YPARD director

Call for applications: YPARD Director !

  • 28th January 2021
  • by secretary
Agrinatura News

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is seeking a proactive, flexible, independent and innovative director to lead the youth network.

The GFRAS-YPARD joint secretariat is seeking a proactive, flexible, independent and innovative director to lead the youth network. The mission of Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) is to serve as a global platform through which young professionals can express their ideas and realize their full potential towards sustainable food systems.

This position will be based at Czech University of Life Sciences FTA/CZU, Prague, Czech Republic, which hosts the YPARD Europe office.


Candidate Profile

Advanced university degree in agriculture, rural development, international development or related field;

Minimum 4 years of experience in leading and managing youth networks, multi-stakeholder relations and youth engagement;

Demonstrated technical understanding of and practical experiences in the intersections of agricultural development and or sustainable food systems and youth engagement;

Demonstrated motivation and passion for the youth agenda;

Experience in partnership development and financial resource mobilization;

Experience with developing models and innovative ways for youth engagement including mobilizing volunteers;

Ability to advocate, inspire, and convince other people;

Excellent written and oral communication in English. Knowledge of other languages such as French and/or Spanish would be  an advantage;

Previous experience working with international development programs and work experience in more than one region of the world would be an advantage;

Flexibility and capacity to travel worldwide (up to 30% of working time);

Terms and conditions:

In accordance with the YPARD charter, applicants must be under 40 years of age. Applicants below 37 are preferred to secure continuity. Applicants are kindly requested to indicate their age in their application;

The duty station is in Prague and candidates must be willing to move to the Czech Republic for the duration of their employment;

The successful candidate will be expected to have or obtain a Schengen visa and work permit in the Czech Republic.  Application is open to all eligible candidates regardless of background or nationality. Under-represented groups including young women are particularly encouraged to apply.

The expected starting date is March 1st, 2021, or the soonest thereafter.

Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page letter of motivation, in a single .pdf file by email to info@ypard.net (put in copy: ingrid.oliveira@ypard.net) please indicate in the subject of the email the title “Application for the post of YPARD Director”.

Deadline: February 27th, 2021, at midnight CET.

More details about the positon: https://ypard.net/2021-01-27/call-applications-ypard-director