Executive Director

(Deadline for application: 30 April 2016)
Position/title Level Duty station Date for entry on duty Duration of assignment
Executive Director
Yokohama, Japan
Late 2016/early 2017

Fixed term: four years (renewable)

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), a commodity organization headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, is in the process of appointing a new Executive Director. The ITTO mission is to promote the expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed and legally harvested forests and the sustainable management of tropical timber-producing forests. The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Organization and responsible to the International Tropical Timber Council for the administration and operation of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006, in accordance with decisions of the Council.
The ITTO explicitly encourages applications from qualified female candidates.
Candidates who are citizens of ITTO member countries whith the qualifications detailed in the full vacancy announcement (below) may apply.

Written applications including a cover letter explaining how the candidate meets the required qualifications, a completed United Nations Personal History form (form P.11), a curriculum vitae and additional supporting materials related to the job qualifications and a recent photo should be received at ITTO headquarters by 30 April 2016, 17:00 hours (Japan time). Applications may be submitted electronically or by mail or fax and should be sent to:
International Tropical Timber Organization
International Organizations Center, 5th Floor
Pacifico-Yokohama, 1-1-1, Minato-Mirai
Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan 220-0012
Tel: +81-45 223-1110
Fax: +81-45 223-1111
E-mail: vacancy_ed@itto.int
All applications will be acknowledged within two working days of receipt. If applicants do not receive acknowledgement of receipt of their application, it is their responsibility to contact the ITTO Secretariat.


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