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Communications Consultant: GEF Large Marine Ecosystems: Learning Exchange and Resource Network

Type of contract: Consultant

Language required: English

Duration: 11 months

Location: UNESCO HQ, Paris, France

Application deadline: 5 December 2017

Within the overall framework of the IOC Programmme and Budget 2016-2017, in particular ER 6 of MPII MLA3 and in particular the project: GLO0092534 - Strengthening Global Governance of Large Marine Ecosystems and Their Coasts through Enhanced Sharing and Application of LME/ICM/MPA Knowledge and Information Tools : LME:LEARN and also GLO0095356 - IW:Learn 4 - International Waters: Learning Exchange and Resource Network, the Individual consultant will work under the overall purview of ADG/IOC and the direct supervision of GEF IW:LEARN and LME:LEARN Project Manager.

Full Terms of Reference: Click here

How to apply:
Interested candidates should send their expression of interest for carrying out this work. The following information should be included:

(1) A brief letter of motivation including:
o A statement indicating how their qualifications and experience make them suitable for the assignment;
o Description of similar work performed
o Understanding of GEF IW:LEARN and LME:LEARN projects
o The overall cost of the assignment, expressed as an overall lump-sum over 11 months.

(2) A proposed communication strategy approach and methodology to be used by the projects

(3) A copy of the candidate’s up-to-date curriculum vitae

Expressions of interest should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reach UNESCO by 5 December 2017.

Senior Consultant Positions: AQUACROSS Project – H2020 - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (Decentralized Positions)

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified individuals to fill the following positions to assist with the implementation of technical activities at the IOC Marine Policy and Regional Coordination Section within the context of the Project on Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies (AQUACROSS Project – H2020):

Senior Consultant - Expert on European Policies and Environmental Information Systems (Terms of Reference)

Senior Consultant – Expert on Environmental Information Systems and Decision Support Tools (Terms of Reference)

Both positions are decentralized with punctual missions to Paris HQ.

Please submt a full CV (using the UNESCO template https://en.unesco.org/careers/media/3705), a motivation letter, three references and a work plan for the activities related to the main responsibilities described in this call, to: Mr. Julian Barbière (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Mr. Alejandro Iglesias-Campos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 15 December 2017 (23.59h, Central European Time).


The IOC-UNESCO's IODE/OBIS project office is inviting applications for an OTGA consultancy contract during July-August 2017 to develop OBIS training modules in the OceanTeacher moodle training platform. The contract is covered by the OceanTeacher Global Academy Project (OTGA).

Applications (CV and cover letter) should be sent to Ward Appeltans (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 20 May 2017 before 23:59 (Paris time).

More information on http://iobis.org/2017/05/05/trainingconsultant/.

Programme Specialist for IOC/UNESCO Secretariat in Paris

IOC/UNESCO is recruiting a scientific officer with expert and managerial experience, under full-time fixed term contract, based in Paris, France.

As Programme Specialist, you will join the IOC/UNESCO secretariat, operating under guidance of its 148 Member States, working closely with the ocean observing scientific community. You will focus on observations coordination by networks working through JCOMM, contributing to a distributed secretariat supporting GOOS. You will maintain active communications, and manage budget, personnel, project tracking and execution to strengthen coordination, working together to deliver sustained ocean observations and information for society.

Vacancy notice available on-line.

Deadline for applications: 10 June 2017.




The IOC/UNESCO IODE Project Office, based in Ostend (Belgium), in inviting applications for a Consultancy position. Vacancy notice available here.

Deadline for application: 20 March 2017.

Applications to be sent to Peter Pissierssens (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 23:59 of deadline day.