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 centers 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 centers 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.
To ensure timely consideration, applications should be received by 31 January, 2014. Applications from qualified women are strongly encouraged. All qualified candidates are invited to submit their CV to Gabriella Snoeck, Kincannon & Reed Global Executive Search at: gsnoeck@KRsearch.net.
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“Namibia Trade Mission: Tourism, Trade and Business Development”
Dates: October 21 - 25, 2013
The Embassy of Namibia to the USA is planning a Trade Mission to Namibia and is inviting all interested business people and companies to join HE Ambassador Martin Andjaba on this Trade Mission.
The Trade Mission aims to promote Agriculture / Agribusiness; Road & Rail
Infrastructure / Aviation; Mining, Oil and Gas Exploration, Refineries; Renewable Energy; Computers & Peripherals; Construction & Building
Equipment; Electrical Power Systems; Emerging Technologies; Financial & Professional Services; Pharmaceuticals; Tourism / Hospitality;
Telecommunications; Health & Medical Services, etc
Registration for participation is free, however; participants are expected to pay their own airfare and accommodation. The Namibian
Government will provide ground transport and secure favorable rates at local hotels.
Meetings will include:
➢ Meetings with high level government officials
➢ Briefing and presentations by various government ministries, agencies and organizations (private and public)
➢ One-on-one meetings as may be needed
➢ Visit to coastal towns and tours
West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development
The West African Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) is a Programme aimed at responding to the objectives of the Agricultural Policy of the ECOWAS as defined by its constituent countries. This Programme, facilitated by the World Bank and coordinated at the regional level by CORAF/WECARD, provides a sub-regional framework on the basis of which ECOWAS countries will collaborate to implement national and regional agricultural strategies in the area of technology generation, dissemination and adoption, in country-specific priority commodity sub-sectors, which are also priority for the region.
The Project Development Objective is to contribute to sustained agricultural productivity increase in the participating countries’ top priority commodity subsectors that are aligned with regional priorities.
The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) is recruiting an Agriculture Advisor for the Office of the President of the Gambia under the implementation of the said Programme.
The Executive Director of CORAF/WECARD invites qualified individuals to express their interest in providing the services described in the following link where you can find the full description of the position:
Executive Director of CORAF/WECARD
Position: Director of Administration & Finance (DAF)
Location: Dakar, Senegal
The West and Central African Council for Agriculutral Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), made up of the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of 22 countries of West and Central Africa, is one of the Sub-Regional Organizations (SRO) in Africa that constitute the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).
The vision of CORAF/WECARD is for a sustainable reduction in poverty and food insecurity in West Africa through an increase in agriculture-based economic growth and improvements in key aspects of the agricultural research system. Its mission is to sustainably improve agricultural productivity, competitiveness and markets in West and Central Africa, by responding to the key demands of the sub-regional research system such as expressed by target clients. The mission is underlined by the determination to meet the socioeconomic needs of the population in the sub-region. This is why CORAF/WECARD’s concern is to improve, in a sustainable way, agricultural productivity, competitiviness and markets.
CORAF/WECARD is now seeking a Director of Administration & Finance, who will be in charge of conceptualizing, adapting and putting in place systems that allow the effective and efficient functioning of the Department of Administration and Finance. He/she is also responsible for giving effective support to the achievement of the strategic objectives of the Association that reflect best practices. The DAF will head an efficient and committed team. As a member of the Management Committee, he/she will be involved in strategic planning and internal initiatives to respond to the rapidly changing and complex environment. He/she will develop business plans that will serve as road maps to help the units under his control to deliver high level quality, efficient and effective service in the medium and long terms.
The DAF will be responsible for the performance of the following functions at CORAF/WECARD: Finance, Procurement [goods and services], Operations Management, Travel and Transport, Meeting, Conference and Catering Services, as well as those of Protocol and Security.
To be successful, the Director of Administration and Finance must have excellent skills in the area of strategic vision, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting; A good knowledge of the policy frameworks and strategies at the regional development program of Africa will be an asset; In addition, he or she must be knowledgeable about research, development and policy analysis, programme preparation and programme and project management.
You will possess professional qualifications in accounting recognized internationally; An MBA in finance and accounting, public administration or business management, DSCG, MSTCF; A minimum of ten  years of relevant professional experience in international/public organizations, gradually gained in the field of finance, administration and/or human resource management, seven  years of which must be at a similar management position; An excellent practical knowledge of computer applications [Ms Word, Excel and Power Point] and financial systems and electronic accounting; Practical knowledge in the policy analysis and formulation and the management, implementation and monitoring of programmes and/or projects; Being bilingual [oral and written English & French] is essential for this position.
For further and queries about the position or to apply, please forward a CV and supporting statement to Ms Ma Helena Juan, mahelena@sri-executive com or visit our website Application deadline is 25th May 2013.
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In order to boost private agribusiness investment and modernize its agriculture, the Government of Burkina Faso initiated the Bagre Growth Pole, the first agribusiness-focused growth pole in Africa, ideally suited for a variety of profitable agribusiness activities, including cereals, oilseeds, horticulture, livestock, fisheries, etc.
Thanks to a strategic partnership with the World Bank Group, a 193 million USD infrastructure investment program is underway, including the creation of 12,712 hectares of new irrigated schemes to be allocated to local smallholders and private agribusiness projects. A number of parcels of 5 to 5000+ hectares will be made available to private agribusiness investors through leaseholds of 18-99 years (negotiated based on project requirements).
Through the Bagre Growth Pole management organisation, BAGREPOLE SEM, the Government of Burkina Faso hereby invites candidates to express their interest to develop irrigated agribusiness projects in Bagre
Expressions of interest must be delivered to BAGREPOLE SEM by 08 April 2013 at 17:30 (local time Burkina Faso), and include the following :
1. INFORMATIONS:Request (1 page maximum)
1.1 LEGAL PERSONS: Request indicating the identity of the candidate(s) (corporate name(s), name and surname of the principals, postal address, telephone, email), and indicating the type of investment and the land area required
1.2 NATURAL PERSONS: Request indicating the identity of the candidate(s) (name and surname, postal address, telephone, email), and indicating the type of investment and the land area required
2 INFORMATIONS: Presentation (3 pages maximum)
2.1 LEGAL PERSONS: Description of the company, organisation or consortium, indicating:
- Description of main activity
- Legal form
- Key economic indicators (turnover, number of jobs created over the past 3 years)
Attach an extract of the companies register or another proof of identity
2.2 NATURAL PERSONS:Curriculum vitae of the candidate with a copy of the identity card or passport attached
3. Project description(3 pages maximum: Choice of crops, processing activities, investments envisaged
4. Description of the capacity to undertake the project (2 pages maximum):
4.1 Management capacity, and/or technical capacity, and/or financial capacity, indicating at least:
- Experiences in the field of the proposed project or similar, technical approvals obtained, knowledge in the sector of the planned investment
- Available technical resources, skilled personnel (executives, higher technical staff, support staff), foreign or local technical partners
5. Other informations (1 page maximum)
5.1 Comments and expectations on Bagrepole and the Government of Burkina Faso
Applications must be addressed to Monsieur le Directeur Général de BAGREPOLE SEM and delivered either by email email@example.com, or by post mail to BAGREPOLE SEM, 03 BP 7037 OUAGADOUGOU 03, BURKINA FASO, Phone : 00226 74 49 29 29.
A more detailed call for expressions of interest, as well as further imformation on the project, is available on the Bagrepole website
Recruitment of an international and/or national consultancy Firm for the Final Evaluation of the CORAF/WECARD Operational Plan (2008- 2013) and the Preparation of the Second Operational Plan (2014 -2018)
The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) benefited from subventions from its development partners to cover costs for the implementation of the CORAF/WECARD Operational Plan (OP) 2008–2013. CORAF/WECARD’s intention is to use part of this subvention to pay for the recruitment of an international and/or national consultancy firm to carry out the final evaluation of the OP (2008-2013) and establish a Second-Five-Year OP (2014 – 2018).
Interested Firms could obtain supplementary information on the mission, key tasks and requirements for application on the Web site: www.coraf.org
Deadline for applications: 31st March 2013
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