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IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society

Call for applications: Individual Consultant (Decade Regional Coordination)

Application Deadline: 31 August 2023


The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for sustainable development of the Ocean. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO/IOC) was mandated to coordinate the implementation of the Decade.


The UNESCO/IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) is the regional body of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO/IOC) for the Western Pacific and its adjacent areas. Its mission is to advance ocean knowledge and cooperation through ocean research, ocean observations and services, and capacity development, in order to assist Member States in the conservation and sustainable development of ocean, seas and marine resources.


The WESTPAC Office is the IOC Regional Secretariat for the Sub-Commission. The Office will assume the function as a Decade Coordination Office (DCO), responsible for coordinating Decade Actions across all Ocean Decade Challenges in the Western Pacific region and its adjacent areas. The WESTPAC Office is hosted by the Government of Thailand and administratively attached to the UNESCO Bangkok Office. The Office is located in the Government Complex Building B, Chaengwattana Road, Bangkok, Thailand.


We are looking for a qualified consultant to fill the role of “Decade Regional Coordination Officer” and support a variety of tasks related to the implementation of the Ocean Decade in the region.


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