Opening Position: “ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative” Project Officer
The Secretariat of ACCOBAMS, based in Monaco, ensures the coordination of the Agreement implementation and provides assistance to the Contracting Parties. In this context, the Secretariat is working on the development of an initiative aimed at responding to the ACCOBAMS strategic objective on improving the understanding of the conservation status of cetaceans at the Mediterranean/Black Sea macroregional level (the “ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative” – ASI).
One of the objective of the ASI is to establish a baseline framework to assess cetaceans abundance and distribution at the macroregional level. A synoptic survey will be carried out in summer 2017 across the Agreement area combining visual survey methods (boat- and ship-based surveys) and passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) with the participation of scientists of the whole area. When possible, data will be also collected for all species of species of conservation importance encountered (e.g. reptiles, fish, elasmobranchs…).
The overall coordination of the project is provided by the ACCOBAMS Secretariat, according to the mandate given by the Parties to ACCOBAMS, and under the guidance of a Steering Committee. A Scientific Coordinator will be involved in the project for specific tasks/actions related to the scientific aspects of the project.
The Project Officer will ensure the overall coordination of the “ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative” project. He/she will provide operational management of the project, under the general authority of the ACCOBAMS Executive Secretary and the supervision of the ACCOBAMS Project and Fundraising Officer. He/she will also liaise with the Scientific Coordinator.
This is a full-time position based in the Principality of Monaco, at the ACCOBAMS Permanent Secretariat.
The ASI Project Officer position is a fixed-term contract corresponding to the duration of the project (42 months), starting as soon as possible.
Candidature deadline is October 2nd, 2016