Position at ICRAF (fwd)
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Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 17:41:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: "MEINZEN-DICK, RUTH" <R.MEINZEN-DICK@cgnet.com>
To: 'Gender-CG' <GENDER-CG@cgnet.com>
Subject: Position at ICRAF
Resent-Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 17:41:00 -0700 (PDT)
International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Vacancy Announcement: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
The International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) is an
international research organization supported by the Consultative Group
International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Its ultimate purpose is to
contribute to improving human welfare and environmental resilience
through improved agroforestry systems.
ICRAF seeks to fill a position of Director of Development who will
oversee ICRAFÉs new Development Division, which focuses with accelerating
impact of agroforestry innovations and enhancing the capacity and
institutional strengths of national institutions. The work is carried
through 6 regional programs in Southern Africa, Eastern African
Highlands, the Sahel, Humid West Africa, Humid Tropical Latin America and
Humid Tropical Southeast Asia, comprising 20 collaborating countries.
The individual will supervise a multidisciplinary team of 68
professional staff with an annual budget of approximately US$9 million.
As a key member of ICRAFÉs senior management team, the Director is
actively involved in the overall guidance of the Centre. Duties include
implementing ICRAFÉs strategy and medium term plan, administering an
efficient management system and interacting with donor agencies.
Candidates must have a PhD degree or equivalent in an applied biophysical
or social science, with a personal track record of having carried a
research project through actual implementation that resulted in tangible
impacts on farmer fields in the tropics. English competence is essential
while French or Spanish are highly desirable. Successful experience in
working in a multicultural environment and leading a multidisciplinary
team is highly desirable.
An internationally competitive salary and benefits package will be
provided. The contract is for continuing appointment up to 10 years,
subject to 1-year probation period, satisfactory performance and adequate
funding. ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working
environment. The position will be based at ICRAFÉs headquarters in
Nairobi, Kenya and requires frequent travel.
Applicants are invited to send a detailed curriculum vitae, including
date of birth, salary details and the names and addresses of 3 referees
(including telephone, fax numbers and email address). Please refer in
your covering letter to code GP.
All correspondence should be addressed to the Head of Human Resources,
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, P.O. Box 30677,
Nairobi, Kenya; Tel:+254 2 521450; email:firstname.lastname@example.org; fax:+ 254 2
Applications will be considered until 1 August 1997 or until the
is filled. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.