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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (United Nations Under Secretary-General level)

Applications are invited for the post of Executive Director of the International Grains Council (IGC), which will fall vacant on 1 February 2018. 

The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer and head of the Secretariat of the International Grains Council. The IGC is an intergovernmental commodity body based in London.  Its multinational Secretariat administers the Grains Trade Convention, 1995 and the Food Assistance Convention. 

The IGC's activities are primarily focused on providing, for the benefit of member governments and subscribers, an independent source of information and analysis of world market developments in grains, rice and oilseeds.  The Council also monitors changes in national grain policies, conducts surveys of the international grains industry and fosters co-operation between governments and the industry. (For more information about the IGC see www.igc.int).

Candidates should have a solid knowledge of the world grain economy as well as of international agricultural and food policy issues; sound capabilities in the area of market and economic analysis; extensive administrative and managerial experience at an appropriately senior level; experience in working with government representatives and relevant international organisations; excellent communication skills in English, the working language of the Council and, at least one of the other three official languages of the Council (French, Russian or Spanish) would be desirable.

Applicants must be citizens of a country which is a member* of the International Grains Council.  Interested individuals should apply directly to the email address below.  Applicants should indicate whether the application is being sponsored by their government.

Remuneration will be in line with the United Nations Under Secretary-General level applicable in London, where the position is based. 

Letters of application and a curriculum vitae in English should be sent by email to:
Mr. Aly Toure, IGC Chairman
Email: Chairman2017@igc.int

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2017.

* Members of IGC are:  Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Egypt, European Union, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Rep), Morocco, Norway, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Vatican City.