Wednesday, August 30, 2006

ICCP Internship

The Technical Support Unit (TSU) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme (NGGIP) invites applications for an intern. The post will be based at the TSU's host, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Hayama, Japan, for 4 months.

The successful applicant will undertake research or development related to improvements of greenhouse gas emission and/or removal estimates in developing countries or economies in transition. The applicant will be expected to propose a suitable research topic.

The Emission Inventory Internship will provide the opportunity to young researchers/scientists from developing countries and/or countries with economies in transition to familiarise themselves with the IPCC methodologies for national greenhouse gas inventories as well as deepening their understanding of the international processes involved.

Further details of the position are given on:

http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/tsu/internvacancy.htm

Background of TSU

The IPCC established a Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories in 1998 and accepted the offer of the Government of Japan to set up and provide financial support for the TSU for NGGIP to be located at IGES. The TSU, inaugurated in September 1999, currently works under the guidance of the Task Force Bureau comprising IPCC-elected experts from 14 IPCC member nations. The Task Force Bureau is responsible to the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. The main activity of the NGGIP is to develop methodological guidance on the estimation and removal of emissions of greenhouse gases.

How to Apply

* Applicants should provide:
- a Curriculum Vitae
- a project proposal (one page)
* Applicants may also provide additional supporting material
* All documents in a language other than English must be translated into English.
* Application by internet/email with an MS Word readable file, a pdf file, fax or ordinary mail.
* An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to each applicant.
* Only short-listed applicants will be contacted further.
* Unsuccessful short-listed candidates will be notified within one month of completion of the appointment procedure.
* The time schedule for the recruitment process is as follows:
- Closing date for applications will be 3 September 2006.
- Telephone Interviews of short-listed candidates will be held early October 2006.
- Selection of candidates will be completed in November 2006.
* Applications with a Curriculum Vitae; a brief proposal of research which the applicant wishes to undertake (max one page); and other supporting documents should be sent to:

Dr. Simon Eggleston
Head, Technical Support Unit for the IPCC-NGGIP
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
2108-11, Kamiyamaguchi
Hayama, Kanagawa,
240-0115, Japan
Fax: +81 468 55 3808

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