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Position at ICCROM

From: Monica Garcia Robles <mgr>
Date: Monday, May 31, 2004
Africa 2009 Programme:  Project Specialist (P-2)
Iccrom - Rome

ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and
Restoration of Cultural Property) <URL:> is
seeking to appoint a Project Specialist for the AFRICA 2009

ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization (created by UNESCO in
1956) with a mandate to raise the level of conservation of cultural
heritage worldwide. It has over 100 Member States. Its statutory
functions include the provision of technical advice and information,
professional education and training, and research. The AFRICA 2009
programme was launched at a meeting in Abidjan in 1998.  Its aim is
to increase national capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa for management
and conservation of immovable cultural heritage. The programme, a
partnership between African cultural heritage organizations, ICCROM,
the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and CRATerre-EAG, wishes to
appoint a Project Specialist based at the secretariat at ICCROM in
Rome, Italy.  The post-holder will be expected to promote high
standards in this field by working with other staff, both at ICCROM
and at partner organizations, on the implementation of activities
carried out by AFRICA 2009 at the regional level.  These would
include regional courses, regional seminars, national seminars,
research projects, and networking activities.  Travel within Africa
will be required for the implementation of activities, sometimes for
extended periods of time.  He/she will work closely with ICCROM's
interdisciplinary professional staff and will report to the manager
of the programme.

Knowledge, skills and experience required: A university degree or
equivalent professional qualification in architecture, urban
planning, archaeology or a related field is required, along with 5
years of work experience in conservation of immovable cultural
heritage.  Excellent knowledge of French is essential and a working
knowledge of English is also required. Must have excellent teamwork,
managerial and communication skills.  Preference will be given to
previous participants of AFRICA 2009 activities, in particular its
annual regional courses.

Terms and benefits: The Project Specialist will be appointed for an
initial period of two years, with the first year being probationary,
and will be resident in Rome.  The net salary per year (inclusive of
a variable element for post adjustment) for this position is
equivalent to a P-2 level in the United Nations Staff Professional
Salary Scale, which currently (April 2004) corresponds to US$ 55,785
(without dependents) and US$ 59,474 (with dependents). Other
benefits are also provided. The salary and related benefits are net
of taxes but subject to various deductions, such as medical
insurance and contributions to the United Nations Pension Fund.

Applications, consisting of a current curriculum vitae, proof of
proficiency in the two official languages of ICCROM, a personal
statement, not exceeding two pages, addressing the candidate's
qualifications for this position, and the names and addresses of
three persons who have direct knowledge of the candidate's work and
qualifications, should be sent, marked CONFIDENTIAL, to the
following address:

    Africa 2009 post,
    Office of the Director-General
    Via di San Michele, 13
    00153 Rome, Italy

Final date for receipt of applications is 31 May 2004. Email
applications will be accepted, addressed to
africa2009post [at] iccrom__org.  For more information on ICCROM please
consult <URL:> and for more information on the
AFRICA 2009 programme consult
<URL:>.  Please note that we cannot
accept telephone enquiries.

Monica Garcia Robles
Via di San Michele 13
00153 Roma, Italy
+39 06 5855 3351
Fax: +39 06 5855 3349

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