Position Reference: 947
The ESA Climate Office acts as the focal point for ESA’s climate-related activities and represents ESA's and its Member States’ climate-related interests on several international organisations and working groups and is an observer to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2019.
In March 2021, ESA and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) signed an agreement concerning WCRP’s CMIP-IPO.
The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), is jointly sponsored by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the International Science Council (ISC) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.
The Coupled–Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) provides the focal point for leading national and international entities in climate modelling and is the main resource for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment of climate projections. Moreover, CMIP is a major user of EO-based climate observations for model development, assimilation and evaluation.
In hosting the CMIP International Project Office ESA confirms its long-term strategic vision into supporting climate science and demonstrating European leadership in climate modelling. It will provide substantial benefits to ESA’s current and future climate activities, by strengthening the use of EO-based climate observations by the climate modelling community.
RHEA is currently looking for a talented Science and Communications Officer to work in close coordination with the CMIP-IPO Director.
Tasks and Activities
The scope of work will include:
• Providing scientific support to the CMIP international project office.
• Taking the lead in communication and organisation matters, including:
To coordinate CMIP scientific communication and outreach including communicating simulation protocols, set-ups, CMIP science questions context and CMIP model results.
To organise meetings, workshops, conferences, training sessions and other activities relevant to CMIP.
To prepare CMIP administrative reports, correspondence, publications.
To ensure CMIP is highly visible as a WCRP brand via appropriate communication and outreach tools.
To coordinate CMIP administrative, communication and outreach activities.
To set up, develop and provide oversight and maintenance of a CMIP website.
Skills and Experience
The following skills would be mandatory:
• Masters in physics or Earth science, or any other appropriate scientific field, with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
• Experience in science communication and outreach.
• Expertise in working in an international environment.
• Excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.
The following skills would be highly desirable:
• Background in climate science.
• Familiarity with CMIP.
How to Apply
Looking to take your career to the next level? Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter to RHEA’s Recruitment team at email@example.com no later than 22/09/2021.
Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.