Featured Vacancies: CGIAR

CGIAR has a vision of a world with sustainable and resilient food, land, and water systems that deliver diverse, healthy, safe, sufficient, and affordable diets, and ensure improved livelihoods and greater social equality, within planetary and regional environmental boundaries.

One CGIAR is a dynamic reformulation of CGIAR’s partnerships, knowledge, assets, and global presence, aiming for greater integration and impact in the face of the interdependent challenges facing today’s world.

As part of the transformational changes towards One CGIAR, we are now implementing a new operational structure which aims to create a more integrated CGIAR; align operational structure to the 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy; enable greater collaboration across functions, disciplines, and geographies; and further strengthen the diversity of people, skills and ideas. CGIAR has approximately 10,000 staff deployed in more than 80 countries.

In this context, One CGIAR is searching for four (4) exceptional Global Directors to head the strategic functions under the Division of Institutional Strategy & Systems: 1) Business Operations and Finance; 2) People and Culture; 3) Governance and Assurance; and 4) Digital Services.

In addition, they seek two outstanding Global Directors as part of their Global Engagement and Innovation Division: 5) Global Director of Innovative Finance and Resource Mobilization; 6) Global Director of Communications and Outreach.

These leading roles provide an exciting opportunity to be part of One CGIAR’s passionate, world-class team of leaders and to make a significant contribution to the transformational change CGIAR is undergoing to integrate its global operations, double its funding, and have a much greater impact in addressing some of the most pressing global challenges.

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One CGIAR is committed to fair, safe, and inclusive workplaces, and we believe that diversity powers our innovation, contributes to our excellence, and is critical for our mission. We place great significance on teamwork, gender equality, and respect for diversity. As an international organization, we value the importance of an enriching and productive working environment, and believe that the competence and passion of our employees are fundamental in working towards our vision of a world free of poverty, hunger and environmental degradation. As such, we are committed to establishing and investing in a team of diverse and committed individuals who share our passion for the work we do.

We encourage applications from all cultures, races, colors, religions, national or regional origins, ages, disability statuses, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We particularly welcome applications from women. More information on our commitment to gender, diversity and inclusion may be found through the following link  Gender, Diversity and Inclusion – CGIAR.

1. Global Director of Business Operations and Finance

The Global Director of Business Operations and Finance will establish and head a new, unified Business Operations and Finance Group. They will create, oversee and implement approaches to guide staff in finance and operations across CGIAR through One CGIAR’s transition to a single operational group. The Global Director of Business Operations and Finance will safeguard the financial stability of One CGIAR and manage and mitigate risk.

For further information on this role and how to apply please click here.

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© C. de Bode/CGIAR

2. Global Director of People and Culture

The Global Director of People and Culture will bring together all staff from across CGIAR into an integrated new structure where everyone feels valued, motivated and equipped to deliver excellent results. They will establish and head a new, unified People and Culture Group and align all HR policies and procedures across CGIAR. The Global Director of People and Culture will help shape the new organization’s desired culture and ensure fully inclusive, respectful and fair global One CGIAR workplaces.

For further information on this role and how to apply please click here.

3. Global Director of Governance and Assurance

The Global Director of Governance and Assurance will deliver strategic and operational management to our globally dispersed legal, ethics, risk management and governance professionals. They will ensure that One CGIAR has access to high-level authoritative advice on key legal, ethical, governance and operational risks. The Global Director of Governance and Assurance will also ensure that advice provided by the group’s functional areas are both accurate and applicable to the new One CGIAR integrated structure and its global mandate.

For further information on this role and how to apply please click here.

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© D. Huso/WorldFish

4. Global Director of Digital Services

One CGIAR’s ultimate aim is to have a globally integrated technological infrastructure and service which supports all of our activities and harmonizes all systems, policies and procedures. The Global Director of Digital Services will be at the forefront of delivering innovative ICT solutions that provide a world-class service, consistently delivered across a geographically dispersed organization. The conceptualization of this service will be critical to success alongside formulating the strategic planning to realize the ambition.

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© C. de Bode/CGIAR

© C. de Bode/CGIAR

5. Global Director of Innovative Finance and Resource Mobilization

The Global Director of Innovative Finance and Resource Mobilization will play a critical role in shaping and implementing our Resource Mobilization, Communications and Advocacy Strategy to build on and diversify funding mechanisms. They will provide the strategic vision to promote different thinking and new ways of working with partners and funders. A key emphasis will also be on developing new partnerships to extend the reach and impact that One CGIAR can make.

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6. Global Director of Communications and Outreach

The Global Director of Communications and Outreach will be the owner of One CGIAR’s brand, visual identity and increase its recognizability and reach to a wide range of audiences. They will position One CGIAR as a major player in global innovations for food, land and water transformation with an integrated wealth of scientific research disciplines. The Global Director of Communications and Outreach will take responsibility for communications across One CGIAR. This will include building and heading a global group that affiliates existing communications and outreach professionals across CGIAR to the new structure.

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