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Director General

4 Years
Posted on 29 Mar 19
Job DescriptionLast Date 30 Apr 19
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is currently seeking a new Director General to succeed the retiring incumbent.

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of the following skills, knowledge, experience, and personal characteristics:

Significant international research and development experience at the highest level, including the application of research results to product delivery strategies for developing countries conditions (addressing food security, poverty alleviation, human nutrition and health, and building agro-ecosystem resilience).
A sustained record of achievement and innovation, with an established reputation for cutting edge approaches; demonstrated skills as a scientist and senior administrator of scientific research.

A track record of progressively responsible leadership experience in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary settings, including management of an organization or business unit in the public or private sectors or academia.

Demonstrated success in delivering measurable impact and promoting research excellence in the context of multi-partner programs.

Evidence of strong, sustainable resource mobilization delivery, and effective communications with R&D and public and private sector investors, and policy communities.

A PhD in a field relevant to agricultural research for development.A track record as a courageous, visionary change agent that builds and improves organization culture, efficiency, and effectiveness.

A personal approach that exemplifies the values of the highest scientific and professional standards, with demonstrated commitment to collaboration, and gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

A management style that is collegial, consistent and transparent in decision-making; demonstrated comfort leading in a complex global environment.

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, with strong representational and advocacy skills.
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How to apply
ICRISAT has engaged the services of an executive search firm, SRI Executive to support the recruitment effort for this position. To be considered for the role, applications must be sent to by 30th April 2019. 
Company Description
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 Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world.

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