JOB SUMMARY: Directs and oversees all activities related to the objectives of SEARCA’s Research and Development Program as planned; Initiates, develops, markets, plans, and evaluates projects related to research and development; Provides leadership in research initiatives aimed at articulating policy directions, and at building research capacities in the SEA region, focused particularly on Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Development for food and nutrition security and poverty alleviation.
PhD/Doctorate Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Agricultural Economics or related fields.
Ten years relevant work experience, preferably in a similar post, in a managerial capacity, preferably in an agricultural and rural development setting. Experience in agricultural research and rural development is an advantage.
Research and Development needs in Southeast Asian countries
Highly proficient in project identification, proposal development, presentation, marketing and fund generation.
Highly innovative in developing core program-related projects and schemes.
Excellent leadership, management, monitoring, coordination, and analytical skills.
Good working knowledge of computer software applications (word processing, presentation, spreadsheets, database, search engines).
Innovativeness: seeks smart and creative solutions to emerging challenges
Flexibility/Adaptability to Change: works effectively with a variety of situations and adapts one’s thinking, behavior and style appropriately in dealing with change. Adapting to different ways of thinking and doing things in a quick and a positive manner
Professionalism: exemplifies high standards of professional behavior adhering to ethical as well as moral principles, values and standards of SEARCA
Effective Communication: conveys organized thoughts, listens diligently, and engages in formal or informal conversation or writing that is easily and clearly understood by the receiver or audience to acquire or relay information, and motivates people or changes behavior
Team orientation: builds, develops, and utilizes collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of the Center’s goals
Service orientation: anticipates and determines internal and external stakeholders’ needs and provides timely and relevant assistance
Attention to Detail: reports and records accurate information, spots errors in documents and other forms of written communication, and notices quality issues on various work projects
Problem Solving and Decision Making: addresses issues and concerns with decisive action based on a systematic process of problem analysis and solution-seeking
Program Planning and Development: identifies, prioritizes, and develops programs in support of the Center’s thrusts
Program Implementation and Management: leads, coordinates, manages, and programs according to plans and the Center’s standards
Monitoring and Evaluation: monitors and evaluates programs to ensure achievement of objectives
Highly innovative in developing core program-related projects and schemes
Networking and Partnership Building: establishes and maintains networks and partnerships with foreign and local institutions and seeks support of people who can contribute to achievement of goals
Knowledge/Learning Events Organizing: develops, designs, plans, and implements knowledge/learning events that articulate the Center’s thrusts
Negotiation: Uses proper influence skills to obtain positive outcomes and make decisions that align with the strategic direction of the Center
Strategic management: Able to “see the big picture,” think multi-dimensionally, craft innovative solutions, identify connections between situations or things that are not obviously related, and come up with new ideas and different ways to enhance Center effectiveness and responsiveness, thereby influence and realign the Center’s goals and directions; monitors and reviews data from various aspects of corporate planning, and recommends enhancements
Risk management: identifies, analyzes, evaluates, and deals with risks relative to the achievement of goals and targets in general and of the offices/departments in particular
Empowering others: creates an enabling environment, which nurtures and sustains a performance-based, mentoring culture that includes a strong focus on developing people for current and future needs, managing talent, and promoting the value of continuous learning and improvement
Interested applicants are requested to accomplish an Employment Application Form using the following link: http://searca.org/jobapp/ and return the same together with the other requirements.
Applications will be received not later than 31 March 2018 or until a suitable candidate is accepted/hired.