Thursday, January 14, 2016

Jobs at Africa Rice Center - Zambia - 1/14/2016

Help Africa Reduce Poverty and Food Insecurity by Increasing the Productivity of the Rice Sector
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is a leading pan-African rice research organization committed to improving livelihoods in Africa through strong science and effective partnerships.  AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. An intergovernmental association of 25 African member countries, AfricaRice is also one of the 15 international agricultural research centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. AfricaRice is seeking to build a senior management team that will lead the successful implementation of its vision.
Deputy Director General/Director of Research for Development (located in its 700ha experimental station in M’bé, 30 km north of Bouaké in the central region of Côte d’Ivoire - approximately 350 kilometers away from Abidjan)
The ideal candidate is a superior leader of scientific organizations with a demonstrated ability to build collaborative and highly effective research and development teams in developing countries. She or he will have led change and built private and/or public sector enterprises that thrive in today’s interrelated and integrated world. The incumbent will have the combined functions of the DDG and the DR4D. He or she will deputize for the DG and may be asked to act as interim DG of the Centre if required. This position requires frequent travel to AfricaRice’s Headquarters office in Abidjan and to its regional and country stations. The new DDG/DGR4D will lead and supervise the Research for Development Division, composed of 4 Programs and 4 Support Unit. 
Ph.D. or equivalent in agriculture, economic development, or management science.
  • A minimum of 10 years of successful experience leading scientific research teams or organizations, preferably in Africa, building successful collaboration with regional and international research and development partners, and demonstrating a strong record of mobilizing resources.
Director of Corporate Services (located in its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
The ideal candidate is an excellent leader with in-depth knowledge in managing human, financial and physical resources in an international organization. Strong business experience in public and private sectors will be an asset. The new DCS will provide appropriate support to the Center in a highly results-oriented organizational setup and will advise the DG on policies relating to finance, budget, security, human resource management and general administration of the Center, its staff and facilities. She or he will lead and manage a client-oriented Corporate Services Division, composed of 5 Units. 
  • MBA or equivalent in a field related to finance/accounting (Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant) and/or business administration and advanced professional qualification in finance or related fields.
  • At least 10 years of proven expertise in the areas of general management, including financial management, human resources, operations and image building at international and multicultural levels, preferably in an international organization.  Senior management experience with sub-regional or global agricultural research organization and knowledge of the CGIAR will be an asset.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified candidates are invited to submit their CV and cover letter to Ms. Aurée de Carbon, Managing Director, CARRHURE Consulting at:
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12th February 2016


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