Africa Rice seeking a Director General

Africa Rice seeking a Director General

Africa Rice seeking a Director General

The Africa Rice Center ( is a leading pan-African rice research organization committed to improving livelihoods in Africa through strong science and effective partnerships.

An intergovernmental association of 25 African member countries, AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium.

We seek a Director General who will unleash AfricaRice’s potential and realize its mission of being one of the world’s leading centres of life-changing agricultural research.

The position is temporarily based in Cotonou, Benin and will involve worldwide travel.

The ideal candidate is a superior leader of scientific organizations with a demonstrated ability to build collaborative and highly effective research and development teams in developing countries.

She or he will have led change and built private and/or public sector enterprises that thrive in today’s interrelated and integrated world.

Additional qualifications include:
• A national from one of the 25 African member states of AfricaRice.
• Ph.D. or equivalent in agriculture, economic development, or management science.
• A minimum of 10 years of successful experience leading scientific research teams or organizations, preferably in Africa, building successful collaboration with regional and international research and development partners, and demonstrating a strong record of mobilizing resources.

Applications from qualified women are strongly encouraged.

Deadline for submissions is 31 January, 2014.

All qualified candidates are invited to submit their CV to Gabriella Snoeck, Senior Associate at Kincannon & Reed Global Executive Search:

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