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Director General - International Potato Center (CIP)

Director General - International Potato Center (CIP)


International Potato Center (CIP)

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CIP (Centro Internacional de la Papa, or the International Potato Center) is one of the 15 research centres of the CGIAR Consortium, which is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.
The 15 research centres have over 8,000 staff based in over 50 countries. Together with the new CGIAR Fund they share a common vision to reduce rural poverty and food insecurity, improve nutrit ion and health, and ensure a more sustainable management of natural resources in the developing world through agricultural research. The common vision is implemented t hrough 15 new CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). Since the CGIAR Reform, the CGIAR has expanded from approximately $US 400 million in 2008 to almost $US 1 billion in 2013. CIP leads the CRP on Roots, Tubers & Bananas in food and feed systems of the developing countries, and participates in 6 other CRPs. CIP has over 700 staff posted in 20 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
We seek a highly experienced and exceptional professional who has:
• An international reputation in a relevant branch of agricultural sciences and demonstrated capacity to maintain a culture of scientific excellence
• Ability to lead, inspire and manage change in a multi-cultural and mult i-disciplinary environment. in order to foster teamwork that delivers outstanding achievements
• Strong strategic leadership and a management record of success relevant to agriculture and rural development in developing countries
• Superior skills in resource mobilization, alliance buildin g and developing partnerships with scientific, development and policy communities in the public and private sectors
• Outstanding strategic and tactical communication, diplomatic and interpersonal skills; excellent command of English; knowledge of other
major international languages, an advantage.
• a PhD or equivalent in an agriculturally-relat ed science, and a minimum of 15 years progressively responsible leadership experience
Kincannon & Reed has been retained to assist with this recruitment effort. A cover letter and detailed CV should be submitted by 25 September 2013 via email to
We thank all applicants for their interest and will contact those candidates whose skills and experience best match the requirements of the position. We are particularly interested in developing country and female candidates.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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