Come work with us: IAP is recruiting an Administrative Assistant

Join the Trieste secretariat of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)

The Vacancy Notice for a General Services post, under the job title Administrative Assistant at G-4 level, based in Trieste, Italy, has been posted on the UNESCO Careers portal.

Under the direct supervision of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Coordinator and the supervision of the TWAS Executive Director, the Incumbent will be responsible for carrying out administrative duties related to the functioning of lAP - the global network of academies of science, medicine and engineering - functioning under the administrative umbrella of TWAS/UNESCO. The Incumbent will provide support to the lAP Secretariat, in order to assure smooth-running of activities and programmes.


Post Number : 1ITSCPA045VC
Grade : G-4
Parent Sector : Natural Sciences Sector (SC)
Duty Station: Trieste, Italy
Type of contract : Project Appointment
Duration of contract : 1 year with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates. Only candidates who are entitled to work in the E.U. may apply to this position.
Application Deadline : 21 February 2024, Midnight Paris time

Overview of the functions of the post:

  • Provide administrative support to the pilot project aimed at establishing science centres in up to five African countries.
  • Maintain frequent communication with African partners (e.g. academies of science) that have been (or will be) selected as host organizations of the proposed science centre.
  • Provide administrative support to the Science in Exile project that advocates for and provides support to at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists. Science in Exile is also carried out in collaboration with TWAS and the International Science Council (ISC).
  • Act as an administrative liaison person for the project between IAP, TWAS and ISC.
  • Identify opportunities for additional collaborations, including presentations at conferences, webinars, etc.
  • Compile and format such presentations. Update, expand and maintain the Science in Exile database of partners/collaborators and re-activate the mailing list, including by compiling and circulating a (bi-) monthly newsletter.
  • Maintain the Science in Exile website, including the list of organizations and individuals signing up to the advocacy campaign/Science in Exile Declaration.

How to apply:

Read the full job description and apply here.

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