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Vacancy Announcement: National Professional Officer for Disaster Risk Reduction and Tsunami Warning (DRR/TW)

Position: National Professional Officer for Disaster Risk Reduction and Tsunami Warning (DRR/TW)

Grade: NO-B

Post No.: 4WSSC1000RP

Employment type: Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) renewable subject to performance and availability of funds Gross

Salary: FJD 109,482/Year (Net Salary: 85,012/Year) and annual increment subject to satisfactory performance.


Benefits: Pension, and dependent child and dependent spouse allowance as per the organization’s rules.

Medical Insurance based on Contributions.

PROFILE: If you are a Fijian National who is passionate and committed professional and want to contribute to prevention of natural disasters in the Pacific States and hold expertise in development and implementation of Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) would like to hear from you.

PURPOSE OF THE POST: Under supervision and technical guidance of the UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO), and as part of the Tsunami Unit, the incumbent initiates and oversees activities related to the development and implementation of the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System, at the cluster and regional level and ensures the implementation of the bi-annually developed work plans as well as the achievement of related outcomes described in UNESCO's medium term strategy. The incumbent will support programme development and related activities and represent the UNESCO in the humanitarian foras at appropriate levels in accordance with the Organization’s procedures.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Visit for the detailed Vacancy Notice with job description and please follow instructions given below:

1. The application form with a letter of motivation and three references, one of who must be the immediate or the last supervisor, should be submitted to by 28 Feb 2018.

2. Applications in hard copy should reach by the due date at: UNESCO Office for the Pacific States, P.O. Box 615, Matautu-Uta, Apia, Samoa.

3. Applications must be submitted in the UNESCO form available at understanding that application in any other format and/or after the due date will not be considered.

4. The applicants who applied for this post last year, may re-apply.

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