Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence Officer of IPCC Working Group II [Closed]

Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is filling the position of Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence Officer.

Deadline: 12 March 2024

We are looking for an Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence (IT/AI) Officer to provide IT and AI support to the Working Group II of the IPCC and its Technical Support Unit (TSU). Can you enrich our team with your knowledge on AI-based text-mining and processing? Can you implement this expertise inside our document management system? And can you assist our TSU and IPCC author teams with access to and working with our IT environment? Please read on! 

What you can expect as IT / AI officer 

The IT/AI Officer will provide support in applying Artificial Intelligence to compile and review the Working Group II products. The application of AI is intended to enrich these processes in various ways: the automation of search for relevant (grey) literature, processing reviews, and analysing key results in the report for consistence and traceability. You provide AI support by selecting and testing relevant AI algorithms and packages, prototyping their application, and guiding authors in their use. You are responsible for procurement, configuration, maintenance, back-up, security and modernization of the AI packages. AI support is also arranged in the TSUs of the other IPCC Working Groups, and you will maintain close working relationships with these colleagues.

This function is combined with the management of the TSU IT infrastructure (hardware and software) and its liaising with ICT at Deltares. Together with the IT Officer located in the Singapore division of the TSU, you provide the IT support for the products and activities of the Working Group. Jointly you coordinate procedural and infrastructure activities in support of the preparation, review and completion of the reports. Additionally you will interact with the ITC system of the IPCC secretariat.


  • Degree in computer sciences, Information technology or a related field; 
  • Experience in the system administration of local networks with the highest security requirements;
  • Operational experience with the application of Artificial Intelligence, in particular text processing, data mining and natural language processing;
  • System knowledge of Windows, Macintosh, Linux, networks, backup systems and related software;
  • Good understanding of LAMP Stack (emphasis on PHP and MySQL), HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, interacting with third party APIs;
  • Experience in Office365 and Microsoft Office, Exchange Online, Azure Information Protection, SharePoint;
  • Excellent oral and written English at the technical level;
  • Willingness to travel internationally to provide IT support at international meetings organized by the Working Group. High degree of stress-resistance and capacity to work to deadlines is an asset.

About the IPCC Working Group II

The IPCC is starting its seventh assessment cycle. The Working Group II TSU, which provides the scientific, technical and organisational 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.

What we offer 

  • This is a fulltime fixed term contract at Deltares for the duration of at least 3.5 years. The position is funded by the Dutch government and employment conditions (e.g., renumeration scales, insurance and other benefits) is through the Deltares.
  • The opportunity to work with a motivated and enthusiastic team in an informal work environment with global exposure;
  • Salary will be based on your experience with e maximum of €6.485, gross per month based on 40 hours per week. We will come to an appropriate scale in consultation. 
  • Deltares has an open, inclusive and collaborative culture;
  • 34 days of vacation per year, vitality budget and a mobility budget;   

Here you can find more information about our attractive terms of employment.


Apply with your CV and motivation letter by 12 March 2024. Applications without motivation letter will not be reviewed.

Interviews will be held on March 29 and April 1st.  
Starting date: summer 2024.

To apply, click here

The position is based in the Netherlands. Working remotely from another country is not possible.
Questions? Please contact Brian de Bruin in Deltares

This vacancy is located in Delft (the Netherlands). We assist with the application to the Immigration Service (IND) if you don’t have a EU passport. Together with EMG we make sure everything is arranged.