CGIAR is seeking eminent and passionate candidates to join its Independent Science for Development Council (ISDC) – a standing panel of impartial, world-class scientific experts providing rigorous, independent strategic advice to the CGIAR System Council and other stakeholders.

With an opportunity to join this valuable work as a member in 2020, successful candidates will be appointed to serve for three years to help the ISDC contribute to the strategic and portfolio planning and positioning of CGIAR.

The appointments will be made to bring in additional key competencies and diversity required for the Council’s effective composition, with specific disciplines and skills being particularly sought in 2020 around: water and soil management; non-economic social sciences; key development process experience and stakeholder engagement; and value chains and the private sector.

Applications and nominations must be submitted by not later than 6pm, local Montpellier, France time on Monday 1 June 2020 via email to Late applications/nominations will not be considered.

Applications/nominations must adhere to the requirements set out indicatively in this Guidance document.

All enquiries on applications and nominations should be made in writing to