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Chief Executive Officer(iSDA Ltd CEO)

01 Feb 2018 1:08 PM | Anonymous

Innovative Solutions for Decision Agriculture(iSDA Ltd CEO)

The Role of the Chief Executive Officer:

 Rothamsted Research, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are currently working together to facilitate the process of establishing iSDA as an independent, not-for-profit entity, with its own Board of Directors. Reporting directly to the Board of iSDA, the successful candidate for this role will drive the formation of iSDA, shape its vision, products and services, develop the team an outcome-driven, lean startup culture, and establish excellent partnerships.

Specific Responsibilities 

Key priorities and roles during the first 18 months include: 

● Developing a detailed business plan based on the objectives of the current business plan framework, including the company’s vision, key performance indicators, objectives and timebased deliverables

● Defining and appointing key personnel in consultation with the Board and in-line with the approved business plan 

● Establishing partnerships with stakeholders from relevant innovation communities, end users and others deemed appropriate to support the company’s objectives 

● Working with the Board, manage and allocate the company’s funds and budgets and work to secure further private and public funds in line with the strategy

● Establishing structures, controls and procedures to support the effective operation of the organisation and to comply with its legal, regulatory and contractual obligations

● Providing clear communications with relevant stakeholders and ensuring the ongoing work of iSDA is readily available through its website and other digital services

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