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The East-West Center is accepting applications for a two-year limited position as a Project Specialist in the Research Program. The Project Specialist will coordinate and help support a project in collaboration with the Hawaii’s Green Growth Local2030 Hub (HGG) to identify locally relevant climate and sustainability indicators and metrics in specific US-Affiliated Pacific Islands and support the creation of an integrated and open-data online Sustainability Dashboard. The Project Specialist will work closely with researchers in the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (RISA) program and the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA), implementing partners in HGG, and a network of regional stakeholders on the project. The project will build regional capacity in the ability to track adaptation goals and support applications for adaptation funding and pilot the transferability of the Aloha+ Dashboard model across non-Hawaiian Pacific Islands.

Major duties of the position include using the Aloha+ Dashboard (www.alohachallenge.hawaii.gov) as a model to determine metrics and create a similar framework for one or more of the Freely Associated States (FAS) in Micronesia; working with researchers at the East-West Center and other entities to determine and track a set of technical climate indicator variables, physical and social impact indicators, and action and management response variables applicable for island studied; collating, analyzing and interpreting existing findings related to regional climate science and environmental sustainability; and coordinating with Pacific RISA, PIRCA, HGG and the Global Island Partnership to create and integrate new dashboard metrics with partners across the Pacific Islands region. The Project Specialist will also maintain a comprehensive bibliography of topical and sectorally organized regional climate references; meet with a variety of stakeholders in one FAS jurisdiction to identify and collect locally available and culturally relevant impact data; work closely with IT staff at Hawaii Green Growth to assist in creation of an online Dashboard decision support tool; convene meetings with HGG and Pacific RISA stakeholders around the development of the dashboard and metrics; maintain existing regional networks and build new partnerships relevant to the project; and perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s degree or equivalent in a field related to climate science, environmental science, environmental policy or management, or social science. Plus one year of research experience demonstrating the ability to synthesize varied research findings and collaborate with diverse groups in natural resource management, government, and business. Must have excellent communication and technical writing skills including the ability to draft reports explaining findings. Proficiency with MS Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated ability to work successfully and deal effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Knowledge of climate issues affecting the Pacific Islands. Demonstrated ability to do integrated literature reviews of both physical science and social science papers and reports related to climate change projections and impacts.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with Pacific Island governments and communities. Experience working with spatial data and the ArcGIS platform.

SALARY:  $60,159 per year which includes a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) currently at 10.28% (subject to change) and an attractive benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY:   Submit an application by clicking on the APPLY NOW button at the bottom of this page. Application information should include a cover letter with the position title and a statement addressing how the qualifications are met, a resume, and names and contact information of three professional references. Screening and assessment will be based on materials submitted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
                      

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
 

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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