UNESCO recruits 01 Chief of Hydrological Systems and Water Scarcity Section

UNESCO recruits 01 Chief of Hydrological Systems and Water Scarcity Section

Domaine : Sciences exactes et naturelles – Sciences hydrologiques
Numéro de poste : SC242
Classe : P-5
Lieu principal : FR-Paris
Recrutement ouvert à : Candidats internes
Catégorie de contrat : Engagement de durée définie
Salaire : 124 913 USD (Annual Salary)
Clôture des candidatures : (Minuit heure de Paris) : 16 septembre 2019
 Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences (ADG/SC) and direct supervision of the Director of Division of Water Sciences and the Secretary of International Hydrological Programme (IHP), the incumbent, as Chief of the Hydrological Systems and Water Scarcity Section, will be responsible for designing, leading and coordinating the implementation of UNESCO’s work in the field of  Water Sciences and IHP Programme, specifically on Water-related Disasters and Hydrological Change.
The incumbent will design the relevant strategies, policies, objectives and deliverables and define priorities.
The incumbent will ensure the implementation of work plans and the achievement of related outcomes described in UNESCO’s medium-term strategy and in the IHP implementation strategy.
In particular, the incumbent will:
 • Provide intellectual leadership and guidance to the Section to ensure delivery of the expected results and design relevant strategies, policies, objectives and deliverables.
• Direct the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of work plans and regular and extra budgetary initiatives and activities, ensuring the continuous optimization of resources.
• Oversee and manage activities and events in IHP; coordinate publications and dissemination of guidelines and other policy and capacity development materials, documents and other technical products and information.
• Facilitate dialogue across expertise and throughout networks, discussing emerging trends, application of best practices and exchanging ideas between decision-makers and experts on fresh water systems to contribute to the on-demand knowledge, support, advice and guidance on policy development and implementation in coherence with source-to-sea approach.
• Seek extrabudgetary funding to complement available UNESCO regular budget resources and supervise the entire funding process, including developing and writing proposals.
• Act as focal point for IHP activities and represent UNESCO and IHP interests at other international organizations and relevant bodies.
• Promote the IHP, the Section and its programmes to internal and external networks, such as universities, agencies, organizations and ministries; provide advice to create synergies, strengthen and identify key partnerships for increased visibility for the programme.
• Establish and pursue alliances on cross–organizational and –sectional issues and develop working frameworks and systemic approaches to increase capacity.
• Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in one of the fields of water sciences or environmental sciences with specialization in water.
Work Experience
• A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in the field of water resources or hydrology.
• Relevant experience acquired at the international level.
• Experience in water-related disasters and hydrological changes.
• Experience in water resources development.
• Experience in resources and partnerships mobilization.
Skills and competencies
• Knowledge of, and commitment to, UNESCO’s mandate, vision, strategic direction and priorities.
• Demonstrated strategic planning and management abilities, including capacity to administer extensive programmes, human and financial resources.
• Capacity to provide intellectual leadership to guide staff, as well as ability to build trust, manage, lead and motivate a diversified body of staff in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively and to build and maintain partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Demonstrated skills in science communication and advocacy.
• Ability in planning and setting up training courses.
• English and French are the working languages of the UNESCO Secretariat. For this post, excellent knowledge of English is required.
• Ph.D. or equivalent in Natural Sciences.
• Other degrees or training in water sciences, environmental sciences with specialization in water or any other disciplines relevant to the post.
Work Experience
• University teaching experience and/or service in developing countries.
• Experience in the water sector within a governmental or similar public institution.
• Experience within the United Nations system.
Skills and competencies
• Good knowledge of UNESCO programmes and policies in water sciences and of international development policies and institutions.
• Good knowledge of the other working language.
• Knowledge of another official language of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish).

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