Africa Programme Director

February 24, 2017

VACANCY ANNOUCEMENT – JOB DESCPRIPTION

(Starting date May 2017)

The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) is an intergovernmental agency which receives its funding from 135 Member States as well as private foundations, corporations and individuals. ICCROM deals with cultural heritage conservation issues, including World Heritage, disaster risk management, sustainable development, and integrated approaches to conservation of cultural and natural heritage. ICCROM uses its unparalleled global network in training and other technical cooperation programmes worldwide.

Over the past 30 years, ICCROM has designed and implemented pioneering programmes for heritage conservation for museums and sites in Africa. ICCROM Strategy 2018-2023 sets ambitious targets for further expanding ICCROM’s role in Africa through training, research and policy formulation.  This will entail implementation and delivery of practical conservation training and technical cooperation projects in partnerships with African institutions, UNESCO and others.

In the context of these specific goals, ICCROM intends to appoint an Africa Programme Director who will lead the development of fresh approaches, bringing innovation to ICCROM’s involvement in the conservation of the heritage in Africa.

The successful candidate will bring substantial experience in leading successful strategy design and planning, and will also possess a good understanding of cultural heritage issues in Africa. S/he will be a credible interlocutor with partners in the design of the strategy and high-impact projects and initiatives. A skilled communicator and leader, the Africa Programme Director will be highly effective in a multicultural context. Continue reading…