Deadline: 15 November 2017
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Environmental Affairs Officer in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Environmental Affairs Officer will be responsible and manage the Water Convention’s programme area on the “European Union Water Initiative” by managing the project “European Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnership (EUWI+ 4 EaP)” funded by the European Union, as well as related activities in Central Asian countries.
ECE’s aim is to assess countries’ efforts to reduce their overall pollution burden and manage their natural resources, to integrate environmental and socioeconomic policies, to strengthen cooperation with the international community.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Environmental Affairs Officer will perform the following functions-
- Manage the National Policy Dialogue process with a focus on Integrated Water Resources Management.
- Manage the National Policy Dialogues (NPDs) by, among others, facilitating the work of national Steering Committees with the direct participation of high-level decision makers.
- Direct, in cooperation with the Steering Committees and their chairs in the respective countries, the achievement of the NPDs strategic objectives and guide the development and implementation of the national NPD work plans.
- Produce and deliver substantive and strategic presentations/reports during Steering Committee and other meetings.
- Liaise and ensures coordination with activities under the EUWI+, in particular the activities led by OECD, relevant activities of partners in the region and other activities under the Water Convention and its Protocol on Water and Health.
- Assist national authorities in building consensus and articulating common positions, by providing technical and policy advice on a broad range of issues related to water governance and integrated water resources management.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in environmental management, science, engineering, economics or related field.
- First-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience at the national or international levels in the areas related to water resources management or environmental management is required.
- Extensive experience in managing environmental or water projects at the national or international levels is required.
- Experience in servicing multi-stakeholder intergovernmental processes and meetings is desirable, preferably in connection with global or regional environmental legal instruments.
- Experience in resource mobilisation and reporting to donors is desirable.
- Experience in providing policy and technical advice on water or environmental issues to national authorities is desirable.
- Relevant professional experience in countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
- Fluency in English is required; fluency in Russian is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit ECE.