The Professional Officer shall possess competences and strong analytical skills related to ecosystem and environmental issues including fisheries, as well as an understanding of underlying data needs. This is to support the implementation of the ICES Strategic Plan 2014–2018, and especially to technically support the integrated benchmarking process (a coordinated review of methods and data), and thus the further development of integrated advice, as well as the scoping of science and research needs, to support this process. This is in response to policy demands, work within ICES on integrated ecosystem assessments, and ecosystem overviews, interest from the recipients of ICES advice, and work within ICES to move actively towards a stronger integration of ecosystem considerations in its advice.
The post is based at the Council's Headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Main responsibilities of the post
Qualifications and experience
The position will be filled by a professional with extensive work experience in marine ecology, with strong fisheries background, or related environmental sciences, and the following qualifications:
Terms of appointment
The position will be for an initial period of 4 years, starting preferably during December 2014, and with a possibility for prolongation for another 4 years.
Members of the Secretariat enjoy the privileges and immunities to which they are deemed to be entitled in line with ICES as an Intergovernmental Organization and pursuant to the Host Agreement between the Government of Denmark and ICES. The ICES Staff Rules set out the conditions and principles of employment and the responsibilities of the staff of the ICES Secretariat. Benefits similar to those paid by UN organizations are also available for eligible staff members (e.g. installation, dependents' education, repatriation allowances, and home leave). A pension scheme, or alternatively an investment scheme, is available to which both the incumbent and the Council contribute.
E-mail applications, including curriculum vitae and references, should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org (with "Professional Officer" as the subject line) no later than 12 June 2014. Interviews are planned during week 26.
Additional information about the post may be obtained from Poul Degnbol, the Head of Advisory Programme, tel. +45 3338 6700, e-mail: email@example.com.