Ocean Literacy

Post Title: Programme Specialist - Ocean Literacy (P3)

Primary Location: UNESCO-IOC Project office for IODE, Ostend, Belgium

Type of contract: Project Appointment (PA)

Under the overall authority of the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the direct supervision of the head of the IODE project office (and IOC Capacity Development coordinator), in close consultation with the Head, Marine Policy and Regional Coordination Section and in collaboration with the OBIS project manager:

• Assist with the implementation of the SeaChange project, which aims to bring about a fundamental “Sea Change” in the way European citizens view their relationship with the sea, by empowering them – as ‘Ocean Literate’ citizens - to take direct and sustainable action towards healthy seas and ocean, healthy communities and ultimately - a healthy planet.

• Assist with the development of communication/outreach products and services for IOC and its IODE,

• Assist with the work of the marine component of the H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL project (improving ecosystem benefits through Earth Observation), in particular be responsible for the activities on assessing the capacity (on policy development and integration) and supporting the management of ecosystem services in protected areas of the Caribbean and Mediterranean Sea.

More details in Vacancy Notice: https://en.unesco.org/careers/sites/careers/files/vacancy_seachange_final_clean%20vHRM.pdf

This is a ‘Project appointment’, initially for 1 year (including a probationary period of 3 months). The contract is renewable, subject to satisfactory service and availability of funding. The appointment is non-career and does not carry any expectancy of renewal or conversion to another contract. Please note that UNESCO is a non-smoking Organization.

How to apply? Please submt a full CV (using the UNESCO template at https://en.unesco.org/careers/media/3705), a motivation letter and three references that may be contacted, to: Mr Peter Pissierssens (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), by 1 September 2015 (Midnight, Paris time).