Make A Difference – become the Director General of INBAR


The Board of Trustees of INBAR seeks a Director General to take over the strategic and managerial leadership of the Organisation from 1st April 2019.

Over the past 21 years, INBAR has grown in size and scope, from a specialist research network into a rapidly evolving and wide-reaching global development agency. With INBAR’s help, member countries develop their bamboo and rattan industries to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. INBAR is currently undergoing a period of exciting expansion and growth, and a new roadmap is currently under development.

Headquartered in Beijing, China, INBAR was established in 1997, became Observer to the United Nations General Assembly in 2017, and now counts 44 countries as Members. In addition to its Secretariat in China, INBAR has regional offices in Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, and India, with a new office opening in Cameroon in 2019. INBAR is guided by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and plays a key role in South-South Cooperation, including the Belt and Road Initiative.

The successful candidate will assume the leadership of an innovative international organisation working at the forefront of many of the world’s key issues, from climate change to commodity trade to poverty alleviation to affordable housing. She or he will lead an international team who believe in the power of these plants to make the world a better place. Working alongside governments, international organisations, research scientists and  farmers, the successful candidate will work to fully exploit the potential of bamboo and rattan to support sustainable development and green economy action plans.

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Responsibilities include:

Initial appointment for this position is for three years, renewable for one additional term.  An international competitive salary and benefits package will be commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and the needs of the organization.

Application Process

Applications should be submitted by 15 December 2018 and include a cover letter, a detailed CV, and the names and contact information (phone, fax, e-mail) of three or more referees. Applications should be marked confidential and sent by e-mail to  All applications will be acknowledged, but only candidates whose skills and experience best match the requirements of the position will be contacted thereafter.