POGO Scientific Coordinator

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POGO Scientific Coordinator


£26,312 - £32,890 (Pending Pay Award)
Full Time – Open Ended Appointment
The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) is an international organisation, with its Secretariat hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory. POGO’s membership includes most of the world’s ocean science and technology institutions. POGO’s mission is to (1) Lead innovation and development of the crucial components of the ocean observing system, (2) Identify and contribute to the development of the key skills, capabilities and capacities needed, and (3) Work with governments, foundations and industry, to articulate the benefits to society and required funding to build and sustain the system.
Job Purpose
We have an exciting opportunity to work for the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO), to coordinate its scientific and training initiatives and support the Executive Director in the management of the Secretariat.
Working as part of a small team, involving the Executive Director, Communications Officer and Administrative Coordinator you will;
• Coordinate POGO training initiatives (calls for proposals, evaluation, interviews, selection processes, progress/budget monitoring, reporting)
• Coordinate alumni network (research projects, website, newsletter, database)
• Visit training venues, liaise with and deliver presentations to students
• Coordinate POGO working groups (calls for proposals, selection processes, contracts, process/budget monitoring, reporting)
• Oversee logistics for POGO annual meetings and Board meetings
• Represent POGO at international meetings, as required
• Contribute to reports and publications
• Manage external grants/contracts
• Administer membership and legal status
Experience & Eligibility Requirements
The successful candidate will have:
• Experience in scientific and/or training programme coordination management;
• Excellent organisational skills and ability to work methodically with attention to detail;
• A background within Marine Science - minimum qualification MSc or equivalent, preferably a PhD
• Proven ability for budget management
• Knowledge of MS Office (in particular Excel), cloud-based file sharing systems (e.g. Google, Dropbox), and videoconferencing (e.g. Skype, GoToMeeting, WebEx and/or Zoom) essential.  
• Knowledge/experience of working with different cultures. Additional languages and knowledge/experience in the provision of scientific training, particularly in developing countries, would be a definite plus.  
• Excellent written and oral communication skills will be required to write/contribute to reports and communicate with POGO members, sponsors and other stakeholders in a highly professional manner. You will have direct contact with members, partners and students on occasion (e.g. 3-6 times per year).

Closing date: 8th June 2018. 

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