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Strategic Group Lead


  • Organization: ICIMOD - International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
  • Location: Nepal
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-08-04

Position Overview:

This is a unique opportunity to lead our Strategic Group on Reducing Climate and Environment Risks – in the vibrant working culture and environment that is ICIMOD. This senior position holds responsibility for the delivery of the entire portfolio of the Strategic Group, ensuring that we collectively meet the commitments enshrined in our Strategy 2030: Moving Mountains and Medium-Term Action Plan V (MTAP V): Embracing Change and Accelerating Impact (2023–2026). The position will work closely with the two other Strategic Group Leads and report to the Deputy Director General.

The Strategic Group Lead is a senior professional with excellent strategic leadership and management skills and strong technical experience on issues pertaining to the management of climate and environment issues, particularly in mountain regions, and with knowledge of risks related to water, cryosphere and air. This position will suit someone who can build vision, develop, and nurture collective thinking, and is focused on delivering measurable impact. The Strategic Group Lead must be comfortable leading and inspiring multidisciplinary and cross-cultural teams, be open and flexible to innovation and change, and uphold the highest levels of ethics, quality, and teamwork standards. The position has a strong representational role, so excellent communication, outreach, and networking skills are essential.

Our work leverages knowledge for impact through four key pathways: policy, innovation and scaling, regional collaboration, and capability building. As Strategic Group Lead (SGL), you will lead work along all our four impact pathways and play a key leadership role to ensure that our work delivers the highest-level results.


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Kathmandu, Nepal, is the leading institute for the study of the HKH. An intergovernmental knowledge and development organisation with a focus on climate and environmental risks, green economies, and sustainable collective action, we have worked in our eight regional member countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – since our foundation.

Entering our 40th year, ICIMOD is perfectly positioned to support the transformative action required for the HKH to face the challenges of the escalating effects of climate change, pollution, water insecurity, increased disaster risk, biodiversity loss, and widespread socioeconomic changes. We seek to raise our ambition to support the required transformative action to step up our engagement through to 2030.

Method of application

Apply through ICIMOD Vacancy Application Portal. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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