Scientific & Technical Officer - Programme and Admin Support

Marine Institute

Marine Institute

IT, Customer Service
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for marine research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI). The Marine Institute seeks to assess and realise the economic potential of Ireland’s 220-million-acre marine resource; promote the sustainable development of marine industry through strategic funding programmes and scientific services; and safeguard the marine environment through research and environmental monitoring. The Institute works in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) and a network of other Government Departments, semi-state agencies, national and international marine partners.

Summary of the Role:

The successful candidate will work closely with the Biodiversity Section Manager MSFD/OSPAR and cross service based team and colleagues in the MI to deliver an agreed set of outputs detailed in a Service Level Agreement with DHLGH. The programme aims to provide spatial planning advice in relation to implementation of the MSP directive and matrix manage a team of scientists and data management experts in the delivery of products required under the MSP and the MSFD. You will support the programme related activities with the provision of Administrative support to the Biodiversity Section Manager MSFD/OSPAR and individuals delivering on MSFD for the DHLGH and the Department of Agriculture Food and Marine (DAFM).

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Educational and Professional Requirements:

Essential / Important:

• A relevant qualification in a science/marine science, administration or related field.
• Previous experience in providing administrative and project management support ideally supporting scientific and research programmes or equivalent.
• A minimum of 2 years’ relevant post qualification work experience working in a relevant role.
• Proven ability to monitor delivery milestones and support project reporting.
• Effective numeracy skills and demonstrated experience in tracking and coordinating budgets and finances; ideally in a public sector environment.
• Some demonstrated knowledge / experience in public procurement..
• High levels of I.T. skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
• Proven report writing skills.
• Experience in organising and supporting meetings, events and/or outreach activities.
• Experience at collaborating with others.
• Possess a diplomatic manner, with the ability to resolve issues before conflict occurs.
• Effective organisation and administration skills.
• Good time management and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
• The ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels including an ability to work with and effectively communicate with marine stakeholders.

How to Apply:

A C.V. and letter of application, summarising experience and skill set applicable to the position should be emailed to or posted to Human Resources at the Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway. All correspondence for this post should quote reference FEAS/POST6/STO/SUPPORT/JUN24

Closing Date for Applications:

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12 noon on the 11th of July 2024. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

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Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer