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From: "Beth Ingraham" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 10:52 AM
Subject: UNEP Position Available


> Please excuse cross-postings.
>
> Greetings Colleagues,
> Please circulate this position widely and for further information and
> questions, kindly respond to Chief, Classification and Recruitment Section
> Human Resource Management Service United Nations Office at Nairobi, (UNON)
> P.O. Box 67578, Nairobi, Kenya Facsimile (254 2) 62 42 12/62 41 34
>
> Deadline for applications: 4 December 2001
>
>  Also, for other positions please see the UNEP Vacancy announcements at
> www.unep.org.
> Cheers,
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Position available:
> Director,  UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
>
> LEVEL (GRADE): D-1
>
> VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO.   NA-01-95 EXTERNAL
>                                    INTERNAL 01-95
>       POST NUMBER:
>                                    FP/1010-00-01-1106
>       DUTY STATION:
>                                    Cambridge, England
>       DATE OF ENTRY ON DUTY:
>                                    As soon as possible
>       DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT:
>                                    Two Years (Renewable)
>       DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
>                                    4th December 2001
>
>  The primary role of DEWA is  to analyse the state of the global
> environment and  assess
>  global and regional environmental trends;  provide policy advice, early
> warning
>  information on environmental threats;   and to catalyse and promote
> international
>  cooperation and action based on the best scientific and technical
> capabilities available.
>
>   The World Conservation Monitoring Centre is UNEP's resource centre for
> assessment
>  and information on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.  It
> provides specialised
>  services to UNEP and externally including ecosystem assessments, regional
> and global
>  biodiversity information support, research on threats to ecosystems and
> species and
>  developments of future scenarios for the living world.
>
>  Functions:
>
>  Under the supervision of the Director, DEWA, the incumbent will, in
> general, be responsible for
>  managing the World Conservation Monitoring Centre.  This includes the
> strategic management of
>  the centre, including policy development and implementation, planning,
> budgeting and operations;
>  establishing  and implementing  policies and procedures to ensure that,
as
> the principal centre for
>  biodiversity assessment within UNEP, the new Centre provides effective
and
> efficient services to
>  UNEP Governments, the secretariats of biodiversity-related multilateral
> environmental agreements,
>  NGOs, the private sector, academic institutions and individual members of
> the public throughout the
>  world.   More specifically the incumbent will perform the following
> duties:
>
>   ___________________________
>
>  *The Executive Director reserves the right to appoint a candidate at one
> level below the
>  advertised level of the post.
>
>   1.                  Vision, values and leadership
>
>        Plot the direction of the future development of the Centre by
> balancing perceived
>        opportunities and needs with its mandate, values and competencies.
>
>  2.                  Governance
>
>        Support and service the Scientific Advisory Council in its role
> vis-a-vis the UNEP Executive
>        Director by contributing appropriate policy and operational
> proposals; support and service
>        the WCMC Board of Trustees; and ensure that the Centre's corporate
> legal obligations
>        within the UK are honored.
>
>  3.                  Strategic Management
>
>   Manage the UNEP Centre within the agreed strategic framework established
> by the Director,
>  DEWA and with support from the Scientific Advisory Council and in
> conformity with UNEP's
>  overarching global assessment strategy, by establishing and maintaining
> appropriate institutional
>  arrangements.
>
>  4.                  External affairs, networking and fundraising
>
>        Represent WCMC in appropriate national and international fora in
> order to raise its global
>        profile, by investigating, developing and communicating strategic
> allegiances and
>        partnerships, and expanding the sources and diversity of its
> financial support.
>
>   5.                  The UN System
>
>   Introduce appropriate policy and procedural innovations to ensure that
> the Centre benefits from
>  and adds value to its association with other substantive units within
UNEP
> and throughout the UN
>  system at large.
>
>   6.                  Work Programme
>
>   Oversee the development and implementation of a programme of work for
the
> Centre that meets
>  identified user needs, seeks to broaden the Centre's client base, and
> makes efficient and effective
>  use of the Centre's workforce.
>
>  7.                  Administration and Premises Management
>
>        Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the Centre,
its
> premises and assets.
>
>  Supervisory
>
>  The Director, with the agreement of the WCMC 2000 Trustees, will also
> directly supervise 5 senior
>  WCMC (on-UNEP) posts (4 professional and 1 ancillary), and, through
these,
> have responsibility
>  for a total establishment of 57 professional and ancillary posts.
>
>   Qualifications:
>
>   International experience in an appropriate branch of natural science
> relevant to biodiversity.  An
>  MBA degree, and relevant experience in management of a similar centre or
> programme while not
>  essential, is desirable.  Extensive knowledge of and experience in
dealing
> with agencies and bodies
>  within the UN system including its multilateral environmental agreements,
> particularly as regards their
>  policy- and decision-making structures and functions.  Formal and/or
> practical training in strategic
>  planning staff management, policy analysis and development, programming
> and budgeting.   Twenty
>  years' working  experience in the field of environmental science
including
> policy, assessment and
>  management, of which at least ten years at the international level and
> five years in a senior
>  managerial position.   Fluency in English is required and a working
> knowledge of any other UN
>  language is desirable.
>
>   Salary plus Post Adjustment (Net per annum) in US Dollars
>
>                                At dependency rate
> At single rate
>
>                           D-1  78,334.00 +  24,910.21
> 72,407.00  +  23,025.43
>
>                                                             Post
> Adjustment*                                      Post
>  Adjustment*
>
>   -          Plus 60 days paid leave every two years;   education grant up
> to $9,750 per child
>  per academic year for expatriates.
>
>   External applicants are requested to send a detailed curriculum vitae
> including date of birth,
>  nationality, educational qualifications, a summary of professional skills
> and/or expertise, a
>  summary of relevant work experience, publications written, and languages
> spoken, or to
>  complete a United Nations Personal History form (P.11), available at UN
> Offices.
>
>  Interested UN staff members at the level of the post or one level below
> should present their
>  candidacy according to the "Guidelines for the preparation of
applications
> for vacancies open
>  to internal candidates within the UN Secretariat", available at UN
> Offices.
>
>  Preference will be given to equally qualified women candidates.
>
>  All applications to be sent to:
>
>                                      Chief, Classification and Recruitment
> Section
>
>                                      Human Resource Management Service
>
>                                      United Nations Office at Nairobi,
> (UNON)
>
>                                      P.O. Box 67578, Nairobi, Kenya
>
>                                      Facsimile (254 2) 62 42 12/62 41 34
>
>  Deadline for applications:
>
>  4 December 2001
>
>   PLEASE QUOTE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO.:
>                      NA-01-95 EXTERNAL
>                      INTERNAL 01-95
>
>   _______________________________
>
>  * Post adjustment subject to change because of cost of living
fluctuation.
>
> ************************************************************
> Ms. Beth INGRAHAM
> Head, Assessment Documentation Unit
> Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
> United Nations Environment Programme
> P.O. Box 30552
> Nairobi, Kenya
>
> Tel: (254-2) 624299
> Fax: (254-2) 623943
> Email: [log in to unmask]
> Web: www.unep.org
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