CIFOR-ICRAF is the world’s leading authority on tropical forest and agroforestry landscapes. World Agroforestry (ICRAF) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) merged in 2019 – but retain their headquarters in Kenya and Indonesia, respectively. The merger facilitates the provision of the evidence and innovative solutions needed to scale up investment in sustainable land use and agroforestry practices, and address the global challenges of our time. The work is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and CIFOR-ICRAF’s strategy tackles five major global challenges: deforestation and biodiversity loss; climate crises; transforming food systems; unsustainable supply and value chains; and extreme inequality.
The merged organisation now seeks its first Chief Executive Officer. This leader will use CIFOR-ICRAF’s strengths in forestry, and agroforestry to provide a powerful platform to drive and connect research to delivery, creating actionable solutions. The CEO will be an effective advocator and lead resource mobilisation. A compelling and authentic communicator, the CEO will cultivate existing networks and build new ones. Finally, the CEO will be charged with the continued development of the institution. The CEO will complete the full integration of the organisation, ensure operational effectiveness, and develop shared culture and goals.
Candidates for the role will bring an understanding of research and its application and credibility with the scientific community. They will also have demonstrable skills in the leadership of complex, distributed, organisations. They will be galvanic leaders accustomed to building networks of partners and to influencing at the most senior levels. The CEO will be a good listener with an empathetic and collegial approach whilst being an effective leader and networker who will inspire CIFOR-ICRAF in the achievement of further growth and success.
CIFOR-ICRAF is committed to fostering a just, equitable and diverse culture free from racism and discrimination in which all staff, partners and stakeholders feel empowered, safe, and heard.
CIFOR-ICRAF has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.
Please send your applications with CV and supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 30th September 2022.
Your supporting statement should succinctly highlight your motivation, experience, and skills against the requirements of the role. Please include the role title in the subject of your email.
Location: Kenya or Indonesia
Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered
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The application deadline is 30 Sep-2022
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.