Vacancy: Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programmepublished: February 5, 2021
The International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) invite applications for the post of Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, which will be vacant on 01 June 2016.
IRDR is an international research programme addressing all hazards bringing together the natural, social, medical and engineering sciences. Its objectives are the scientific characterization of natural and human-induced environmental hazards, vulnerability and risk; the understanding of decision-making in complex and changing risk contexts; and the reduction of risk and curbing losses through knowledge-based actions. The programme is founded on the recognition that disaster prevention and mitigation are critical dimensions of the global poverty reduction agenda and efforts to adapt to climate change, and should be an integral part of all international and national development efforts.
The Executive Director heads the IRDR global programme and is supported by a small International Programme Office (IPO) being hosted by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China, with core funding from the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). ¬†RADI is a major research institute with wide experience and expertise in remote sensing, data collection and modelling, located on the edge of Beijing. The Executive Director will be a full-time employee of RADI.
The closing date for applications is 18 March 2021 midnight Paris time (CET).