Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Director of Policy and Research vacancy

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) is a regional multi-stakeholder network that was established in response to a call by African Ministries of Agriculture for independent research evidence to inform agriculture and food security policy harmonization at regional level.
The FANRPAN Regional Secretariat based in Pretoria, South Africa seeks to appoint three suitable, qualified and highly motivated individuals for the following position:

Director: Policy and Research

Leads, coordinates and implements research and policy development in all thematic thrusts, and integrates area of specialization into a coordinated service platform resulting in well researched and accurate policy positions for the FANR Sector on a range of subjects.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Represents FANRPAN at meetings, conferences and other forums to promote research and policy development objectives
Contribute to the fundraising activities of the organisation
Provides strategic direction for the development, delivery and implementation of programme activities
Collaborates with M&E management to define and collect key performance indicators and monitor performance of programmes/projects
Participates in relevant technical working and reference groups to provide input on strategies and interventions
Engages with donors, partners and other relevant stakeholders
Ensures that the research and policy development output is communicated to the relevant parties using appropriate media
Produces relevant policy publications
Develops project and research proposals

Qualification & work experience requirements

PhD degree in Agriculture or related discipline
At least 10 years of experience in a similar position with leadership experience
Knowledge of climate change, climate smart agriculture and food systems will be an added advantage
Strong background in NGO environment
Proven experience in writing policy reports
Excellent publication record

These position is on a five year contract, offering a competitive remuneration package.
Send your CVs to
Closing Date: 11th October 2013.