Position Available: Deputy Secretary to the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) Secretariat

Date: 
11 January 2019

Position Available
Deputy Secretary
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) Secretariat
Tromsø, Norway

Application deadline: 20 January 2019

For more information, go to:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/162378/deputy-secretary-t...

For questions, contact:
Rolf Rødven
Email: amap [at] amap.no
Phone: +47 905 28 605


The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) Secretariat invites applications for a Deputy Secretary. This full-time, permanent position will be located in Tromsø, Norway.

The primary task of the AMAP Secretariat is to support the work of the AMAP Working Group (WG), which includes developing and implementing circumpolar monitoring and assessment activities; delivering scientific assessment products, including identifying and managing finances associated with this work; preparing meetings; and assisting the AMAP WG Chair in reporting to the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Supporting the implementation of the AMAP multi-year work plan by coordinating monitoring and assessment projects, including coordinating the work by AMAP Expert Groups;
  • Tracking and reporting on the status and progress of AMAP's work, timelines, and milestones associated with the production and delivery of assessments;
  • Identifying, acquiring, managing, and reporting on project finances on AMAP activities and related work;
  • Representing AMAP in relevant international and regional processes on monitoring and assessment networking, coordinating assessment work with the other Arctic Council WGs and subsidiary bodies, and relevant non-Arctic Council organizations; and
  • General outreach and communication activities.

Required qualifications and experience include, but are not limited to:

  • Hold, at minimum, a completed Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in life sciences related to polar research, climatic change, and/or environmental protection;
  • Proven experience in project management and administration, including securing and managing project funding;
  • Relevant work experience with international organizations and international scientific cooperation, programs, and activities;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Arctic science and policy issues, including the ability to identify emerging issues;
  • Experience in networking and establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships with various partners and stakeholders, preferably in the Arctic; and
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, and preferably also in one other langue spoken in the Arctic states.

Applications must include a short narrative (maximum two pages) describing personal skills and experience relevant to the position, a curriculum vitae (maximum three pages) detailing relevant qualifications and experience, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references.

Applications must be sent via email to the AMAP Secretariat at amap [at] amap.no.

Application deadline: 20 January 2019

For more information, go to:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/162378/deputy-secretary-t...

For questions, contact:
Rolf Rødven
Email: amap [at] amap.no
Phone: +47 905 28 605