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Policy Advisor - World Centre for Sustainable Development
|Location :||Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL|
|Application Deadline :||05-Nov-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are joining forces, in conjunction with other stakeholders, to build a reference Centre that encourages, produces, systematizes and disseminates knowledge and practices on sustainable development, with an integrated perspective of the economic, social and environmental dimensions.
This initiative is driven by the importance of the innovative experiences that spans from the local to the global, originating in cities and local communities, for the promotion of sustainable development. Moreover, the fundamental role of civil society, private sector and researcher’s participation in the discussion and promotion of sustainable development is increasingly recognized.
The Rio+ Centre will act as an integrator of skills, resources and expertise of an extensive network of both domestic and international governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and businesses.
The Rio+ Centre will encompass the following three strands:
Aiming at providing an enduring opportunity for civil society participation, the Rio+ Centre will continue the Rio+20 Dialogues on Sustainable Development, including by means of maintaining its virtual platform.
The Rio+ Centre will put strong emphasis on innovative approaches to sustainable development challenges and will itself aim to exhibit the features of an entrepreneurial, innovative and unconventional culture able to attract and mobilize the best talent, including from young people.
The Brazilian Government and UNDP are setting up a support project for structuring the Centre and its initial activities.
Until its future headquarters are established the Rio+ Centre shall temporarily function from facilities made available by the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute of Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering at the Campus of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ), in the “Ilha do Fundão”.
The Rio+ Centre will build on and provide continuity to the successful International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), a partnership between the Brazilian Government and UNDP, presently located in Brasilia. The legal agreements made for the IPC-IG may initially serve as foundation for the Rio+ Centre.
This Centre is looking for a Policy Adviser, based in Rio de Janeiro, to provide intellectual guidance and managerial support, particularly in structuring the Rio+ Centre, as well as developing and implementing its initial activities. He/She will ensure the integration of latest thinking and practice in the inclusive sustainable development field. In particular, the Policy adviser will focus on innovative approaches and experiments on technology and institutions, both in terms of policies as well as institutional innovations. In that context, he/she will work in areas based on the Rio+ Centre’s mission, vision, and related activities and topics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Within the overall vision for the Centre, the Policy Advisor will be responsible for:
Knowledge, Research and related activities:
Management of the Centre:
Convening and Coordination activities:
Partnership Building, Communication Outreach and Networks for Research and Resource Mobilization
Knowledge Management (KM)
Partnership building and team works:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Communications and Advocacy:
Required Skills and Experience
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