AIR Centre is hiring an Executive Secretary for the MBON Secretariat office in the Azores
Vacancy Title: MBON Executive Secretary
Location of work to be performed: Terceira, Azores
Contract Duration: 3 years
AIR Centre is hiring an Executive Secretary for the MBON (Marine Biodiversity Observation Network) Secretariat office under the direction of the MBON Steering Group Chair and Co-Chair. The candidate should be a successful early- to mid-career scientist with demonstrated management and coordination skills to lead an office with global projection.
MBON facilitates the development, implementation, and ongoing functioning of an international operational network to characterize large-scale patterns of changing life in the ocean. The secretariat also streamlines field and data analysis methods to facilitate the collection of observations using common protocols, and develop a community of practice that links operational agencies with research groups across the various disciplines represented in GEO BON. The MBON Secretariat provides a coordinating mechanism to link the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) efforts in marine biodiversity observation (MBON through GEO BON) with other key international ocean research and monitoring efforts as well as with local requirements for information about life in the sea and applied oceanography. The Secretariat will sustain the international network by centralizing communications and coordinating management of emerging regional MBON programs.
Deadline: 18 GMT, 28th February 2020
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