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The Independent Science for Development Council (ISDC) is a standing panel of impartial, world- class scientific and innovation experts providing rigorous, independent strategic advice to the CGIAR System Council and other stakeholders. ISDC contributes to the strategic and portfolio planning and positioning of CGIAR. ISDC provides an important advisory function that is integral to the governance of One CGIAR. It is vital therefore that ISDC includes skills, disciplines and backgrounds relevant to the One CGIAR agenda.

Application and nomination details

How: Suitable candidates may apply or be nominated for the one vacancy listed. Applications/nominations must provide the 4 required documents set out in this guidance document via email to

When: Applications and nominations must be submitted by not later than 18:00, local Montpellier,France time on Thursday 30 June 2022.

Note: Applications/nominations submitted beyond the initial deadline and any extension that maybe announced at will not be considered

What we are seeking

CGIAR is seeking to fill one ISDC member vacancy to join 7 other current serving members who represent a diverse group of recognized experts in their respective fields, one of which persons serves as ISDC Chair. The preferred commencement date for the selected appointee is 1 October 2022.

To assist CGIAR to maintain an overall ISDC member composition that well positions ISDC to deliver on its mandate in the context of CGIAR’s 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy, CGIAR is seeking strong potential appointees, whose origin, experiences, and normal work environments are from the regions where CGIAR’s work is focused.

Read more on attached document.