Wednesday, September 12, 2007


EMPLOYMENT: Vacancies at United Nations University

The core concern of the United Nations University's International Network on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) is the global water crisis. Our program is designed to undertake applied science and capacity-building initiatives to better address this challenge. We are seeking three team members for our office based in Hamilton, Canada.

Assistant Director (Drylands) and Assistant Director (Water-Health) – We are seeking high-calibre candidates for these two key management positions. You will serve as the chief scientist and manager of the respective UNU-INWEH’s programme, and lead the development of a dynamic portfolio. You hold a PhD in a relevant field with specialization in either water-health issues or drylands issues, and at least 7 years of post-Ph.D. work experience. Demonstrated scientific excellence and knowledge of international development issues and fluency in English are essential. You also have demonstrated leadership in creating professional networks, and a proven track record of fundraising for international programmes. Closing date is 12 October 2007.

Project Officer (Drylands) – You are an integral member of the UNU-INWEH team whose primary responsibilities concern the design and implementation of projects related to drylands. You hold a Master’s Degree in environmental sciences, engineering or related discipline. At least 2 years of work experience, including financial management and administrative capabilities, is required. Demonstrated writing skills and fluency in English are essential. Closing date is 15 September 2007.

Salaries of staff members are exempt from income tax. Please refer to for full details and how to apply. UNU-INWEH, 50 Main St. E., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


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