Chief Executive Officer || Agriculture Research Council  

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Agriculture Research Council  

DUE : 29 SEP 2022

Agricultural Research Council (ARC), a parastatal in the Ministry of Lands, Fisheries, Agriculture, Water and Rural Development, position of Chief Executive Officer The incumbent servean initial 5 year contract second term subject satisfactory performance.

Develop quality business strategies and plans aligned to the short-term and long-term objectives of the Council
Provide oversight on scientific, technical, strategic interventions and all operations.
Provide Leadership that drives a result oriented managerial team to spear-head innovations supporting agricultural research and development on value chain priorities.
Strengthen the association of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) with private sector players for mutual benefit.
Build trust relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for the Council.

Enforce and safeguard the role of the Council as the main repository of overarching Agricultural Technology and knowledge resources
Mobilise resources for investment into Human Capital development, infrastructure, and materials in the NARS. for the continued influence of the Council.
Lead the generation of evidence in support of R&D inputs into Agricultural policy and practice
Publicise and share key national R&D developments and white-paper concepts to address stakeholder concerns.

Educational Qualifications
Minimum of a Master’s degree in an agricultural sciences or its equivalent
Professional development courses on Agricultural Research Management
A PhD will be an added advantage

Proven knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices
A profile of own research work with publications in peer reviewed journals
Proven back record in programs and projects management.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior management position.

Other Essential Skills
Negotiation skills for mobilisation of research funds
Ability to analyse and interpret the national agricultural policy environment
Sound computer literacy in R&D data and databases utilities
A team builder and player with acute communication and leadership skills

Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity institution. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications addressed to the Chairperson to be submitted by email to on or before close of business on 29 September. 2022.
The Chairperson Agricultural Research Council
P. O. Box MP 1150
Mt Pleasant.