DIRECTOR OF DIVISION
Post Number : SC 250
Grade : D-1
Parent Sector : Natural Sciences Sector (SC)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Natural Sciences
Type of contract : Fixed Term
Duration of contract : 2 years
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 13-OCT-2020
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
The Division of Water Science comprises three Sections covering:
The Division is responsible for the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO, an intergovernmental Programme for freshwater science and education and its secretariat, and cooperates with the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP). The Division aims to support Member States at national, regional and global levels in advancing science and capacity for sustainable management of fresh water. The Division coordinates programs in freshwater sciences for the implementation of the UNESCO Medium-Term Strategy (C4), the Programme and Budget (C/5) and the IHP strategic plan, in line with water relevant international commitments such as the Agenda 2030, in particular SDG 6, the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework, and the New Urban Agenda with special emphasis on UNESCO’s two global priorities, Africa and Gender.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences (ADG/SC) and based on the principle of delegation of authority, the Director will lead the Division of Water Sciences to ensure the efficient planning, management and implementation of the freshwater programmes of UNESCO. He/she will supervise the 3 Section Chiefs and coordinate with the UNESCO Field Units. He/she will serve as Secretary of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme. As a key member of the Senior Management Team of the Sector, he/she will advise ADG/SC on strategic, technical, operational, human resource and budgetary issues, and provide strategic guidance and direction to UNESCO IHP programme ensuring effective mechanisms and procedures for cooperation within UNESCO and within the UN system. In addition, the Director is responsible for coordination with the UNESCO water family and freshwater.
In particular the incumbent shall:
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Building partnerships (M)
Driving and managing change (M)
Leading and empowering others (M)
Making quality decisions (M)
Managing performance (M)
Strategic thinking (M)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS
UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.
For more information in benefits and entitlements, please consult ICSC website.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.