Coordinador científico para la estación de investigación Charles Darwin en las islas Galápagos ~

17 de mayo de 2017

Coordinador científico para la estación de investigación Charles Darwin en las islas Galápagos

CDF operates the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) in the Galapagos Islands, a World Heritage Site (UNESCO). Established in 1959, with its main address in Belgium, the mission of the organization is to provide knowledge and assistance through the scientific research necessary to guide further actions and to ensure the conservation of the environment and biodiversity in the Galapagos Archipelago. CDF depends 100% on donations and operates with an annual budget of approximately US $ 4.1 million. It has about 65 employees, 90% of which are from Ecuador. At any time, the organization also employs about 30 local, national and international volunteers; it also gathers a network of approximately 100 visiting scientists.

This is a management and coordination position. The Science Coordinator
manages the Scientific Program of the FCD-ECCD, also performs other
functions for the ECCD and is delegated by the Executive Director of the FCD
to be mainly responsible for ensuring that the FCD fulfils its role
regarding scientific production and skills development; he will also verify
the implementation of the Annual Operating Plan and of the approved budget
for science. The candidate will work closely with the National Galapagos
Park Directorate (Galapagos National Park Directorate), Galapagos Biosafety
Agency (ABG), Provincial Delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture,
Livestock and Fisheries (MAGAP) and other government agencies, with national
and international research institutions and with the academic world, to plan
and implement projects and important scientific programs, and to contribute
to the conservation measures in the Galapagos Islands and the world. The
candidate will play an important role in the coordination, management and
dissemination of evidence-based science; actively participate, guide and
assist in communications (face to face and online) and fundraising; and
potentially increase awareness and scientific support for other World
Heritage Sites and ecosystems of oceanic islands worldwide.

Main responsibilities:
1. Management of scientific and technical advisory, support and monitoring
of the design, presentation, implementation and monitoring of programs and
scientific projects.
2. Monitoring and control of the implementation of the Sciences Program
3. Budget monitoring for the Sciences Program CDF-CDRS.
4. Oversees the fund distribution for the implementation of projects within
the budget.
5. Technical advice, support and monitoring of the development and
acceptance of annual and multi-year Science Plan for CDF-CDRS.
6. Management of external funding for scientific projects of the Science
Program CDF-CDRS.
7. Monitoring and supervision of the scientific production and of the social
relevance of the results from scientific projects.
8. Management of international collaboration relevant to the needs of the
Sciences Program CDF-CDRS.
9. Coordination of supplementary research programs done by institutions from
the academia, and national and international scientific organizations linked
to the CDF-CDRS.
10. Advises and ensures that researchers complete their projects/programs on
time and within budget.
11. Supports and manages the publication of the Science Program results in
scientific journals, books, web pages and other spaces for disclosure.

Education / Training:
1. PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) (preferable a post-doctorate) related to
research areas proposed in the research areas identified in the Agreement
between the CDF and the Government of Ecuador (Ocean atmosphere processes,
global change and modelling, biodiversity and natural resources;
Man-environment interactions; Engineering and innovation of the sustainable
2. Fluency in Spanish and English, spoken and written.
3. Show communication skills, management and leadership.

1. Have at least 5 years of experience in science management.
2. Show participation as a leader in at least 3 research projects.
3. Have 20 scientific publications with peer review.
4. Show participation in at least 20 national and international scientific
5. Have efficient knowledge of information technology systems to support
6. Experience supervising and working with staff from different cultures and
sciences, including universities, public institutions and the general public.
7. Experience in fundraising, budget management for research projects and
project management.

• Investigative
• Management
• Communications
• Technology
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Supervision
• Commitment
• Knowledge of the local reality.
• Coordination

Terms and conditions of the contract:
This full time position offers a two-year contract with possibility of
renewal for 3 more years,
depending on the results and performance evaluations.
Annual salary plus benefits: from US. 55,000 to US. 60,000 according to the
qualifications and experience of the candidate. Benefits include private
medical insurance, 30 vacation days per year, and travel expenses for
transportation to and from the country of origin.

Expected starting date at office: July 3, 2017, no later than August 21, 2017

How to apply:
Applicants must submit the following documents:
1. Letter of interest (maximum 1 page in both English and Spanish);
2. Descriptive information of no more than 3 pages linking the
responsibilities and skills with experience in proposals for the position
3. Curriculum Vitae (English and Spanish)
4. Copies of education/training support;
5. Three professional references (include email addresses).
Deadline: May 25th, 2017

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