Programme officer – IPBES technical support unit on knowledge and data

  • Contract
  • France


Location:Biodiversa+ SecretariatFondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité 195 rue Saint Jacques75005 Paris, France

Duration: Fixed-term contract for 2 years. This is a full-time position.

Monthly salary: 2,200 € before tax, depending on education and experience

Starting date: Jan. 3rd, 2022Application deadline: Nov. 30th, 2021

Biodiversa+ is experienced in the process of catalysing the generation of new knowledge in response to identified knowledge gaps and policy needs and was selected by IPBES in 2019 to host the ‘knowledge’ functions of its TSU on knowledge and data, in FRB offices in Paris (France).

The TSU supports the task force on knowledge and data in implementing its objectives (i.e. support for knowledge gaps identification and catalysing the generation of new knowledge) and related work plan. The other part of the TSU (data functions) is hosted by Senckenberg (Frankfurt, Germany). The task force activities and key deliverables, supported by this TSU, can be found here.

Main role and duties

Under the direct supervision of the TSU lead on lnowledge and in close collaboration with the IPBES task force on knowledge and data, the IPBES main Secretariat (Bonn, Germany) and the TSU on data (Frankfurt, Germany), the programme officer will:

  • Develop materials to propose and present processes at expert meetings to catalyse new knowledge generation based on gaps identified in IPBES assessments;
  • Follow and contribute to the implementation of processes to identify knowledge gaps and needs in IPBES assessments, in collaboration with other TSUs and working with the scientific experts writing these assessments;
  • Identify key stakeholders (in particular international research programmers and funders on biodiversity) and initiate contacts around proposed activities for the uptake of knowledge needs identified in IPBES assessments;
  • Plan and implement on-line and physical workshops with IPBES scientific experts and relevant international stakeholders programming and funding research on biodiversity globally and regionally;
  • Develop and implement a monitoring plan identifying impacts of IPBES’s work on knowledge generation, and provide inputs for IPBES communications.
  • Engage in the TSU’s administrative and financial management and support the fulfillment of formal narrative and financial reporting requirements.

More information: Full job offer here


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