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ICAR is recruiting a new Chief Executive


The single position of Chief Executive, for ICAR and Service-ICAR, has been created in order to facilitate further growth in ICAR membership through improvement in the value ICAR provides to its members, and growth in the services it provides through Service-ICAR.
The ideal candidate will posses all of the following attributes :

- A detailed knowledge and understanding of the key disciplines involved in world-class animal recording.

- At least a masters-level qualification in a discipline of direct relevance to animal recording.

- Five years experience in management and team leadership, preferably where team members are working at locations in other countries.

- Be able to travel widely.

- A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in English and establish excellent working relationships with people and organizations around the world.

The Chief Executive reports to the Boards of ICAR and Service-ICAR and is responsible for a combined annual budget of €1 million which is expected to double by 2019. Reporting to the Chief Executive are a team of six staff and consultants including three based in Rome and three in other parts of the world. Much of the technical work of ICAR is carried out by its four Sub-Committees, fourteen Working Groups and three Task Forces, which involve some 175 experts from around the world working on a voluntary basis.

Preference is for a person willing to work from Rome, Italy and able to take up the position early in 2015.

A detailed position description is available here on the ICAR website. For more information about ICAR please visit our web site . All enquiries should be addressed to

Applicants should submit a complete a curriculum vitae, including names and contact information of personal referees, by email to . Applications will be accepted until Friday October 31st, 2014


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