Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, CGIAR

Last Date - 21-04-2019
City / State - Rome , Rome
Education - Graduate
Post Name Senior Officer, Independent Science for Development Council (ISDC)
Educational Qualification

Essential :

  •  Advanced university degree in agriculture or economics, or related natural or social sciences;
  • 8 years post-qualification progressively more relevant experience, including experience in the sector of agricultural research and development;
  • Strong experience in quantitative or qualitative analysis for foresight and horizon scanning activities;
  • Experience in managing research review processes;
  • Experience in conducting and managing research studies;
  • Excellent English, both written and spoken.

Desirable : 

  • Experience of working in an international setting and of supporting programs aimed at delivering outcomes for developing countries;
  • Working proficiency (spoken and written) of another language is considered an advantage.

Technical skills :

  • Sound understanding of foresight, horizon scanning and proposal review
  • Skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis of trends and scenarios;
  • Strong analytical, planning, budgeting and delivery skills
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills;
  • Good proficiency in the use of MS windows-based software packages including word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheets and databases.

Personal traits :

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Evidence of an achievement and results orientation, with the ability to translate strategy into concrete actions which contribute to work stream goals
  • Performance-oriented working style, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Ability to supervise and/or support consultants in a multicultural work environment.

Grade: Level 3 (UN equivalent-P4)

Duty Station: Rome, Italy

How to Apply : Please send your application to by no later than Sunday, 21 April 2019, ensuring that documents submitted do not contain your marital status, age or photograph.

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday, 21 April 2019