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Employment opportunities within the IWC Secretariat


Executive Secretary of the International Whaling Commission

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) invites applications for the post of Executive Secretary. This is a four-year appointment with the possibility of an extension of up to four years.
The IWC is an international organisation with a membership of 88 Contracting Governments. It is the global body responsible for the conservation of whales and the management of whaling and its headquarters are in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The Executive Secretary is the Head of the Commission’s Secretariat and must be impartial in co-ordinating the interests of all member Governments. S/he is responsible for the efficient management of the Secretariat including development and execution of the Commission’s budget and associated programme of work, organisation of meetings of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies, and maintenance of relationships with other international organisations.

Prospective candidates must have proven leadership and management ability. Experience in the international arena, especially with inter-governmental organisations would be advantageous.
The Commission has a separate management grade for the post of Executive Secretary. The starting gross salary for this role will be £117,511 British Pounds and the role will be based in Cambridge, UK.

Further details, including the detailed person specification and application procedure are available here (translations: FR | SP). The closing date 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.


Equal opportunities statement

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex; religious or similar philosophical belief; political opinion; race; age; sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment