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Vacancy at IAMZ-CIHEAM for an Innovation and Project Development (IPD) Manager

09 October 2016 - 15 November 2016

Vacancy for an Innovation and Project Development (IPD) Manager


The person recruited will form part of the IAMZ management team and will be entrusted to plan and lead the IAMZ projects and cooperation area, undertake the management of projects already underway at IAMZ (H2020) and create new projects, build consortiums, and draw up and execute international cooperation proposals. The person recruited will also contribute ideas and expertise to the strategic planning processes and to the programming of IAMZ/CIHEAM training activities in coordination with the rest of the team.

We seek a candidate with consolidated experience, meeting the following requirements:

  • Strategic knowledge of the agro-food sector, trends and connections with the environment.
  • Ability to build alliances between academic centres, public institutions, foundations and firms.
  • Experience in procuring public and private financing through engagement with multilateral, European and national bodies.
  • Experience in the management of the whole project life-cycle, particularly coordination, training and publicity.
  • Skills as a team leader and coordinator of research networks and international cooperation.
  • A doctorate in related disciplines although in exceptional cases candidates without this requirement will be considered.
  • Proficiency in Spanish and English. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Furthermore, the ideal candidate must be aligned with the values of IAMZ: commitment with knowledge transfer, cooperation, international focus and excellence in training. We seek a proactive and creative person with good communication, coordination and leadership skills.

IAMZ offers a competitive salary, opportunities for career development in a consolidated and sustainable institution based on international cooperation.

The candidate selected will be hired as Principal Administrator under the provisions of the general regulations for CIHEAM staff. The wage category will be determined in accordance with the profile selected.

Please submit applications (Ref: Director IDP) before 15 November to: iamz@iamz.ciheam.org