BACKGROUND

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is led by the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), one of the research centers of CGIAR. We bring together the world’s best researchers in agricultural, climate and earth science to deliver innovative research-based solutions that catalyze positive change towards low-carbon and climate resilient food systems. CCAFS places considerable emphasis on linking science to policy to achieve development outcomes which benefit rural communities. In the lead up to the UN Food Systems Summit and COP26, we seek to strengthen our capacity to engage in global policy processes in partnership with our key partners. We are looking for a talented, creative and dynamic consultant who is highly driven and have the skills and networks required to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our food systems. Specifically, she/he will focus on the key duties and responsibilities outlined below.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Activities Deliverables Frequency
Support management of global projects on policy research and engagement for policy impact Management support for policy engagement campaigns for COP26 and UN Food Systems Summit Upon submission of monthly progress report to CCAFS Director, Bruce Campbell
Support management of global level capacity enhancement projects Design and deliver capacity enhancement events as part of the policy engagement campaigns Upon submission of monthly progress report to CCAFS Director, Bruce Campbell
Production of written outputs for policy audiences Policy briefs and meeting/event documentation as part of the policy engagement campaigns Upon submission of monthly progress report to CCAFS Director, Bruce Campbel
Co-management of CCAFS inputs to global processes and events Support the organization of Food Systems Summit Dialogues and other global events linked to the policy engagement campaigns Upon submission of monthly progress report to CCAFS Director, Bruce Campbell
Management of selected external partnerships at the global level Support partnerships with key stakeholders of the policy engagement campaigns Upon submission of monthly progress report to CCAFS Director, Bruce Campbell
Support for CCAFS engagement in the UN Food Systems Summit Organize meetings, support events, and produce documentation Upon submission of monthly progress report to CCAFS Director, Bruce Campbell
Support for CCAFS engagement efforts in the lead up to COP26 Organize meetings, support events, and produce documentation Upon submission of monthly progress report to CCAFS Director, Bruce Campbell

THE CANDIDATE SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Advanced degree in Climate Change, Agriculture, Economics, Finance or Business Administration.
  • Minimum 3 years working experience at international level in the global policy arena on climate change, agriculture, and food security.
  • A solutions and results-oriented approach.
  • Critical thinker able to analyse complex information and produce high-quality work products in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative and decentralized environment, and operate under tight deadlines.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office, with advanced PowerPoint/presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; a second language (French or Spanish) is strongly preferred.

TERMS OF THE CONSULTANCY

This will be managed through a global scope search and will be hosted by the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT and funded by CCAFS. It will be home based in Europe.

The consultancy contract will be until 31 December 2021. We offer a challenging role with remuneration commensurate with experience, a high degree of independence and a very flexible and multicultural working environment. The selected candidate will report to the Head of Partnerships and Outreach and work closely with the Global Events Manager and the Global Communications and Knowledge Manager.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should be submitted by February 19, 2021, to ccafs@cgiar.org. All applications must include curriculum vitae, cover letter, expected remuneration (USD daily rate) and contact information of two professional referees who may be contacted. Please note that applications that do not include all the information described above will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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