Wanted! Public-Private Partnership and Research Uptake Expert

20 September 2018

Till 18 October 2018, it is possible to apply for the position of Public Private Partnership (PPP) and Research Uptake expert to contribute to transformational change in agriculture around the world, which is the aim of The Netherlands – CGIAR partnership. Funding an expert is one of the four instruments of this partnership that focuses on advancing food system knowledge and joint public and private innovation.

The expert is expected to increase the role of the private sector (for-profit and not-for-profit) in CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and Platforms.

During a running time of three years, the expert is expected to produce a number of outputs and outcomes to fulfil the following objectives to support the overall The Netherlands-CGIAR partnership:

  • jointly enhance International Agricultural Research (IAR) with a view to contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • optimise the effectiveness of Dutch IAR knowledge, innovation and research capacities by enhancing leverage and strengthening linkages to the CGIAR System in combination with linkages to the private sector (both for-profit and not-for-profit)
  • answer to CGIAR’s interest in mobilising partners for the best science and along the research impact pathways towards development outcomes by providing opportunities to engage private partners for advanced research, reach, and impact.

The expert should be a senior with an academic background (MSc/Ma/PhD), have at least ten years of working experience, and be employed by a Dutch university or (applied) research or development organisation. And last but not least, the candidate should have experience with initiating and implementing Public Private Partnerships. The applicant is expected to submit a proposal for an action plan, which will be further developed within the first three months of the assignment.

Candidates are invited to react to the call for proposals or to contact NWO for further information.

The Netherlands – CGIAR partnership

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The Netherlands – CGIAR partnership aims to enhance international agricultural research in view of contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. The Dutch government considers Public private Partnerships to be crucial in achieving these goals.

The Netherlands government has a specific interest in furthering Public Private Partnerships (PPP) involving CGIAR. The aim is to (1) enrich research programs with the expertise of the private sector and vice versa, (2) become more demand and market responsive, and (3) improve the enabling environment for scaling and impact. ‘Private’ in this context includes both global and local (SME) Business and Civil Society which is often referred to as the ‘Growth-Diamond’ approach.

This instrument is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), WOTRO Science for Global Development.

Source: NWO