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OPCW recruiting Senior Officer for International Cooperation


The Hague, Netherlands, 05 December 2013


Contract duration: an appointment is for a three-year duration with a six-month probationary period.

Under the supervision of the Head, International Cooperation Branch, the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Identifies and develops approaches and activities to facilitate international cooperation under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in areas relating to the application of chemistry for purposes not prohibited under the Convention. 

  • Analyses the suitability of proposed programmes and projects keeping in view the objectives laid down in the CWC, and recommends specific proposals for acceptance. 

  • Organises and participates in meetings of committees and other mechanisms for clearance of projects. 

  • Plans and implements various international cooperation programmes and projects in cooperation with National Authorities, academic institutions, scientific organisations, analytical laboratories, research institutions, chemical industry, international organisations etc. The programmes include internship support, laboratory assistance, skills development, support for research projects etc. aimed at facilitating capacity building as well as peaceful use of chemistry.

  • Initiates, develops and maintains contacts with scientific communities in the Member States and at the international level particularly in the area of chemistry.

  • Interacts with various internal and external units/institutions to arrange and coordinate the implementation of programmes and projects.

  • Guides and orients the efforts and contributions of consultants and other individuals who may be involved with the implementation of the programmes and projects.

  • Carries out post-implementation follow-up and evaluation with the participants/beneficiaries and their National Authorities.

  • Develops modalities and alternative methods of evaluation of projects and programmes as required.

  • Makes recommendations on the effectiveness of the programmes and projects and participates in relevant meetings. 

  • Develops procedures for implementation and follow-up including standard operating procedures as required.

  • Ensures budgetary control and implementation of projects and programmes in a cost-effective manner. 

  • Provides technical support and assistance to other branches and divisions, as required. 

Other duties may include:

  • Operates an information service for disseminating information to the Member States and their institutions on the properties and other aspects of chemicals relevant to the Convention. 

Performs other duties, as required.

Deadline: 1 February 2014

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