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CONSULTANT - UN-WATER, New York

New York City (United States of America) | Washington D.C.

UN-Water is the United Nations (UN) inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater related issues. It was formally established in 2003 building on a long history of collaboration in the UN family. It currently counts 31 UN agencies and organizations as Members and 38 international Partners. UN-Water complements and adds value to existing UN initiatives by facilitating synergies and joint efforts among the implementing agencies. In doing so, UN-Water seeks to: (a) improve the coherence in UN system actions at all levels, and in particular at the country level; (b) contribute to the global policy debate on water-related issues through active participation in global policy fora and events and the production of assessments and policy briefs; (c) contribute to increased knowledge on water-related issues through relevant monitoring and reporting mechanisms and by serving as an entry point for water-related indicators, data and information; and (d) identify emerging issues related to global water challenges and provide a platform for UN system strategic discussions on how to prepare for and cope with them more effectively.

For further information: www.unwater.org

The incumbent is part of the UN-Water Management Team and works under the direct supervision of the UN-Water Chief Technical Adviser in providing administrative and technical support to the activities of UN-Water.

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https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=10443 Functional Responsibilities

1. UN-Water Meetings

1.1 Provide technical and administrative support to the organization of the bi-annual UN-Water Meetings, including the preparation of meeting reports.

1.2 Provide substantive support to the UN-Water Secretary in all other administrative issues related to the UN-Water Management Team, including the regular updating of the contact lists, archiving documents from UN-Water Meetings, and preparing materials for the UN-Water website.

2. Technical Support to UN-Water Initiatives

2.1 Work with the UN-Water Management Team on the implementation of recommendations and decisions made at the UN-Water Meetings.

2.2 Provide technical and administrative support to the work of Expert Groups and Task Forces, and in monitoring their progress, as well as in ensuring that progress reports are presented in the UN-Water Meetings in a timely manner.

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  1. UN-Water Publications**

3.1 Prepare UN-Water related reports in response to the requirements of the General Assembly, the Secretary General and other governing bodies.

3.2 Contributes to the preparation of UN-Water Work Programmes and Annual Reports as well as other reports requested by UN-Water Members and donors to the UN-Water Inter-Agency Trust Fund.

4. UN-Water Outreach Activities

4.1 Provide substantial input to the organization of UN-Water related side events in relevant international meetings and conferences to raise awareness about UN-Water activities and initiatives.

4.2 Represent UN-Water at relevant meetings.

5. General

Perform other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of UN-Water services.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

Staff in the UN-Water Management Team. Relevant staff in UNOPS. Relevant staff in UN-Water Members and Partners. Contractors, consultants.

Results Expected:

Effectively delivers a wide range of technical and administrative functions under moderate supervision. Reguarly assists in preparing documentation and in drafting notes of relevant meeting. Accurately and in a timely manner, produces a range of documents, reports and other outputs. Appropriately applies relevant policies, guidelines, procedures and processes. Establishes effective working relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels.

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  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: New York City (United States of America) | Washington D.C.
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Environment
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Closing Date: 2016-08-07

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