The Chair will work to strengthen ICES role and impact as a knowledge provider, based on engagement with ICES community and partner organizations. The Chair shall follow-up and ensure the implementation of the strategic vision for ICES Science and contribute towards realizing the goals of the organization.
The Chair will also need to ensure further integration of ICES science into ICES advisory processes, with the aim of enhancing the contribution to integrated advice. This includes engaging with stakeholders and promoting ICES science and services to a broad audience.
The Chair will lead and motivate the Science Committee (SCICOM), working alongside Steering Group Chairs. The committee comprises 20 national scientific representatives, and a large expert network that constitutes the basis for conducting the scientific work.
The Chair shall work to engage and involve ICES community in international processes, aiming to share our knowledge and contribute to the advancement of the scientific understanding of marine ecosystems and the services they provide, as well as representing ICES at relevant scientific events.
The Chair is independent from the Secretariat, and will report to Bureau (executive board), and Council (Governing board), comprising representatives from all ICES Member Countries.
The successful candidate will:
All applications will be reviewed by a recruitment panel with representatives from all parts of the organization. A short-list will be developed based on how well applicants match the qualifications listed above and those selected for interviews will be contacted. The process will follow the expected timeline below:
The appointment will be for a period of three years, with possibility for a three-year extension. The position will be based in ICES Headquarters in Copenhagen.
The honorarium for the full-time post is exempt from Danish income tax and is based on, but not identical with, P5, step V of the UN Staff scale, which will be annually inflation regulated and with an annual incremental increase. ICES will assist with relocation costs, and both the chair and any accompanying family members will have access to health care and child/dependent's benefits (where relevant). The Chair will be entitled to the benefits and immunities accorded to officials of the organization as outlined in the Host Agreement. Furthermore, the Chair will be able to join the Secretariat staff's pension scheme.
Copenhagen is a multicultural city with many English speaking workplaces, offering opportunities for accompanying family members.
Applications should be submitted by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 16 December 2019. Please mark your application SCICOM Chair, and include a letter of motivation, and curriculum vitae.
Additional information can be obtained from Anne Christine Brusendorff, General Secretary. Information about ICES is available at http://www.ices.dk.
ICES is an equal opportunity organization committed to inclusion and diversity.
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is a global organization that develops science, advice, and related data products to support the sustainable use of the oceans. ICES is a network of more than 5000 scientists from over 700 marine institutes in 20 member countries and beyond. 1500 scientists participate in ICES activities annually.