The Belmont Forum is seeking an Executive Director to lead its International Secretariat.
The Belmont Forum seeks an accomplished, inspiring, and strategic individual who is genuinely passionate about international cooperation on the ground and the opportunity to make a lasting impact on society. The Executive Director will lead the Secretariat to realize the vision, mission, and goals of the Belmont Forum. This individual will display a genuine intellectual curiosity, an exceptional degree of interpersonal effectiveness, experience leading complex international organizations, and a commitment to support the diverse membership of Belmont Forum.
The Executive Director position is a 3-year appointment based in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) Offices. There is the possibility of a single renewal period of 3 years subject to satisfactory yearly performance assessments. The position will commence as soon as possible and relocation to Montevideo is expected, but currently contingent upon COVID 19 travel-restrictions.
The successful candidate should have experience in the field of global environmental change, sustainability research, and related policy issues. Furthermore, leadership experience at the executive level of an international organization, program, or project would be an asset. The working language of the Belmont Forum Secretariat and activities is English; thus, it is expected that the Executive Director will be proficient in English. Competency in additional languages is desirable but not essential. The Executive Director reports directly to the Belmont Forum Steering Committee led by the co-chairs and will be accountable to the Belmont Forum Members. The Director will have oversight of Secretariat staff and is responsible for all operations.
The deadline for applications is 15 February, 2021 at 17:00 UTC.
A full announcement is available on the Belmont Forum website.