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Vacancy: Co-Design Programme Support Officer

Deadline: 30 May 2024
Contract duration: 11 months, with possibility of renewal upon deliverables’ quality and availability of funds.
Location: IOC Head Office in Paris or remote, with some travel required.

The Ocean Decade provides a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support actions to sustainably manage the ocean and contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through its flagship Ocean Decade programme on ocean observing co-design, GOOS is working to co-design an expanded and fit for purpose observing system.

Several ‘Exemplar’ Projects under this programme are coordinating across the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and World Meteorological Organization (WMO)-related priorities. Therefore, it is important to identify synergies and leverage the work done by both WMO and IOC to ensure a consistent and effective mechanism for providing a solid user requirement (co-design) approach that can translate into an enhanced, optimal ocean observing system capable of supporting all relevant application areas, and the goals of the Ocean Decade.

The Co-Design Programme Support Officer will focus on contributing to the development of the co-design approach in areas relevant across WMO and IOC, and to link to the WMO Rolling Review of Requirements (RRR) process, as well as areas contributing to supporting the Ocean Observing Co-Design programme in general and GOOS’s activities in the Ocean Decade.

Read the full Terms of Reference with the list of responsibilities and requirements here.

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Emma Heslop (e.heslop@unesco.org) with c.maisonneuve@unesco.org in copy no later than close of business (18:00 CEST) on 30 May 2024. E-mail proposals should not exceed 5MB.

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