Job opportunity: ocean acidification project assistant

Organization: NAEL-Radioecology Laboratory

Primary Location: Monaco-IAEA Environment Laboratories in Monaco

Application deadline: 2019-12-01, 11:59:00 PM

Duration in Months: 12, with possibility of extension

Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS only; the applicant must legally reside in France or Monaco

Main Purpose

As a member of a team reporting to the Project Manager (Section Head of the Radioecology Laboratory) of the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI) project “Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC)”, the Project Assistant maintains the OA-ICC news stream and bibliographic database, and provides communication and logistical support (e.g. preparation of communication products, and support of meeting organization) within the different working areas of the OA-ICC, with the overall objective of developing, implementing, and continuously improving a successful communication and dissemination strategy and tools. The Project Assistant also supports the coordination of the IAEA-supported Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) in collaboration with staff based at IOC-UNESCO and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program.

Functions / Key Results Expected

• Maintain, update and improve the content and style of the OA-ICC project website, news stream and bibliographic database within established standards and web publishing processes.

• Prepare drafts (text and layout) of project communication material, such as flyers, posters and presentations.

• Draft and implement input for the design of appropriate communication tools including the use of new technologies (publication of a quarterly newsletter, social media, podcasts etc.), that meet stakeholder needs; and contribute to the design and formatting of brochures and PowerPoint presentations under the supervision of the Section Head of the Radioecology Laboratory and the Associate Project Officer.

• Adapt communication material to the needs and interests of stakeholders.
Provide administrative and organizational assistance in the organization of project meetings, conferences, training courses and other events as needed by liaising with partners and participants.

• Support the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), under the supervision of the Project Manager and the Associate Project Officer, and in collaboration with partners at IOC-UNESCO and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (e.g. web site content, social media, data portal).

Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications implements the IAEA’s Major Programme 2, “Nuclear Techniques for Development and Environmental Protection”. This Major Programme comprises individual programmes on food and agriculture, human health, water resources, environment and radiation technologies. These programmes are supported by laboratories in Seibersdorf, Monaco and Vienna. The Major Programme’s objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to meet basic human needs and to assess and manage the marine and terrestrial environments through the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in sustainable development programmes.

The IAEA Environment Laboratories Division consists of four laboratories, three of which are located in Monaco and one in Seibersdorf. The Division supports Member States in enhancing their capacity to use nuclear and isotopic techniques to understand marine, terrestrial and atmospheric environmental processes and dynamics, and to identify and address environmental problems caused by radioactive and non-radioactive pollutants and climate change.The Radioecology Laboratory’s mission is to improve knowledge about the behaviour and fate of radionuclides and other contaminants in the environment, with a particular emphasis on the biosphere. It aims to assist and enhance Member States’ capabilities in the field of radioecology and its applications to ecotoxicology and biogeochemistry.

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