07.05.2012 - Natural Sciences Sector

Vacancy: Researcher in the Global Governance of International Watercourses

Applications are invited for a new Research post within the IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science (under the auspices of UNESCO), University of Dundee, Scotland, UK.

The researcher will be highly motivated and capable of conducting research as part of a project incollaboration with WWF and funded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway related to the Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses.   The aim of the project is to raise awareness and deepen knowledge and understanding ofthis global framework instrument for the governance of international watercourses.

The researcher will primarily be requested to assist UNESCO Centre staff in fulfilling a number of specific tasks under the project, namely (i) assist in the development of an online interactive guide to the Convention; (ii) conduct an analysis of the existing and potential role of the global institutional architecture in supporting the implementation of the Convention; and (iii) support the editing of a special issue related to the Convention that will appear in a peer-review journal.   

The researcher will be expected to have a first degree, and possibly a higher degree, in a relateddiscipline, e.g., law or political science, and have excellent English writing skills.  Knowledge of other languages, e.g. French or Spanish would be an advantage. 

Closing date for applications: 31st May 2012

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