Vacancy: Head, IUCN Science and Knowledge Management

16 May 2012 | News story

Mobilising knowledge from across IUCN constituencies and integrating it into the IUCN Programme is a key part of this position. The closing date is 6 June.

IUCN is a science-based organization that relies heavily on expertise from across its Membership, Partners, Commissions and Secretariat to provide policy relevant advice for sound biodiversity conservation decision-making. Mobilising that knowledge from across IUCN’s constituencies and integrating it into IUCN’s Programme are fundamental aspects of the work of the Science and Knowledge Management Unit. A recent review of the science function in IUCN identified three primary roles for this unit including:

  • a radar function for emerging issues;
  • quality assurance for IUCN science; and
  • fulfilling the role of science champion/facilitator for IUCN.

The Head, Science and Knowledge Management, is a key member of IUCN’s Global Policy and Programme Group, reporting to its Director. In all of the undertakings of this position, close cooperation with the members of IUCN’s Secretariat, Commissions, and when appropriate, IUCN Members will be expected as will the inclusion of both the natural and social sciences as essential components to achieving IUCN’s mission.

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the Vacancy Announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Closing Date: 6 June 2012