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Strategic Group Lead

Application deadline: 2024-08-04

Position Overview:

This is a unique opportunity to lead our Strategic Group on Reducing Climate and Environment Risks – in the vibrant working culture and environment that is ICIMOD. This senior position holds responsibility for the delivery of the entire portfolio of the Strategic Group, ensuring that we collectively meet the commitments enshrined in our Strategy 2030: Moving Mountains and Medium-Term Action Plan V (MTAP V): Embracing Change and Accelerating Impact (2023–2026). The position will work closely with the two other Strategic Group Leads and report to the Deputy Director General.

The Strategic Group Lead is a senior professional with excellent strategic leadership and management skills and strong technical experience on issues pertaining to the management of climate and environment issues, particularly in mountain regions, and with knowledge of risks related to water, cryosphere and air. This position will suit someone who can build vision, develop, and nurture collective thinking, and is focused on delivering measurable impact. The Strategic Group Lead must be comfortable leading and inspiring multidisciplinary and cross-cultural teams, be open and flexible to innovation and change, and uphold the highest levels of ethics, quality, and teamwork standards. The position has a strong representational role, so excellent communication, outreach, and networking skills are essential.

Our work leverages knowledge for impact through four key pathways: policy, innovation and scaling, regional collaboration, and capability building. As Strategic Group Lead (SGL), you will lead work along all our four impact pathways and play a key leadership role to ensure that our work delivers the highest-level results.

Background

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Kathmandu, Nepal, is the leading institute for the study of the HKH. An intergovernmental knowledge and development organisation with a focus on climate and environmental risks, green economies, and sustainable collective action, we have worked in our eight regional member countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – since our foundation.

Entering our 40th year, ICIMOD is perfectly positioned to support the transformative action required for the HKH to face the challenges of the escalating effects of climate change, pollution, water insecurity, increased disaster risk, biodiversity loss, and widespread socioeconomic changes. We seek to raise our ambition to support the required transformative action to step up our engagement through to 2030.

Method of application

Apply through ICIMOD Vacancy Application Portal. https://apply.icimod.org/
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

To access the Terms of Reference click here: https://www.icimod.org/wp-content/uploads/ICIMOD_Strategic-Group-Lead_2024.pdf 

Details:
ICIMOD_Strategic Group Lead_2024.pdf
Senior Communications Officer (Re-advertisement)

Application deadline: 2024-08-11

Position Overview:

ICIMOD is seeking dynamic and creative Senior Communications Officers to lead communications, outreach, and engagement for our Strategic Group. Ideal candidates will have backgrounds in communications, press, public affairs, and policy engagement, with a strong drive to impact climate and environmental action. Responsibilities include managing digital communications, stakeholder engagement, and international policy agendas like UNFCCC and UNCBD. We seek proactive and collaborative communicators passionate about mountain issues and oriented towards international policy to strengthen ICIMOD’s advocacy. This position supports the Regional Action and Global Advocacy Strategic Group, overseeing targeted interventions, supervising Communications Officers, and working closely with the Head of the Communications Unit.

Background

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region stretches 3,500km across Asia, spanning eight countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Encompassing high-altitude mountain ranges, mid-hills, and plains, the zone is vital for the food, water, and energy security of up to two billion people and is a habitat for countless irreplaceable species. It is also acutely fragile – and frontline to the impacts of the triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss.

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Kathmandu, Nepal, is an international organisation established in 1983, that is working to make this critical region greener, more inclusive and climate resilient. For more information, read our Strategy 2030: Moving Mountains and explore our website.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before August 11, 2024 (11:59 PM Nepal Standard Time) through ICIMOD Vacancy Application Portal.        

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Details:
TOR Senior Communication Officer.pdf
Glacio-Hydrology Specialist

Application deadline: 2024-08-04

Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and accomplished scientist for the role of Glacio-Hydrology Specialist. This role will be under our Action Area on Managing Cryosphere and Water Risks in Strategic Group 1 – Reducing climate and environmental risks. The position offers a unique opportunity to make a substantial impact in addressing the risks associated with cryosphere change across the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. 

The ideal candidate should be motivated and able to lead and coordinate ICIMOD’s work on the cryosphere–hydrology interface and build wider understanding of responses to the implications of cryosphere change for water and energy resources, infrastructure, ecosystems, and livelihoods across the HKH. This role requires a strong track record in carrying out scientific research, building analytical and risk assessment tools and techniques in this area, and building the capacity of our partners in these skills. 

The successful candidate will have good representational and networking skills, and a strong track record in managing research, and leading complex projects. The incumbent will be a skilled leader with good communication skills, managing in-house teams and coordinating partners from within the HKH and international institutions. The post will also play a pivotal role in the capacity development of both ICIMOD staff and key partners in relevant aspects of the cryosphere. Additionally, the role will contribute to science communication, collaborating with our in-house communications professionals to effectively communicate the implications of risks associated with cryosphere change and water resources to a range of audiences, including regional and international policy and decision-makers.

Background

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region stretches 3,500km across Asia, spanning eight countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Encompassing high-altitude mountain ranges, mid-hills, and plains, the zone is vital for the food, water, and energy security of up to two billion people and is a habitat for countless irreplaceable species. It is also acutely fragile, and vulnerable to the impacts of the triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss.

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Kathmandu, Nepal, is an international organisation established in 1983, that is working to make this critical region greener, more inclusive and climate resilient. For more information, read our Strategy 2030 and explore our website.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before August 04, 2024 (11:59 PM Nepal Standard Time) through ICIMOD Vacancy Application Portal.        

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Details:
TOR - Glacio-Hydrologist SP 2024.pdf

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