Deputy Director, Future Earth - Paris, France

The Future Earth Secretariat seeks a Deputy Director to lead partnerships globally and for its Global Hub in Paris, France.


The French funding consortium for Future Earth is composed of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESRI), the French National Alliance for Research on Environment (AllEnvi), the French National Funding Agency (ANR), and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

The Paris Hub is administered by CNRS and hosted on the Campus of the University Pierre et Marie Curie. It is currently composed of a Global Hub Director, 3 Scientific Officers, and an Administrative Officer.

The Paris Hub is currently involved particularly in four Knowledge-Action Networks, which focus on the nexus between water food and energy, on natural assets, on risks, and on ocean sustainability. In addition, it is instrumental in facilitating the interactions between the Future Earth community and WCRP, IPCC and UNFCCC.

Role and responsibilities

The Deputy Director works in close interaction with the Global Hub Director. His/her main role is to build tighter links between Future Earth and the European and international research organisations and funders, aid agencies, the main environmental and humanitarian NGOs, and big companies, in particular in France.

An experienced leader with a strong international profile is sought to:

- Raise the profile of the organisation among international, European and French key stakeholders, including the private sector
- Strengthen the links of the organisation with the European Research Area (European Commission and Joint Programming Initiatives of the European Union) with the goal to reinforce synergies between research agendas
- Strengthen the links between the Paris Hub and the French main stakeholders: companies, public institutions and local governments with the goal to raise funds for the Secretariat and to build new partnerships
- Develop and grow key partnerships and relationships with big companies, aid agencies and NGOs to develop new funding streams and collaborative projects.


Deadline: 30 September 2018

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