This is a newly developed position providing support to the Executive Director by coordinating various efforts within the CGIAR System Organization, across CGIAR Research Centers, and with external partners. The role line manages the Executive Assistant and involves an exciting mix of external engagement and project management to deliver on the following broad areas of responsibility:
This is a strategic role responsible for effective coordination and project management, most notably coordinating the development of the CGIAR 2030 Plan and managing development processes for CGIAR’s System-wide 3-year business plans and the System Management Office’s annual and multi-annual work plans.
Provision of operational support with respect to:
Development and improvement of the Organization’s policies, guidelines, procedures, and tools;
Preparation of a high standard of correspondence and briefing papers in preparation for and execution of external or high-level meetings and conference
Working collaboratively with the System Organization’s management team to ensure effective leadership across various operational and people management areas
Undertaking special projects as needed
Fostering or contributing to highly collaborative teamwork, communication, knowledge sharing, and capacity building to further advance delivery of CGIAR’s business plan(s).
Demonstrating effective leadership as a mentor, role model, and manager of directly supervised staff
Skills and Competences
The Senior Advisor will be a highly effective, flexible and adaptive operator, capable of working on often challenging projects in a fast-paced environment both independently and as part of a larger team and must possess:
For detailed job and person specifications, please refer to the candidate pack available here https://www.cgiar.org/news-events/vacancy/cgiar-system-organization-senior-advisor-executive-directors-office/
Terms and Conditions of Employment
The CGIAR System Organization is an equal opportunity employer, offering a comprehensive package of employee benefits comprising a favorable taxation arrangement in France, health insurance coverage, a retirement plan, and relocation support where applicable. Appointments by the System Organization are generally made on a fixed-term basis of 3 years, which is renewable subject to the terms and conditions of the appointment. Full terms and conditions will be made available to shortlisted candidates.
Please send your application to SMO-HR@cgiar.org by no later than Sunday 3 February 2019, ensuring that documents submitted do not contain your marital status, age or photograph. All applications must include:
Note: All received applications will be acknowledged. However, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications received after the closing date for applications will not be considered.
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