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Manager, 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-6|
|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.
The World Centre for Sustainable Development (hereinafter "Rio+ Centre")
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 researchers’ 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 a 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.
Until its future headquarters are established the Rio+ Centre will 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 Centre Manager, based in Rio de Janeiro, to lead the development and start-up of the Centre. The individual is expected to have intimate knowledge of the subject at hand, senior management experience, excellent ability to foster and nurture relationships among key stakeholders and build networks among diverse groups; ability to carry out liaison functions; lead resource mobilization efforts; and conduct outreach, convene seminars and other events.
Duties and Responsibilities
Within the overall vision for the Centre, the Centre Manager will be responsible for:
Knowledge, research and related activities:
Management of Centre activities:
Convening and Coordination activities:
Partnership Building, Communication Outreach and Networks for Research and Resource Mobilization
Knowledge Management (KM):
Liaison function between UNDP and the Government of Brazil
Partnership building and team work:
Communications and Advocacy:
Required Skills and Experience
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