The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) calls for expression of interest from experts working for the governments of Tanzania and Nepal to apply for a three-month deployment with the ISA Secretariat in Kingston, Jamaica, until 15 September 2023 30 September 2023.

Deploying national experts from least developed countries (LDC) aims to strengthen the national science-policy interface. It takes place in the context of the implementation of the joint project between ISA and the United Nations Technology Bank for LDCs (UNTBLC), “Building and developing capacities of [LDCs] in deep-sea related science, technology and innovation in support of sustainable development of blue emerging economies.” The new project aims to support the implementation of the Doha Programme of Action for the LDCs for the Decade 2022-2031, especially in the two following priority areas: (i) investing in people in LDCs by eradicating poverty and building capacity to leave no one behind and (ii) leveraging the power of science, technology and innovation to fight against multidimensional vulnerabilities and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

During their deployment, the two selected professionals will work on deep-sea science innovation and technology and strengthen national capacities in ocean science and matters related to emerging blue economies.

Applicants should be full-time government employees with the required education and/or background in geoscience (geology, geochemistry, geophysics, marine geoscience will be considered an added advantage) and/or environmental economy and policy studies focusing on raw materials.

All applications shall be submitted to the ISA Secretariat (Capacity Development Unit: with the subject: ISA-UNTBLDC Deployment) no later than 15 September 2023 30 September 2023.

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For more information, please contact:

Dr. Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera, Programme Management Officer (Mining geologist)

Ms. Margaret Koli, Programme Management Officer (Capacity Development)