Programme Management Specialist Water Programme

Hosted Entities Center for Mediterranean Integration
Job categories Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5007/22661
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Marseille , France
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration RETAINER (see details below)
Application period 12-Oct-2021 to 07-Nov-2021

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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CMI Regional knowledge programme on water fits under the CMI’s second thematic pillar: “Resilience: mitigation and adaptation to external shocks, mainly climate change and response to the effects of conflicts”.

The CMI currently has three active programmes aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change. It is managing, in cooperation with DG EU, the “Mediterranean Forum on Electricity and Climate Change” to promote energy transition, renewable energy and energy efficiency. It is also coordinating the “Territorial resilience to climate change” to reduce territorial inequalities and increase resilience to stresses and shocks. And finally, CMI is leading the Regional knowledge program on water.

The Mediterranean region is the most water scarce region in the world and one of the most vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events, which are fuelling regional instability and migration. However, the region also has considerable potential for climate change mitigation and adaptation, which are a common concern for its future.

Combating water scarcity and supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation in the Mediterranean region could be conducive to job creation and entrepreneurship, particularly among Mediterranean youth, with clear knock-on effects on regional instability deriving from unemployment, disenfranchisement and migration.

The main goals of the upcoming phase of this program are to (i) enhance water security through better informed governance and management, (ii) prevent water scarcity and support adaptation to and mitigation of climate change and (iii) empower youth and improve conditions for youth employment in the water sector by supporting green entrepreneurship initiatives

The incumbent will contribute to the CMI pillar on resilience to climate change,...

a. Education Master's degree is required with a specialization in the field of u...

Knowledge of water scarcity issues in the Mediterranean  Exce...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA) Contract level: Internati...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

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