Tuesday, June 30, 2015

30/06/2015: Vacancy announcement: Scientific Council Coordinator at NAFO Secretariat

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) is the international fisheries management organisation responsible for the management of the Northwest Atlantic fishery in international waters. This is underpinned by a strong scientific basis in stock assessment and ecosystem monitoring. The Secretariat supports the organisation in its duties and functions.

The Scientific Council Coordinator, as a NAFO Secretariat member, works closely with the Scientific Council Chair and the Executive Secretary on a range of issues to support scientific meetings and develop scientific initiatives. The position is under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary. The tasks include:

  • Advise the Executive Secretary on matters related to fisheries and marine science in the NAFO Area 
  • Guide Scientific Council on Rules of Procedure and working protocols 
  • Liaise with Scientific Council Chairs and Members 
  • Prepare agendas, meeting reports and other documents 
  • Act as rapporteur 
  • Technical and copy editing of scientific texts 
  • Manage scientific data 
  • Write articles for website and media 
  • Communicate and cooperate with other organisations and institutions
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Core requirements:

  • Advanced university degree in fisheries biology or related subject, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of global and regional fisheries and fishery science issues
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills and expertise
  • Editorial experience and publications record
  • Excellent spoken and written command of the English language
  • Experience in coordinating, supporting and rapporteuring international meetings
  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet and database computer knowledge
  • Good communication skills
  • Capability of working with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
  • Willingness to travel abroad

NAFO offers a competitive salary (plus benefits) based upon qualifications and experience, with annual increments up to the post maximum. Appropriate relocation expenses also given.

Duration: Full-time permanent position 

Applications, in English, are invited from citizens of NAFO member states, and should include:

  • Cover letter explaining your suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide copies of their degree certificates, proof of citizenship and the names of three references. The successful candidate will require a certificate of health. The position is to commence as soon as possible, preferably by the end of 2015. 

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, 2 Morris Drive, Suite 100, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 1K8, Canada.
Phone: +1 902 468 5590 

Fax: +1 902 468 5538 
Web: www.nafo.int
Please send your application to:

Mr Stan Goodick, Deputy Executive Secretary/Senior Finance and Staff Administrator
Email: recruit@nafo.int

Applications via email (as attachments) are encouraged. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted thereafter.

Deadline for Application: 10 August 2015 

Visit the NAFO site HERE.

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