The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is accepting proposals for consultancy services to undertake a study on the workforce of the future to ensure the sustainable management of deep-sea related activities for the benefit of humankind.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree in international relations, ocean policy, blue economy, international law of the sea, deep sea activities, emerging ocean industries, workforce planning, human resources, capacity development training or related fields. The potential consultant should have experience in writing technical reports and policy briefs for intergovernmental organizations.

The successful candidate will undertake a research study on the workforce of the future in the context of activities carried out in the international seabed area (the Area) covering amongst others prospecting, exploration and exploitation as well as anticipated supporting skills not limited to but including  processing, supply and logistics, scientific research and technological developments, digitalization, environmental management and monitoring, data analysis and engineering.

Applications should be submitted to no later than 15 May 2023.

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