The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council is seeking a candidate for the position of  Executive Secretary for the International Secretariat located in Akureyri,  North Iceland.
The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum of eight Arctic  Member States (Canada, Greenland/Faeroes/Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States of America), and six  Indigenous People's Organizations.

Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements:
- administrative and managerial experience including  budgetary management;
- ability to work independently and with a team, where strict  deadlines are important;
- ability to travel internationally (at least several times per year);
- university degree in biology, environmental management or equivalent;
- experience in international, intergovernmental, and scientific cooperation;
- good general knowledge of the Arctic, with emphasis on flora, fauna, and related social  issues;
- fluency in oral and written English; and
- residency in Akureyri or the surrounding district.

The Executive Secretary will be employed initially for one year and will be required to begin on 1 August 2007, with the understanding  that allowances may need to be made for fulfilling requirements to current employers.

It is recommended that interested applicants first visit the CAFF website,, and the website for the Arctic  Council,
Practical information on the CAFF  Operating Guidelines can be obtained from: Olga Palsdottir, CAFF Secretariat E-mail:

Applications should consist of a current CV with photo, at least  two professional and personal references, as well as a short cover letter, which summarizes background, statement of interests, and professional/personal skills. The application package must be submitted via express mail or e-mail by Monday, 4 June 2007, to:
CAFF International Secretariat
c/o Olga Palsdottir
Borgir, Nordurslod
600 Akureyri, Iceland
Fax: +354-462-3390