As a key advisor on strategy initiatives, the Senior Program Officer (SPO), Crops Research & Development, will contribute to the continued development of the research & development strategic vision to accelerate agricultural innovation; while partnering closely with colleagues to set and advance the team’s operational goals. This will include actively tracking advances in science and technology to discover solutions and translate them into deliverables that address constraints facing small-scale agricultural producers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Additionally, you will also be expected to:
Position reports to: Deputy Director, Crops Research & Development, Agricultural Development Group
You are a creative, thoughtful and curious professional who has a strong track record of achievement in roles of increasing responsibility. You should enjoy solving complex problems, are a natural collaborator and communicator and are prepared to work across a diverse set of disciplines, bridging a wide range of expertise, with a capability to work with agility, efficiency and diplomacy in a dynamic environment. Additionally, we seek: