OBIS is continuing its long road of integration into the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, under IOC's International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) programme. Part of this process is to hire a Programme Specialist forIODE/OBIS, to be based in Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. The full text of the announcement is quote below.
IOC/UNESCO has a vacancy for a Programme Specialist who will be responsible for the management of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS). The position will be based at the IOC Project Office for IODE/OBIS, (soon to be) located at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
The incumbent will specifically:
- Coordinate the planning and implementation of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) including oversight of the OBIS database and related products/services, administration, organization of meetings and training courses, drafting of contracts and agreements, preparation of financial and technical reports as required by UNESCO/IOC and donors/sponsors;
- Actively promote OBIS through up-to-date web sites, brochures as well as participation in relevant scientific and technical events, representing UNESCO/IOC;
- Closely liaise and coordinate with other IOC programmes and projects, as well as with other organizations and bodies, as relevant to OBIS;
- Seek extra-budgetary funding to complement available UNESCO and extra-budgetary resources.
Full information on responsibilities, required qualifications and experience, competencies, conditions of employment and how to apply are available from the IODE web site. The required UNESCO CV form is also available from the above mentioned web page. Deadline for applications is 1 November 2011.
UNESCO is committed to gender equality in its programming and to gender parity within the Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as nationals from non- and under-represented Member States. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
(Signed) Peter Pissierssens