February 01, 2018: VACANCY – SCIENTIFIC SECRETARY // Deadline March 18, 2018

Scientific Secretary – Vacancy

             The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO), based in Tromsø in northern Norway, has an opening for a Scientific Secretary as soon as possible at the earliest convenience of the applicant. The Scientific Secretary is responsible for planning, coordinating and participating in the work of the NAMMCO Scientific Committee and its associated Working Groups. A large part of the work will require rapporteuring and report writing, as well as editing and collating scientific publications.

This position requires an experienced scientist with a good background in wildlife or fisheries biology. Research experience in or knowledge of marine mammal biology, including knowledge of survey methods, population biology and stock assessment in the context of sustainable management, is highly desirable. Participation in scientific projects of direct relevance to NAMMCO is encouraged where feasible. A higher degree is preferred, and excellent spoken and written English are essential. A working knowledge of a Scandinavian language is desirable but not essential. Knowledge of GIS (or another mapping software), experience in web maintenance as well as a good ability in communication and dissemination of scientific information to a general audience are desirable.

The person filling this position should be prepared to travel extensively for meetings within and outside member countries for up to 12 weeks each year, have good leadership qualities and be able to work confidently alone as well as in a team. The Secretariat is small, and teamwork is important as well as flexibility.

The position attracts an international standard salary based on the ICSC-UN professional scale (P3 level, steps depending on the qualification and experience of the applicant), with generous private pension scheme, as well as assistance in relocation expenses, and 6 weeks annual vacation with paid travel to the home country annually if desired. The initial appointment will be for 3 years on contract and may be renewed.

For further details on the job description and other information, please contact the General Secretary of NAMMCO on genevieve@nammco.no or call +47 77687371, and check out the website on www.nammco.no to learn more about the work of this international organisation and its goals and affiliations.

Please send your application, marked “confidential” together with your curriculum vitae detailing qualifications, work experience and publications, and the names, affiliations and contact details of three referees to the General Secretary, electronically to genevieve@nammco.no to reach NAMMCO latest 18th March 2018. Please specify how you became aware of the vacancy. All applications will be acknowledged.

You can download the position announcement here.

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