[MARMAM] Announcement of the opening of the position of General Secretary at NAMMCO
christina at nammco.no
Mon Jun 16 01:33:00 PDT 2014
Please find below the announcement for the position of General Secretary at NAMMCO. This position becomes vacant on 1st March 2015:
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Description of post
The position of General Secretary in the Secretariat of the North Atlantic Marine Mammal
Commission (NAMMCO) becomes vacant 1st March 2015, and applications for the position
are welcomed. The Secretariat, with a staff of three, is based in Tromsø in northern Norway,
and services member countries Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Norway in this
intergovernmental Regional Fisheries Management Organisation. English is the official
language of the Commission.
The purpose of NAMMCO is to provide sound, scientifically-based sustainable management
and conservation advice on marine mammals in the North Atlantic. More information about
NAMMCO and its work can be found at www.nammco.no .
The General Secretary is an Official of the Commission according to the Host Agreement
between NAMMCO and Norway, and is granted privileges and immunities in the interest of
the Commission. The General Secretary is Head of the Secretariat and is overall responsible
for the administrative management of the Secretariat and its staff. The General Secretary is
responsible to the members of the Commission for the coordination and administration of its
work, including the preparation and administration of annual meetings and the Commission's
published Annual Reports, website, and is also responsible for developing and maintaining
contacts with other relevant international organisations and non-member governments. The
General Secretary performs the official functions of the Secretariat of the Commission.
The post is initially for a four-year period, with the possibility of extension at the end of this
term. Performance is assessed annually.
The position involves a minimum of six weeks overseas travel per year in connection with
meetings and other events.
The salary, which is taxed at a level compatible with the relevant Norwegian tax level, will be
commensurate with the qualifications required of the position and in line with salaries for
similar posts in other international organisations according to the ICSC/UN salary scales and
will be negotiable within the professional UN scale P4 to P5. There is an annual paid holiday
allowance of 30 working days, a private pension scheme, as well as assistance in relocation
expenses. Paid travel home for the employee (and family) is offered annually. Under the terms
of the Host Agreement, the employee will also benefit from the Norwegian social services
system with reference to health care and state pension.
Qualifications and Experience
The General Secretary should have a higher university degree in a relevant field of study such
as fisheries, life sciences, environment or wildlife management; several years' working
experience with, and an excellent understanding of, international cooperation in the field of
conservation and management of natural resources. Good leadership and managerial skills are
The General Secretary should have excellent communication skills and fluency in written and
spoken English, as well as experience with the preparation and editing in English of reports
and publications and computer literacy.
A working knowledge of a Scandinavian language is advantageous.
Sending an Application
For further details on the job description and other information, please contact the General
Secretary of NAMMCO at christina at nammco.no or call +47 77687372, and check out the
website on www.nammco.no to learn more about the work of this international organisation
and its goals and affiliations.
Please send your application, marked "confidential" together with your curriculum
vitae detailing qualifications, work experience and publications, and the names, affiliations and
contact details of three referees to the General Secretary, NAMMCO, Postboks 6453, 21-23
Sykehusveien 21-23, N-9294 Tromsø, Norway, or electronically directly to
christina at nammco.no to reach NAMMCO latest 16th August 2014. All applications will be
Dr Christina Lockyer, General Secretary
North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission - NAMMCO
P.O. Box 6453
Tel: +47 77687372 Fax: +47 77687374 Skype: nammco1
E-mail: christina.lockyer at nammco.no
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