Under the supervision of the Director of the Climate and Water (CLW) Department, the incumbent plans, manages, and organizes the work of the Hydrological Forecasting and Water Resources (HFWR) Division and such other duties as may be required. The incumbent will perform the following duties:
Masters degree or equivalent from a recognized university or technical institute in hydrology, water resources engineering, civil engineering, or closely related fields of any of the aforementioned. A Ph.D. or equivalent would be an advantage.
At least 10 years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in water-related activities acquired in both an international organization and in a National Hydrological Service or similar institute, related in particular to hydrological forecasting and prediction and/or water resources management. Specific experience in flood forecasting or floodplain management and in the management of a Hydrological Service would be an advantage. Experience in developing and working in projects involving operational hydrology or similar activities would also be an advantage.
Excellent managerial, supervisory and organizational skills. Sense of responsibility, maturity of judgment, initiative and originality of ideas. Solid experience organizing and managing work programmes. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to write clear and succinct reports, documents and correspondence. Demonstrated ability to foster international cooperation. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster diversity and team spirit.
Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of other official languages of the Organization would be an advantage.