The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is a scientific research institute located in Laxenburg, near Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1972, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) conducts policy-oriented research into problems of a global nature that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline. IIASA is sponsored by its National Member Organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Its research is independent and completely unconstrained by political or national self-interest.
Reporting to the Director General of IIASA, the incumbent will form part of a dynamic executive team that takes joint accountability for the operations and management of the organization.
The Chief Operations Officer (COO) provides operational leadership at the Institute and ensures that IIASA researchers are supported by an enabling environment that facilitates the delivery of world-class research and science. The incumbent is responsible for the overall coordination of the IIASA support services across the areas of facilities and estate management, finance, human resources, ICT, and legal and governance compliance.
Collectively, these areas provide support services that enable IIASA to deliver on its strategic objectives. Reporting to the Director General (DG) of IIASA, the incumbent will form part of a dynamic executive team that takes joint accountability for the operations and management of the organization.
The Chief Operations Officer is required to:
The incumbent must have:
The position is full-time, and the successful candidate will be offered an initial fixed-term appointment of five years, with the possibility of reappointment thereafter by mutual consent between the IIASA Council, the IIASA Director General, and the incumbent. The place of work is Laxenburg, Austria and some travel may be required.
IIASA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package (moving and settlement allowances, educational grants for children of school age, five weeks' annual vacation, and paid home leave). IIASA salaries are exempt from taxation in the host country of Austria but subject to the principle of income aggregation.
IIASA is committed to a working environment that promotes equality, diversity, tolerance and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply. In the case that candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of IIASA member countries.
To apply, please email a cover letter and curriculum vitae plus the names and full contact details (including email addresses) of three work-related references to:
+43(0) 2236 807 286
For further information about this opportunity, please contact:
van Jaarsveld, Albert
IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer
Directorate - DG
+43(0) 2236 807 700
IIASA is located in a former 18th century imperial palace of the Habsburg Monarchy in Laxenburg, Austria about 15 km from Vienna. The facility has been gratefully provided by the host country Austria to the International Scientific Community. According to Mercer's 21st annual Quality of Living survey, Vienna ranked highest for quality of living for the 10th year in a row in 2019. The survey covers nearly 500 cities worldwide and is based on 39 criteria such as political, social, economic, educational, and environmental factors. Vienna has all the facilities of a modern, progressive city, in the heart of Europe and is considered one of the most liveable cities in the world.
While famous for its concert venues, opera houses, theaters, and museums, Vienna also provides opportunities for great outdoor activities on nearby Lake Neusiedl, the Vienna Woods, and the Alps. Vienna has a wealth of different research and international governmental institutions, permitting extensive dialogue at local and international level between scientists and policymakers.
For general information about our Institute and its research activities, please visit the IIASA website.
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