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Research Program Manager - Livestock Systems

Research Program Manager - Livestock Systems

The Livestock program seeks to improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of livestock production in developing countries and Australia, fostering innovations that will help people to transform the way they manage livestock and contribute to addressing the global challenges set out in the Sustainable Development Goals. The Program is diverse and includes projects addressing production in a changing climate, managing intensification of small-scale livestock systems, tools and strategies for disease prevention and control, approaches to the delivery of goods and services to small-scale livestock farmers, improving planning and decision-making by smallholder livestock farmers to increase productivity, meeting market demands and improving household income and understanding and promoting the contribution of livestock to human nutrition, health and total societal wellbeing.

The Research Program Manager is responsible for commissioning and managing, on behalf of ACIAR, a coherent portfolio of livestock research-for-development projects, closely aligned with the priorities of Australia’s official development assistance program and contributing to ACIAR’s strategy and thematic priorities. Projects typically involve partnerships that link the innovation systems in Australia and ACIAR’s partner countries in the Indo-Pacific region, bringing together partners in universities, public research and development agencies, and the private sector.  We are seeking an experienced senior research leader who can further develop a substantial research program, while also contributing to ACIAR’s broader research portfolio management including peer review of ACIAR projects in other programs, contribution to scientific submissions and reviews, and membership of internal committees.  Further details can be found by downloading a copy of the position description.

Classification: EL2RPM3 non-ongoing 5 year task
Salary: $156,852 - $176,338, plus 15.4% super
Contact: Dr Daniel Walker: Ph (02) 6217 0561 or email Daniel.Walker [at] aciar.gov.au
Applications:  Should be emailed in one attachment (please do not send multiple attachments) in Word or PDF format to Project Officer Catherine.Hanley [at] aciar.gov.au (subject: RPM%20-%20Livestock%20Systems%20application)  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: Tuesday 7th of August
Eligibility:  You must be an Australian Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance.