The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) was established in 1992 and now has 19 ratified members/countries. A scientific agenda is outlined for studies in several areas: understanding climate variability in the Americas; comparative studies of ecosystems, biodiversity, land use, and water resources in the Americas; changes in the composition of the atmosphere, oceans, and fresh waters; and integrated assessment, human dimensions, and applications.
The IAI’s executive director is elected by a two-thirds majority of the Conference of the Parties (CoP), the principal policy-making organ of the IAI. The executive director is responsible for preparing IAI long-range plans and financial policies; proposing the annual work program and budget; designing and implementing fund-raising strategies; implementing on a day-to-day basis those financial policies and elements of the annual work program and budget, which are approved by the CoP; acting (in an ex-officio capacity) as Secretary of the CoP and other IAI executive and scientific organs; promoting and representing the IAI; and ensuring the continued participation of member countries in IAI meetings and activities as well as promoting the compliance of their financial commitments. The executive director manages the executive directorate, located on the Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay (LATU) in Montevideo, Uruguay, and its staff and related facilities.
Interested applicants should submit these materials to their official IAI country representatives by December 1, 2015