Cambodians Invited to Apply for Southeast Asian Centre Deputy Director Post

AKP Phnom Penh, February 14, 2020 —

Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is seeking a Deputy Director for Programmes and Cambodians are invited to apply for this post.

“Cambodians who can provide strategic leadership and direction in the areas of education, research, innovation, technology transfer, and knowledge management on a posting in the Philippines are invited to apply for the position of Deputy Director for Programmes of the SEARCA,” said the centre.

SEARCA is hosted by the Philippine government on the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).

SEARCA is one of the oldest regional centres of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO), an inter-government treaty organisation that promotes education, science, and culture among Southeast Asian nations. As such, it serves the 11 SEAMEO member countries, namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.

The post is open to nationals of the SEAMEO member countries, except Filipinos. SEARCA’s Enabling Instrument mandates that one Deputy Director is a Filipino and the other a non-Filipino. The SEARCA Deputy Director for Administration is a Filipino.

The applicant must hold a doctorate in agriculture or related sciences from a reputable university and 10 years of progressive career in agriculture or related fields, including five years of experience in managing programmes or projects that are national or regional in scope or beyond the Southeast Asia.

The Deputy Director for Programmes will be a key player in driving innovation and industry engagement and ensuring the delivery of the programme agenda to meet the Centre’s new vision of academe-government-industry interconnectivity.

Key responsibilities of the Deputy Director for Programmes include contributing to SEARCA’s overall strategic development; building partnerships with the public and private sector both in Southeast Asia and internationally; assisting in resource generation; and supporting the Director in policymaking as well as planning, directing, and coordinating operations of the Centre’s core programmes.

The Deputy Director for Programmes will be supported by the heads of SEARCA’s Education and Collective Learning Department, Research and Thought Leadership Department, Emerging Innovation for Growth Department, and Applied Knowledge Resources Unit.

Applications must be submitted online through only up to Feb. 28, 2020.

By C. Nika