• Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in one of the fields of water sciences or environmental sciences with specialization in water.
• A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in the field of water resources or hydrology.
• Relevant experience acquired at the international level.
• Experience in water-related disasters and hydrological changes.
• Experience in water resources development.
• Experience in resources and partnerships mobilization.
• Demonstrated experience in management of staff and budget.
Skills and competencies
• Knowledge of, and commitment to, UNESCO’s mandate, vision, strategic direction and priorities.
• Demonstrated strategic planning and management abilities, including capacity to administer extensive programmes, human and financial resources.
• Capacity to provide intellectual leadership to guide staff, as well as ability to build trust, manage, lead and motivate a diversified body of staff in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively and to build and maintain partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Demonstrated skills in science communication and advocacy.
• Ability in planning and setting up training courses.
• Excellent knowledge of English.