30/jul/2012 | Noticias CEIMAR
Nuevas ofertas (Project Developers, Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative)
Establishing an Oceans Intelligence Unit (OIU): The executive office of the Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative
The Gulbenkian Foundation promotes a wide range of programmes and projects that contribute to meeting particular needs and to finding answers to key issues within its four areas of action: the Arts, Charity, Education and Science. They give support to organizations, individuals or initiatives. These programmes and projects are created and designed by the Foundation itself or in partnership with other entities.
The Foundation is one of the largest in Europe and is also one of the most international. It has its headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal but also has offices in London and Paris and operates internationally on issues of major trans-national importance. It has strong links with other leading foundations and cooperates with them broadly. Further information is available at: www.gulbenkian.pt in Portuguese, English, and French. The Foundation is launching a major new initiative focused on the economics of ocean biodiversity and ecosystem services and designed to place a value on these services and give a better understanding of their functions. This initiative is «the Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative». 2. Objectives The main objective is to promote greater awareness of the role of marine ecosystem services for human well-being and economic prosperity, gathering intelligence on how to measure the contribution of those services and fostering the understanding of their value to humanity, including their economic value.
In order to obtain a critical mass of intelligence on how to measure ecosystem services, it is necessary to expand both our knowledge about the oceans’ biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems as well as about the economics of ecosystems’ functioning and services. This will require using available expertise from the disciplines of business and economics as well as that from marine biology and related scientific disciplines. The key matters at stake are: (i) to promote and develop knowledge on marine ecosystem services and to achieve their clear identification; (ii) to promote and develop knowledge on the relationship between marine ecosystem services and human welfare, i.e. how does one impact and contribute towards the other; (iii) and finally to develop knowledge on what is the actual value, including the economic value, of those ecosystem services.
3. The Oceans Intelligence Unit (OIU) The “Oceans Intelligence Unit (OIU)” is the executive office of the Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative and lies at the core of its operational structure. Purpose: The OIU will contribute to the design of the Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative and in particular identify and propose new initiatives which the Foundation could fund related to understanding and valuation of marine ecosystem services. These initiatives could be for further research, to influence policy, or for projects that develop and disseminate good practice. The unit will prepare briefings for Gulbenkian Trustees and Directors, and provide support for initial feasibility studies for the implementation of proposed initiatives both in Portugal and abroad (particularly in Portuguese language countries). 4.
4.1. Title of Job: Project Developers
4.2. Major areas of responsibility include:
- Contribute to the design of the Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative; - Identify new research areas and screening of policy initiatives related to marine ecosystem preservation and ocean natural capital valuation; - Develop a plan of action for each activity; - Implement and/or monitor the actions; - Prepare briefings for decision makers; - Identify local, European and other international partners suitable for each activity; - Collaborate with the Gulbenkian media/press office; - Prepare a centralized repository of funding opportunities in the field;
5. Job Requirements - Broad knowledge and skills in: marine biology, marine ecosystem services and their evaluation and/or the economics of natural capital, extra market values; - Above average skills in: developing new fields for action; - Excellent skills in: proactivity, working autonomously but also as part of a team; communicating and synthesizing, verbally and in writing; - General knowledge of: the fundamentals of sustainability and the sustainable development international agenda as developed in the United Nations system, the European Institutions, and in the world summits such as Rio + 20.
6. Education and Experience The Gulbenkian Foundation is currently looking for two (2) project developers - (1). PhD Degree in biology with major in marine biology - (2). At least a Master Degree in economics with prior experience in environmental economics; - Years of experience: 3; previous work experience will be considered; - Experience in: research and in team work; - Other requirements (certifications and so forth): Fluent English.
7. Application Documents: Curriculum Vitae and a letter of application should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 30 August 2012.
8. Methods of selection: Candidates will be short-listed for an interview based on their CV and application letter. The interviews will be held in Lisbon. 9. Contract duration: Expected to be 12 months, renewable up to 6 months, starting in October 2012. 10. Remuneration: Will be discussed depending on previous experience, seniority and time availability.
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