Head of Regional Stewardship Hubs


Wyss Academy for Nature


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Start Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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The University of Bern, the Wyss Foundation (USA), and the Canton of Bern are establishing the Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern, Switzerland. The Academy aims to research, develop, and implement concrete solutions for dealing with climate change, biodiversity loss, and land use change by combining technical, societal, economic, and political innovations at the interface of nature and people. While the headquarters of the Wyss Academy for Nature will be located in Bern, it will operate three Regional Stewardship Hubs in the global South (Latin America, East Africa, Southeast Asia). These hubs will develop, test, and apply science-based innovations for the protection and sustainable use of nature (for more information, please visit this link).

For the design, implementation, and management of our activities in the global South, we are seeking a:

Head of Regional Stewardship Hubs (100%)

Period: Starting by July 1 or earliest convenience; open-ended contract subject to continued funding Place: Bern, Switzerland, including frequent international travel
Institution: Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern; established as a foundation Position: Member of the Executive Management

Apply no later than: 5 May 2020

We are seeking a mid-career to senior scientist or development professional who will develop, lead, and inspire activities in our three Regional Stewardship Hubs in the global South. In close collaboration with partners of the Hub offices of the Wyss Academy for Nature in these regions, he/she will be responsible for establishing and coordinating the key components of the hubs, including knowledge platforms, multi-stakeholder engagement platforms, and an incubator scheme for testing innovative pathways to sustainable development. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant experience working at the interface of science, policy, and practice in the global South; strong committed to creating concrete impacts for nature and people; and willingness to collaborate with partners and institutions reflecting different cultural and professional backgrounds.