Development of United Nations Online Portal for World Oceans Day (UNOceansDay.org)

Call for proposals: Development of UN Online Portal for World Oceans Day

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, the UN Division of Oceans and the Law of the Sea, The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network are seeking a company to develop a web portal to service their needs and the needs of other stakeholders involved in organizing World Oceans Day activities.

This Technical Group was established to support, guide and strengthen the development of a universal, multi-stakeholder online portal that can serve as a visibility and awareness tools for the networks, organizations, communities and individuals taking part in the celebration of the World Oceans Day, a festive day celebrated by countries around the world since 1992, following the UN Conference on Environment and Development.

Objectives of the Portal

- Provide a multi-cultural, multi-lingual platform for interaction and information sharing among all those interested or involved in the World Oceans Day
- Share information and resources – both logistical (event-planning) and educational
- Give visibility and legitimacy to World Oceans Day activities worldwide
- Collectively mobilize the general public toward protecting the ocean and sustainably using its important resources.

Before submitting your proposal, please read carefully the Terms of Reference document.

Type of contract: Consultancy. Duration: 2 months.

Deadline: 24 January 2017 (23h59, Paris time).

Submit application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (following instruction in the Terms of Reference).

Development of IOC/UNESCO Corporate Website

Call for tender: Development of IOC/UNESCO Corporate Website

In the context of IOC’s redevelopment of its communications strategy and tools, we are launching a call for a provider to redevelop the IOC websites to provide a modern, user-friendly, up-to-date homepage and portal to its communities, Member States and the general public. The ultimate purpose is to develop a new, multi-purpose, dynamic, integrated website that is the gateway to IOC’s web presence. This corporate website should offer, at a minimum, the functionalities currently covered by both existing websites.

The providers will also be working in close collaboration with IOC and UNESCO web developers to ensure that there is seamless and integrated connection between the new IOC website and (i) the IOC OceanExpert database management system (currently under redevelopment) and (ii) UNESCO’s public information news and event announcement templates.

Before submitting your proposal, please read carefully the Terms of Reference document and some background information on IOC.

Type of contract: Consultancy. Duration: 2 months.

Deadline: 20 January 2017 (23h59, Paris time).

Submit application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (following instruction in the Terms of Reference).

PROJECT ASSISTANT FOR JCOMMOPS OFFICE IN BREST, FRANCE

IOC/UNESCO in inviting applications for the position of Project Assistant (G4) at JCOMMOPS Office in Brest, France. Vacancy notice available on UNESCO careers website for Project appointments.

Deadline for application: 31 December 2016.

Applications to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at IOC/UNESCO.

CLOSED, Data Science Officer (P1) - IOC Project Office for IODE, OBIS Secretariat, Oostende, Belgium

IOC of UNESCO is seeking to recruit a Data Science Officer to join the OBIS secretariat based at the IOC Project Office for IODE in Oostende (Belgium), to provide data management support to the secretariat, customer support and training to the network of OBIS nodes and its user community. An important part of the job will include working for the European Commission Horizon 2020 project on monitoring Ecosystem Services (ECOPOTENTIAL). The job requires excellent data management, analytical and communication skills. 

The vacancy notice with job details and profile description can be found here.

Please submit 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 Ward Appeltans (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), by 15 January 2017 (Midnight, Paris time).

Associate Project Officer – (P-2) - IW: LEARN & LME:LEARN Deputy Project Manager and Training Specialist - Natural Sciences - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission - Paris, France

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of IW:LEARN and LME:LEARN Deputy Project Manager and Training Specialist, with assigned duty station in Paris, France where he/she will work with the within the context of the GEF International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network 4 project.

Please find the complete Terms of Reference for the position here.

Please submit 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by 15 September 2016 (Midnight, Paris time).

More details of the projects may be obtained by accessing the following web site www.iwlearn.net/abt_iwlear.