International Food Policy Research Institute  Division Director - Ethiopia

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Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in a discipline of the social sciences, economics, or management;
  • A minimum of ten years experience in conducting research related to science systems, agriculture and food policy or natural resource management research in or for developing countries.
  • Demonstrated expertise and substantial achievements in the related research areas;
  • Demonstrated ability in facilitating multi-disciplinary collaborative activities;
  • Demonstrated successful experience in fund-raising and in interacting with policymakers and decision makers;
  • Excellent verbal and written English, as well as strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated successful supervisory and administrative experience leading a team of diverse multi-cultural professionals
  • Willingness to travel internationally.

    Preferred Qualificatins:

  • Demonstrated experience in team management.
  • Working knowledge of a second major language (preferably French or Spanish)
  • Familiarity with the CGIAR system.

    IFPRI is one of the international agricultural research institutes organized under the umbrella of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

    The mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the countries.

    IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits.

    IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

    We encourage women and developing country professionals to apply.

    To Apply:

  • Internal Candidates: Please send cover letter & resume – via email – to Alma López.
  • External Candidates: Log on to

    Click on "Careers" and "IFPRI's Most Recent Positions" to link you to Position # 07-100 – ISNAR Division Director.

    Please complete on-line application, including a complete curriculum vitae and a detailed letter of interest.

    Also complete section providing 3 references.

    For more information on IFPRI, please visit our website at EOE

    Alma López
    Head, HR Services
    2033 K Street NW Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: (202) 862-5628
    Fax: (202) 862-8187
    Email: a.lopez [at]

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