The International Whaling Commission seeks new Executive Secretary

iwc logo 1024x1024The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is recruiting for the role of Executive Secretary. The IWC is an intergovernmental organisation responsible for the conservation of whales and management of whaling. Established in 1946 and with a current membership of 88 governments across the globe, the role of the Executive Secretary entails coordinating the interests of all member Governments.

The Executive Secretary is the Head of the Commission’s Secretariat and is responsible for the effective management of the Secretariat and the delivery of its programme of work. 

The  IWC describes the role as follows, 

The Executive Secretary leads the IWC Secretariat and is responsible for overseeing and facilitating a wide range of global science and conservation initiatives including on bycatch, entanglement, marine pollution, climate change, vessel collisions, cetacean strandings and regulation of aboriginal subsistence whaling. As one of the IWC’s figureheads, this role is responsible for building and maintaining multi-disciplinary collaborations on a global stage.  

The deadline for applications is 17:00 UK time on 15 March 2023. Interviews will take place in May/June 2023 and will be conducted in English. Further information about the role, including the position description (available also in French and Spanish) can be found at the IWC website

1 February 2023

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