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USGCRP Hiring for IPCC AR7 Technical Support Unit

October 30th, 2023

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prepares comprehensive and up-to-date assessments of policy-relevant scientific, technical, and socio-economic information needed to further understand the scientific basis of climate change, potential impacts, and options for mitigation and adaptation. Working Group III (WGIII) assesses climate mitigation options. For the IPCC Seventh Assessment Report (AR7) cycle, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is funding a Technical Support Unit (TSU) to provide technical and administrative services in direct support of the elected IPCC WGIII Co-Chairs — Katherine Calvin (USA) and Joy Jacqueline Pereira (Malaysia). To enhance efficiency, the TSU is distributed – with nodes at the USGCRP office in Washington, DC; at partner entities in Asheville, NC, and elsewhere in the United States; and around the globe, e.g., co-located with the developing country co-chair in Malaysia. ICF administers the TSU-Washington node.

Applications for the WGIII TSU Head of Science and Technical Specialist positions are now being accepted.

The Head of Science provides senior-level scientific leadership for WGIII assessment programs; works with, and under the guidance of, the WGIII Co-Chairs to structure, summarize, and disseminate key findings generated by and during the assessment process; and provides scientific direction to TSU staff in support of IPCC-wide commitments. The Head of Science also works closely with the TSU Head to ensure that scientific and logistical coordination effectively support WGIII priorities. Major efforts involve scoping, preparation, and review of the WGIII contribution to the AR7 and any Special Reports under its purview, and the organization and documentation of expert meetings and workshops that support the process. The Head of Science interacts directly with the WGIII Co-Chairs and manages assigned projects and workflow for the science staff both in Washington, DC and abroad.

More information can be found at the IPCC Vacancies site, with the complete position descriptions and application information available via the ICF Career Portal. If you have questions, you may contact the WGIII TSU Head (David Dokken) at or recruitment professionals via the chat feature in the ICF Career Portal. This job postings will be open until 20 December 2023.