The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is beginning its Sixth Assessment cycle. The WGII Technical Support Unit (TSU), which provides the scientific, technical and organisational support of the activities and products of the Working Group focusing on the Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability of Climate Change, is employed through the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremen, Germany.
The Operations Director will coordinate the administrative, financial and technical aspects of the Technical Support Unit (TSU) and report to the Head of TSU. This position will be responsible for guiding the operational aspects of the scoping, preparation, review and publication of the reports produced by Working Group II (WGII), as well as coordinating all activities and meetings organized by WGII during the IPCC Sixth Assessment cycle. The successful applicant will work closely with the Head of TSU, the two Co-Chairs and the Bureau of WGII in providing administrative, technical and editorial input to the assessment process and will organize and supervise complex parallel processes during the multi-stage drafting and expert and government review processes. This requires communication on all levels with the authors of the reports, planning and organising international meetings (WGII Bureau meetings, Expert Meetings, Workshops, Lead Author Meetings...), and supervising temporary and contract staff. The Operations Director will be responsible for coordinating the technical and copyedit of the drafts as well as organizing the layout and proofing of the report for publication. He/she will liaise with the TSUs of Working Groups II and III of IPCC, as well as with the IPCC Secretariat in Geneva.
Applications can be sent in by 20th May 2016
Informations about requirements and contacts can be found in the attached file.