e) retenu(e) possède les compétences suivantes :
  • Etre titulaire d’au moins un Master en Agri-business, Agro-économie, Agronomie ou tout autre diplôme connexe ;
  • Disposer de connaissances dans le domaine de la recherche et du développement agricoles ;
  • Avoir une connaissance approfondie des systèmes agricoles en Afrique de l'Ouest et avoir travaillé pendant au moins 10 ans dans le secteur agricole, notamment dans la recherche, la production et la commercialisation des principaux produits alimentaires ;
  • Avoir une aptitude à promouvoir les visions, les missions et les objectifs stratégiques du PDDAA (à travers les objectifs de l'ECOWAP, de la PAU, du CORAF/WECARD et l'Initiative Feed the Future) et faire preuve d'intégrité en adhérant aux valeurs fondamentales et aux normes éthiques du CORAF/WECARD ;
  • Avoir l’expérience du secteur privé, des organisations paysannes, des systèmes de vulgarisation agricole, des ONG, des centres du GCRAI et des projets de développement sera un avantage ;
  • Etre en mesure de gérer des interventions visant à améliorer la productivité agricole, à plus grande échelle, en utilisant des technologies et innovations éprouvées, et en mettant en relation et en coordonnant un large éventail de parties prenantes ;
  • Etre capable de fournir des conseils et un appui technique pour la mise en œuvre, le suivi et l’amélioration des objectifs de production de semences ;
  • Disposer des aptitudes nécessaires pour collaborer avec les plateformes nationales et régionales (Alliances, Forums, Plateformes d'Innovation, etc.) et à utiliser les outils de communication appropriés pour faciliter leur adoption ;
  • Être capable de travailler, coordonner et inspirer des équipes multidisciplinaires et multiculturelles dans un environnement multipartenaire et d'engager un dialogue politique local et de haut niveau ;
  • Avoir les aptitudes nécessaires pour faciliter le développement des connaissances et la gestion axée sur les résultats, dans le cadre du programme du CORAF/WECARD ;
  • Avoir la capacité et la volonté de voyager intensément dans la sous-région et à l'international ;
  • Etre en mesure de contribuer au maintien d'un environnement de travail constructif avec d'excellentes relations avec les intervenants internes et externes ;
  • Etre capable de communiquer et avoir d’excellentes capacités rédactionnelles en Anglais et en Français.
  Ce poste est international et le CORAF/WECARD propose des conditions d’emploi compétitives. Le CORAF/WECARD offre également des possibilités d’emploi équitables et encourage ainsi les candidatures féminines. Les candidatures incluant une lettre de motivation, un CV détaillé, les noms et les coordonnées (adresses e-mail et téléphone) de trois (3) références, sont à adresser par courrier électronique à : adecarbon@carrhure.com  au plus tard le 6 Novembre 2017 à 17h30 CET. Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés pour une entrevue.

JOUER UN ROLE CRUCIAL AU SEIN DU CORAF/WECARD POUR REDUIRE LA PAUVRETE ET L’INSECURITE ALIMENTAIRE Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles (CORAF/WECARD)...

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Sénégal
Posted 6 years ago

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER AND BROADEN YOUR EXPERTISE WHILE MAKING A TANGIBLE CONTRIBUTION TO BETTERING THE LIVELOHOODS OF POOR AND VULNERABLE PEOPLE

The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) was founded in 1987. CORAF/WECARD (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/WECARD is “a sustainable reduction in poverty and food insecurity in WCA through an increase in agricultural-led economic growth and sustainable improvement of key aspects of the agricultural research system”. Its mission is to ensure “a sustainable improvement of the competitiveness, productivity and markets of the agricultural system of West and Central Africa by meeting the major demands of target groups of the sub-regional research system”. CORAF/WECARD is recruiting a highly skilled scientist for the position of Senior Expert - Technology Scaling. Candidates will be citizens of a country which National Agricultural Research System (NARS) is member of CORAF/WECARD. The position is based in Dakar, Sénégal.   Senior Expert Technology Scaling The Senior Expert - Technology Scaling will be under the authority of CORAF/WECARD Director of Research and Innovation and will work closely with the Partnership for Agricultural Research, Education and Development (PAIRED) team towards the achievement of its objectives. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following: Key Responsibilities Area 1: Development/Adoption of Scalable Technologies and Innovations (T&Is)
  • Supporting the development/adaptation and screening of promising T&Is-- to address emerging constraints to agricultural productivity in collaboration with NARS, NCoS, CGIAR, etc.;
  • Supporting activities that stimulate demand for existing and newly developed T&Is to facilitate uptake of T&Is by providing end-users with the right information to make evidence-based decision;
  • Promoting demonstrations on post-harvest T&Is to reduced storage losses, add value to farm produce and increase profit margins;
  • Encouraging the use of best practices in Aflatoxin Management.
Area 2: Agricultural Research Systems Strengthening and Coordination
  • Supporting coordination of Research-Extension/Advisory Services-FBOs-Private Sector at the regional and cluster (national and community) through innovation platforms;
  • Facilitating training of actors along selected value chains focus on strengthening the capacities of farmers, agricultural extension agents, NGOs, IP Facilitators, and other key stakeholders;
  • Facilitating the up-grading of reference units and incubators.
Area 3: Use of Scalable Technologies and Innovations
  • Facilitating an ecological and community specific rapid appraisal;
  • Supporting the creation of an enabling environment for agri-entrepreneurs in the supply of agri-inputs and processing equipment through the agri-input package approach;
  • Supporting the NCoS in conducting analyses on policy and market environment, and;
  • Promoting access to credit for selected commodity value chain actors.
Facilitate Coordination and Communication
  • Coordinate strategic planning as well as financial resource allocation and management of seed production;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with agri-inputs production and marketing stakeholders – at the individual and organizational levels.
  • Facilitate communication between the Regional and the National Coordinating Units, through meetings, regular contacts and using communication tools;
  • Manage daily interactions with agri-inputs stakeholders and provide timely and appropriate information as needed;
  • Develop, in collaboration with the Communication and the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Units at the CORAF/WECARD Executive Secretariat, appropriate tools (e.g., Website and Media), to facilitate information sharing with stakeholders.
Monitor and evaluate milestones
  • Facilitate Program planning, monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment relating to agri-inputs production, marketing and use;
  • Monitor progress towards results, both at CORAF/WECARD and national levels, identify and manage risks to ensure progress of implementation;
  • Support the preparation of Programme reporting and archiving;
  • Perform any other related duties as may be requested by the Management.
  Candidate Profile The successful candidate will have the following profile:
  • Have at least a M.Sc. Degree in Agri-Business, Agric. Economics, Agronomy or related subject;
  • Be knowledgeable in the agricultural research and development domains;
  • Have extensive knowledge in farming systems in West Africa, having worked for at least 10 years in the agricultural sector with focus on the research, production and marketing of the major food commodities;
  • Be able to promote the visions, missions and strategic goals of CAADP, (through the objectives of ECOWAP, PAU, CORAF/WECARD and the Feed the Future Initiative), and demonstrate integrity by adhering to the CORAF/WECARD’s core values and ethical standards;
  • Have Experience in working with the private sector, farmer organizations, Agricultural Extension System, NGOs, the CGIAR is paramount and with development projects will be an advantage;
  • Have the capacity to guide interventions to improve agricultural productivity at a wider scale using proven technologies and innovations and linking and coordinating a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Be able to provide advisory and technical support to the implementation, monitoring, and improvement of seed production targets;
  • Have the ability to collaborate with national and regional platforms (Alliances, Fora, Innovation Platforms, etc.) and use appropriate communication tools to facilitate adoption;
  • Be able to work with, coordinate and inspire, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in a multi-partner environment, and to engage in both local and high level policy dialogue;
  • Have the skills to facilitate knowledge building and results-based management within the context of CORAF/WECARD agenda;
  • Have the capacity and willingness to travel extensively within the sub-region and Internationally;
  • Be able to contribute to maintaining constructive working environment and excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Be able to communicate and write effectively in English and French.
  This is an internationally recruited position and CORAF/WECARD offers competitive terms of employment. CORAF/WECARD is an equal opportunity employer and applications from women are encouraged. Applications should comprise a cover letter, a detailed CV, names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone) of three (3) references by e-mail at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than November 6th 2017 at 17:30 CET. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles (CORAF/WECARD) regroupe actuellement les Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche Agricole (SNRA) de 23 pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, à savoir : 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/WECARD (www.coraf.org) est de contribuer à “une réduction durable de la pauvreté et de l’insécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre par une augmentation de la croissance économique induite par l’agriculture et une amélioration durable des principaux aspects du système de recherche agricole” La Mission est de parvenir à une “amélioration durable de la productivité, de la compétitivité et des marchés agricoles en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre par la satisfaction des demandes principales adressées au système de recherche de la sous-région par les groupes cibles”. Le CORAF / WECARD recrute un candidat hautement qualifié pour le poste de Spécialiste en Suivi-Evaluation. Les candidats devront être des ressortissants des pays dont les Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche Agricole (SNRA) sont membres du CORAF/WECARD. Le poste est basé à Dakar, Sénégal.   Specialiste en Suivi-Evaluation Le Spécialiste en Suivi-Evaluation sera placé sous l’autorité du Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation et sous la supervision directe du Gestionnaire du Programme Partenariat pour la Recherche, l’Education et le Développement Agricoles (PAIRED) en vue d’assurer l’atteinte des objectifs dudit Programme. Le Spécialiste en Suivi Evaluation aura comme principales responsabilités de :
  • Développer des approches, procédures et outils de S&E adéquats pour suivre la performance et les impacts des programmes coordonnés par le CORAF/WECARD à travers la sous-région et au-delà ;
  • Elaborer et mettre en œuvre des structures de suivi-évaluation appropriées, y compris la conception et la gestion du système de S&E au niveau des pays et des partenaires, la préparation des fiches d’indicateurs de référence, les plans de suivi du rendement (PSR), les outils de collecte de données ; les mécanismes de suivi des performances des indicateurs, les évaluations de la qualité des données et d'autres outils et instruments clés liées au S&E ;
  • Concevoir des études de base et de référence pour recueillir des informations sur les indicateurs de performance et les résultats au début des programmes coordonnés par l'Organisation ;
  • Faciliter les évaluations à mi-parcours et évaluations finales selon les nécessités ;
  • Elaborer des rapports trimestriels, semestriels et annuels et être impliqué dans le développement de bulletins périodiques, lettres d’informations et les succès stories sur le rendement des programmes du CORAF/WECARD ;
  • Concevoir et coordonner les programmes de renforcement des capacités sur les S&E pour le Secrétariat Exécutif du CORAF/WECARD et les partenaires du programme afin de suivre et gérer la performance des programmes de façon efficace ;
  • Fournir une expertise technique et analytique sur tous les sujets liés au suivi-évaluation du programme et organiser des révisions annuelles des programmes qui peuvent être nécessaires ;
  • En collaboration avec les gestionnaires de programme, veiller à ce que tous les programmes aient des programmes de gestion du rendement (PGR) à jour et des lignes directrices de S&E en place ;
  • Veiller à ce que les systèmes de suivi à élaborer soit fonctionnels et mis en œuvre correctement et que les équipes de projet et les partenaires nationaux fassent des rapports précis des résultats ;
  • Apporter un soutien de contrôle de qualité pour tous les aspects de S&E intégrés dans le Rapport de performance du CORAF/WECARD (s’assurer de l'exactitude de données fournies, des objectifs fixés, de la description des indicateurs, de la rédaction de rapports, etc.) ;
  • Appuyer la gestion de bases de données appropriées sur les activités et s’assurer que les données respectent les normes standard de qualité pour les rapports avec les justificatifs appropriés ;
  • Suivre l’impact sur le genre et l’environnement de toutes les actions dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du PAIRED ;
  • Accomplir d'autres tâches de S&E et de rapportage qui peuvent être demandées par la Direction du CORAF/WECARD.
Faciliter la coordination et la communication
  • Développer et maintenir des relations solides avec les acteurs de la production et du commerce des intrants agricoles – aux niveaux individuel et organisationnel ;
  • Faciliter la communication entre les unités régionales et nationales de coordination, par le biais de réunions, de contacts réguliers et d'utilisation des technologies de l’information.
  • Gérer les interactions quotidiennes avec les intervenants des intrants agricoles et fournir les informations appropriées au moment opportun ;
  • Développer, en collaboration avec les Unités de communication et de planification, de suivi & évaluation, au Secrétariat Exécutif du CORAF/WECARD, des outils appropriés (par exemple, le site Web et les médias), afin de faciliter le partage d'information avec les parties prenantes.
Suivre et évaluer les étapes
  • Faciliter la planification, le suivi, l'évaluation et l'analyse d'impact du programme de production, de marketing et d'utilisation des intrants agricoles ;
  • Suivre les progrès réalisés, tant au niveau du CORAF/WECARD qu'au niveau national, identifier et gérer les risques, pour garantir les succès de la mise en œuvre ;
  • Soutenir la préparation des activités de reportage et d’archivage du programme ;
  • Effectuer toute autre tâche connexe qui peut être demandée par la hiérarchie ;
  Profil du Candidat Le/la candidat (e) retenu(e) possède les compétences suivantes :
  • Etre titulaire d'un diplôme d'études supérieures (DEA, DESS ou équivalent) en économie agricole, agronomie, évaluation du développement, suivi-évaluation, développement international, statistique ou domaines connexes ;
  • Avoir au moins 10 années d'expérience à un poste de chargé de Suivi-Evaluation dans une organisation de développement, une ONG internationale, une organisation de bailleurs de fonds ou une organisation/institution réputée, œuvrant dans les domaines essentiels de transfert des technologies agricoles, de la sécurité alimentaire, de l'agriculture, de l'économie de la chaîne de valeur agricole ;
  • Avoir une bonne connaissance du système de recherche et de vulgarisation agricole dans la sous-région Afrique de l'Ouest en particulier dans les systèmes de technologie de sécurité alimentaire et de l'agriculture ;
  • Justifier d’une excellente connaissance des approches en suivi-évaluation, y compris le développement de systèmes de gestion du rendement ; les logiciels de S&E ; les instruments de collecte de données ; la gestion d'une grande base de données touchant une variété de programmes et de parties prenantes ;
  • Avoir une bonne maîtrise des outils utilisés par l’USAID pour le suivi et l’évaluation de performances ;
  • Disposer de bonnes aptitudes interpersonnelles avec la capacité de travailler dans une équipe multidisciplinaire et dans un environnement multiculturel, et à beaucoup voyager dans la sous-région Afrique de l'Ouest,
  • Disposer de bonnes compétences en communication orale et écrite, y compris la rédaction de documents scientifiques et autres documents généraux ;
  • Etre proactif (ve) et bien organisé(e), avec de solides capacités en planification et résolution de problèmes ;
  • Etre capable d’écrire et de communiquer en français et en anglais.
Faciliter la communication et les interactions
  • Développer et maintenir de solides relations avec les spécialistes de S&E au niveau du Secrétariat Exécutif du CORAF/WECARD et les coordonnateurs nationaux dans les pays et/ou aux niveaux institutionnels.
  • Faciliter la communication entre les unités de coordination nationales et points focaux institutionnels à travers des réunions, des contacts réguliers et en utilisant des outils de communication.
  • Elaborer en collaboration avec le CORAF/WECARD et les unités de communication nationale, des outils de communication appropriés (par exemple, le site Web et les médias), pour faciliter le partage d'informations avec les parties prenantes ;
  • Superviser la planification, la structuration, l'évaluation et les rapports des réunions des grands programmes.
  Ce poste est international et le CORAF/WECARD offre des conditions compétitives à ses employés.  Le CORAF/WECARD est un employeur qui garantit l’égalité des chances et les candidatures féminines sont ainsi vivement encouragées. Les candidatures incluant une lettre de motivation, un CV détaillé, les noms et les coordonnées (adresses e-mail et téléphone) de trois (3) références, sont à adresser par courrier électronique à : adecarbon@carrhure.com  au plus tard le 6 novembre 2017 à 17h30 CET. Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés pour une entrevue.

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The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) was founded in 1987. CORAF/WECARD (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/WECARD is “a sustainable reduction in poverty and food insecurity in WCA through an increase in agricultural-led economic growth and sustainable improvement of key aspects of the agricultural research system”. Its mission is to ensure “a sustainable improvement of the competitiveness, productivity and markets of the agricultural system of West and Central Africa by meeting the major demands of target groups of the sub-regional research system”. CORAF/WECARD is recruiting a highly skilled scientist for the position of Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist. Candidates will be citizens of a country which National Agricultural Research System (NARS) is member of CORAF/WECARD.The position is based in Dakar, Sénégal.   Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be under the authority of CORAF/WECARD Director of Research and Innovation and report to the Program Manager of the Partnership for Agricultural Research, Education and Development (PAIRED) Program towards the achievement of its objectives. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for the following tasks: Key Responsibilities Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Develop sound M&E approaches, procedures and tools to track performance and impacts of programs coordinated by CORAF/WECARD across the sub-region and beyond;
  • Develop and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation structures, including Country and Partner level M&E system design and management, preparation of indicator reference sheets, Performance Monitoring Plans (PMP), data collection tools; performance indicator tracking mechanisms; data quality assessments and other key M&E-related tools and instruments;
  • Design baseline and reference studies to collect information on performance indicators and outcomes at the start of programs coordinated by the Organization;
  • Facilitate mid-term assessments and final evaluations when appropriate;
  • Develop quarterly, half year and annual reports, and be involved in the development of periodic bulletins, newsletters and success stories on the performance of CORAF/WECARD programs;
  • Design and coordinate capacity strengthening programs on M&E for CORAF/WECARD Secretariat and program partners to effectively track and manage performance of programs;
  • Provide technical and analytical expertise on all subjects related to program monitoring and evaluation and organize annual program reviews as may be needed;
  • In conjunction with Program Managers, ensure that all programs have up to date Performance Management Plans (PMPs) and M&E Guidelines in place;
  • Ensure that tracking systems to be developed are functioning and implemented properly and that Project teams and National Partners are accurately reporting on results;
  • Provide quality control support for all aspects of M&E included in CORAF/WECARD’s Performance Report (ensuring accuracy in data reported, targets established, indicator description, report editing, etc);
  • Support in the management of appropriate database on activities and ensure data is of high and standard quality for reporting with appropriate documentary evidences;
  • Monitor Gender and environmental impact of all actions under the PAIRED;
  • Conduct other M&E and reporting tasks as may be requested by Management of CORAF/WECARD.
Facilitate Coordination and Communication
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with agri-inputs production and marketing stakeholders – at the individual and organizational levels;
  • Facilitate communication between the Regional and the National Coordinating Units, through meetings, regular contacts and using communication tools;
  • Manage daily interactions with agri-inputs stakeholders and provide timely and appropriate information as needed;
  • Develop, in collaboration with the Communication and the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Units at the CORAF/WECARD Executive Secretariat, appropriate tools (e.g., Website and Media), to facilitate information sharing with stakeholders.
Monitor and evaluate milestones
  • Facilitate Program planning, monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment relating to agri-inputs production, marketing and use;
  • Monitor progress towards results, both at CORAF/WECARD and national levels, identify and manage risks to ensure progress of implementation;
  • Support the preparation of Programme reporting and archiving;
  • Perform any other related duties as may be requested by the Management.
  Candidate Profile The candidate for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is expected to have the following qualification and experience:
  • Holder of a post-graduate degree (DEA, DESS or equivalent) in Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Development Evaluation, Monitoring and Evaluation, International Development, Statistics or related subjects;
  • At least 10 years of experience in the position of Monitoring and Evaluation in a development organization, an international NGO, donor organization or a reputable organization/institution working in core areas of agricultural technology transfer, food security, agriculture, economics of agricultural value chain;
  • Good knowledge in the agricultural research and extension system in the West Africa sub-region particularly in food security and agriculture technology systems;
  • Demonstrate sound and excellent knowledge in Monitoring and Evaluation approaches including the development of performance management systems; M&E software; data capturing instruments; management of huge database cutting across a variety of programs and stakeholders;
  • Be familiar with USAID instruments for performance monitoring and evaluation;
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and a multi-cultural environment, and to travel extensively within the West Africa sub-region;
  • Good oral and communication skills, including writing and editing of scientific and other general literature materials;
  • Proactive and well-organised, with good planning and problem-solving abilities;
  • Be able to communicate and write effectively in English and French.
Facilitate communication and liaison
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with M&E Specialists at the CORAF/WECARD Secretariat and National Coordinators at the country and/or institutional levels;
  • Facilitate communication between the National Coordinating Units and Institutional Focal Persons, through meetings, regular contacts and using communication tools;
  • Develop, in collaboration with the CORAF/WECARD and the National Communication Units the use of appropriate communication tools (e.g., Web Site and Media), to facilitate information sharing with stakeholders;
  • Oversee planning, structuring, evaluation and reporting of major program meetings.
  CORAF/WECARD offers competitive terms of employment. CORAF/WECARD is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Applications should comprise a cover letter, a detailed CV, names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone) of three (3) references by e-mail at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than November 6th 2017 at 17:30 CET. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles (CORAF/WECARD) regroupe actuellement les Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche Agricole (SNRA) de 23 pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, à savoir : 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/WECARD (www.coraf.org) est de contribuer à “une réduction durable de la pauvreté et de l’insécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre par une augmentation de la croissance économique induite par l’agriculture et une amélioration durable des principaux aspects du système de recherche agricole” La Mission est de parvenir à une “amélioration durable de la productivité, de la compétitivité et des marchés agricoles en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre par la satisfaction des demandes principales adressées au système de recherche de la sous-région par les groupes cibles”. Le CORAF / WECARD recrute un candidat hautement qualifié pour le poste d’Expert en Développement d’Intrants Agricoles. Les candidats devront être des ressortissants des pays dont les Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche Agricole (SNRA) sont membres du CORAF/WECARD. Le poste est basé à Dakar, Sénégal.   Expert en Développement d’Intrants Agricoles Placé sous l’autorité du Directeur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation du CORAF/WECARD, l’Expert en Développement d’Intrants Agricoles travaillera en étroite collaboration avec l’équipe du « Partenariat pour la Recherche, l’Education et le Développement Agricoles » (PREDA/PAIRED) pour l’atteinte de ses résultats. Les responsabilités spécifiques incluront, mais sans être limitées, aux aspects ci-après : Sous-composante 1 : Mettre en place une Alliance pour une industrie des intrants agricoles en Afrique de l’Ouest :
  • En collaboration avec IFDC et AGRA, soutenir la mise en place d'une Alliance pour une industrie régionale des intrants agricoles qui fusionne l'Alliance pour une industrie semencière en Afrique de l'Ouest (ASIWA) et l'Association Ouest-africaine des engrais (WAFA) et élargir la sphère des adhésions;
  • Développer un système de gouvernance et renforcer les capacités des gestionnaires du système;
  • Superviser le fonctionnement d’une plateforme électronique durable pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest (www.wasix.net), pour l'échange d'informations et le marketing des intrants agricoles.
Sous-composante 2 : Améliorer la mise en œuvre des politiques nationales et régionales sur les intrants agricoles :
  • Renforcer les capacités des Etats membres à mettre en œuvre les réglementations régionales sur les intrants agricoles – en collaboration avec l'IFDC et le CILSS;
  • Promouvoir les droits de propriété intellectuelle (DPI) et soutenir les méthodes de plaidoyer pour un mécanisme de financement durable, en vue de la mise en œuvre des politiques régionales en matière d’intrants agricoles;
  • Développer un mécanisme régional pour une mise en œuvre efficace des politiques en matière d’intrants agricoles et soutenir la création d'un environnement favorable à une réaction rapide dans la gestion des crises;
Sous-composante 3 : Accroître la production et l’utilisation des Intrants Agricoles
  • Faciliter un mécanisme durable de production, d’approvisionnement en intrants agricoles et promouvoir l’utilisation de l’outil de planification prévisionnelle de la demande en intrants agricoles;
  • Intégrer les intrants agricoles de qualité dans les chaînes de valeur et promouvoir l’utilisation de types d’emballage innovants pour susciter la demande;
  • Renforcer le système de production semencière par les organisations de producteurs.
Sous-composante 4: Accroître la participation du Secteur Privé dans le développement de l’industrie des intrants agricoles
  • Soutenir les associations régionales d’intrants agricoles à développer des plans durables de mobilisation des ressources et des partenariats avec des compagnies multinationales;
  • Faire un plaidoyer pour la libéralisation de la production de semences de base par le secteur privé et promouvoir des modèles de gestion des affaires en matière d’intrants agricoles et d’accès au financement;
  • Renforcer les capacités organisationnelles des associations du secteur privé, y compris les organisations de producteurs, etc.
Faciliter la coordination et la communication
  • Coordonner la planification stratégique ainsi que l'allocation des ressources financières et la gestion des activités techniques ;
  • Développer et maintenir des relations solides avec les acteurs de la production et du commerce des intrants agricoles – aux niveaux individuel et organisationnel ;
  • Faciliter la communication entre les unités régionales et nationales de coordination, par le biais de réunions, de contacts réguliers et d'utilisation des technologies de l’information et de la communication.
  • Gérer les interactions quotidiennes avec les intervenants aux systèmes des intrants agricoles et fournir les informations appropriées au moment opportun ;
  • Développer, en collaboration avec les Unités de communication, de planification, de suivi & évaluation, au Secrétariat Exécutif du CORAF/WECARD, des outils appropriés (par exemple, le site Web et les médias), afin de faciliter le partage d'information avec les parties prenantes.
  • Coordonner la planification, la structuration, l’évaluation et le rapportage des rencontres majeures sur la production, l’approvisionnement et l’utilisation des semences et fertilisants.
Suivi et Evaluation à mi-parcours
  • Faciliter la planification, le suivi, l’évaluation et l’étude d’impact du programme relatif à la production, la commercialisation et l’utilisation des semences ;
  • Faire le suivi des progrès réalisés, à travers les résultats obtenus aussi bien au niveau du CORAF/WECARD qu’au niveau national, pour l’identification et la gestion des risques de façon à assurer une bonne progression dans la mise en œuvre ;
  • Soutenir la préparation des rapports du programme et de l’archivage ;
  • Réaliser toute autre tâche qui serait demandée par la Hiérarchie.
  Profil du Candidat Le/la candidat (e) retenu(e) possède les compétences suivantes:
  • Etre titulaire d’au moins, un Master en Agri-Business, en Politique des Intrants Agricoles, en Amélioration des plantes, en Technologies des Semences, en Agro-économie ou en tout autre domaine connexe;
  • voir des connaissances avérées sur les systèmes de gestion des affaires dans le domaine des intrants agricoles en Afrique de l’Ouest et avoir travaillé durant 5 ans, au moins, dans le secteur agricole, notamment dans la production et la commercialisation des intrants agricoles des cultures vivrières majeures en Afrique de l’Ouest;
  • Avoir des connaissances avérées sur les réglementations régionales de la CEDEAO portant Harmonisation des règles régissant le Contrôle de Qualité, la Certification et la Commercialisation des Semences et des Engrais dans l’espace CEDEAO-UEMOA-CILSS, pour accompagner l’approche « paquets technologiques »;
  • Avoir une expérience avérée en matière de renforcement des capacités des PMEs, des associations nationales et régionales et des compagnies internationales, en matière d’entrepreneuriat dans le domaine des intrants agricoles, pour promouvoir l’approche holistique d’adoption de « paquets technologiques »;
  • Disposer d’aptitude à mettre en place des plateformes régionales et nationales (Comités, Alliances, Fora et Plateformes d’Innovation), pour promouvoir l’approche chaîne de valeur intrants agricoles et réduire l’écart de la demande non-couverte;
  • Etre capable de travailler, coordonner et inspirer des équipes pluridisciplinaires et multiculturelles dans un environnement multipartenaire, et d’engager des discussions politiques à tous les niveaux avec les clients;
  • Disposer d’aptitudes pour faciliter le développement de connaissances et la gestion axée sur les résultats dans le contexte de l’agenda du CORAF/WECARD;
  • Etre capable de représenter le CORAF/WECARD dans les consultations gouvernementales avec les partenaires multilatéraux et bilatéraux et la société civile;
  • Etre capable de contribuer au maintien d’un excellent environnement de travail à l’interne et à l’externe;
  • Avoir la capacité et la volonté de voyager intensément à travers la sous-région et à l’international;
  • Etre capable d’écrire et de communiquer en français et en anglais ;
  Ce poste est international et le CORAF/WECARD offre des conditions compétitives à ses employés.  Le CORAF/WECARD est un employeur qui garantit l’égalité des chances et les candidatures féminines sont ainsi vivement encouragées. CORAF/WECARD est un employeur équitable. Les candidatures féminines sont encouragées. Les candidatures incluant une lettre de motivation, un CV détaillé, les noms et les coordonnées (adresses e-mail et téléphone) de trois (3) références, sont à adresser par courrier électronique à : adecarbon@carrhure.com  au plus tard le 6 Novembre 2017 à 17h30 CET. Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés pour une entrevue.

JOUER UN ROLE CRUCIAL AU SEIN DU CORAF/WECARD POUR REDUIRE LA PAUVRETE ET L’INSECURITE ALIMENTAIRE Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles (CORAF/WECARD)...

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Posted 6 years ago

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER AND BROADEN YOUR EXPERTISE WHILE MAKING A TANGIBLE CONTRIBUTION TO BETTERING THE LIVELIHOODS OF POOR AND VULNERABLE PEOPLE

The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) was founded in 1987. CORAF/WECARD (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/WECARD is “a sustainable reduction in poverty and food insecurity in WCA through an increase in agricultural-led economic growth and sustainable improvement of key aspects of the agricultural research system”. Its mission is to ensure “a sustainable improvement of the competitiveness, productivity and markets of the agricultural system of West and Central Africa by meeting the major demands of target groups of the sub-regional research system”. CORAF/WECARD is recruiting a highly skilled scientist for the position of Senior Agri-Input Expert. Candidates will be citizens of a country which National Agricultural Research System (NARS) is member of CORAF/WECARD. The position is based in Dakar, Sénégal.   Senior Agri-Input Expert The Agri-Input Development Expert will be under the authority of CORAF/WECARD Director of Research and Innovation and will work closely with the Partnership for Agricultural Research, Education and Development (PAIRED) team towards the achievement of its objectives. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following: Key Responsibilities Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following: Area 1: Establish the Alliance for Agri-Input Industry in West Africa
  • In collaboration with IFDC and AGRA, support the establishment of an Alliance for Agri-Input Industry by merging the Alliance for Seed Industry in West Africa (ASIWA) and the West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA) and broadening membership;
  • Develop governance system and strengthen capacities for the agri-input alliance governance members;
  • Oversee the functioning of a viable West Africa agri-input electronic platform (www.wasix.net) for information exchange and agri-input marketing.
Area 2: Improving Implementation of National and Regional Agri-Inputs Policies
  • Strengthen capacities of Member States in implementation of the regional agri-inputs regulations – in collaboration with IFDC and CILSS;
  • Promote Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and support advocacy approaches for sustainable funding mechanism for the implementation of agri-input policies;
  • Develop region-wide mechanism for effective implementation of agri-input sector policies and support the creation of an enabling environment for rapid response to crisis management.
Area 3: Increasing the Production and Use of Agri-Inputs
  • Facilitate sustainable agri-input production and supply mechanisms and promote the use of the agri-input demand forecasting tool;
  • Integrate quality agri-inputs in commodity value chains and promote innovative agri-input packaging to drive demand;
  • Strengthen farmer-led seed production systems.
Area 4: Increasing Private Sector Participation in the Agri-Inputs Industry
  • Assist the regional agri-input associations to develop sustainable resource mobilization plans and developing partnerships with multi-national companies;
  • Advocate for liberalization of foundation seed production by the private sector and promoting models for agri-input business management and access to finance;
  • Strengthen the organizational capacities of the private sector associations (including producers’ organizations (POs).
Facilitate Coordination and Communication
  • Coordinate strategic planning as well as financial resource allocation and management of technical activities;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with agri-input production and marketing stakeholders – at the individual and organizational levels;
  • Facilitate communication between the Regional and the National Coordinating Units, through meetings, regular contacts and using communication tools;
  • Manage daily interactions with agri-input stakeholders and provide timely and appropriate information as needed;
  • In collaboration with the Communication and the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Units at the CORAF/WECARD Executive Secretariat, develop appropriate tools (e.g., Website and Media), to facilitate information sharing with stakeholders;
  • Oversee planning, structuring, evaluation and reporting of major program meetings relating to seed and fertilizer production, supply and use.
Monitor and evaluate milestones
  • Facilitate Program planning, monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment relating to agri-inputs production, marketing and use;
  • Monitor progress towards results, both at CORAF/WECARD and national levels, identify and manage risks to ensure progress of implementation;
  • Support the preparation of Programme reporting and archiving.
  Candidate Profile The successful candidate will have the following profile:
  • Have at least an M.Sc. Degree in Agri-Business, Agri-Input Policy, Seed Technology, Plant Breeding, Agric. Economics or related subject;
  • Have extensive knowledge in agri-input business systems in West Africa, having worked for, at least, 5 years in the agricultural sector with focus on the agri-input production and marketing of the major food commodities;
  • Have ability to promote the ECOWAS Regulations on the Harmonization of Rules Governing Quality Control, Certification and Marketing of Seeds and Seedlings, and Quality Control of Fertilizers in the ECOWAS-UEMOA-CILSS Region, to accompany the package approach;
  • Have extensive knowledge for building business entrepreneurship capacities of the private sector SMEs, National and Regional Agri-Inputs Associations, and international agri-input companies, to promote a holistic approach in promoting the adoption of agri-inputs, as a package;
  • Have extensive knowledge for establishing national and regional platforms (Committees, Alliances, Fora and Innovation Platforms), to promote agri-input value chain approaches and to bridge the demand gap;
  • Be able to work with, coordinate and inspire multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in a multi-partner environment, and to engage in both local and high level policy dialogue with clients;
  • Have strong capacities to facilitate knowledge building and results-based management within the context of CORAF/WECARD agenda;
  • Be able to represent CORAF/WECARD in consultations with governments, multilateral and bilateral partners, and civil society;
  • Be able to contribute to maintaining constructive working environment and excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Have capacity and willingness to travel extensively within the sub-region and internationally;
  • Be able to communicate and write effectively in English and French.
  This is an internationally recruitment position and CORAF/WECARD offers competitive terms of employment. CORAF/WECARD is an equal opportunity employer and applications from women are encouraged. Applications should comprise a cover letter, a detailed CV, names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone) of three (3) references by e-mail at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than November 6th 2017 at 17:30 CET. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER AND BROADEN YOUR EXPERTISE WHILE MAKING A TANGIBLE CONTRIBUTION TO BETTERING THE LIVELIHOODS OF POOR AND VULNERABLE PEOPLE The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Res...

JOUER UN ROLE CRUCIAL AU SEIN DU CORAF/WECARD POUR REDUIRE LA PAUVRETE ET L’INSECURITE ALIMENTAIRE

Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles (CORAF/WECARD) regroupe actuellement les Systèmes Nationaux de Recherche Agricole (SNRA) de 23 pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, à savoir : 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/WECARD (www.coraf.org) est de contribuer à “une réduction durable de la pauvreté et de l’insécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre par une augmentation de la croissance économique induite par l’agriculture et une amélioration durable des principaux aspects du système de recherche agricole” La Mission est de parvenir à une “amélioration durable de la productivité, de la compétitivité et des marchés agricoles en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre par la satisfaction des demandes principales adressées au système de recherche de la sous-région par les groupes cibles”. Le CORAF / WECARD 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 sera devra contribuer à la planification et la mise en oeuvre du Plan Stratégique et des Plans Opérationnels du CORAF/WECARD. Il/Elle aura à diriger une équipe de chercheurs pour assurer de façon efficace et efficiente la coordination, l’élaboration et la mise en oeuvre des programmes et initiatives du CORAF/WECARD. 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/WECARD ;
  • 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 oeuvre efficace des programmes et projets en vue de l’obtention de solutions d’envergure ;
  • Elaborer et mettre en oeuvre 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/WECARD rendent fidèlement compte aussi bien au Conseil d’Administration, aux différentes parties prenantes du CORAF/WECARD 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/WECARD par le biais de la sensibilisation publique, du plaidoyer, de la représentation et des négociations ;
  • Rehausser l’image et accroître l’influence du CORAF/WECARD auprès de la communauté de la recherche et du développement agricole en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre ;
  • Renforcer les relations du CORAF/WECARD 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/WECARD 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/WECARD ;
  • Exécuter toute autre tâche assignée par le Directeur Exécutif du CORAF/WECARD.
Profil du Candidat Le/la candidat (e) retenu(e) possède 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/WECARD (sahélienne, côtière et forestière);
    • Avoir une expérience relative à la conduite et à la gestion d’environnements organisationnels complexes et de mise en oeuvre 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.
CORAF/WECARD est un employeur équitable. Les candidatures féminines sont encouragées. Les candidatures incluant une lettre de motivation, un CV détaillé, les noms et les coordonnées (adresses email et téléphone) de trois (3) références, sont à adresser par courrier électronique à : adecarbon@carrhure.com au plus tard le 17 octobre 2017 à 16h00 CET. Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés pour une entrevue.  

JOUER UN ROLE CRUCIAL AU SEIN DU CORAF/WECARD POUR REDUIRE LA PAUVRETE ET L’INSECURITE ALIMENTAIRE Le Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles (CORAF/WECARD...

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Sénégal
Posted 6 years ago

BECOME CORAF/WECARD’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/WECARD) was founded in 1987. CORAF/WECARD (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/WECARD is “a sustainable reduction in poverty and food insecurity in WCA through an increase in agricultural-led economic growth and sustainable improvement of key aspects of the agricultural research system”. Its mission is to ensure “a sustainable improvement of the competitiveness, productivity and markets of the agricultural system of West and Central Africa by meeting the major demands of target groups of the sub-regional research system”. CORAF/WECARD 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/WECARD Executive Director and will contribute to the planning and implementation of the Strategic Plan and Operational Plans of CORAF/WECARD. 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/WECARD. Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Provide a compelling and integrated strategic vision for all CORAF/WECARD’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/WECARD programs are accountable to the Governing Board and the wider CORAF/WECARD 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/WECARD through public awareness, advocacy, representation, and negotiations;
  • Raise CORAF/WECARD’s profile and influence in the agricultural research and development community in West and Central Africa;
  • Strengthen CORAF/WECARD’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/WECARD 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/WECARD program operations;
  • Perform any other duties as will be assigned by the Executive Director of CORAF/WECARD.
Candidate Profile 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/WECARD (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:
    • PhD 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;
    • 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.
CORAF/WECARD offers competitive terms of employment. CORAF/WECARD is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Applications should comprise a cover letter, a detailed CV, names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone) of three (3) references by e-mail at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than October 17th 2017 at 17:30 CET. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

BECOME CORAF/WECARD’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 (CORA...

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OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROWING ORGANIZATION WHO AIMS TO MAKE AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AS A CLIMATE INFORMATION & EWS SPECIALIST

The Green Climate Fund or GCF (“The Fund”) aims to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change. The fund will contribute to the achievement of the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Division of Mitigation and Adaptation is responsible for a range of analytical and operational tasks related to policy, guideline and pipeline development. It is also responsible in the update and maintenance of the project pipeline database system and in the Portfolio Management system development. To realize the Fund’s unprecedented mission, GCF is expanding its workforce. It is seeking a Climate Information & EWS Specialist who will be part of a growing organization that offers exciting challenges and responsibilities. Climate Information & EWS Specialist – Division of Mitigation & Adaptation The Climate Information and EWS Specialist will provide technical expertise, support the development of a pipeline of investments within the result area of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and support administration of a portfolio of investments. S/he will bring significant experience to the Fund in stepping up efforts for investments in climate information services and Early Warning Systems (EWS). S/he will work closely with accredited entities, national designated authorities and other internal/external stakeholders by providing substantive guidance on methodological matters and technical inputs to proposed investments and activities. S/he will report to the Director of Mitigation & Adaptation. The duties and responsibilities are highlighted below:
  • Develop and manage a pipeline of projects/programmes in climate information services and systems, agrometeorology, meteorology and climatology, early warning systems and other related climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction issues;
  • Review and assess projects/programmes, funding proposals and concept notes as well as other applications to the Fund, by providing high-quality inputs and assuring compliance with the GCF policies and procedures;
  • Monitor relevant portfolio and providing support to the implementation of the projects/programmes to ensure their performance is in line with intended results;
  • Develop relevant policy documents, operational guidelines, procedures, document templates, reports, tools and other products;
  • Manage external consultants, monitor performance, review outputs and recommend and take corrective actions when needed;
  • Strengthen the Fund’s knowledge management activities by providing technical expertise in the thematic areas.
Candidate Profile We are looking for a highly competent individual with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience in technical and/or commercial work gained from (i) an engineering and/or consultancy organization; (ii) an organization in the delivery of adaptation solution and/or agricultural and food security investments in response to climate risks; or (iii) a bank or fund engaged in providing financing at scale to developing country partners. The individual should have a Master’s degree in climatology/meteorology, science/engineering, agriculture, environmental engineering, civil engineering, or a related field. Fluency in English is essential for this position while knowledge of another United Nations language would be an advantage. Other relevant skills needed include:
  • In-depth knowledge and proven operational experience in Climate Information Services and Early Warning Systems;
  • Experience in managing consultants and related assignments;
  • Work experience in least developed countries, small island states and/or Africa would be a distinct advantage.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of multiple teams in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a broad range of stakeholders, maintaining good working relationships;
  • Experience in establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Good teamwork, proactive and can-do attitude, and ability to act as a team leader when required;
  • Strong planning and organizing skills;
  • Exceptional client orientation and communication skills
Please send your CV and cover letter to Ms. Aurée de Carbon at adecarbon@carrhure.com Closing date : Tuesday 21st of February. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Features

Job CategorySenior Specialist

OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROWING ORGANIZATION WHO AIMS TO MAKE AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AS A CLIMATE INFORMATION & EWS SPECIALIST The Green Climate Fund or GCF (...

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Songdo Incheon-Korea
Posted 7 years ago

OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROWING ORGANIZATION WHO AIMS TO MAKE AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AS A WATER SECTOR SPECIALIST

The Green Climate Fund or GCF (“The Fund”) aims to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change. The fund will contribute to the achievement of the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Division of Mitigation and Adaptation is responsible for a range of analytical and operational tasks related to policy, guideline and pipeline development. It is also responsible in the update and maintenance of the project pipeline database system and in the Portfolio Management system development. To realize the Fund’s unprecedented mission, GCF is expanding its workforce. It is seeking a Water Sector Specialist who will be part of a growing organization that offers exciting challenges and responsibilities. Water Sector Specialist – Division of Mitigation & Adaptation The Water Sector Specialist will provide technical expertise, support the development of a pipeline of investments within the result area of integrated water resources management, sanitation, health (waterborne diseases), flood risk management, and support administration of a portfolio of investments. S/he will bring significant experience to the Fund, in stepping up efforts for investments in climate adaptive integrated water resources management systems. S/he will work closely with accredited entities, national designated authorities and other internal/external stakeholders by providing substantive guidance on methodological matters and technical inputs to proposed investments and activities. S/he will report to the Director of Mitigation & Adaptation. The duties and responsibilities are highlighted below:
  • Develop and manage a pipeline of projects/programmes in integrated water resources management, sanitation, health (water borne diseases), flood risk management, and other water safety and security issues;
  • Review and assess projects/programmes, funding proposals and concept notes as well as other applications to the Fund, by providing high-quality inputs and assuring compliance with the GCF policies and procedures;
  • Monitor relevant portfolio and provide support to the implementation of the projects/programmes to ensure their performance is in line with intended results;
  • Develop relevant policy documents, operational guidelines, procedures, document templates, reports, tools and other products;
  • Manage external consultants, monitor performance, review outputs and recommend and take corrective actions when needed;
  • Strengthen the Fund’s knowledge management activities by providing technical expertise in the thematic areas.
Candidate Profile We are looking for a highly competent individual with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience in more than one of these roles: project origination, development, appraisal, management and/or financing, from working with a utility, consultancy firm, non-governmental organization, international organizations, donor or multilateral agencies. The individual should have a Master’s degree in water resources management, water and sanitation, agriculture, environmental engineering, civil engineering or a related field. Fluency in English is essential for this position while knowledge of another United Nations language would be an advantage. Other relevant skills needed include:
  • Experience in working with national governments and agencies on climate change will be a plus;
  • Familiarity with climate policy as well as keep abreast of ongoing discussions and decisions under the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC);
  • Experience in working in developing countries, with a particular focus on LDCs, SIDs and Africa; experience working in international organizations is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of multiple teams in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a broad range of stakeholders, maintaining good working relationships;
  • Experience in establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Good teamwork, proactive and can-do attitude, and ability to act as a team leader when required;
  • Strong planning and organizing skills;
  • Exceptional client orientation and communication skills
Please send your CV and cover letter to Ms. Aurée de Carbon at adecarbon@carrhure.com Closing date : Friday 23rd of December. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Features

Job CategorySenior Specialist

OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROWING ORGANIZATION WHO AIMS TO MAKE AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AS A WATER SECTOR SPECIALIST The Green Climate Fund or GCF (“The Fund”) ai...

Closed
Songdo Incheon-Korea
Posted 7 years ago

OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROWING ORGANIZATION WHO AIMS TO MAKE AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AS AN ECOSYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

The Green Climate Fund or GCF (“The Fund”) aims to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change. The fund will contribute to the achievement of the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Division of Mitigation and Adaptation is responsible for a range of analytical and operational tasks related to policy, guideline and pipeline development. It is also responsible in the update and maintenance of the project pipeline database system and in the Portfolio Management system development. To realize the Fund’s unprecedented mission, GCF is expanding its workforce. It is seeking an Ecosystems Management Specialist who will be part of a growing organization that offers exciting challenges and responsibilities.

Ecosystems Management Specialist – Division of Mitigation & Adaptation

The Ecosystems Management Specialist will provide technical expertise, support the development of a pipeline of investments within the results areas of ecosystems and ecosystem services as well as forest and land use and support administration of a portfolio of investments. S/he will work closely with accredited entities, national designated authorities and other internal/external stakeholders by providing substantive guidance on methodological matters and technical inputs to proposed investments and activities. S/he will report to the Director of Mitigation & Adaptation. The duties and responsibilities are highlighted below:
  • Develop and manage a pipeline of projects/programmes on ecosystems and ecosystem services management as well as forestry and land use;
  • Lead the review and assessment of projects/programmes funding proposals and concept notes as well as other applications to the Fund, by providing high-quality inputs and assuring compliance with the GCF policies and procedures;
  • Monitor of the relevant portfolio and providing support to the implementation of the projects/programmes to ensure their performance is in line with intended results;
  • Coordinate closely with accredited entities, national designated authorities and other divisions of the Secretariat;
  • Develop relevant policy documents, operational guidelines, procedures, document templates, reports, tools and other products;
  • Strengthen the Fund’s knowledge management activities by providing technical expertise in the thematic area.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of operations information systems;
  • Manage external consultants, monitoring performance, reviewing outputs and recommending and taking corrective actions when needed;
  • Provide thought and action to promote the GCF investments that shift the paradigm low-emission and climate resilient development.

Candidate Profile We are looking for a highly competent individual with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience in project origination, development, appraisal, management and project finance/investment. The individual should have a Master’s degree in ecosystem ecology, geography, environmental science, forestry, environmental, economics; natural resources management or other relevant fields. Fluency in English is essential for this position while knowledge of another United Nations language would be an advantage. Other relevant skills needed include:

  • Relevant experience in climate finance operations in ecosystems and land use sector.
  • Experience in working with international agencies, donors and multilateral agencies in more than one of these roles would be an asset;
  • Substantive expertise in one or more of the following areas: ecosystems management, ecosystem services including payments for ecosystem services, ecosystems-based adaptation, climate change adaptation of various ecosystem types (i.e. floodplain and terrestrial, coastal and marine, desert and dryland, forests, etc.). Knowledge of forest ecosystems and REDD+.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of climate change and climate variability in relation to natural ecosystems as well as keep abreast of ongoing discussions and decisions under the
  • Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC);
  • Experience in working with national governments and agencies on climate change will be a plus;
  • Experience in working in developing countries, with a particular focus on LDCs, SIDs and Africa;
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of multiple teams in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a broad range of stakeholders, maintaining good working relationships;
  • Experience in establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Good teamwork, proactive and can-do attitude, and ability to act as a team leader when required;
  • Strong planning and organizing skills;
  • Exceptional client orientation and communication skills
Please send your CV and cover letter to Ms. Aurée de Carbon at adecarbon@carrhure.com Closing date: Friday 23rd of December. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Features

Job CategorySenior Specialist

OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROWING ORGANIZATION WHO AIMS TO MAKE AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AS AN ECOSYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST The Green Climate Fund or GCF (“The ...

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