Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of EOP-SC – ESA Climate Office.
Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service.
The main responsibilities of the post are to expand the awareness, utilisation and scientific impact of EO data for climate research and applications.
The incumbent shall maximise the contribution of European Earth Observation science (including ESA’s flagship programme on climate science – the Climate Change Initiative (CCI)) to future IPCC assessments and reports, and support and inform the implementation of global policy decisions taken at COP21 in Paris, December 2015.
In their capacity, the incumbent shall be responsible for ensuring effectively delivery of the Climate Change Initiative’s knowledge exchange strategy as well as providing support and advice on knowledge exchange in order to encourage the use of Climate Office knowledge and results by business, public and civil society, with the final objective to influence policy and practices.
The post holder reports to the Head of the ESA Climate Office of the Science, Exploitation and Climate Department.
The incumbent’s tasks will include:
• Establishing a dialogue with specialised user communities from the scientific, public, policy and educational sectors, analysing their needs for satellite-based observations of the climate system, and assessing their feedback.
• Communicating the work of ESA that is relevant for climate user communities, including but not limited to: research and write online articles; create and plan content for social media; analyse web and social media statistics.
• Exploring and developing innovative ways of communicating and delivering learning on EO climate topics. This includes using data visualisation, investigating classrooms and workshops to distance and online education.
• Organising events, workshops, conferences, in line with the goal of expanding awareness, utilisation and scientific impact of EO data for climate research and applications.
• Maintaining links and ensuring coherence with relevant activities of Member States and international partner organisations.
• Contributing to the Agency’s public communications on EO.
Specific qualification requirements
• A PhD preferably in Earth Science, or other appropriate scientific fields.
• Deep understanding of climate change science.
• Good knowledge of the international climate community and policy decisions.
• A track record of communication of scientific concepts with diverse audiences.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and within a team.
• Website content management experience and website analysis skills.
• Excellent organisational and planning skills.
• Experience with basic computer software such as Word/Excel/PowerPoint.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads.
• Particular importance will be attached to a candidate’s personal scientific ability and credibility amongst their peers, as well as flexibility and adaptability.
• The candidate should be capable of working effectively in a team with minimum supervision and have excellent communication and presentation skills.
• The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these two languages is required. The knowledge of another member-state language is an asset.
• Experience with design software such as Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop.
• Familiarity with integrating outreach activity within an ESA member state.
• An interest in data visualisation.
Legal and Security Requirements
• All applicants must be legally allowed to work in the United Kingdom without obtaining a VISA / work permit.
• Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA.
• Prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident.
The work will be performed at the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT) at Harwell, UK.
• The selected candidate will receive good remuneration in line with ESA Job Class: E3
• Will be registered for both social security and tax in the United Kingdom.
• The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday.
• Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included.
• Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially.
To be considered for this Position
Provide prior to 11 September 2017 a summary of why you are a good candidate for the position together with a complete and detailed Candidate Proposal Form or CV and Motivation Letter to Mr. Davide Starnone, at email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference EOP-81.
Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before submitting them by 15 September 2017, 13.00 hours.