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News Inland Water Expert – Integrated Water Resource Management – Temporary Agent (AD6)

The European Environment Agency is seeking to recruit an inland water expert to begin working from end 2008. Successful candidates are professional, creative and motivated. They have very good analytical skills and can demonstrate excellence in their chosen field.

The job description and expertise profile described below have been formulated to attract candidates with a wide range of experience in the field of integrated water resource management and assessment of water quality.

Job description:

To provide, as part of a team working on freshwater issues, information and assessments in the field of integrated water resource management/river basin management planning, covering issues such as water quality and quantity, hydromorphology, water use and water pricing.

Functions and duties:

  • Initiate, develop and manage the production of integrated assessments in the area of integrated water resource management/river basin management planning;
  • Guide the development of EEA indicators to cover water management;
  • Contribute to general EEA assessments, scenario work and sectoral integration reports;
  • Initiate and maintain the necessary network with external partners (European Commission, incl. JRC and Eurostat; UN Bodies, EEA member countries and stakeholders in the field of water management incl. NGOs and industry organisations), to provide relevant information on water resources, quality and management aspects;
  • Communicate results actively to EEA clients and the general public in form of reports, briefings and oral presentations;
  • Guide and manage the work of the EEA European Topic Centre for water to support EEA in water related assessments.

Candidates applying must satisfy the following general requirements on the closing date for the submission of applications:

  • Citizenship of one of the Member Countries of the EEA (Member States of the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey);
  • Enjoy full rights as a citizen;
  • Have fulfilled any obligation imposed by law concerning military service;
  • Meet the educational requirements as described under “Eligibility”;
  • Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the EEA Member Countries and a satisfactory knowledge of a second of these languages.

Closing date for application: Wednesday 28 May 2008, at 12.00 (Central European Time).

Contact information EEA (email:
News type Vacancies
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Source of information The European Environment Agency (EEA)
Geographical coverage Denmark
News date 15/05/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH