This post is located in the Convention on Biological Diversity, Scientific and Policy Support (SPS) Division at the Montreal duty station.
Under the overall supervision of the Principal Officer of the Scientific and Policy Support Division, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in biological or environmental sciences, natural resources management, environmental law or international law, preferably with specialization on biosafety, biotechnology or related discipline, is required. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management and team leadership is required. Working experience of at least five (5) years in biosafety is required. Experience in the work of intergovernmental processes of the United Nations’ sustainable development programmes and initiatives is highly desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other UN languages is desirable.