Science Network Officer for the IPCC Working Group II [Closed]

Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is filling the position of

Science Network Officer  for the IPCC Working Group II

Do you have excellent communication skills and capability to interact with the international scientific community and with a broad range of stakeholders? For the Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) we are looking for a Science Network Officer.

Deadline: 27/10/2023

What can you expect as Science Network Officer 

Under the guidance of the Deputy Head of Science the Science Network Officer supports the development of the scientific structure of the activities and products of Working Group II during the IPCC Seventh Assessment cycle. In particular, you will organize the engagement with various scientific and stakeholder networks to increase the uptake of results of the Special Report on Cities by governments and societal organizations.

Your responsibilities are:

  • Identifying trends, stakeholder groups and developments relevant to the work of IPCC, in particular the workfield of Working Group II;
  • Prepare surveys and syntheses, and organize webinars and meetings addressing the broader scientific community and international stakeholder organizations. This will contribute to the scoping process of the Special Report on Cities and the structure of subsequent IPCC reports. You will coordinate this together with the other Working Group TSUs;
  • Provide scientific input into the meetings and sessions of the Working Group and support the preparation and reporting on Special Report on Cities Scoping and Lead Author Meetings, as well as relevant Workshops and Expert Meetings; 
  • You reach out and connect with the other Working Group TSUs. You coordinate mechanisms to facilitate handshakes between the Working Groups, and contribute to the identification and assessment of cross-cutting topics;
  • You will be involved in supporting the authors, facilitating the multiple review processes, and contribute to the outreach programme. 

Part-time work visits with the Working Group I TSU office located in France may be negotiated.

What we expect from the Science Network Officer : 

  • Advanced degree in climate science, impact assessment and/or stakeholder engagement; 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and capability to interact with the international scientific community and a broad range of stakeholders; 
  • Capacity to synthesize information from various sources;
  • Experience with working in a multicultural team and/or on international projects;
  • Experience in planning, organizing and executing multi-task workloads;
  • Experience in report writing and editing;
  • Stress-resistance and ability to work precisely and effectively under time constraints; 
  • Excellent oral and written English.

In addition, willingness to travel internationally is a must. Due to the ambition for cultural diversity in the TSU applicants from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

Educational Level: WO / Master, PhD

Contact person Deltares: Bart van den Hurk

The Working Group II Technical Support Unit (TSU)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is beginning its Seventh Assessment cycle. The Working Group II Technical Support Unit, which provides the scientific, technical and organizational support of the activities and products of the Working Group focusing on the Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability of Climate Change, is co-located at Deltares in the Netherlands and at the Singapore Management University in Singapore. This position is located at the Deltares (Delft, the Netherlands). The first report that will be produced in the Seventh Assessment cycle is a Special Report on Cities. More information can also be found at the website Working Group II — IPCC

What we offer

This is a fixed-term contract for a 2-year position from Deltares, with the possibility of extension. The position is funded by the Dutch government and employment conditions (e.g., remuneration scales, insurance, and other benefits) is through the DeltaresFurthermore, we offer:

  • The opportunity to work with a motivated and enthusiastic team in an informal work environment with global exposure;
  • A market-based salary, with scaling based on your experience;
  • Deltares has an open, inclusive and collaborative culture;
  • 34 days of vacation, vitality budget and a mobility budget;   
  • Here you can find more information about our attractive terms of employment.


Are you interested in this job and do you fit the job qualifications? Apply directly by uploading your CV and motivation letter plus a recommendation letter or references which we can contact. Deadline October 27. For more information you may contact Bart van den Hurk, Co-Chair of Working Group II or Brian de Bruin (Recruitment Officer +31615267686).


Interviews will start during the week of the 6th of November. Starting date: as soon as possible.

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