Under the supervision of IICA’s Directorate of Technical Cooperation and the Flagship Project entitled “Resilience and Integrated Risk Management in Agriculture,” the International Specialist in Risk Management in Agriculture will be responsible for leading and supporting technical cooperation actions in the area of Integrated Risk Management in Agriculture (IRMA), with the aim of strengthening institutional frameworks, developing capabilities and managing knowledge in the Member States, in order to better anticipate, prepare for, react to and recover from any risks that may affect the agricultural sector.
Nationality: Applicants must be citizens of any of the 34 member countries of IICA
Education: The applicant must have academic training in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Sciences, Natural Sciences or a related field. A Master’s or Doctorate from a renowned university, as well as broad experience at the international level, will be an asset.
Work experience: Applicants must have at least 7 years of proven professional experience at the national and international level in activities related to Integrated Risk Management in Agriculture (IRMA), specifically:
A record of success in developing proposals for technical cooperation projects and obtaining funding for technical/scientific projects or programs. Experience with the donor community will be taken into consideration.
Additionally, academic specialization and professional experience in one or several of the following topics will be an asset:
Languages: Full language proficiency in English and Spanish is an essential requirement. Knowledge of French and Portuguese will be an asset.
Skills: Strong written and oral communication skills in the field of science and/or in technical documentation, inter-institutional collaboration, and the creation of proposals for scientific and technical projects. The applicant must have strong interpersonal skills and experience in creating formal presentations.
Analysis and Powers of Persuasion: Proven ability to conceive, develop and/or evaluate scientific/technical proposals and arguments. Proven ability to influence others and negotiate on behalf of an institution.
Leadership: Proven experience and ability to work in multidisciplinary scientific or technical teams.
Networking: Proven experience and results in developing institutional associations and partnerships.
The deadline for applications is October 23, 2017.
Applicants should send a letter and their resume to IICA’s Management of Human Talent Division by email email@example.com. All suitable applicants will be considered and none will be rejected on the grounds of gender, race, religion or ethnic origin.