WGII Technical Support Unit (Co-Chairs Prof. H.O. Pörtner, AWI and Dr D. Roberts, Durban, South Africa)
c/o Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Bremen, Germany
Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is filling the position of
Graphics Officer in the Technical Support Unit
The Working Group II Technical Support Unit (WGII TSU) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) is recruiting a Graphics Officer. The successful candidate will be employed through
the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). The place of
employment will be in Bremen, Germany.
The IPCC WGII focuses on the Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability of Climate Change. The WGII
TSU provides the scientific, technical and organisational support for activities and products of IPCC
WGII including the WGII contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (WGII AR6). WGII TSU is also
the logistical lead on the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
(SROCC). IPCC assessments provide a scientific basis for governments at all levels to develop
climate-related policies. IPCC assessments are written by international author teams of hundreds of
scientists. Further information can be found at www.ipcc.ch.
• close work with the WGII Co-Chairs, the Heads of the TSU and Science and the
Communications Officer, as well as collaborating with the TSUs of Working Groups I and III
and the IPCC Secretariat
• enhance understanding and impact of the products of the IPCC WGII
• support the production of SROCC and the WGII contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report
from a visual communication and information design perspective
• assist authors in the design and preparation of graphics for the products of the IPCC WGII
• finalising graphics for the layout, printing and interactive presentation of the reports on the
• development of additional design guidelines for WGII communication in line with the IPCC
• create additional visual products for example for the website, social media, printed materials
as well as public and stakeholder events
• develop new ways to showcase WGII findings for experts, non-specialists and stakeholders
• expertise and skill in information design using qualitative and quantitative data, demonstrated
by a degree and/or several years of work experience
• experience in the production of graphics for print, online and other media
• experience in the production of interactive graphics or animation would be an asset
• capacity to understand and illustrate complex scientific concepts to non-specialist audiences
• fluency in written and spoken English, fluency in additional languages, would be an asset
• proficiency with graphics design software
• outstanding social skills and capability to interact with an international science community
• capacity to work efficiently, respect time constraints, and possess a high degree of stressresistance
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• high motivation and capability to work in a small international team
• willingness to undertake international travel
• experience working in climate science communication and/or a climate-related field would be
• familiarity with the processes and work of the IPCC would be an asset
For more information or questions regarding the TSU, please contact Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner
([log in to unmask]) or Melinda Tignor ([log in to unmask]).
The position is limited for two years, with extension intended through the completion of the project,
expected at about 4.5 years. Part-time models are also possible. The salary will be paid in
accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund) up to salary level
11. The place of employment will be Bremen.
We offer you a multi-disciplinary, international, and fascinating professional environment with flexible
working hours, state-of-the-art research equipment, and a first-rate infrastructure. AWI aims to
increase the number of women in the scientific staff and therefore encourages women to apply. AWI
aims to increase the number of women in the scientific staff and therefore encourages women to
apply. Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are present. The AWI
fosters the compatibility of work and family through various means. Because of our engagement in
the area of work-life compatibility we have been awarded the certificate ‘Career and Family’.
Please forward your applications with the standard documentation (cover letter, letter of motivation,
degree certificates (bachelor, master, diploma or similar), CV and two references of
recommendation) by June 30th 2018 referencing code 23/G/Bio to: Alfred-Wegener-Institut für
Polar- und Meeresforschung, Personalabteilung (human resources), Postfach 12 01 61, 27515
Bremerhaven/Germany or by e-mail /with all documents merged into one PDF file) to:
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Subject: [wg2ar6-la] WGII TSU Graphics Officer Job Advertisement
The WGII TSU has recently posted a job advertisement for a Graphics Officer position (please see attached). We would welcome your assistance in helping us disseminate the advertisement and thank you in advance for forwarding it to any individuals you think may be interested in the position and for sharing the advertisement within your networks.
Applications will be accepted through 30 June 2018.
Many thanks in advance,
IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit
28195 Bremen, Germany
Phone: +49 471 4831 2441
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