The soon to be formally launched Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development is seeking a new Director, Institute Development & Management.
Announced last year by then International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino, the Institute is funded through a five-year start-up contribution from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD, formerly CIDA) and operates across three coalition member academic sites: University of British Columbia - UBC, Simon Fraser University - SFU, and École Polytechnique de Montréal - EPM.
Its role is to strengthen the capacity of governments in developing countries to better manage their natural resources in order to drive sustainable economic growth, create jobs and to provide revenue to deliver services to citizens
Under the direction of the Institute's Acting Executive Director, Professor Bern Klein, Dean of the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, the Director, Institute Development and Management will provide management leadership and oversight to ensure that Institute initiatives in Canada and abroad are consistent with the Institute's mandate and UBC's Place and Promise.
The Director will provide direction, ensure accountability, facilitate coalition member cohesion, advance the goals of the Institute, and play a key role in ensuring the sustainability of the Institute through business and partnership development. The ideal candidate will be energetic, visionary and have a strong commitment to exceptional program delivery.
The position will provide leadership and guidance to the Institute, which is comprised of 28 core personnel including 10 faculty and 18 staff, as well as numerous faculty, research associates and graduate students.
Personnel are located across all three academic coalition member sites in Canada, with multiple contract personnel working in Canada and internationally. The Director will have contact with a large international network of strategic partners from academia, government, NGOs, and the private sector.
The full Position Description is available here.
Interested parties should apply online through UBC Careers at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php Job # 16170. Submit a cover letter and resume by Wednesday, August 19, 2013.
'Securing the Social License to Operate in the Extracive Industries Sector' will be a major issue discussed at GLOBE 2014, the next in the celebrated GLOBE Series Conferences on the business of the environment taking place in Vancouver Canada, March 26-28, 2014. Check here for more details