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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Communications Officer at IC3 (Spain)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Sat, 3 May 2014 09:24:23 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Communications Officer at the Climate Dynamics and Impact Unit (UDIC)
and the Laboratory of the Atmosphere and Oceans (LAO).

LOCATION

IC3 Headquarters in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3) is a climate research
institute created in 2008 by the Government of Catalonia and the
University of Barcelona, aiming at understanding climate variability and
change at both global and regional improving predictions and
projections, the dynamics and theory underlying those changes and the
impact on society. Linked to these goals, IC3 works on understanding and
simulating how global change modulates variability and change in society
ecosystems to provide better climate services.
IC3’s mandate is to become a leading international centre for climate
research in Europe, with a regional focus on the Mediterranean area. IC3
aims to perform quality research on basic and applied climate sciences,
while informing society and stakeholders on future climate risks.
Working languages are English, Catalan and Spanish. More information
about the IC3 activities is available from the following link: <www.ic3.cat>

Within IC3, the Unit for Climate Dynamics and Impacts (UDIC), led by the
ICREA research Professor Xavier Rodó, is devoted to the understanding of
processes responsible for climate variability and the Unit is also
particularly involved in the improvement of the knowledge and simulation
of climate impacts, particularly the effects climate has on health,
energy, food and the water cycle. The Laboratory for the Atmosphere and
Oceans (LAO), led by the research Professor Josep Anton Morguí, is a
research laboratory mainly devoted to the generation of new climate
datasets of special relevance to understand climate variability, climate
change and how the impacts of those changes affect societies and
ecosystems.

The two groups run a very ambitious monitoring program called CLIMADAT,
funded by the “La Caixa” Foundation, that represents the first and
unique large-scale attempt to date to understand greenhouse gases
dynamics and their impacts on highly-sensitive ecosystems in Spain. The
project, initially ran for 5 years, has established an unprecedented
network of eight last-generation monitoring stations (<www.climadat.es>).
We are now seeking for a highly skilled and pushing young communications
officer, who can take the lead in communicating and disseminating the
very main aspects of the project, together with the search of new
partnerships and funding opportunities.

description and main duties
Contract for developing a communications plan and ongoing activities for
the Climadat project, participate in the overall communications strategy
of the UDIC Unit and LAO, and take the main responsibility in
communicating results to the press and media. The applicant, as head of
UDIC and LAO communications office, will prepare dissemination
activities related to the goals of the contracting Units and if needed,
also for IC3, in the field of climate research in addition to those
specific to the CLIMADAT project. Fundraising seeking activities are
also expected from the candidate and in this sense; the candidate must
have skills and experience in mentoring search and in establishing
partnerships and alliances with other centers, institutions, private
firms and donors. The candidate is expected to also write regularly
activity reports and technical justifications for the funding bodies.

DESIRED SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS

PhD in climate sciences or similar is mandatory. Ideal candidates will
have several of the following attributes:
- Proven capacity and previous experience of at least 3 years in a
similar position is required. If experience is less, the candidate will
be not considered for the job post.
- Fluent English is a mandatory requirement that the candidate should
demonstrate presenting the corresponding diplomas, while fluency in
Spanish and Catalan will be also valued.
- Flexibility in travelling around Spain to visit the CLIMADAT network
and interact with the local stakeholders and media is a requirement, as
well as availability to visit foreign institutions.
- Capacity to write proposals, manuscripts and to work with other
colleagues in a highly collaborative environment will be valued.

CONDITIONS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

The position is opened for 12 months with a possibility for extension
for a second year depending on performance. The position will start
preferably in May 2014 or as soon as possible after that date. The
salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary complements will be
possible in connection with private funds raised by the candidate.
Selected final candidates should ask for two letters of recommendation
from former employers. Possibility for an immediate incorporation will
be strongly considered.

To apply, please send and email to <jobs@ic3.cat> with your CV and a
letter of intent describing the interests of the candidate and how
she/he intends to develop the communication activities and the following
subject “UDIC and LAO Communications Officer”.



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