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Job Opportunity: Executive Officer (EO) and Assistant for the International Project Office (IPO) of Future Earth Coasts -China

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Future Earth Coasts (FEC) was first established in 1993 as the Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ), a core project of the International Geosphere and Biosphere Programme (IGBP). In 2015, LOICZ was re-titled as Future Earth Coasts in recognition of its transition into the newly formed Future Earth programme, and further extended its remit to explore options to identify sustainability pathways for anthropogenically altered and changing coasts (https://www.futureearthcoasts.org/ ). Since 2019, FEC and East China Normal University (ECNU) established an International Project Office (IPO)-China jointly with Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, as one of its distributed IPOs located in China, Germany, the US and Australia. IPO-China will be the co-lead IPO of FEC from January, 2022.FEC and ECNU are seeking a candidate to fill the position of Executive Officer (EO) for IPO-China. The EO will oversee the activities of FEC IPO-China with the assistance of an Administrative Assistant.

Executive Officer (EO) for FEC IPO-China

Responsibility of EO:

  1. Establish and maintain a network of contacts among the FEC Executive Committee and distributed IPO as well as FEC’s internal structures and relevant external stakeholders.
  2. Implement the resolutions of the FEC Executive Committee; comprehensively coordinate FEC’s routine affairs in Eastern and Southern Asia; Coordinate internal work with the Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, CAS; in charge of the coordination of the Chinese parts of Marginal Sea Assessment Project.
  3. Maintain regular contacts to Future Earth (FE) and participate in FE-related meetings and activities. Represent FEC externally, for example, in workshops and meetings or advisory boards, and organize and attend stakeholder meetings virtually and in person. Actively seek opportunities for cooperation with other organizations and projects.
  4. Provide support for FEC-related meetings and activities, and be responsible for organizing and attending FEC Executive Committee meetings monthly, IPO meetings biweekly, and FEC science conferences.
  5. Provide support to meetings and activities of the UN Ocean Decade “Mega-Delta” programme related to FEC IPO-China.
  6. Prepare the Director’s Report (monthly), the FEC annual report, and other FEC-related official documents.
  7. Acquisition of additional funding to support the IPO and FEC activities.
  8. Oversee and manage the FEC website, social media platforms in China, etc.

Requirements of EO candidates: 

  • Have a PhD degree in marine, geography, ecology, or environment science related majors with a good record of academic achievements;
  • Experience in project management and administration is desirable;
  • Have experience in international projects, and be familiar with marine-related international institutions and academic organizations;
  • Have the ability and experience for organizing conferences;
  • Have the ability to work well within a team as well as independently;
  • Experience with work in interdisciplinary contexts and with non-academic stakeholders is desirable;
  • Have excellent skills in written and spoken English. Fluency in Chinese is desirable.
Join us:
We offer the EO a challenging and creative working environment. The starting salary will be around 250,000-300,000 in CNY per year, depending on the relevant skills, knowledge and experience that the candidate brings to the position. In addition, medical insurance and other welfare benefits are provided in accordance with ECNU regulations and Shanghai local policy.

Applications, including a CV and the contact information of two referees, should be sent before January 15, 2022 to:  rsgl@ecnu.edu.cn. Please use “FEC IPO China EO” in the subject line.

Contact information:

State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research

East China Normal University

500 Dongchuan Road

Shanghai

China

E-mail: rczp@sklec.ecnu.edu.cn

Assistant for FEC IPO-China

Responsibility of Assistant:

  1. Responsible for daily communication and general correspondence with distributed IPOs, other relevant agencies and FEC members, assisting in coordinating FEC’s routine affairs in Eastern and Southern Asia.Maintain social media channels (email, OnlyOffice, Basecamp, etc.).
  2. Collect and collate news and valuable information, and edit monthly Newsletters. Manage FEC WeChat Official Account and update it in time. Assist in managing the FEC official website and FEC-related websites, and updating Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other overseas social media platforms.
  3. Maintain and update the FEC contacts database.Organize and coordinate meetings and activities of FEC and the UN Ocean Decade “Mega-Delta” programme linked to FEC IPO-China.
  4. Organize and arrange meetings and activities of FEC Fellows and FEC Academy to strengthen communication between FEC members.
  5. Attend FEC IPO meetings biweekly and other FEC related meetings. Compile minutes for the meetings.
  6. Manage the documnets of FEC related meetings and activities; assist in preparing the FEC annual and monthly reports.
  7. Responsible for FEC posters, presentations, brochures and other promotional materials.
  8. Handle FEC related invoices and budgets, travel bookings and other administrative tasks.

Requirements of Assistant candidates:

  • Chinese nationality. Have a Master’s degree or above in marine, geography, ecology, or environment science related majors.
  • Well experienced in activity planning and coordination, editing, designing, and conference organization, etc.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills, as well as excellent communication skills.
  • Meticulous, proactive, with strong execution skills, able to work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Join us:
We offer the EO an excellent working environment. The starting salary will be around 150,000-200,000 in CNY per year, depending on the relevant skills, knowledge and experience that the candidate brings to the position. In addition, medical insurance and other welfare benefits are provided in accordance with ECNU regulations and Shanghai local policy.

Applications, including a CV and the contact information of two referees, should be sent before January 15, 2022 to:  rsgl@ecnu.edu.cn. Please use “FEC IPO China Assistant” in the subject line.

Contact information:

State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research

East China Normal University

500 Dongchuan Road

Shanghai

China

E-mail: rczp@sklec.ecnu.edu.cn

 

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