Under the authority and direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General of the Natural Sciences Sector, the incumbent will be responsible for the management of the Division’s human and financial resources, administration and operations, in line with the Organization’s policies and procedures.
S/he will lead the Sector’s efforts in establishing and maintaining effective relations with relevant partners inside and outside the United Nations system; building and entertaining fundraising strategies and productive partnerships with donors.
S/he will also be responsible for the Division’s strategic planning and coordination of programmes and plans of action as well as reporting to the UNESCO Governing Bodies, as required. This includes the promotion of interdisciplinary research, sustainability sciences and training activities in natural resources management. S/he will provide immediate supervision to the Division’s Chiefs of sections and ensure intellectual, strategic and operational leadership in the development and execution of the relevant programme activities of the Division towards the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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