Vacancy announcement: Coordinator for World Climate Research Programme at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

Position announcement from the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR):

The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR) is currently seeking a senior adviser. The senior adviser will coordinate the newly established office for the World Climate Research Program (WCRP)’s regional activities and will report to the Programme’s Joint Scientific Committee. The office is shared between the Bjerknes Centre and the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) in Hamburg, where a corresponding position is being announced. Some travel may be expected.


  • Promote and coordinate WCRP’s Core projects and Grand Challenges in line with WCRP Strategic Plan 2019-2028
  • Contribute to synergy and integration between the various regional activities and WCRP’s Core Projects
  • Highlight opportunities, resources, and partnerships that can help promote regional climate research within the WCRP
  • Contribute to the dissemination of WCRP´s activities through brochures and online media
  • Schedule and organize science-specific meetings and courses conducted by WCRP
  • Report on plans and progress at annual meetings
  • Contribute to synergy and integration between WCRP and BCCR

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • A doctoral degree within the natural sciences related to climate
  • Extensive documented experience in working internationally
  • Documented experience from strategy work and coordination
  • Documented experience from organizing meetings and conferences
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Good communication skills in Norwegian is an advantage
  • Ability to cooperate and other qualities required for the position will be emphasized

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 64 – 70 (code 1364) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of 565 100 – 631 300 before taxes. Higher salary can be considered for a particularly qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

Director Tore Furevik, Bjerknes Centre of Climate Research, / +47 98677226

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met. For further information about the recruitment process, click here.