IGA Executive Director - Vacancy from 2017 (updated)

The IGA is seeking for an Executive Director from beginning of 2017. The position is based at the IGA Secretariat in Bochum, Germany.

For the Secretariat of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) the Bochum University of Applied Sciences has a vacancy starting 1 January 2017 for the position as an

IGA - Executive Director (Director Science-to-Business).

The International Geothermal Association (IGA) operates its secretariat in Bochum, Germany. The IGA-secretariat is part of the International Knowledge- and Technology Platform Geothermal Energy that is hosted by the International Geothermal Centre (GZB) and is administrated by the Bochum University of Applied Sciences.

The Executive Director is responsible for the operation for the IGA secretariat and of the International Knowledge- and Technology Platform Geothermal Energy. The project is funded by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) via EFRE (European Fund for Regional Development).

The International Geothermal Association (IGA), founded in 1988, is a scientific, educational and cultural organization, established to operate worldwide. It has more than 5,000 members in 65 countries. The IGA is a non-political, non-profit, non-governmental organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, and Partner of the European Union for the Campaign for Take Off (CTO) of Renewable Energies. IGA is affiliated to the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance). 

Duties and responsibilities to be covered by the Executive Director are as follows:

  • Management of the IGA Secretariat as referring to the IGA-Bylaws;
  • Management of the International Knowledge- and Technology Platform Geothermal Energy, consisting of the tasks: Knowledge- and Innovation Transfer, Transfer of Climate Protection Technologies, Research Networking;
  • Consultancy to International Politics and Institutions;
  • Management of the official IGA-communication media (e.g. Newsletter, Website, News) and Public Relations of the International Knowledge- and Technology Platform Geothermal Energy;
  • Preparation of public reports and annual documentations;
  • Correspondence in English language.

Expected candidates have an academic degree, scientific reputation and outstanding competence and experience on the geothermal sector. Skills in English language have to be fluent in speech and writing. The position is to be located at the International Geothermal Centre in Bochum and will be remunerated according to salary group 14 of TV-L, the public services salary agreement for the German states. The employment contract for the position will initially be limited to 2 years. The Executive Director will be supported by a secretariat with 2 fulltime staff.

For official information please check the the website of Bochum University (www.hochschule-bochum.de/campus/stellenausschreibungen.html) or contact Prof. Dr. Rolf Bracke (rolf.bracke@hs-bochum.de).

Applications with the usual supporting documents should be submitted by 04 November 2016 indicating the reference number GZB-1416-NE to the

Bochum University of Applied Sciences
Lennershofstr. 140, 44801 Bochum, Germany