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ICES seeks an Assisting Secretary

We are currently in search of an enthusiastic person to join our team within the Advisory Department in the ICES Secretariat in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Being part of our team you will:

  • assist the ICES network of expert groups and the ICES Advisory Department in compiling best available science and advice;
  • participate in the mobilization of science to inform policy regarding marine issues;
  • carry out daily secretarial functions (technical preparation of meetings, coordination, processing of extensive reports, etc.);
  • assist with other tasks in the Data and Information, Science, and Advisory Departments; and
  • assist with outreach and communication issues.

Your position will be associated with the Advisory Department but you will also participate in projects and tasks from other departments.

To fit in our team you should:

  • have knowledge of the science/policy fields of marine environment and/or from assisting with scientific work/reports (Bachelor level in a relevant discipline);
  • have administrative experience;
  • have high social competence, ability to work in an international environment and to build both internal and external networks;
  • be able to work independently, but also as a positive team member;
  • have excellent communication skills in English; and
  • be computer literate and have experience with Microsoft Office applications.

We offer an open, friendly, energetic, and fast paced working environment that challenges everyone to contribute their best to our common goals.

The expected start date is 2 January 2014.

If you feel you have the personal qualities and potential we are looking for, please submit your application (CV and cover letter) via e-mail to with "Secretary" marked on the subject line. Applications should arrive no later than Monday 4 November.  

Calls for interviews are expected during weeks 46/47.

ICES is an equal opportunity employer.

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ICES seeks an Assisting Secretary

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) · Conseil International pour l'Exploration de la Mer (CIEM)
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