Executive Officer for IASC


  • Nordurskautsmynd-augl-2019

The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís) is seeking to recruit an Executive Officer for a part-time (50%) position with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) which is hosted by Rannís at the University of Akureyri.

The job primarily involves managing the office and finances of IASC and various projects on behalf of IASC under the authority of its Executive Secretary.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Prepare expense reports, monitor budget and bank accounts, prepare overall budget, financial accounting, and keep an overview of IASC working groups' activities.
  • Liaise with IASC partners and regarding IASC finances and activities.
  • Prepare the meetings of the IASC Executive Committee and other IASC committees as needed. Some travelling will be required.

Education and skills:

  • University degree relevant to the work
  • Experience in project and financial management as well as good accounting skills
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Experience in international cooperation
  • Excellent computer skills (Office programs or equivalent)
  • Outstanding skills in English and Icelandic, both spoken and written
  • The ambition to succeed at work through autonomy, best practice, initiative, and good service
  • Interest in the challenges and issues related to the Arctic is an advantage

The application deadline is 3. February 2019 at 23:59 GMT. 

The job application is online at www. rannis.is/starfsemi/laus-storf/. Further information is available at rannis.is and also by contacting Allen Pope, IASC Executive Secretary.

The application should be in English, accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of diplomas, as well as contact details of three potential references.

The recruitment is temporary for almost three years until 31 December 2021. It is preferable that the person can start as soon as possible.

Applications may be valid for six months from the deadline, cf. regulations No. 464/1996 on advertising for vacancies in the public sector. All applications will be answered when a decision has been taken on the recruitment.

Rannís operates according to an equal opportunity policy. Wages are paid according to the relevant collective agreement with the Ministry of Finance.

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is a non-governmental, international scientific organisation that aims to encourage and facilitate cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research, in all countries engaged in Arctic research and in all areas of the Arctic region. Overall, IASC promotes and supports leading-edge multi-disciplinary research in order to foster a greater scientific understanding of the Arctic region and its role in the Earth system.

Rannís hosts the IASC secretariat for five years from 1 January 2017 in Borgir, the research and innovation building in the town of Akureyri, where several other centres for Arctic issues are located. Rannís supports research, innovation, education and culture in Iceland.

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