[ES_JOBS_NET] Head, Ocean Science Section, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Nov 27 15:09:00 MST 2015


    Head, Ocean Science Section

        Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

UNESCO is known as the "intellectual" agency of the United Nations. It 
is a key player in the global effort to build sustainable future for our 
planet. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO 
is the only specialized body in the UN system for ocean science, 
observations, services, and related capacity development.

Leading the Ocean Science Section of the IOC Secretariat requires 
top-level expertise in ocean sciences and a strong ability to identify 
requirements and opportunities for fruitful international cooperation in 
oceanography. You will be driven by priorities of IOC Member States, and 
your main task will be to shape the IOC response to ocean science 
challenges. In a team of highly dedicated professionals, you will 
facilitate formulation of the IOC scientific priorities, agendas, 
policies, bi-annual work programme, and budget. Your high-profile work 
will comprise scientific advice to ocean policy in all areas of IOC 
expertise including climate change and variability, ocean health and 
disaster risk reduction.

Holder of at least a Master Degree in Oceanography or Earth Sciences, 
you will exploit to the maximum your extensive experience in managing 
international research, gained in the capacity of e.g. the director of a 
major oceanographic programme, institute, centre, or agency.

We look for a specialist in oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, 
ecosystems dynamics or climate change. You should bring with you strong 
analytical, organisational and partnership-building skills, proven 
leadership ability and an excellent command of English and French. High 
academic distinctions, a record of specialist publications would be an 
advantage, as would be your knowledge of other official UNESCO languages 
(Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic).

To view the full vacancy announcement and learn how to apply, please 

Closing date for applications:*16^th January 2016*

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