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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), a non-profit organization based in Africa, works in partnership with national agricultural agencies to increase food production in tropical Africa. IITA seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic team player to join its team in Yaounde, Cameroun as Country Manager (CM).
 
Applications:
Applications including curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager. Please complete our online application form using this link: http://old.iita.org/cms/detalls/job application.aspx
Closing Date: September 17,2010
IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates. For more information on IITA, visit: http://www.iita.org/
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
COUNTRY MANAGER, SUSTAINABLE TREE CROPS PROGRAM (STCP) (Ref: DDG-R4D/STCP/CM/08/10)

Location: Not Specified
Experience: 15 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade: Not Specified

Position/Responsibilities: The Country Manager position will have increasing responsibility in the next phase of STCP. The specific responsibilities include action oriented research coordination, project/financial management and technical support, resource mobilization, new program development, administration and personnel management. The CM will lead a country office management team, supporting multiple and multi-sector research-for -development program.<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>Qualifications/Experience: <br>* Minimum qualification of a master's degree and will have studied agriculture, natural resource management, forestry or the social sciences. However, other study areas will be considered. <br>* At least 15 years working experience in a managerial position preferably in the humid tropical zone in Africa and in multi-cultural environments. <br>* The position demands strong leadership but the candidate must also be a team player. He/she therefore will need to demonstrate experience in leadership and/or management positions and possess excellent communication skills. <br>* Networking, ability to interact with government agencies, NGOs, and private sector at senior country levels are essential requirements.   <br>* Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary organization would be advantageous. The position demands good oral and written communication skills and fluency in English and French languages. <br>&nbsp;<br><br> General information: <br>Initial appointment is for 3 years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars. This is a regional position and is open to nationals and residents of Cameroun, Cote d'ivoire, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria. <br>&nbsp;<br>

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