Program Officer - Analyst II - UC Davis

The UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences is seeking applications for the position of Program Officer (Analyst II) with the Horticulture Innovation Lab. See application directions for full details.
About the position: Under general supervision, this position is responsible for project support, management and general coordination of various international grant funded projects. Responsible for management of three international and one domestic centers, as well as other special projects, as needed, and support to program activities or information needs required by the Management Team. Develop new business opportunities for the Innovation Lab, coordinate grant writing, needs assessments, and provide day to day management and administration of Management Entity led projects.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Experience in international development and agriculture or horticulture; working in a developing country context; and technical competencies in agriculture and horticulture with knowledge of low cost horticultural technologies.
  • Project management experience with international grants. Interpersonal skills to consult and coordinate with teams from diverse cross-cultural experiences.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Organizational skills to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Master's degree in international development, business administration, management, agriculture, or related field.
  • Fluency in 2nd major world language in addition to English.
  • Experience with the design process, building and modifying technologies for use in rural and resource poor settings.
  • Experience with USAID and or Feed the Future funds.
  • Experience or familiarity with University led Innovation Labs.
  • Skills to navigate requirements from more than one institutional system, including identifying an effective path forward when these requirements conflict.
About the program: The Horticulture Innovation Lab builds international partnerships for fruit and vegetable research that improves livelihoods of smallholder farmers in developing countries. The program is led by a team at UC Davis and works with professionals around the world on pioneering horticultural research and development as a critical but neglected part of international development. As part of the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative, the program is guided by ensuring gender equity, improving information access, targeting innovative technologies, improving nutrition, working across the value chain, and increasing research capacity. More about the Horticulture Innovation Lab:
Final filing date for applications to this position is Jan. 13, 2017.
Please share this opportunity with applicants and colleagues who may be interested. Thank you!
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