Thursday, March 24, 2011


EMPLOYMENT: Deputy Director General, Research (Bioversity International)

Bioversity International is the world’s largest organization undertaking research on agricultural biodiversity, dedicated to addressing global issues related to food security, poverty, climate change, and environmental degradation. Bioversity undertakes, encourages and supports research and other activities aimed at improving the well-being of people in the developing world, by enhancing the sustainable use and conservation of agricultural biodiversity. We are a non profit organization, active in over 100 countries worldwide, with more than 350 staff working from some 18 country offices. We are one of 15 centres of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centres (CGIAR).

The successful incumbent will be both an inspiring scientific leader and excellent research manager. Reporting to the Director General, the Deputy Director-General (Research) will provide overall leadership in setting the strategic direction and priorities of Bioversity’s research and for ensuring the seamless and synergistic implementation of the organization’s research programme on agricultural biodiversity and the use and conservation of genetic resources, ensuring the delivery of outcomes and impact.

More information (pdf). See Bioversity’s opportunities page to apply online.

Deadline: April 8, 2011

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