Director, Science


Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Start Date

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) is recruiting a Director to manage the IAI’s science program and activities. This Directorship is an executive position that reports directly to IAI’s Executive Director, with responsibility for implementation of the IAI scientific agenda focused on global change.

The Director, Science is expected to identify key scientific strategic issues, opportunities and risks and assist the Executive Director in generating and communicating broad and compelling institutional scientific strategies and direction. He/She should also be able to communicate clearly links between the IAI’s Strategic Plan and Scientific Agenda and national priorities as articulated in a regional context.

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in program management in the sciences, scientific research and analysis, policy formulation, application of research principles in research programs, global change issues at the level of theory and practice, and a track record of publication in the domain of global change and related areas are required. Compensation is based on United Nations salary scales with a cost-of-living-adjustment. Additional benefits include health insurance, housing allowance, home leave and educational benefits for children. Directorships at the IAI have the UN equivalency of P5 step 1 professional posts.

Applicants to the post of Science Director, must be a citizen from a Party to the IAI.

The Deadline for submission is 30 March 2019.