Oxford HR’s search attracted a highly competitive field of candidates with relevant experience in leadership roles, stakeholder engagement and partnerships development and a demonstrated track record of growing a portfolio of programmes in agriculture development and value chain creation, food security, health and nutritious foods and other relevant subject areas, both from non-profit as well as for-purpose organisations.
After many conversations with interesting candidates, we presented the client with a shortlist of three candidates. The client offered the role to one candidate and it was accepted after satisfying negotiations for both sides. Yurdi Yasmi was the selected candidate.
Looking ahead, Yurdi wants to strengthen IRRI’s collaboration with government, research institutions, development partners, UN agencies and ASEAN. This will “ensure that we do not only produce enough rice but also produce nutritious rice in a sustainable manner within our planetary boundaries. In so doing, we will contribute to the sustainable development goals.”
He also speaks highly of Oxford HR’s involvement in his recruitment process.