CABI Job Vacancy: Regional Director, Southeast Asia - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Regional Director, Southeast Asia

CABI is a not-for-profit development-led organization supported by a solid scientific research base and a world class publishing service. Our mission is to improve people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Our work increases food security and protects biodiversity.

CABI profile in Southeast Asia
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Vietnam and Solomon Islands are member countries of CABI in Southeast Asia. Our regional office in Malaysia was established in the early 1980’s and in 1995 we moved to our current location on the MARDI campus.

The regional team’s work is wide-ranging. It includes sustainable pest and disease management, invasive species prevention and management, and work around plant health, biosecurity and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues. Also important is work looking at sustainable production techniques and commodity chains, as well as information management and access to knowledge. CABI scientists and publishing products are well respected in the region, and recent major projects have been funded by ACIAR, The Asian Development Bank, AUSAID, DFID and STDF. Partners include industry bodies such as the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, research organizations such as the International Rice Research Institute, and national governments. We are committed to the highest standards of delivery of our projects and place a high value on impact, Monitoring & Evaluation and Gender.

Purpose of the role
The purpose of the role is to lead the further growth and development of the CABI SEA Centre by building upon goals, objectives and a business plan that will contribute to the overall achievement of CABI’s mission. This will require the Regional Director to operate as required at regional, CABI thematic (eg Invasive Species), and project levels to build the image and credibility of CABI with the Governments of Southeast Asia and other member countries in the South Pacific, funding bodies, partners and client communities.

Full details of the role including what we are looking for in an ideal candidate and how to apply are available from our website at APPLY ONLINE HERE Post Reference Number 15/2016.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 20 May 2016 –interviews are due to be held in Kuala Lumpur during 14 – 16 June 2016.   
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