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Ethiopia Programme Manager (Crop Genetics)

As part of the Alliance for Accelerated Crop Improvement in Africa (ACACIA), we have an increasing number of priority projects and partnerships in Ethiopia, including collaborative research and capacity building activities.

Applications are invited for an Ethiopia Programme Manager to manage this programme.

The role

This outward-facing role will work across multiple partners in multiple projects, ensuring that shared objectives are achieved and that funders’ expectations are met.

This post offers the opportunity to work in an exciting area of collaboration which is a priority for many funders. It is a new role with the possibility of significant impact and visibility.

The post holder will:

  • Ensure the success of a new, ground-breaking project on pathogenomics in Ethiopia
  • Deliver a high-profile, pan-African capacity building course in Ethiopia on wheat improvement
  • Organise advanced science training placements for Ethiopian women scientists at the John Innes Centre
  • Strengthen Ethiopian networks in wheat improvement
  • Organise a bioinformatics workshop in Ethiopia
  • Facilitate key relationships in Ethiopia as part of a major BBSRC GCRF project on grass pea

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate for this post is a trained research scientist with experience of research impact. They will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject and will have full-time research experience with documented outputs (e.g. publication record).

The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of the role of agriculture in international development. They will possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with experience of working with international partners to deliver projects.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a full time post for a contract of 18 months. Applicants wishing to explore secondment into this post are encouraged to contact the John Innes Centre.

Interviews will be held on 7th June 2019.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003687. Click here to learn more about working at the John Innes Centre.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. The John Innes Centre is also proud to hold a Gold Award from Athena SWAN and is a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

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