Head, IRRI Education
- Outstanding global executive opportunity
- Implement an exciting growth agenda
- Contribute to the sustainability of the world’s largest food source
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is seeking an exceptional Head of IRRI Education (Head of IE) who will lead the information dissemination and real-life integration of the organisation’s critical scientific studies into the world’s major food crop.
Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Head of IE will lead a highly engaged and passionate team, committed to eradicating world poverty and hunger by driving industry innovation and best-practice agricultural infrastructure in the rice industry. Building upon the internal systems and practices already in place, the Head of IE will lead the education of a global network of national salesforce representatives, scientists, agronomists, agriculturists, policy-makers and global partners, championing IRRI’s value proposition as the organisation seeks to translate its research findings into tangible industry outcomes. The appointee will also play at key part in driving IRRI’s ambitious revenue growth agenda as it endeavours to grow its customer contracts, course offerings and student enrolments.
Possessing strong commercial acumen and a broad knowledge of adult education principles and practices, the Head of IE will demonstrate the capacity to network across a wide range of diverse key stakeholders within government, science, agriculture and private sector entities. With demonstrable expertise in business development, sales and marketing within the post-secondary education sphere, the new Head of IE will be an inclusive and engaging leader with the desire to work in a multicultural operating environment with a truly impactful international mission and remit.
A graduate qualification in business or science-related fields will be highly regarded.
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organisation dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations.
IRRI is an independent, non-profit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The Institute, headquartered in Los Baños, Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and more than 1,000 staff.
For more information about IRRI, please visit: www.irri.org.
To apply – please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference IRRhie0519, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.