Wednesday, May 07, 2014


EMPLOYMENT: World Water Assessment Programme Publications Officer

The World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) is a United Nations system‐wide effort that monitors and reports on the status of global freshwater resources and their management. WWAP is hosted and led by UNESCO, and notably produces the annual United Nations World Water Development Report, collaborating with and reporting to the 36 UN agencies comprising UN Water.

The WWAP Secretariat is located in Perugia, Italy.

Description of position:

Operating under the overall supervision of the WWAP Coordinator and the direct supervision of the WWDR programme Officer, in close collaboration with all members of the WWAP Secretariat, the Publications Officer is requested to collaborate in managing the workload and flow of the programme’s publishing activities.

Core responsibilities include:

  1. Contribute substantively to formulating/updating objectives, strategies and results‐based budgeting for the WWAP Publishing Section and other outreach activities, ensuring alignment with WWAP mission and priorities.
  2. Assist in coordinating editorial, prepress and production processes for all WWAP print and online publications, including the WWDR series (for WWDR2015 and WWDR2016) reprints and translations; prepare schedules, monitor budgets, assess time, costs and resources needed for publication projects.
  3. Copyedit and proofread WWAP publications; draft or edit English communications material and other occasional news items, cover and promotional copy, reports, concept papers, proposals, letters, etc. as required by the WWAP management.
  4. Assist in the selection and management of external contractors (editorial, translation, design and prepress, printing/CD‐production); assist in prepare contracts.
  5. Determine and communicate printing and CD‐production requirements, act as contact point for printers, transfer appropriate files, monitor publications stocks and requirements, order reprints, arrange shipping of printed material.
  6. Ensure compliance with UNESCO publications guidelines and related administrative procedures, prepare, collate and archive publications‐related contracts, copyright permission forms, ISBN applications; update information on WWAP publications activities in the UNESCO Science Sector publications plan.
  7. Monitor reproduction of WWAP publications and use of visual identity and logos; ensure design cohesiveness of publications, documents and promotional material; maintain graphics and photograph archives for print and Web reproduction.

More information (pdf).

Deadline: May 24, 2014

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