Finance and administrative officer at at LOICZ IPO

Closing date: 6 October 2006

At the Institute for Coastal Research, the Global Change research project LOICZ (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone) invites applications of a highly motivated Finance and Adminstrative Officer. The successful applicant will be part of a small dynamic team in the international project office, IPO (currently 3-4 people). The global LOICZ project engages a multiplicity of natural and social scientists and projects to study the influence of global and climatic change and in particular the role of humans in coastal zones.

The position holder is in charge of day-to-day office management and financial administration of LOICZ and its scientific activities in close collaboration with the GKSS host institute and external donors. He/she also oversees and coordinates the provision of IPO services including databases (projects and contacts), public relation, science communication and publications in general and links with affiliated research projects and external partners.

  • Conference organisation
  • Financial Administration and Donor Affairs
  • Personnel Affairs and Coordination with Regional Nodes
  • IPO Services and Communication
Qualifications and experience:
  • Appropriate management, organisational and communication skills in an international field
  • Experience in finance admin. and bookkeeping (ideally in a Helmholtz Institute or German public service)
  • Some familiarity with SAP, plus skills with commonly used Office packages, and ideally also web design
  • Experience in the organisation of international meetings and workshops
  • Fluent German speaking and writing and a sound working knowledge of the English language (additional language would be appreciated)
  • Flexibility and willingness to undertake occasional international travel
  • A general interest in global change sciences and science management would be of advantage
The contract is for a period of two years. The host institution for the IPO is the GKSS Research Center in Geesthacht near Hamburg, Germany. For further information take a look at the LOICZ website
or contact Dr. Hartwig Kremer, LOICZ Chief Executive Officer.