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Grade: Grade 3 (UN equivalent: P2)

Duty Station: Rome, Italy

Closing Date for Applications: 8 September 2019


We are looking for an experienced and suitably qualified professional who will work as an integral member of the CGIAR System Organization’s Programs Unit. This position offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team working to contribute to a world free of poverty, hunger, and environmental degradation.

Who We Are

CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services. Its research is carried out by 15 CGIAR Research Centers in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations, and the private sector. These 15 Research Centers have close to 10,000 staff based in over 50 countries. Established in 2012, the CGIAR System Organization (an international organization headquartered in Montpellier, France) provides governance to the CGIAR System in collaboration with the System Council and has about 40 staff. The System Organization is committed to cultivating a work environment that reflects teamwork, gender equality, and respect for diversity.

Please find more information about CGIAR on our website: and in the Candidate Pack available here.

Summary of the Position

The Programs Analyst is a vital member of the CGIAR System Organization’s Programs Unit, which is responsible for supporting, and further developing, effective delivery of impactful agricultural research-for-development across the portfolio of CGIAR-wide research programs and platforms. The position supports delivery of the current research portfolio and the design of key components of research architecture and strategy for the 2022-2030 phase, organized towards delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals. Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, Programs, key tasks will include rapid collection, analysis and presentation of scientific and programmatic information; preparation of proposals and contracts; and management of data systems and document preparation processes.

For a detailed outline of the position, please refer to the Job Description available here.



  • University degree in relevant field (agriculture, rural development, social sciences, biological sciences)
  • At least 2 years post-qualification experience in a similar or related position


  • Master’s degree in relevant field (agriculture, rural development, social sciences, biological sciences
  • Previous working experience in one or more low-income countries
  • Previous working experience in an international organization and/or in a complex or multi-faceted environment


The selected candidate will be employed by the CGIAR System Organization. Appointments are typically for a fixed term of 3 years, with a possibility of renewal subject to the System Organization’s needs and funding.

The CGIAR System Organization is an equal opportunity employer, offering a comprehensive package of employee benefits including: health insurance coverage, a retirement plan, and relocation support where applicable. Full terms and conditions will be made available to shortlisted candidates.


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