Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا

Be the next UNRISD Board Chairperson

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We are now accepting expressions of interest in the position of UNRISD Board Chairperson.

Deadline 23 May 2021

To commence responsibilities in July 2021, we are seeking applications for a new Chairperson of the UNRISD Board. This person will be a recognized leader in a field of relevance to UNRISD’s research programmes, aware of UNRISD’s previous research contributions, and with demonstrated values and reputation aligned with our mandate and mission.

In addition to being a member of the Board, the Chairperson is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the advice, guidance and instructions from the UNRISD Board to the Institute.

The Board has the following functions:

To lay down general rules governing the action of the Institute in matters entrusted to it.
To review and approve work programmes and the relevant budgets.
To advise on the academic quality and integrity of the research and publications.
To oversee the relevance of UNRISD work to the United Nations system and the international community.
To oversee the appropriate use of resources and financial accountability.
To advise on fundraising.
To submit to the UN Commission for Social Development, biennially, a progress report on the work of the Institute.

To express your interest in being considered for the position of UNRISD Board Chairperson, please send a covering letter and curriculum vitae to by Sunday 23 May 23:59 CEST, with the subject heading “Board Chair application”.

Applications from women from the global South are particularly encouraged.

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