Team Leader - Marine Socio-Economic and Social Data & Evidence Programme (MSP)

Marine Institute

Marine Institute

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:

Working with a cross-services team, the successful candidate will provide a key role in coordinating and delivering socio-economic data-focused services and products to support MSP whilst also provide data and analysis to support integrated marine policy evidence-based decision making. This involves liaising with government clients, and users of the data, to ensure the data and evidence is available to support the implementation and monitoring of the National Marine Planning Framework.
The role includes ongoing research into the dynamics of Ireland's ocean and coastal economies, ensuring national capacity and capabilities can support policy needs, national data collection and modelling requirements required for Marine Spatial Planning, blue growth and regional and rural analysis.

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Educational and Professional Requirements:

Essential / Important:

• A relevant degree in economics/business, science, data analytics, computer science, spatial analysis or planning, engineering or other numerical discipline.
• At least three years of relevant economics or marine science post qualification work experience.
• Experience with coordination of economic / technical deliverables, products/services.
• Excellent writing skills for both peer-review and public outreach formats.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels both in writing and verbally with technical and non-technical groups.
• A proven ability to effectively manage and motivate people.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams.
• The ability to work unsupervised with demonstrated ability to use initiative.
• An ability to travel to relevant working groups, workshops and conferences nationally and internationally.
• A high level of computer literacy including the use of Office software packages, use of statistical/data analysis packages e.g. Stata, SPSS, Tableau, R etc., mapping and other data visualisation software.

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 PIRS/POST10/TL/SOCIO/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