Business Manager - International Partnership Programme
We have an interesting new role for a self-motivated and organised programme manager to provide project management for a three-year international collaborative project (end date 31/03/2021). The project objective is to improve the rice and oil palm production systems in Colombia by creating and providing better knowledge and decision support services to its stakeholders.
The project supported by the UK Space Agency, is a partnership with the UK-based decision support company, Agricompas and includes six sub-contractors: CIAT, Fedearroz, Cenipalma and Solidaridad (Colombia) and Elastacloud and Pixalytics (UK).
The successful candidate will be strongly self-motivated and have previous experience of managing complex, multi-partner projects. Affinity with agriculture and experience with business support programmes or funding competitions is advantageous. Spanish speaking would be an advantage. Whilst this role is based in Harpenden (UK) it requires infrequent travel (monthly reporting in Swindon, half yearly in Colombia). The programme manager will be required to liaise with the Colombian project manager to ensure proper overall project delivery.
The role is a fixed term appointment until 31st March 2021.Interviews will be held 18 May 2018.
About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science. Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance, enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees. We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities. The Harpenden Site is located within 1/2 hour commuting distance of Central London.