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Exciting Job Opportunity: Executive Director Position at UNESCO's World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

May 23, 2023

TWAS, a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy, is looking for its new Executive Director. The applications for the position are now open.

OWSD is pleased to disseminate an exciting job opportunity at The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), a UNESCO's Programme Unit for the advancement of science in developing countries, based in Trieste, Italy. TWAS is currently seeking an exceptional candidate to fill the position of Executive Director. This is a prestigious role that involves promoting international cooperation in science for peace and sustainable development.

The Executive Director will play a crucial role in recognizing, supporting, and promoting excellence in scientific research in the South, while facilitating cooperation between scientists and institutions. The incumbent will provide intellectual, strategic, and operational leadership in the development and execution of TWAS international scientific cooperation programs. The position requires a strong background in scientific research and administration, as well as experience in fundraising and resource mobilization.

To learn more about the position, including detailed responsibilities, qualifications, and benefits, please visit the full job description.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in one of the fields of Natural Sciences and a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible professional experience in scientific research and administration. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience, strong communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural environment.

TWAS is committed to achieving gender parity and workforce diversity, and encourages individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. UNESCO offers competitive salaries and a range of benefits.

If you are passionate about promoting scientific excellence and sustainable development, we invite you to apply for this esteemed position. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2023 (Midnight Paris Time).

To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website and complete the online application form. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further evaluation.

Join TWAS in making a significant impact on scientific research and international cooperation!

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