IRENA invites applicants for the position of Director-General

The Director-General is the head and chief administrative officer of the Agency, and is responsible to its Members for the performance of her/his functions. The Director-General provides strategic direction and leadership for the execution of the Agency’s mandate and its management against the backdrop of the ongoing global energy transition, in a manner that is responsive to the needs and priorities of the Agency’s membership.

The main functions and responsibilities of the IRENA Director-General, together with the required competencies and qualifications, are contained in the Vacancy Announcement.

The Director-General is appointed by the IRENA Assembly for a term of four years, renewable for one further term, but not thereafter. The individual chosen for the post should be available to commence duties starting May 2019.

Qualified candidates may submit their application by uploading either their CV or Personal History Profile (PHP), along with a Letter of Intent/Motivation via the Online Application Form below. The deadline for submission of applications is 06 June 2018

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International Renewable Energy Agency

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates