Vacancy OBIS Data Manager

Submitted by ward.appeltans on Wed, 2014-07-02 09:31

Post title: Programme Specialist - OBIS data manager (P1)

Primary Location: UNESCO-IOC Project office for IODE, Ostend, Belgium
Type of contract: Project Appointment (PA)

Under the overall authority of the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the direct supervision of the head of the IODE project office, in close consultation with the OBIS manager and in collaboration with the international OBIS development consortium, the OBIS data manager will: Support the OBIS secretariat with the execution of tasks within several projects (e.g. Development of Information Products and Services for ocean assessments and the Caribbean Marine Atlas), as well as supporting the implementation of the OBIS work plan, more specifically the technical daily operations including system maintenance, database maintenance, application maintenance, customer services, application development and infrastructure improvements.

More details in Vacancy Notice:

This is a ‘Project appointment’, initially for 1 year (including a probationary period of 3 months). The contract is renewable, subject to satisfactory service and availability of funding. The appointment is non-career and does not carry any expectancy of renewal or conversion to another contract. UNESCO-IOC staff members have the status of international civil servants within the United Nations Common System. This confers certain duties, obligations and privileges, which are described here. Please note that UNESCO is a non-smoking Organization.

How to apply? Please submt a full CV (using the UNESCO template at, a motivation letter and three references that may be contacted, to: Mr Ward Appeltans (, by 15 August 2014 (Midnight, Paris time).

OBIS is a project of:
IODE Sponsored by:
Martin International and Les Grands Explorateurs
With in-kind support from:
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
Universidad Simón Bolívar Flanders Marine Institute

OBIS strives to document the ocean's diversity, distribution and abundance of life. Created by the Census of Marine Life, OBIS is now part of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, under its International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) programme.