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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dear colleagues,  <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">I would like to raise your attention to the IUCN’s Call for Applications for a Chair’s position of IUCN’s Western Gray
 Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP). The position will run for a 3 year period, from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021.
</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">All interested and qualified experts for the Chair’s position are encouraged to submit their application in English
 by <b>21 October 2018.</b><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The interviews of the short-listed candidates will be conducted on Skype between 19-23 November 2018, and the final
 selection will be made in <b>early December 2018</b><span style="color:#1F497D">.
</span>The post will then be active as of January 2019. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">For more details, please see the full Call for Applications on the IUCN Human Resources Management System:
<span class="MsoHyperlink"><a href="https://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.offline.download&offline_vacancy_id=1509">https://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.offline.download&offline_vacancy_id=1509</a></span><span style="color:#1F497D">.<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Once the Chair has been appointed, the recruitment of the members of the Panel will follow (also for a 3 year period,
 from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021). <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">We are proud of the WGWAP accomplishments over the last 14 years and look forward to receiving expressions of interest.
 Therefore, please feel free to share this Call for Applications widely within your networks.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">To learn more about the Panel’s work, please see
<span class="MsoHyperlink"><a href="http://www.iucn.org/wgwap">www.iucn.org/wgwap</a></span><span style="color:#1F497D">.
<o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Kind regards,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#44546A;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Anete Berzina-Rodrigo<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Manager - Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Global Marine & Polar Programme &
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Tel. +41 22 999 0703; Fax +41 22 999 0002</span><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">
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