Executive Director SOLAS International Project Office | POGO

Executive Director SOLAS International Project Office

Deadline: 15.11.2017


SOLAS is a project focussed on the physical and biogeochemical interactions between the surface ocean and the lower atmosphere and how the ocean-atmosphere system is linked to climate and people (see www.solas-int.org). SOLAS is seeking to appoint an Executive Director to lead the International Project Office (IPO) at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. The Executive Director is assisted by Project Officers based at GEOMAR and at Xiamen University, China. The IPO supports the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) in implementing the SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation.



• Supervise the international coordination for the implementation of the SOLAS Science Plan
• Develop, plan, and facilitate the SOLAS Implementation Strategy
• Liaise with and report to the SOLAS sponsors (WCRP, SCOR, iCACGP, and Future Earth)
• Organise the annual SSC meetings and document discussions and decisions of the meetings
• Support proposal development and secure funding of SOLAS activities and events
• Lead and manage the SOLAS IPO in both Germany and China
• Supervise the organisation of the SOLAS Summer Schools, the SOLAS International Open Science Conferences, and SOLAS-related activities
• Supervise the project’s communication activities (monthly e-news, event reports, twitter account)
• Maintain project accounts, prepare financial statements, and manage the project finances
• Represent SOLAS at various fora


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