Country Director - Bangladesh

The Country Director is accountable for the leadership and management of WorldFish’s country program in Bangladesh and for engaging key stakeholders in Bangladesh to support the delivery of a quality and influential research for development program that contributes to the development goals of the country. As a people leader you are expected to role model WorldFish’s organizational values and champion gender equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As the leader of our focal country in South Asia, you will be responsible for delivering at Bangladesh country level WorldFish’s organizational strategy including its Annual Priorities and Key Performance Goals. This will entail developing and implementing annual country research priorities, innovation and investment plans, country team building, budgeting, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation to sustain, develop and report on the program in ways that deliver quality science and development impacts from our research at scale.

The Country Director will lead and manage staff within the country program and potentially with other country programs. Working collaboratively with our global research and functional leaders, you will deliver an integrated research for development program that addresses national priorities and organizational goals, strengthens institutional and partner capabilities across the aquaculture and fisheries sectors, including building capacities, policy influence and evidence-based research capabilities. The role will involve active representation of WorldFish in engaging with strategic partnerships with regional and sub-regional institutions based in Dhaka, as well as interacting with the network of WorldFish focal country directors. Within the period of 2019-2021, you will also be responsible for ensuring effective delivery of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish in Bangladesh, as well as creating productive collaborative relations with other CGIAR centers active within Bangladesh.