[TDWG] Call: Senior Programme Officer for Digitisation of Biodiversity Data

Donald Hobern dhobern at gbif.org
Fri Dec 1 10:15:50 CET 2006

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

Senior Programme Officer for Digitisation of Biodiversity Data

Duration: 3-5 years
Desired start date: April 2007
Location: GBIF Secretariat, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat seeks an 
experienced individual to further develop and implement GBIF’s 
activities related to the digitising of primary biodiversity data and 
making those data available via the GBIF data portal (www.gbif.net).

GBIF is an independent international organisation whose overall mission 
is to facilitate free and universal access over the Internet to the 
world’s primary biodiversity data. See www.gbif.org.

The role of the senior programme officer is to promote and encourage 
digitisation and sharing of primary species-level biodiversity data by 
interacting with the scientific communities holding relevant scientific 
data collections.

A more specific job description and application guidelines are available 
on the GBIF web-site (http://www.gbif.org/prog/digit/digit_vacancy).

GBIF is looking for a programme officer with a deep understanding of and 
a broad experience in biological systematics, natural history collection 
practices and procedures, observational data management and biological 

As the programme officer will operate in different community settings, 
an extensive knowledge is required of existing and planned international 
activities devoted to managing primary species-occurrence data.

The selected individual for the position will be required to work at the 
GBIF Secretariat in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The post is available for a period of 3-5 years starting in April 2007.

Salary and benefits are competitive and are comparable to those of other 
international organisations. In addition, Secretariat staff enjoys 
diplomatic status in Denmark.

Applications should be submitted in English by e-mail to 
DIGIT_application at gbif.org.
The closing date for applications is Friday 19 January 2007.

Donald Hobern (dhobern at gbif.org)
Deputy Director for Informatics
Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat
Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel: +45-35321483 Mobile: +45-28751483 Fax: +45-35321480

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