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Employment opportunities within the IWC Secretariat


Strandings Coordinator

Employment or secondment opportunity

The IWC is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to coordinate the strategic development and implementation of the IWC Strandings Initiative, which seeks to build strandings response capacity amongst IWC contracting members and strandings networks and to assist governments, on request, in unusual strandings situations. 

The successful applicant will have significant and practical professional experience related to strandings response (including live animal response and strandings investigations) and a sound knowledge of related issues. They will have exceptional interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to engage with stakeholders from many fields and diverse cultural backgrounds and a high level of organisational skills. She/he will be fluent in English.

This post is advertised as a Part Time position (18.75 hours per week) on a fixed term basis for a period of one year, with extension for a further two years subject to approval by the Commission at its 67th meeting in September 2018 and availability of funding. It is therefore intended to appoint an applicant capable of delivering the initiative over this longer time period.  A secondment arrangement could also be considered for the successful candidate.

Applications should be sent to by 5pm on Thursday 11th January 2018. To download the application pack click here.