Chief Executive Officer
Consortium of CGIAR Centres
Location: Rome, Italy
Last Date: June 25, 2010
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.
As the ideal candidate you will have an interest
in fulfilling the Consortium vision and be committed to the major reform
process. You must have an outstanding track record of personal and professional
integrity, strong interpersonal and managerial skills, proven negotiation
expertise and superior communication competence. Previous experience in leading
large strategic projects and global change programmes is essential. Ideally your
experience will have been amassed in biotechnology or consumer industries,
consultancy practices, natural resource management and/or Not for Profit sector.
You will preferably have a science background or have worked in a science
related sector underpinned by Intellectual Property focus. Multilingual
capability would be advantageous.
You will have demonstrated capability to
conceptualise, plan, engage and inspire the senior team throughout the CGIAR
partnerships and the Board of the Consortium.
This role will initially be based in Rome, but
may be subject to relocation with the evolution of the Consortium office.
The Consortium of the CGIAR Centres is committed
to diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational
Background. Applications from women are strongly encouraged.
The Consortium of the CGIAR Centres offers a
competitive reward package/attractive conditions of employment commensurate with
Closing Date: June 25th, 2010.
Expressions of interest together with a full CV
and supporting statement, highlighting your experience and skills against the
requirements of the role should be directed in confidence to Ms. Ursula Crossan,
Director, SRI Executive Search, 40 Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin 4, Ireland
;+353 1 6479206
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