Programme Officer, Emerging Issues, Science and Data Management

Expiring today

Location
Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 May 2017
Closes
26 May 2017

The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, is the Secretariat to the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation (the Danish, Dutch, German cooperation at government level for the protection of the Wadden Sea) and the coordinating hub for the Wadden Sea World Heritage.

The Secretariat is located in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The working language of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation and CWSS is English.

The CWSS is seeking to recruit, as soon as possible, a Programme Officer, Emerging Issues, Science and Data Management (m/f).

As a member of the CWSS World Heritage Conservation Unit, the incumbent’s task will be to contribute to the work of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation and CWSS with regard to the conservation of the Wadden Sea World Heritage and its Outstanding Universal Value. This is a full-time post overing a wide and challenging range of conservation and science-related policy issues.

Key responsibilities:

The incumbent will:

  • Be the CWSS focal point and programme officer for climate related issues; this includes the function of Secretary to the Task Group Climate established by the Wadden Sea Board;
  • Be the CWSS focal point and programme officer for issues related to invasive alien species; this includes the function of Secretary to the Task Group Alien Species established by the Wadden Sea Board;
  • Be the CWSS focal point and programme officer for Building with Nature, a climate change adaptation project involving 7 North Sea Region countries and funded through Interreg IVB;
  • Continually monitor other emerging issues of interest to the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation for the Wadden Sea World Heritage and provide related policy advice;
  • Coordinate the production of CWSS “Wadden Sea Ecosystems” publications;
  • Maintain and further develop the data base of the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Programme (TMAP);
  • Act as the CWSS focal point for the scientific community and data experts concerning trilateral data issues;
  • Further develop and improve the integrity of the content of the TMAP information system (based on CADENZA software);
  • Support the Quality Status Reports (QSR). Primarily on data related issues, but also in preparation and updating of chapters.

Qualifications required:

  • First-level university degree in biology, marine science, environmental science or a related discipline. A degree in another field with relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the above requirements;
  • Experience in issues related to environmental policy and nature protection;
  • Experience in dealing with climate change-related issues;
  • Experience in dealing with alien species-related issues;
  • Experience in scientific report writing;
  • Excellent English drafting skills;
  • Experience in working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • In-depth experience in data management, handling, interpretation and presentation;
  • Experience in working with websites, including producing content;
  • Experience of or proven interest in international cooperation;
  • Experience in handling international projects;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and at least one of the Wadden Sea languages (Danish, Dutch, German). Knowledge of another Wadden Sea language is an asset;
  • The incumbent will be a self-starter and a client-oriented team player;
  • Interpersonal skills will include the ability to influence partners across the Trilateral Cooperation for the Wadden Sea World Heritage and externally;
  • Confidence in representing the Trilateral Cooperation for the Wadden Sea World Heritage vis-à-vis external partners and stakeholders, including public speaking as necessary;
  • Candidates must be prepared to travel.

Salary and allowances:

Based on level 13 or 14 of the German Collective agreement for Civil Service Employees (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst, TVöD), depending on qualification and experience.

For further information please contact:

Mr. Rüdiger Strempel
Virchowstraße 1
D 26382 Wilhelmshaven
Phone: +49 (0)4421-9108-0
Email: application@waddensea-secretariat.org

Please submit your email application in English to the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, att. Rüdiger Strempel (application@waddensea-secretariat.org).

Deadline for applications: Friday, May 26, 2017

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