New job opening as Executive Secretary of the ICPDR


The ICPDR Secretariat is seeking a candidate for the position of Executive Secretary, a leading role within the organisation.

The Executive Secretary has the overall task of planning and implementing work programmes and decisions of the Commission, and is thus both an administrator and professional responsible for coordination of the Permanent Secretariat located in the VIC United Nations building in Vienna. The Executive Secretary is also directly responsible for Secretariat staff management and budgetary functions, and – together with the incumbent President – represents the ICPDR on the international stage.

The initial period of employment is three years, with an optional three-year extension upon satisfactory performance. Remuneration is in accordance with current Austrian civil servant salary levels. The ideal candidate should have 8-10 years’ experience in a senior management position in a national/international organisation or academia related to the field of water and/or environmental management.

The ICPDR is proud to support applications of people under-represented in international management positions.

Deadline for application: 12 October 2021 at 18:00 CET
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Start of the contract is 1 August 2022, click here to apply.

Applications should include a motivation letter and a CV and should be sent by e-mail to:


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