Programme Co-Ordinator (GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre)

Specific Purpose Whole Time Post (anticipated duration of 12 months)

Applications are invited for the post of Programme Co-ordinator in the UN Environment GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. This is a specific purpose whole-time post reporting to the Director. The appointee will be required to support the delivery and administration of a number of part-time, professional, training and education programmes, most of which are delivered on-line to international students from all global regions. The ideal candidate will therefore have proven ability through administrative experience of an appropriate nature, including interacting with mature students and engaging with key stakeholders. Relevant experience in a higher education setting is highly desirable as this role will involve upholding academic standards for all assigned programmes, as well as contributing to training workshops and the academic research output of the Centre. Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Deborah Chapman, Director UN Environment GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre Tel: 021 4205271, Email:

Further information on the Centre is available at

Appointment may be made on the Salary Scale: €31,456 - €44,942(Scale B)

Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday 15th March 2019. No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

Contact Person: Dr Deborah Chapman
Job ID: 034153
Close Date: 15-Mar-2019 12:00
Contact Email:
Contact Number: 021 4205271

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