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Chief Executive Officer / Senior Executives

-By Development Network-

Aga Khan Foundation
Location:Africa and Asia
Last Date: April 15, 2011

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is part of the Aga Khan Development Network
(AKDN); a group of private, international, non-denominational agencies founded
by His Highness the Aga Khan. The Network's organisations have individual
mandates that range from the fields of health and education to culture, rural
development and the promotion of private-sector enterprise. AKDN is dedicated
to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor, without regard
to faith, origin or gender. More

Chief Executive Officer / Senior Executives
Various locations in Africa and Asia

AKF has a number of CEO and Senior Executive level positions in key locations
throughout Africa and Asia. These are exciting and challenging opportunities
to contribute to high quality multi-input development programmes in the
developing world. The CEO / Senior Executive for a given Country will have
responsibility for ensuring AKF has, and executes a clear direction, sense of
purpose and a well-defined proactive agenda that strives to continually create
new opportunities, improve the organisation's human and financial capacity and
positively influence the Country's environment within the global development

The CEO / Senior Executive must be able to demonstrate the highest level of
responsibility and leadership under extreme deadlines with experience in
financial management, personnel management, and public and donor relations.
Experience and knowledge of the developing world or experience working in a
demanding environment would be a distinct advantage and commitment and
compassionate concern for development, and inter-cultural sensitivity. The
post requires travel to remote and difficult project sites to understand,
assess and oversee project design, implementation and results orientation. The
candidate should have a willingness and ability to learn quickly about a broad
range of development issues in which AKF is involved. Fluency in English, both
written and oral, is a requirement. Knowledge of one of the following
languages would be desirable: Arabic, Farsi, French, Russian or Portuguese.

Salary and international package to attract the best candidate.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply via the AKDN Career Centre at by Friday, 15 April 2011.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Recruitment of a specialized firm for the recruitment of the Executive Directorof an International Institution

-By Development Network-

The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and
Development (CORAF/WECARD)
Last Date: March 21, 2011

Call for the expression of interest for the recruitment of a specialist
international consultancy firm to provide support to the CORAF/WECARD
Governing Board in the selection of candidates for the position of Executive
Director to manage its Executive Secretariat based in Dakar, Senegal
CEIMI N°05/2011/CW/ du 06 /03/2011
Recruitment of a specialized firm for the recruitment of the Executive
Director of an International Institution--------------------------------------
1. The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and
Development (CORAF/WECARD), seeks to employ an eminent scientist in the area
of agriculture, and a recognized agricultural research and development
manager, to occupy the position of Executive Director, following vacancy of
the said position.
2. The CORAF/WECARD intends to use part of its resources to pay for this
service based on an established contract for the recruitment of an
international recruitment firm of senior staff personnel at the International
level, and more specifically in the agricultural research and development
The expected missions and objectives of the firm are the following:
- Support the Governing Board in identifying candidates and establish a list
of candidates corresponding to the profile of the position;
- Assess the preselected candidates and propose the three best which will
constitute the « short list »;
- Help the Governing Board, during the interview process of the shortlisted
candidates, in acting as its Secretariat;
- Ensure that the best candidate is selected, who will respond to the
expectations of the position in terms of experience in institutional
development, scientific recognition and leadership.
3. The Chairman of the CORAF/WECARD Governing Board invites firms specialized
in the recruitment of senior cadre human resources to express their interest
in providing the services described above.
4. Through this call, interested firms must provide information showing that
they are qualified to provide such services (brochures, references concerning
the implementation of similar contracts, CV, experience in similar areas,
experience under similar conditions, etc.)
5. The recruitment firm must be experienced in recruiting senior staff
personnel, mainly in the areas of agricultural research and development. They
must possess, at least, the following key staff members:
· a Head of Mission specialized in the recruitment of senior staff personnel,
withat least 15 years demonstrated experience in the area and having carried
out at least 10 similar missions as Head of Mission over the last 5 years;
he/she must have a good knowledge of the intervention principles of technical
and development partners, and must be able to work in both languages of
CORAF/WECARD (English and French);
· a Deputy Head of Mission, specialized in the recruitment of senior
staffpersonnel, with at least 10 years demonstrated experience in the area and
having carried out at least 5 similar missions as Deputy Head of Mission over
the last 5 years; he/she must have a good knowledge of the intervention
principles of technical and development partners, and must be able to work in
both languages of CORAF/WECARD (English and French).
The firm will be selected based on the modality of « selection of the least
costly », in conformity with the procedures defined in the Guide « Selection
and Employment of Consultants by the Lenders of the World Bank, published by
the Bank in May, 2004, revised in October 2006 and May
6. Interested firms that have fulfilled the required conditions could obtain
complementary information from Monday to Friday and from 8H30 to 17 H00, from
the following address with copy
7. The expression of interest must be submitted in one envelope containing two
envelopes each enclosing separately the financial and technical offers.
8. The expression of interests, written in the French or English Language, on
A4 format, must be deposited at the address indicated below or by electronic
mail at the following address. Pr Abubakar B. YusufChairman of the Search
Committee CORAF/WECARD Executive Secretariat 7, Avenue Bourguiba – Castors BP
48 Dakar RP SENEGAL, the latest on the 21st march 2011 at precisely 17
hours,local time.Chairman of the Governing Board

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011


-By Development Network-

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Deputy Executive Director

Partners in Population and Development
Last Date: March 26, 2011

Dhaka 78334 US$ p.a. plus benefits

Partners in Population and Development (PPD- ), an
intergovernmental alliance of 25 developing countries seeks to assist each
other and other developing countries in addressing sexual and reproductive
health and rights, including family planning and HIV/AIDS through South-South
collaboration. PPD's key strategies include senior level advocacy and policy
dialogue, capacity building, sharing experiences and good practices and
building strategic partnerships.

PPD is a Permanent Observer at the United Nations and has diplomatic status in
Bangladesh. Apart from its Secretariat located in Dhaka, PPD has an Africa
Regional Office in Kampala, Uganda and a programme office in China.

The Deputy Executive Director will be directly responsible for day to day
operations including identification of needs of member countries, preparation
of innovative project proposals to address needs, sourcing of funds and
satisfactory project management within the overarching framework of PPD's
Strategic Plan. He/she would also support the Executive Director in mobilizing
political and financial commitments, raising awareness about South-South
collaboration and representing PPD in international fora.

Minimum qualifications for the position include a Master's degree in Public
Health/ Reproductive Health or similar (health related) development area and
10 years of professional experience in reproductive health including 3 years in
low and middle income countries. Successful candidates are likely to have an
outstanding track record of managing multicountry projects with a wide range
of stakeholders from varied cultural settings; sound understanding of
reproductive health related issues and excellent communication skills in
English and French .

The position is open only to citizens of PPD member countries. The appointment
is for an initial period of two years, renewable by mutual agreement.

Interested candidates should send a detailed CV no later than March 26, 2011

Mr. S. Basavaraj
Managing Director
MSG Strategic Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
A-280 (LGF), New Friends Colony
New Delhi – 110025