ICSU (IAHR is a Science Associate of ICSU) is a non-governmental scientific organization with a global membership. ICSU members include 121 national scientific bodies (mostly national academies of science), 31 International Scientific Unions, and 22 International Scientific Associates. This position offers a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to support global scientific collaboration, join the ICSU management team and further ICSU’s mission to strengthen international science for the benefit of society.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of Science Programmes will manage the development and implementation of ICSU’s scientific and science for policy initiatives, as defined in its Strategic Plan. He/she will line manage the science staff and take on project management responsibility for specific projects. He/she will also be responsible for supporting two of ICSU’s policy committees (the Committee on Scientific Planning and Review and the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science), collaborating with the Chairpersons to help the committees meet ICSU’s strategic needs. He/she will work closely with the Executive Director and the other members of the management team, for example on strategy development, providing the scientific input for fundraising and media engagement.