Thursday, June 03, 2010


EMPLOYMENT: CGIAR Chief Executive Officer

In 2008, the CGIAR launched its Change Management Initiative to identify how best to adapt to and anticipate global changes and challenges, such as food price volatility, more extreme weather arising from climate change and the global financial crisis. This initiative culminated in the CGIAR’s decision in December 2008 to adopt a new business model that will enable the CGIAR do more and do better, as it fulfills its mandate to fight poverty and hunger while conserving the environment.

The core of the new model is a partnership between a Consortium that unites 15 CGIAR research Centers with 8,000 people and based in over 40 countries and a new Fund, built on a common vision of mobilizing agricultural research to reduce poverty and hunger, improve human health and nutrition, and enhance sustainable management of natural resources in the developing world.

The Consortium of CGIAR Centres is now seeking an exceptional person to be appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer. This role will report to the Chairman of the CGIAR Consortium Board.

More information (pdf).

Deadline: June 25, 2010

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