The Senior Technical Director for Rural Economies and Agricultural Livelihoods (REAL) provides leadership and management to the QuIL REAL Team in alignment with the overall strategic direction of Corus International. The QuIL team includes expertise across a variety of technical areas critical to livelihoods, economic development, health and well-being. This position reports directly to the Vice President, QuIL. The incumbent must be a passionate and visionary leader in rural agricultural development, energetic supporter and inspiring manager.
The competencies required to be successful in this position include a theoretical and practical understanding of rural economies and agricultural livelihoods, with deep expertise in agricultural market systems. Key activities in this role include:
-Supporting the mobilization of resources through the design of country, regional and global strategies and programming, integrating innovative approaches and applied best practice;
-Maximizing impact in country programs by supporting innovative programming and developing core tools and guidance for best practice, and providing demand-driven support to field-based program & project implementation to help country teams deliver maximum impact;
-Drawing out the experience, knowledge, and evidence generated by field programming and identifying ways to disseminate across programs and externally as a contribution to the global evidence base.
-Represent the organization in external technical fora to enhance the organization’s technical stature and recognition in the rural development community.