The international AMAP Secretariat is responsible for preparing and implementing decisions made by the Arctic Council and the AMAP Working Group, and is based in Oslo.

We are seeking a Deputy Executive Secretary, whose primary task is to assist the Executive Secretary in the daily operations of the Secretariat
Depending on qualifications and experience, the Assistant Executive Secretary may be given special tasks such as:
  • Organize and provide secretarial support to scientific assessments on circum-arctic environmental data and climate performed by AMAP;
  • Contribute to, and provide secretarial assistance to the documentation and implementation of AMAPs monitoring programme, including developing its web site;
  • Developing Arctic environmental data cooperation.
Partners in AMAP are from all Arctic countries as well as contributors from other countries and international organizations. An understanding of international cooperation and openness to different cultures, including Arctic indigenous cultures is needed.

The applicant should have a PhD or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the tasks of AMAP; excellent communication and organizational skills, very good computer literacy and complete proficiency in English. The candidate should be flexible and be willing to adapt to changing needs, and some international travelling must be expected.

Appointment will be on a 3-year contract in the first instance, with a potential for extension. The salary will be discussed based on applicants experience and capabilities. As for information on AMAP activities you may contact the AMAP Secretariat or study the AMAP web site at: .

Applications explaining relevant experience and including a full CV should be sent to: Executive Secretary Lars-Otto Reiersen, by January 31.01.11.