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Manager Capacity Building

Reporting to the General Manager, this position has responsibility for managing ACIAR’s two-person capacity building team and a number of key activities within ACIAR’s $10 million capacity building program building capacity in partner countries is a priority for ACIAR.

Following the 2017 review of the capacity building program and launch of the ACIAR 10 Year Strategy, our capacity building activities are being renewed to have a greater focus on leadership and career development for agricultural researchers in the Indo-Pacific, whilst still maintaining a focus on post-graduate training.

This position manages a number of new initiatives including an executive leadership program for John Allwright Fellows (postgraduate students), a new women’s leadership program for agriculture for development researchers in the Indo-Pacific, and a volunteer program for Australian farmers.  Work includes initial program design, and actively managing teams of consultants to guide the development and implementation of the programs, and developing a monitoring, evaluation and learning program.

The position requires leadership, judgement, resilience and high-level representational skills. It liaises with ACIAR research managers, and other organisations (including universities) in Australia and overseas. It is essential that the occupant also has excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Classification: EL1, Ongoing
Salary:  $100,389 - $105,592, plus 15.4% super (expected 2% salary increase December 2018)
Contact:  Ms Eleanor Dean:  Ph  0262170547  or email  Eleanor.Dean [at] aciar.gov.au
Applications:  Should be emailed in one attachment (please do not send multiple attachments) in Word or PDF format to the HR Manager, Sharyn.Turner [at] aciar.gov.au by the closing date.  Applications should include a Personal Particulars form, a two page ‘sales pitch’ detailing how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role and a CV with contact details of two professional referees.
Closing Date: Monday 22 October 2018
Eligibility:  You must be an Australian Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance.