- Chief Technical Adviser
- UNOPS/SWOC (Switzerland Operations Center)
- Geneva, Switzerland
- 2 years, with possibility of extension
- Closing Date
- 12 November 2010
Over the years, general interest for and support to UN-Water has increased steadily. It is becoming an increasingly efficient vehicle for supporting actions and promoting solutions related to the complex water-related agenda. This includes issues associated with both water supply and sanitation as well as water resources management. UN-Water continues to focus on developing its role as a support mechanism for members, partners and other key stakeholders in their efforts to provide leadership and offer solutions to water challenges in support of Member States.
The participating UN Organizations have agreed that they should adopt a coordinated approach to collaboration within the UN system, with partners and donors who wish to support the implementation of the work of UN-Water.
The participating United Nations Organizations established a UN-Water Inter Agency Trust Fund (hereinafter referred to as the “UNW-IATF") as well as a forum to steer the operational management of UN-Water called the Joint Steering Group. UN-Water Members and UNOPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up the administrative structure for UNOPS to administer all aspects of the UNW-IATF including remittances, disbursements and transfer of funds, monitoring and reporting to the UN-Water Members through the Joint Steering Group and donors.
For more information, find the full position description and requirements, as well as application instructions, at the UNOPS site (pdf). Good luck!