Research Director

Job code
Penang, Malaysia (HQ)
Opening date
6 Aug 2013
Closing date
15 Sep 2013
To help ensure the best possible leadership for a rapidly growing organization, WorldFish is pleased to announce a new position of Director of Research. Reporting to the Director General, the successful candidate will join the WorldFish Executive Team. Your role will be to provide the leadership and strategic oversight needed to ensure that our research agenda tackles the right questions and that we maintain high standards of quality and effectiveness. If you are a respected researcher and research manager who can think strategically at a global level while also understanding the practical realities we face in the regions where we work we would love to hear from you.
Your Principal Duties will be to:
  • Provide strategic oversight of the WorldFish research agenda and the leadership needed to maintain research quality, coherence and productivity.
  • Lead a team of Discipline Directors to deliver high quality outputs that capitalize on the breadth of scientific expertise at WorldFish.
  • Supervise and support Discipline Directors in identifying, recruiting and developing WorldFish researchers.
  • Lead and oversee management of WorldFish research data quality and access, including intellectual property.
  • Lead WorldFish engagement with the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish.
Candidates are sought with:
  • PhD in relevant discipline and proven track record in science for development.
  • 15 years research experience, including at least 5 in research management.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity involving multiple science teams.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Experience of living and working in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a geographically dispersed and diverse team.

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