Do you want to put your know-how and skills to use where they are needed? Do you want to work abroad and experience different cultures? Then the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.

The Africa Rice Center in Bouaké / Ivory Coast is looking for a

Project manager for innovation in the agricultural sector (m/f/d).

We are looking for you:

You are an innovative thinker and manager! You are not afraid of big challenges. You bring disruptive thinking to development cooperation and research. And you want to use your knowledge and expertise to solve global problems.

The Africa Rice Center needs your expertise to turn research results into scalable products. The work of this international institute focuses on application-oriented research aimed at improving the cultivation and marketing of rice in Africa. It is one of the 15 research centres that make up the Global Agricultural Research Partnership (CGIAR). CGIAR has set itself the ambitious goal of using its research to make a quantifiable contribution to reducing poverty and fighting famine. One goal, for example, is for 100 million households in development cooperation countries to use innovative products developed through agricultural research by 2022. To achieve these goals, German development cooperation has established a Task Force on Scaling, to which you will belong.

Your tasks will involve:

  • Developing and implementing approaches for widespread dissemination of research findings and products (scaling cases)
  • Working towards the institute’s development with regard to scaling and innovation
  • Sharing experiences with and learning about scaling with other experts from the Task Force
  • Fundraising for scaling activities for individual agricultural research products

Your profile:

  • University degree in agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, innovation management or another subject that meets the position’s requirements
  • Several years of professional experience with new business models, disruptive innovations and/or in start-up businesses, ideally in the field of agriculture, agribusiness or agricultural marketing
  • The ability to try out and convey unconventional paths, to take the initiative and communicate creative ideas persuasively
  • Business fluency in English and French
  • In addition you have the citizenship of an EU member state for reasons to meet the criteria of the Integrated Experts Program, UK passport holders are eligible to apply

What we offer:

  • Varied tasks, which you will be expected to carry out self-responsibly in an international environment and participation in a globally operating working group on current developments in the area of scaling and innovations
  • Professional preparation for your assignment abroad
  • Local employment contract as an integrated expert for an initial period of two years - contract may be extended
  • Attractive monthly top-up payments in addition to local salary and social benefits

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to find out more about the services we offer. If you have any questions, please contact:


Ms Andrea König

Tel.: +49.61.96. 79.35.78

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