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Support the work of UNESCO’s Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction in the field of geo-hazard risk reduction. Engage in policy and technical dialogue with related sectors in UNESCO and other organizations to build synergies and partnerships on disaster risk reduction initiatives. Contribute to the development, implementation and administration of the Section’s projects and programmes.
- Contribute substantively to policy analysis and data collection/analysis within the framework of the Section’s projects on geo-hazard risk reduction.
- Assist in drafting project proposals, project reports, brochures and training materials for the activities implemented by the Section as required.
- Assis in the preparation of Section’s meetings, workshops, conferences and other events.
- Support the identification of new opportunities for UNESCO projects in the field of geo-hazards risk reduction. Provide support to colleagues in the Section to ensure proper delivery of outputs.
- Get acquainted with the work of UNESCO and perform other related duties as required.
- Being currently enrolled or having recently completed a Master’s Degree or equivalent in disaster risk management, natural sciences, geography, architecture, civil/environmental engineering or other related fields.
- Previous work experience in the field of disaster risk reduction will be an asset.
- Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.
- Knowledge of graphic design (Photoshop/Illustrator/…), GIS analysis (QGIS..), ecosystem are asset.
Up to six months, starting date: to be agreed upon (as soon as possible, preferable December 2016).
The Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction (SC/EES/EGR), Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO. The candidate will be supervised by Mr Soichiro Yasukawa, Programme Specialist, SC/EES/EGR, at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, France.
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HOW TO APPLY
Please send your CV and motivation letter to Mr Soichiro Yasukawa (S.Yasukawa@unesco.org) with Mr Jair Torres (J.Torres@unesco.org), Ms Irina Pavlova (I.Pavlova@unesco.org) and Ms Leontien Bielen (L.Bielen@unesco.org) in copy.
Deadline to Apply: November 25, 2016