Job opportunity: project consultant for ocean acidification at IOC-UNESCO

Main responsibilities
Under the overall authority of the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the particular supervision of the Head of the Ocean Science Section, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
i. Ensure effective communication among members of the Executive Council of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), including organization of workshops, meetings, tele-conferences and the facilitation of e-mail exchanges;
ii. Coordinate and deliver IOC’s and GOA-ON’s contribution to relevant UN processes in the area of ocean acidification, in particular, compilation of relevant information for the reports on progress made to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 14.3 (IOC is the custodian Agency for indicator 14.3.1);
iii. Develop ocean acidification information products and contents of training modules with respect to SDG target 14.3, in strong collaboration with the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre and GOA-ON at large;
iv. Support GOA-ON and IOC with respect to the Community of Ocean Action on Ocean Acidification, and the organization and implementation of capacity building activities in the area of ocean acidification;
v. Assist the Head of the Ocean Science Section with other IOC activities related to ocean
acidification, as required;
vi. Perform any other duties related to the Ocean Science Section portfolio, as required.

Required qualifications
Advanced University degree (master, PhD) in physics, chemistry, biology, oceanography or environmental science.
Work experience:
Minimum of 3 year of practical experience in oceanography or marine science and at least 2 year of working experience at the international level.
Skills and competences:
• Good knowledge of existing international and regional activities, projects and programmes on ocean acidification and climate change
• Proven experience in planning, implementation and evaluation of projects/programmes
• Ability to work effectively within a multi‐cultural environment and to work effectively in team
environment to achieve organizational goals with limited supervision
• Ability to perform effectively with changing and multiple priorities
• Excellent computer skills; practical experience in Excel, Word, Power Point, Internet, GIS and e-mail
• Ability to prepare briefings and reports and to communicate technical information to a broad audience, including institutional stakeholders

How to apply
Please submit a full CV (using the UNESCO template), a motivation letter and a proposal for implementing the activities related to the main responsibilities described in this call, to: Mr. Salvatore Aricò ( by 31 March 2019 COB (Paris time).

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