AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center is the leading international public institution conserving vegetable germplasm, conducting vegetable research and addressing related nutrition issues. The center is an autonomous non-profit organization headquartered in Taiwan with offices in 14 countries and operations in over 40, especially in South and Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The center seeks a highly experienced visionary leader committed to making a difference by increasing incomes of the poor while improving nutrition for all. The Director General ensures research excellence, drives resource mobilization, and provides strategic leadership for research and development partnerships
The Director General must have demonstrated strong capabilities in interdisciplinary agricultural and/or food science research, international development, and organizational management in multicultural institutions. Exceptional communication skills, a relevant PhD, and an ability to travel extensively are required.
Salary and benefits are attractive. The initial four-year term, commencing April 2016, is renewable once. Further information and a full position announcement are at www.avrdc.org. To apply, email CV, cover letter, and names/full contact information of four referees by 30 June 2015 to The World Vegetable Center DG Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Strict confidence is assured