Duty Station: Malmö, Sweden
Duration of contract: 12-months
The World Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate, education and research university established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations. WMU’s mandate is to build global capacity in maritime and ocean areas. The University offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Professional Development Courses (PDCs) with the highest standards in maritime and oceans education and training. WMU also has a highly respected research and a strong record of publications across the maritime and ocean fields. The Research Associate position falls within the Research Unit at WMU’s headquarters in Malmö, Sweden.
We seek a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with expertise in international fisheries or maritime affairs. The incumbent will undertake research required to create an inter-agency capacity-building and development project to progress the implementation of international instruments to combat IUU fishing (ICAPFISH).
Internal contacts – the incumbent will liaise and interact with the faculty members engaged in this research project on a regular basis as well as with support staff when needed.
The successful candidate will facilitate the cooperation between the different partners and particularly with the UN agencies involved in the project. She/he will work with several UN agencies and international partners to research, identify and organise relevant information and material disseminated within agencies. This will encompass aspects of science, economics, maritime policy and ocean governance, law and regulation, maritime technology and operation, safety at sea, societal factors, human rights, compliance monitoring and enforcement related to IUU fishing. This information forms the basis of a comprehensive training course that will developed in consultation with project partners. The research associate will be aided by one support staff.
PhD related to fisheries and/or international maritime affairs.
Experience related to international maritime affairs and fisheries;
- Experience in collaborating across organisations and disciplines;
- Ability to administer projects and foster relationships with partners (communication, finance, procurement, etc.);
- Ability to organise and synthesis a variety of sources and formats of information;
- Capacity to write and edit reports.
Research experience in the area of IUU fishing;
- Experience in working/managing projects involving multiple partners;
- Experience working for or with UN agencies;3
- Experience in teaching and course preparation;
- Experience in workshop participation;
- Experience in facilitating online meetings;
- Experience working in developing countries.
Fluency in spoken and written English. Desirable
- Knowledge of another UN language would be an advantage
Knowledge and skills
- Excellent communications skills;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a professional/academic team;
- Effective organizational skills to manage time, set priorities and undertake administrative tasks;
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and nondiscriminatory behaviour and attitudes;
- Ability to deal with administrative and research matters as appropriate to status and with reference to other colleagues within WMU.
- Organization & Management
- Fisheries & Aquaculture
- Marine Engineering