Director General

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 5 November 2019

Job Description

Given the critical challenges present in the region, the need for regional cooperation among countries across the HKH has never been more pressing and the Director General of ICIMOD has the opportunity to convene and animate regional governments to create the necessary regional mechanisms and to support national responses to climate change and other pressing environmental and livelihood issues. Leading this work requires a uniquely experienced, talented and dynamic leader whose depth of management expertise is complemented by an emotionally intelligent, authentic leadership style that will motivate and inspire people – those passionate, highly talented professionals who work within ICIMOD and among its partner institutions – who have dedicated their lives and careers to the well-being of the HKH.

A new Director General will encounter an institution with robust and effective systems, currently in the second implementation year of its five-year action plan having enjoyed global attention and regional affirmation for the recently released HKH Assessment Report. Building on these solid foundations and exciting developments and challenges, the Director General is expected to give strategic direction and leadership to the pursuit of ICIMOD’s vision and mission, to raise funds and holds overall responsibility for the accomplishment of the Centre’s strategic impacts and results and the effective management of its resources.

Interested applicants are invited to visit for a detailed description of duties and required experience and qualifications.

If you wish to be considered for this position, please apply on SRI website on or before 1st December 2019. For further information, please contact Marhian Escuro at

ICIMOD is committed to eliciting applications from the broadest diversity in terms of gender, nationality, ethnicity or belief.

About the Organization

Nestled in the highest peaks of the world, the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region’s glaciers feed 10 of the world’s most important river systems; directly or indirectly supply 1.9 billion people with food, energy, clean air and incomes; contains four of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and has some of the poorest populations of the world. As the only regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge-sharing centre in the HKH region, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) enables sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods in the region through knowledge and regional cooperation. A thirty-six year old institution, ICIMOD deepens science-policy linkages, develops and shares information and knowledge, and uses innovation and effective communications to identify and address the most pressing environmental and livelihood concerns in the eight regional member countries of the HKH – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and for their people. ICIMOD is unique in its problem-solving approach in local, transboundary and global sustainable development programmes, as well as in its governance, with strong local participation and ownership, as well as a board comprised largely of experts from the region.

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