[ECOLOG-L] Permanent Position, USGS Wildland Fire Science Coordinator, GS-14

Please post or distribute to interested parties:

Interdisciplinary Biologist/Ecologist/Physical Scientist,
GS-0401/0408/1301-14 (PERM-MP-CLR)

Department Of The Interior, US Geological Survey

SALARY RANGE: $106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to Monday, August 25, 2014

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0401/0408/1301-14

POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent – Full-Time

Duties (select):

- Serve as a technical staff authority in the area of Ecological &
Wildlife fire research & management.

- Lead coordination of USGS wildland fire science activities across
USGS mission areas and participate in Departmental fire management.

- Develop and evaluate national science program activities and budget
proposals for consistency and accepted management principles,
practices, goals, and objectives.

- Prepare material to explain, support, and defend recommendations in
the USGS, the Department, the Office of Management and Budget, and
before Congressional staff and committees.

- Serve as a member of the staff of the Senior Science Advisor for
Environments, by supporting technical and financial accounting and
reporting and short and long-term program and budget development.

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[ECOLOG-L] Postdoctoral Fellowship: Food Systems Resilience to Climate Change

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in
Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral
fellowship beginning early January 2014 that will be a part of a new
SESYNC–USDA collaboration to catalyze data-driven research on food systems
resilience to climate change.

SESYNC seeks applications from PhD-level researchers with an interest in
and/or prior research experience with data-driven analytical and/or
modeling approaches to synthesize existing climate, socio-economic,
demographic, and environmental data to address pressing questions related
to food/agro-ecological systems resilience to climate change. The fellow
will also lead the planning, organization, and management of the new
SESYNC–USDA “Data to Motivate Synthesis” Program. This program will provide
a unique opportunity for 25 early career scholars to co-develop research
projects through a series of data exploration workshops with the
cyberinfrastructure support needed to understand and predict food systems
resilience under a changing climate.

SUPPORT

Appointments will be through the University of Maryland, and awardees must
be based in our facilities in Annapolis, Maryland.

The SESYNC postdoctoral fellowship provides an annual stipend, full
University of Maryland employee benefits, and a small annual travel
allowance to attend meetings or to meet with collaborators. Postdoctoral
fellowships are awarded for a maximum of two years and include structured
mentoring programs and opportunities to participate in ongoing Center
activities.

COMPLETE DETAILS

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information.

For best consideration, apply by October 1, 2014.

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, funded through an award
to the University of Maryland from the National Science Foundation, is a
research center dedicated to solving complex problems at the intersection
of human and ecological systems.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc position in spatial data modeling at University of Michigan Water Center

Please post the following position.  Thank you…

Subject:  Postdoc
position in spatial data modeling at University of Michigan Water Center

 

The University of
Michigan Water Center seeks applicants for a position involving space-time
modeling of water quality datasets.  Applicants should have an advanced
background in geo/spatial statistics and at least some familiarity with
ecological systems.  Experience with model development using scripting
languages such as Matlab and/or R is expected.  

 

This position will
provide a competitive salary, benefits, and the opportunity to work with an
experienced team of aquatic scientists and numerical modelers in Ann Arbor,
Michigan.  The position is initially for one year, with a possibility for
extension contingent on satisfactory performance and funding. 
Applications will be considered immediately.

 

Applications,
including a current CV, a brief statement of interest, and up to four
references, should be submitted by e-mail to Don Scavia (scavia@umich.edu)

University of Michigan Research Fellowhttp://sitemaker.umich.edu/obenour.dr…A problem well stated is a problem half solved. – Charles Kettering

[Caglist] Government of British Columbia – Research, Earth Scientist position

Government of British Columbia
Research, Earth Scientist
Salary $ 53,537.59 to $ 66,868.18 annually
As the Research, Earth Scientist you will  undertake earth science
research projects to address North Area issues and opportunities. 
The position identifies regional needs, plans projects, collects
field data, implements research and extension projects, and reports
research findings through in house reports and publications and
scientific journals.  The Earth Scientist carries out research,
statistical analytical and extension services.  Other key duties
include providing technical advice and support on research methods
and projects and responding to inquiries and concerns.
A strong leader, you capably organize and prioritize workloads and
deadlines, and manage large-scale projects. You possess excellent
communication skills and the ability to develop effective working
relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Your diplomacy, sound
judgment and ability to influence others are essential. If you have
the skills and are looking for an opportunity to develop in your
career with a dynamic team, we look forward to your application.
For more information on this exciting career opportunity including
how to apply by August 12th 2014, please visit:

http://ift.tt/1nFecLT

In order for applicants to be considered for this position, your
resume must clearly demonstrate that you have the following
education and experience:
Thesis-based M.Sc. or higher specializing in Geomorphology or other
Earth Science (e.g. Pedology, Climatology, Hydrology) or equivalent
education and experience.
Registration or eligible for registration as a Registered
Professional in the Association of Professional Engineers and
Geoscientists of BC, Association of BC Forest Professionals or BC
Institute of Agrologists.
Demonstrated experience planning and implementing research projects.
Preference may be given to applicants who have experience in any of
the following:
Demonstrated experience in terrain and landslide analyses.
Experience in geomorphological processes and soil function.
Experience in LiDAR, remote sensing and statistical analysis.
Experience in permafrost / climate monitoring / weather station
installation.
Willingness Statements:
Must have a valid driver’s licence.
Must hold, or be willing to obtain Level 1 First Aid Certification.
Must be willing and physically able to work outdoors in remote areas
and in a variety of conditions.
Willingness to fly in planes and helicopters.
Must hold, or be willing to obtain ATV Operator and Snow Machine
Operator certifications.

[ECOLOG-L] Faculty Position: Coastal Ecologist/Biologist

Faculty Position: Coastal Ecologist/Biologist

The Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for an open rank, tenure earning or tenured position in Coastal Ecology. We seek a broadly-trained, collaborative coastal ecologist/biologist, who focuses on nearshore (wetland, estuarine, or marine) systems. Potential research areas include, but are not restricted to: biogeochemistry, climate change, community ecology, conservation biology, ecosystem ecology, ecotoxicology, environmental physiology, habitat modeling, microbial ecology, phycology and/or sea-level rise. Researchers who use innovative combinations of field, experimental and theoretical approaches are encouraged to apply. We strongly prefer candidates who can build within-department and interdisciplinary collaborations (e.g., with civil and environmental engineers, mathematical modelers, oceanographers).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, appropriate postdoctoral training and a demonstrated ability or strong potential to establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and mentoring students in our undergraduate and graduate programs (see http://ift.tt/1qgJZko for departmental details) and will be considered for a secondary joint appointment in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering. UCF provides competitive startup funds and teaching loads; it is designated as a research university of very high activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation and an ‘Up-and-Coming School’ by U.S. News and World Report.

To apply, applicants must complete an online job application at http://www.jobswithucf.com for position #37017. Separately, applicants must e-mail a single PDF document that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to: bio-search@ucf.edu.
Review of applications will begin September 29, 2014 with an anticipated start date of August 2015. The University of Central Florida is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

[ECOLOG-L] Senior Quantitative Ecologist – California

Senior Quantitative Ecologist

***Please DO NOT REPLY TO ME – send resume and inquiries to
personnel@harveyecology.com ***

H. T. Harvey & Associates is a professional ecological consulting firm with
offices in California and Hawaii. For over 40 years, H. T. Harvey has
created ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural
resource challenges.

We are seeking a senior quantitative ecologist to join us full-time in our
Los Gatos, Fresno, or Sacramento offices. Working closely with HTH’s
scientists, the person in this position will provide guidance and
statistical support in developing approaches to optimize ecological sampling
designs, data analyses, spatial analyses, fatality estimates, and modeling.
Particular emphasis will be on providing statistical expertise on the
evaluation of spatial and temporal sampling strategies and modeling for a
wide range of ecological taxa and environmental processes. The ideal
candidate will also have the capability to develop methods for quantifying
and tracking uncertainty to calculate error budgets and to develop models
for trend detection.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop appropriate sampling designs for application in terrestrial,
marine, and riverine field settings.
• Develop, test and assist in the implementation of statistical and modeling
applications.
• Utilize statistical and modeling strategies to optimize sampling designs
and in developing integrated statistical analyses.
• Provide critical input to field protocol development and QA/QC plans.
• Ensure implementation of QA/QC procedures from field data collection to
entry into a relational database.
• Conduct fatality estimates for renewable energy projects in collaboration
with science staff
• Conduct statistical analyses and modeling in collaboration with science
staff and external experts.
• Communicate efforts to the ecological community (e.g. presentations,
reports, publications).
Required Education:
Ph.D. plus at least 5 years’ experience in biology, ecology, statistics,
applied mathematics, or related field or MS plus 10 or more years’
experience as a quantitative ecologist supporting biostatistical and
ecological modeling tools and applications.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Strong record of achievement in the areas of quantitative ecology,
ecological modeling and analysis, and/or statistical applications in
ecological investigations.
• Strong analytical and creative problem skills – demonstrated ability to
successfully apply experience and judgment to both short- and long-term
challenges.
• Knowledge of field biology protocols and practices.
• Ability to work with large databases.
• Ability to effectively explain complex statistical approaches to
individuals from different disciplinary backgrounds.
• Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide
range of scientific, technical, and management staff, stakeholders, and vendors.
• Expertise with common statistical software packages (e.g., R, SAS, Systat).
• Solid record of effective scientific/technical writing and review.
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Experience designing and/or applying fatality modeling and/or collision
risk modeling in the context of renewable-energy projects.
• Experience designing and applying power analyses to determine appropriate
sample sizes to discern statistical differences or achieve desired levels of
precision.
• Experience with methods including basic regression analyses, multivariate
analyses, generalized linear modeling (GLM’s), and generalized linear mixed
modeling (GLMM’s).
• Experience in graphical presentation of complex analyses.
• Experience designing and querying large databases in MS Access.
• Experience using Monte Carlo modeling techniques.
• Familiarity with GIS-based analytical and modeling applications.
• Self-starter who can create new opportunities and use novel quantitative
methods to enable continental-scale research.
• Peer-reviewed publications.

For more information about HTH and our areas of expertise, log on to

http://ift.tt/1miQc1Y.

To apply for this position, please send an e-mail titled “Senior
Quantitative Ecologist” containing your cover letter, resume, transcripts,
and references to personnel@harveyecology.com or mail to Senior Quantitative
Ecologist, H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University
Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and
minorities, disabled and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

[ECOLOG-L] Jobs: UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR SETTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(UN-ICSID)

A couple of these might of relevant for ECOLOG-L readers:

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CENTREFOR SETTLEMENT
OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(UN-ICSID)
ICSID is an autonomous international institution
established under the Convention on the
Settlement of Investment Disputes between States
and Nationals of Other States (the ICSID or the
Washington Convention) with over one hundred and
forty member States. The Convention sets
forth ICSID’s mandate, organization and core
functions. The primary purpose of ICSID is to provide
facilities for conciliation and arbitration of
international investment disputes.
The ICSID Convention is a multilateral treaty
formulated by the Executive Directors of the
International Bank for Reconstruction and
Development (the World Bank). It was opened for
signature on March 18, 1965 and entered into force on October 14, 1966.
The Convention sought to remove major impediments
to the free international flows of private
investment posed by non-commercial risks and the
absence of specialized international methods for
investment dispute settlement. ICSID was created
by the Convention as an impartial international
forum providing facilities for the resolution of
legal disputes between eligible parties, through
conciliation or arbitration procedures. Recourse
to the ICSID facilities is always subject to the parties’
consent.
As evidenced by its large membership,
considerable caseload, and by the numerous references to its
arbitration facilities in investment treaties and
laws, ICSID plays an important role in the field of
international investment and economic development.
Today, ICSID is considered to be the leading
international arbitration institution devoted to investor-
State dispute settlement.

Programme Officer -Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Response
Grade Level : P4
Department: INTERNATIONAL CENTREFOR SETTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(ICSID)
Organisation : ICSID
ICSID is seeking a qualified and committed
Programme Officer to work in the areas of disaster
risk reduction and climate change response,
including provision of technical assistance to
counterparts and project management, as a part of
ICSID’s overall programme in the
country. He/She will be working under the
authority and supervision of the Representative of
ICSID to the Country.
Profile:
The successful candidate will have substantial
experience in the development and
implementation of programmes related to disaster
risk reduction and climate change response.
In particular, s/he will have: An advanced
university degree (master or equivalent) in a field
such as disaster risk management, climate change,
education for sustainable development or
other related field; At least three years of
relevant work experience in the above or
related areas; Strong understanding of the country and region and a clear
understanding of development work; Strong
interpersonal skills and capacity to work in a
team-oriented environment;
Experience resource mobilization; Excellent
organizational, networking and partnership
building skills, tact and discretion; Ability to
meet deadlines with minimal supervision and in a
self-motivated manner; Willingness and ability to
conduct some field work at provincial
level; Positive attitude to further increase knowledge and experience;
Good computer literacy skills, including
knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
(knowledge of design/layout may be an asset);
Excellent oral and written communication skills
in English

Programme Officer -Education for Sustainable Development
Grade Level : P4
Department: INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR SETTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(ICSID)
Organisation : ICSID
ICSID is seeking a qualified and committed
Programme Officer in Education to work on
development of open-licensed
e-learning/distance-learning programmes as a part of ICSID’s
overall strategy in the Country . He/She will be
working under the authority and supervision of
the Representative of ICSID to and in
coordinationwith the Education Specialist of the Host
Country.
Profile:
The successful candidate will have:
An advanced university degree (master or
equivalent) in education, communications, elearning/
distance-learning or a related field;
At least three years of relevant work experience
with practice in the production and
application of e-learning/distance-learning,
innovative teaching methodologies or teacher
training; Strong understanding of the country and
region; Strong interpersonal skills and
capacity to work in a team-oriented environment;
Experience in resource mobilization;
Excellent organizational, networking and
partnership building skills, tact and discretion;
Ability to meet deadlines with minimal
supervision and in a self-motivated manner;
Willingness and ability to conduct some field work at provincial
level; Positive attitude to further increase
knowledge and experience; Good computer literacy
skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word,
Excel and PowerPoint (knowledge of
design/layout may be an asset);
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Knowledge and/or experience in the areas of
education for sustainable development, disaster
risk reduction, climate change response and/or
biodiversity conservation would be an asset.

Agriculture Officer
Grade Level : P4
Department: INTERNATIONAL CENTREFOR SETTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(ICSID)
Organisation : ICSID
Job Summary
Agriculture Officer is responsible for providing
technical guidance and input on agricultural
activities conducted by the program including
development Of agriculture training materials,
providing technical support
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•
Coordinate and monitor agricultural activities in
targeted areas including The distribution of
inputs and starter kits. Identify training needs
and gaps among target beneficiaries.
• Develop, review and revise (as required)
agriculture training materials to address
identified gaps and meet local capacities
(including literacy, land size, soil conditions,
ability to afford inputs, etc) .
•Design and implement market assessments and market agents in targeted areas in
collaboration with the Program Officers and
Community Mobilizers, Develop tracking tools as
necessary to help program team to monitor and
evaluate program progress and activities
as it relates to agriculture activities.
• Maintain meticulous records of all distributed assets and workshops.
• Liaise with communities, partner agencies and
other stakeholders in coordination with
Community Mobilizes, Field Officers and Program Manager.
• Develop and maintain working relationships with
key community leaders,government officials
and beneficiaries.
•Provide technical assistance and support to targeted beneficiaries on
issues related to agriculture.
•Participate in program meetings including weekly
staff meetings to Ensure inter and intraprogram
communications and good planning.
•Prepare weekly, monthly reports and final
reports on activities progress, constraints
and suggestions for improved performance.
Required Qualifications
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
•
A Bachelor degree or higher diploma in
agriculture, international development, community
development; Master’s degree preferred.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
•At least 5 years experience in agricultural
development assistance programs; experience in
working with farmers a plus.
•Prior experience in agriculture training and
adult training methods is highly recommended.
• Demonstrate the ability to work constructively in a team
•Ability to communicate effectively, work
independently, strong planning and organization
skills
LANGUAGE SKILLS
• Fluency in written and spoken English

Media and Communications Officer
Grade Level : P4
Department: INTERNATIONAL CENTREFOR SETTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(ICSID)
Organisation : ICSID
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall authority of the Director and
under the direct supervision of the Chief of the
Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Unit,
and in close collaboration with IKM’s
Public Information and Publications Officer, the
Media and Communications Officer will perform
the following functions:
1.Research, write and edit public information
materials (press releases, feature articles, opeds,
etc.), as well as for ICSID’s e-newsletter
(E-Voices) and website, in a journalistic style and in
coordination with the appropriate units in the office;
2. Manage website and social media platforms
(Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) in a pro-active
way, keeping management and relevant units
regularly informed about impact and public use of
media channels;
3.Propose and organize media events (i.e.
publicity campaigns, press briefings, press
conferences, interviews etc.) for ICSID’s projects and initiatives;
4.Monitor media coverage and report regularly on
resulting ICSID’s visibility; propose strategies
to achieve better visibility and impact;
5.Work closely with responsible programme
officers and management to respond appropriately
to media enquiries;
6.Develop and maintain close relations with the
media in the region and maintain an up-to-date
digital database of media contacts;
7.Attend relevant events, fairs and conferences
organized by ICSID’s and provide public
information services;

REVISER (FRENCH), P4
Grade Level : P4
Department: INTERNATIONAL CENTREFOR SETTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(ICSID)
Organisation : ICSID
Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief, French
Translation Unit, the incumbent will perform the
following:
1. Revises translations and original summary
records dealing with a broad range of subjects
dealt with by the ICSID.
2. Translates, mostly without revision, texts
covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by the
ICSID particularly those subjects requiring
experience and recognized proficiency.
3. Drafts, mostly without revision, summary
records and serves as monitor of précis-writing
teams.
4. Develops new terminology for use where none exists in the target language.
5. Carries out linguistic research and prepares
terminological bulletins and glossaries, technical
vocabularies and related reference tools.
6. Counsels and assists
translators/précis-writers and briefs them on the procedures and
practices of the Service, terminology and a broad
range of subjects, as required.
7. Participates in the setting of terminology standards.
8. Supervises the work of small groups of translators/précis-writers.
9. Performs other related duties as required.
Competencies
Professionalism: Ability to demonstrate good
writing skills; high standard of accuracy,
consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style
and nuances of the original text with a good
grasp of the subject matter. Knowledge of a broad
range of subjects dealt with by
the United Nations, i.e., political, social,
legal, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and
technical. Ability to use all sources of
references, consultation and information relevant to
text at hand. Ability to work under pressure and maintain adequate
speed and volume of output. Ability to show a
high level of versatility, judgement and discretion.
Shows pride in work and in achievements; is
conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and achieving
results; is motivated by professional rather
than personal concerns;shows persistence when
faced with difficult problems or challenges;
remains calm in stressful situations. Takes
responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives
and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues
to achieve organizational goals; solicits input
by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
is willing to learn from others. Places team
agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts
in accordance with final group decision, even
when such decisions may not entirely reflect own
position. Shares credit for team
accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of
available technology; understands applicability and
limitations of technology to the work of the
office; actively seeks to apply technology to
appropriate tasks and shows willingness to learn new technology.
Education
Degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status.
Work Experience
At least five years .

PROCUREMENT OFFICER, P3
Grade Level : P4
Department: INTERNATIONAL CENTREFOR SETTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(ICSID)
Organisation : ICSID
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority and depending on
location, the Procurement Officer may be
responsible for the following duties: (These
duties are generic, and may not be performed by
all Procurement Officers.)
• Plans, develops and manages all procurement and
contractual aspects of projects of significant
complexity related to worldwide procurement of
diverse services and commodities (e.g.
information technology, electronic equipment and
instruments, vehicles, medicines, foodstuffs,
building maintenance materials, office supplies,
construction, furniture, etc.), taking into
account local economic and other conditions.
• Advises requisitioning units and recipient
entities on the full range of procurement issues,
providing support and guidance at all stage of the procurement cycle.
• Prepares/oversees preparation and distribution of invitations to tender and
manages/conducts all aspects of bid/proposal evaluations.
• Formulates strategies and designs innovative solutions to resolve
issues/conflicts for complex procurement projects.
• Establishes and maintains work program and
schedule for ongoing contracts and newlyplanned
ones.
• Participates in negotiations with senior
supplier representatives; signs procurement orders up
to the authorized limit, and, in cases where the
amount exceeds authorized signature authority,
prepares submissions to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent
approval by the authorized official.
• Conducts market research to keep abreast of
market developments; researches and analyzes
statistical data and market reports on the world
commodity situation, production patterns and
availability of good and services.
• Identifies new technologies, and
products/services, evaluates and recommends potential
supply sources and participates in the
incorporation of research results into the procurement
program.
• Oversees adherence to contractual agreements,
recommends amendments and extensions of
contracts, and advises concerned parties on contractual rights and obligations.
• Prepares a variety of procurement-related
documents, contracts, communications, guidelines,
instructions, etc.
• Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.
Competencies
• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of contract law and
expertise in handling complex contract
issues. Knowledge of quantitative methods to
measure supplier capacity systems and ability to
identify sources of supply, market trends and
pricing. Ability to shape and influence
agreements with requisitioning units and vendors.
Ability to apply technical expertise to
resolve a range of issues/problems. Shows pride
in work and in achievements; demonstrates
professional competence and mastery of subject
matter; is conscientious and efficient in
meeting commitments, observing deadlines and
achieving results; is motivated by professional
rather than personal concerns; shows persistence
when faced with difficult problems or
challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Takes responsibility for incorporating gender
perspectives and ensuring the equal participation
of women and men in all areas of
work.
• COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and
effectively; listens to others, correctly
interprets messages from others and responds
appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and
exhibits interest in having two-way
communication; tailors language, tone, style and format
to match audience; demonstrates openness in
sharing information and keeping people
informed.
• ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all
responsibilities and honours commitments;
delivers outputs for which one has responsibility
within prescribed time, cost and quality
standards; operates in compliance with
organizational regulations and rules; supports
subordinates, provides oversight and takes
responsibility for delegated assignments;
takes personal responsibility for his/her own
shortcomings and those of the work unit, where
applicable.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or
equivalent) in business administration, public
administration, commerce, engineering, law or a
related field. A first-level university degree in
combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced
university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively
responsible experience in procurement, contract
management, administration, logistics and supply
chain management, or administration in the
public or private sector, of which at least two
years must be directly related to
first-hand procurement .

TRANSPORT OFFICER, P4
Grade Level : P4
Department: INTERNATIONAL CENTREFOR SETTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(ICSID)
Organisation : ICSID
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Transport Officer
will be responsible for the following duties:
(These duties are generic, and may not be performed by all Transport Officers.)
GENERAL:
• Prepares cost estimates for budget and planning purposes.
• Monitors and administers transportation contracts and Letters of
Assist.
• Prepares Letters of Assist for the transport
operations, ensuring that requirements and
specifications are accurate and complete, and
complete and obtain funds availability
certification.
• Reviews bid responses and conducts operational
and technical evaluation and analysis of the
bids to ensure that offers meet technical requirements and operational needs.
• Liaises with commercial insurers and ICSID
insurance specialists to ensure that coverage on
goods and equipment is adequate.
• Coordinates requisition process with purchasing
authorities to insure that bidding and
approval processes meet required timetable.
• Participates in technical field missions as
required; advises on all matters pertaining to the
planning, budgeting and monitoring (including
safety) of the provision of transportation
resources to field missions.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Assists in the development of surface transport
administrative, logistics and technical support
policy objectives to effectively service components.
• Develops the surface transport safety and
maintenance rules and regulations, and those on
safe driving.
• Participates in planning the use of surface
transport to achieve pre-determined outcomes
using cost effective and efficient methods to
deliver services.
• Advises on the serviceability of vehicular
equipment in use and on the disposal of the
unserviceable or beyond economical repair.
• Prepares technical reports, statistics and
other documents required for vehicle establishment
review and regular and ad hoc reporting
requirements related to transport operations.
• Assists in reviewing and controlling all
expenditures from the approved surface transport
budgets to ensure that the respective transport
requirements are met within allocated funds.
• Supervises staff to obtain maximum productivity.
• Assists in the training of new Transport Officers.
• Contributes to the preparation of various
written reports, guidelines, studies, briefings and
other communications.
Competencies
• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of practices and
procedures of large volume transportation
operations in the field. Ability to prepare and
negotiate contracts with representatives of air,
sea, and surface transportation media. Knowledge
of regulations and requirements
designed to ensure the safety of personnel and
goods transported by contracted carriers.
Ability to estimate the extent of damage or value
of items lost in transit and to prepare claims
documents and negotiate adjustments with
representatives of insurance agencies or others
involved in losses or damages. Ability to conduct
research, evaluate and integrate information
from a variety of sources, in order to assess
impact on transport operations. Shows pride in
work and in achievements; demonstrates
professional competence and mastery of subject
matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and
achieving results; is motivated by professional
rather than personal concerns; shows
persistence when faced with difficult problems or
challenges; remains calm in stressful
situations. Takes responsibility for
incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal
participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and
effectively; listens to others, correctly
interprets messages from others and responds
appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and
exhibits interest in having two-way
communication; tailors language, tone, style and format
to match audience; demonstrates openness in
sharing information and keeping people
informed.
• TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues
to achieve organizational goals; solicits
input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and
expertise; is willing to learn from others; places
team agenda before personal agenda; supports and
acts in accordance with final group decision,
even when such decisions may not entirely reflect
own position; shares credit for team
accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals
that are consistent with agreed strategies;
identifies priority activities and assignments;
adjusts priorities as required; allocates
appropriate amount of time and resources for
completing work; foresees risks and
allows for contingencies when planning; monitors
and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
uses time efficiently.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or
equivalent) in business administration, public
administration, law, engineering or related
field. A first-level university degree in combination
with qualifying experience may be accepted in
lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in
surface transport

FINANCE & BUDGET OFFICER, P4
Grade Level : P4
Department: INTERNATIONAL CENTREFOR SETTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(ICSID)
Organisation : ICSID
Responsibilities
• The incumbent is expected to analyse budget
submissions, obtain clarifications and
justifications and prepare budget and budget
performance reports for large and complex
peacekeeping operations, to prepare financial
implications for Security Council reports, and to
administer related trust funds.
• The incumbent supports the Director and the
Section Chief in the presentation of budget
proposals and budget performance reports to the
Advisory Committee on Administrative and
Budgetary Questions and to the Fifth Committee of
the General Assembly, and prepares
supplementary information.
• The incumbent also prepares allotments,
staffing table authorizations, redeployments of
funds, analyses and monitors budget
implementation, initiates payments to troop- and formed
police-contributing Governments for the
settlement of liabilities, and prepares communications
to donors on financial aspects of trust fund activities.
• The incumbent may be requested to perform other
related duties assigned by the Section
Chief, including team assignments for Division-wide initiatives.
Competencies
Professionalism – Possesses conceptual and
analytical skills including a complete, in-depth
grasp of financial principles and practices, with
knowledge of budget development, including
results-based budgeting, and the financial
administration of resources; accepts additional
responsibilities as required by the demands of
service; strives for excellence in performance
continually; remains composed while working
effectively in stressful situations; uses
information technology effectively as a tool and
resource; demonstrates substantive and
technical knowledge to meet responsibilities and
post requirements with excellence; is
motivated and demonstrates a capacity to pursue
personal development and learn; willing to
frequently work beyond normal working hours in
order to get the job done. Takes responsibility
for incorporating gender perspectives and
ensuring the equal participation of women and men
in all areas of work.
Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues
to achieve organizational goals; solicits
input by genuinely valuing others’
ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from
others; places team agenda before personal agenda;
supports and acts in accordance with final group
decision, even when such decisions may not
entirely reflect own position; shares credit for
team accomplishments and accepts joint
responsibility for team shortcomings.
Planning and organizing – Develops clear goals
that are consistent with agreed strategies;
identifies priority activities and assignments;
adjusts priorities as required; allocates
appropriate amount of time and resources for
completing work; foresees risks and
allows for contingencies when planning; monitors
and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
uses time efficiently.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or
equivalent) in business administration, finance,
or related field. A first-level university degree
in combination with two additional years of
qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of
the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively
responsible experience in finance, administration,
budget, business administration or related area
is a requirement. Experience in the use of
information technology tools for financial
analysis and monitoring of budgets is required.
Experience in the use of office software, in
particular Excel, Word and PowerPoint, is required.
Strong writing skills are a requirement.
Demonstrated experience in results-based approaches
to budgeting is highly desirable.

ACCOUNTANT
Grade Level : P4
Department: INTERNATIONAL CENTREFOR SETTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(ICSID)
Organisation : ICSID
This position involves a variety of tasks which
include the maintenance and validation of
various operations with respect to fund
accounting, resolution of queries from staff and other
units, and the preparation of financial statements.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Accountant will
be responsible for the following duties:
Coordinates and supervises the processing of
vendor claims, analyses accounts and
reviews/evaluates regular financial reports at
Headquarters. Identifies problem transactions
and irregularities in related accounts, resolving
them in a timely and effective manner.
Ascertains appropriate obligations or expenditure
for services, facilities supplies and equipment
expenses, as well as those pertaining to
personnel, are in accordance with the Financial
Regulations and Rules of the UN, relevant
appropriations and staffing tables and corresponding
approved allotments. Ensures that accurate and
complete accounting, reporting and internal
control systems are functioning and that all
relevant records are maintained. Assists in the
preparation of financial statements for inclusion
in the UN Financial Statements to be audited.
Responds to internal/external audit
observations.. Provides authoritative interpretation of
requirements for handling transactions.
Coordinates and supervises the processing of vendor
claims and of other types of payments.
Defines requirements and works with systems units
with respect to implementation of process
automation and improvements and production of
relevant financial reports and monitoring
tools. Participates in the development of
accounting policies. Provides information needed to
respond to audit findings. Performs other related duties as required.
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of accounting
principles, procedures and standards. Ability to
apply conceptual, analytical and evaluative
skills in accounting operations. Ability to conduct
independent research and analysis, identify
issues, formulate options and make conclusions and
recommendations. Shows pride in work and in
achievements; demonstrates professional
competence and mastery of subject matter; is
conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and achieving
results; is motivated by professional rather
than personal concerns; shows persistence when
faced with difficult problems or challenges;
remains calm in stressful situations. Takes
responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives
and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and
effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets
messages from others and responds appropriately;
asks questions to clarify, and exhibits
interest in having two-way communication; tailors
language, tone, style and format
to match audience; demonstrates openness in
sharing information and keeping people
informed.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues
to achieve organizational goals; solicits input
by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
is willing to learn from others; places team
agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts
in accordance with final group decision, even
when such decisions may not entirely reflect own
position; shares credit for team
accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or
equivalent) in business administration, finance,
accounting or related field. A first-level
university degree in combination with two additional
years of qualifying experience may be accepted in
lieu of the advanced university degree.
Certification as a Certified Public Accountant
(CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or
equivalent is desirable.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively
responsible professional experience in accounting, finance,
budget, administration.

LEGAL OFFICER
Grade Level : P4
Department: INTERNATIONAL CENTREFOR SETTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(ICSID)
Organisation : ICSID
Responsibilities
The Legal Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
– Conduct extensive legal research and analysis
and prepare or assist in the preparation of
drafts of background papers, studies, reports of
the Country Director, comparative analysis,
briefs, teaching materials and correspondence
dealing with legal and other aspects of ICSID and
its implementation.
– Review legal documents, instruments, or other material .
– Assist in servicing meetings resolutions,
including the preparation of background materials,
summaries of discussions, meeting reports, etc.
– Assist in representing the Organization at
meetings, conferences, seminars, etc.
– Respond to requests for information.
– Perform other duties as assigned.
Competencies
Professionalism: Good knowledge of international
law ; proficiency in legal drafting skills and
ability to draft clearly and well under time
pressure; ability to apply sound judgement in the
context of assignments given; Shows pride in work
and in achievements; demonstrates
professional competence and mastery of subject
matter; is conscientious and efficient in
meeting commitments, observing deadlines and
achieving results; is motivated by professional
rather than personal concerns; shows persistence
when faced with difficult problems or
challenges; remains calm in stressful situations;
takes responsibility for incorporating gender
perspectives and ensuring the equal participation
of women and men in all areas of work.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues
to achieve organizational goals; solicits input
by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
is willing to learn from others; places team
agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts
in accordance with final group decision, even
when such decisions may not entirely reflect own
position; shares credit for team
accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that
are consistent with agreed strategies;
identifies priority activities and assignments;
adjusts priorities as required; allocates
appropriate amount of time and resources for
completing work; foresees risks and allows for
contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts
plans and actions as necessary; uses time
efficiently.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or
equivalent) in Law,nwith emphasis on courses
in public international law A first-level
university degree in combination with two additional
years of qualifying experience may be accepted in
lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively
responsible experience in law including legal analysis,
research and writing is required. Experience
working in an international organization is
desirable
How to apply:
Candidates must submit the following, indicating relevant experience:
– Curriculum vitae;
– Brief cover letter indicating interest in the position.
Please submit the above by email to careers@un-icsid.org Incomplete or
tardy applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
DEADLINE : Open till when filled.
*
Human Resources Unit
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR SETTLEMENT OF INVESTMENT DISPUTES(ICSID),
ICSID
1818 H Street, N.W.
MSN J2-200
Washington, D.C. 20433
U.S.A.

[Met-jobs] Marine EO Scientist posts at PML

Job Title: Marine Earth Observation Scientists (x3)
Location: Plymouth, UK

Salary Range: £29228 – £34581
Reference Number: PML17927
Full time, Open Ended Appointments

Purpose of the Roles:
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is looking to appoint three Earth Observation Scientists to work on a number of European Space Agency (ESA), European Commission (EC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded projects. If successful you will undertake research and development focussing on Earth observation in physical oceanography and will include one or more of the following key deliverables

Please see http://ift.tt/1lMPp3N
for more details.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Vacancy: Earth System Model Developer

Date:    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:14:11 -0400From:    Forrest Hoffman Subject: Vacancy: Earth System Model Developer*Job Posting Title**:*Earth System Model Developer / NB50440778*Posted Date**:*07/22/2014*End Posting Date**:*09/30/2014*Purpose**:*The Computer Science and Mathematics Division in the Computing and
Computational Sciences Directorate and the Climate Change ScienceInstitute (http://ift.tt/1qua2s5) at the Oak RidgeNational Laboratory (ORNL) seeks to hire an Earth System Model Developer.*Major Duties/Responsibilities**:*The successful candidate will work collaboratively on several projectswith a highly diverse and multidisciplinary team of environmental,ecological, remote sensing, climate, and computational scientists at
ORNL’s Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI), other DOE Labs, the USDAForest Service, NASA, and partner universities to develop and evaluateterrestrial and marine biogeochemical model components within coupled
Earth system models (ESMs). The candidate will join a growing teamwithin CCSI focused on model-data integration. As such, the candidatewill design, develop, and test new algorithms for carbon and nutrientcycling in the Community Land Model (CLM), develop tools for evaluating
multiple model performance through comparison with a wide variety ofdata sets, and develop methods and tools for analysis and integration offield data, model results, and remotely sensed imagery in an Open Source
environment. The candidate will conduct research and report results inopen literature journals, technical reports, and at relevant conferences.*Qualifications Required**:*A Ph.D. degree in an Earth or environmental science discipline, computer
science, or civil or environmental engineering is required. Softwareengineering skills and experience developing parallel algorithms usingMPI and OpenMP in Fortran-90/Fortran-2003 and C/C++ are required. Proven
analytical skills and experience using R or Python and NCL are required.Experience preparing documents using LaTeX in a Linux or Unixenvironment is a must. Excellent interpersonal skills for working withina highly diverse team, strong oral and written communications skills,
good organizational skills, and high personal motivation are all necessary.*Desired Qualifications:*Experience using revision control systems, including Mercurial and Git,and tracking issues with Trac or Jira are desired.  Experience using R,
Python, PostgreSQL, NCO, CDO, Matlab, IDL/ENVI, and UV-CDAT ispreferred. Familiarity with NetCDF and HDF files and applicationprogramming interfaces and the Climate and Forecasting (CF) conventionsis preferred. Candidates with knowledge of land-atmosphere interactions
or atmospheric turbulence, and experience with atmospheric transportmodels are preferred. Experience running regional and/or global climateor Earth system models on large supercomputers is desired. Spatialanalysis skills using GRASS/GDAL and experience processing remote
sensing imagery, particularly from MODIS and LANDSAT, is desired.For more information, visit http://ift.tt/UALn7b e-mailORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.  ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities andprotected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-VerifyEmployer.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral position in marine biogeochemistry at the Institute of Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany

The Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
develops and operates the coastal observing system COSYNA
(www.cosyna.de), one of the densest in-situ measurement systems in the
world. One major component of COSYNA is the automated underway FerryBox
system mounted on “Ships of Opportunity”. The Institute of Coastal
Research has developed new technologies for in-situ measurements of
biological and carbon system parameters such as nutrients,
phytoplankton, pH and alkalinity that are combined with observations of
physical parameters.

We are looking for a qualified and motivated scientist to investigate
biogeochemical processes in coastal areas mainly based on COSYNA in-situ
observations. We therefore invite applications for a

Postdoctoral position (m/f)
in the area of Marine Biogeochemistry
code no. 2014/KO 5

The position is initially limited for three years (starting date as soon
as possible).

The successful applicant will conduct scientific analysis and assessment
of FerryBox and other in-situ data concerning the carbon cycle with
focus on alkalinity fluxes and exchange processes from the coast (e.g.
Wadden Sea) and the open North Sea. The work will be conducted in close
cooperation with remote sensing colleagues and modellers working with
biogeochemical and ecosystem models to gain in depth understanding of
biogeochemical processes in coastal seas and their coupling to physical
ocean dynamics.

Your tasks include:
– analysis of existing interdisciplinary data sets from the COSYNA
observing system and comparison with other in-situ data and model output
– analysis of biogeochemical model runs
– evaluation of new biogeochemical sensor systems
– investigation of biogeochemical processes focussing on the carbon
system, phytoplankton productivity and the role of nutrients
– planning, participation, and evaluation of research cruises
– working as an integral part of a motivated multidisciplinary team
within the institute and external academic partners
– scientific publication and presentation

Job requirements:
– a PhD in oceanography, geosciences, or related disciplines within the
last five years
– strong academic publication record
– extensive experience in observational oceanography or instrumentation
– ability and willingness to participate in seagoing research
– profound programming skills in at least one scientific program
language (e.g. FORTRAN, C, Matlab, Python) and experience in data
processing and analysis
– good knowledge of English (written and oral)
– high degree of creativity and flexibility; ability to work under pressure

The following qualifications would be desirable:
– knowledge of coastal and shelf sea biogeochemical processes or
biological-physical interaction
– prior experience with numerical, especially biogeochemical, models
would be an asset
– international research experience
– good communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary
team with scientists, engineers, and technicians

For further questions please contact Prof. Burkard Baschek
(burkard.baschek@hzg.de) or Dr. Wilhelm Petersen (wilhelm.petersen@hzg.de).

We offer an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff
(TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment
sector. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is an equal opportunity
employer for women, minorities, and people with disabilities, and
strives to increase the percentage of women in the science sector.
Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be considered
preferentially.

Please send your application indicating job offer code no. 2014/KO 5 to
our human resources personal@hzg.de. Please include your CV, a list of
publications, description of research experience, and a list of references.

Application period from June 27th, 2014 to August 31st, 2014

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH
Max-Planck-Straße 1 I 21502 Geesthacht I Deutschland/Germany

Geschäftsführer/Board of Management: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaysser, Dipl.-Ing. Michael Ganß
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates/Chairman of the Supervisory Board: MinDirig Wilfried Kraus
Amtsgericht Lübeck HRB 285 GE (Register Court)
Internet: http://www.hzg.de