Thursday, July 21, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: IWMI Program Director (Deputy Director General level)
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has been reforming its structure and governance to develop a programmatic and partnership-based focus that will lead to increasing development impacts. The CGIAR’s key objectives are food security, poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability in the developing world. As lead Center of the new CGIAR Research Program (CRP5) on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is seeking a dynamic scientist to head this new research program, which will involve collaboration across (CGIAR) Centers and external partners. The successful applicant will be appointed at Deputy Director General level of IWMI. The position will be based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and will involve extensive international travel to field sites and partner agencies. It is anticipated that approximately US$0.45 billion will be committed to the program over a five-year period. The Program Director will head the program management committee and be responsible for the strategic implementation of the research, integration of science across the program, partnership development and program outputs. He/she will report to the Director General of IWMI, be assisted by a Program Manager and supported administratively by IWMI staff. The successful candidate will have proven experience of scientific leadership in natural resources and environmental management as well as a strong ability in forming effective research partnerships to tackle key issues in the CGIAR’s focus areas.
Deadline: September 9, 2011