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Consultant to advise on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems in the context of the Ocean Decade

The Decade Coordination Unit within IOC/UNESCO is seeking an individual consultant to provide advice on the means of reinforcing the role of Indigenous and local knowledge in the Ocean Decade.

This proposal is only open to individual consultants and is a full-time remote position with an envisaged duration of 11 months.

Deadline for applications: 23:59 CET on 7 June 2024.


Call for applications: France Junior Professional Officer Programme 2024, Ocean Decade.

The JPO Program offers a unique opportunity to discover the United Nations system.

In 2024, the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs is funding a JPO position at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, as part of the Ocean Decade, open to candidates from countries belonging to the multilateral Francophonie, which are: Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Madagascar, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Tunisia.

Deadline: 16 June 2024, 11:59pm CET.

Opportunities at Ocean Census

Endorsed by the Ocean Decade, Ocean Census is a global alliance to accelerate the discovery and protection and marine life.

Ocean Census is currently hiring for  three new science roles to support the acceleration of species discovery:

  • Molecular Biologist to start as soon as possible from 1 June, engaged in research and advancing our sequencing programme
  • Taxonomist to start as soon as possible from 1 June
  • Taxonomist to start as soon as possible from 1 October

Application Deadline: May 19, 2024.

Postdoctoral Fellow for Climate and Blue Food – The Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions (COS)

Deadline: The post is open until filled.

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