Post Number : SC 474
Grade : P-4
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) : 27-SEP-2021
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General, Natural Sciences (ADG/SC), guidance from the Director of the Division and Secretary of the Man and Biosphere (MAB) programme, and direct supervision from the Chief of Biosphere Network and Capacity Building section, the incumbent will be responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and management of thematic and regional programme and activities related to MAB strategic priorities and programmatic priorities along the line of the MAB strategy and World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) action plan and Lima Action Plan.
The incumbent will deliver visible and high-quality expected results on assigned thematic areas to Member States. S/he will design the relevant strategies, policies, objectives, and deliverables and define priorities and manage extrabudgetary resources and related project. S/he will advocate organizational involvement and advise Member States on assigned thematic and regional responsibilities and provide technical backstopping to Field Offices.
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 MAB implementation strategy. More specifically, the incumbent will:
Skills and competencies
Skills and competencies
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