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News Chief Technical Adviser (P-5), UN-Water, Switzerland [deadline 3 December]

Under the direct supervision of the Chair of UN-Water, and in close collaboration with the UN-Water Joint Steering Group, UN-Water members, and in direct cooperation with other UN-Water Technical Secretariat staff, the incumbent will serve as Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) in support to the activities of UN-Water

Vacancy Code: VA/2010/SWOC/UNW/001
Post Level: P-5
Position status: Non-rotational
Org Unit: UNOPS/SWOC Switzerland Operations Center
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 2 years (with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and to a positive performance appraisal, meeting or exceeding expectations)
Closing Date: 12 November 2010

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Chair of UN-Water in the performance of his/her duties in relation to the implementation of the UN-Water work plan and, when so required, represent the Chair of UN-Water at meetings and in processes
  • Provide support to overall coordination and participate in the preparation of UN-Water organized events
  • Prepare inputs and support the further development and implementation of the UN-Water Work Programme
  • Provide technical support to UN-Water thematic initiatives and task forces

Requirements include:

  • Advanced University degree, and professional experience in a water- related field linked to environment and/or development
  • At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional post-graduate experience in water policy and management, including at least five years of working experience at the international level, including in developing countries and preferably with the UN System.
  • Excellent working knowledge of English; knowledge of French or Spanish or any of the other official UN languages will be an asset 

Contact information UNOPS
News type Vacancies
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Source of information WASH Vacancies
Geographical coverage Switzerland,
News date 09/11/2010
Working language(s) ENGLISH