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Current Vacancies

Employment opportunities within the IWC Secretariat

Lead for Programme Development

The IWC is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Lead for Programme Development to direct the development and implementation of IWC Work Programmes. The post-holder will lead a team and work across a range of cetacean scientific, conservation and welfare topic areas (for example underwater noise, whale watching, ship strikes, and marine debris) and lead key Commission work plans and projects. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and motivated individual to join the IWC Secretariat and advance these programs in a challenging intergovernmental environment. This post is a full-time permanent position (37.5 hours per week) subject to an initial six-month probationary period.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 21st April 2021

The Job description and Person Specification is available here - To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the person specification to

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