Senior Communications Officer
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN17-04
2. About ECMWF *
ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of its forecasts, collects and processes large amounts of observations, and manages a long-term archive of meteorological data. Satellite and in situ observations provide the information for up-to-date global analyses and climate reanalyses of the atmosphere, ocean and land surface.
For details, see www.ecmwf.int.
ECMWF has been entrusted to operate the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on behalf of the European Commission until the end of 2020. Copernicus is the European Union (EU) flagship Earth-observation programme. The programme ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and will provide reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications.
3. Summary of the role
The Senior Communications Officer has an important role to play in devising, delivering and evaluating the strategy to increase awareness and uptake of the Copernicus services across Europe.
The Senior Communications Officer is responsible for the overall communication portfolio for CAMS and C3S. The portfolio includes general communications tasks, events and conferences, press management, web services and user uptake related matters, training and education programme, etc. The post-holder should have extensive experience in print and digital communication, stakeholder management (internal and external), and events, coupled with a strong understanding of media relations. Experience of translating complex information in to easy-to-understand messaging across different audiences and European countries is highly desirable, along with a background in the field of climate change and environmental policies. Experience and interest in the field of education and training will also be a strong asset.
A significant part of the Copernicus communication tasks will be subcontracted externally, with a substantial associated budget. The post holder will be responsible for defining the scope of any outsourced work and managing it efficiently to achieve the overall communication objectives, including accountability.
The post-holder will coordinate closely with the Head of Communications at ECMWF to align Copernicus communication activities with ECMWF communications policies.
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
5. Personal attributes
6. Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge and skills
7. Other information
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A3 grade, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations and the annual basic salary will be £69,700.80 net of tax. This position is assigned to the employment category STF-PS as defined in the Staff Regulations.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
8. How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs.
ECMWF has an Equal Opportunities Policy and applications from all suitably qualified candidates are welcome.
Staff are usually recruited from among nationals of the Member States and Co-operating States.
Staff from non-ECMWF States may be considered in exceptional cases where there is a strong need for a particular competency.
* The ECMWF Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.