National Project Assistant for Sciences Unit

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization




United Nations specialised company with a particular mandate for science, UNESCO works to advance and promote science within the pursuits of peace, sustainable improvement, and human livelihoods, in shut collaboration with its Member States and all kinds of companions. Recognizing the pressing want to handle cross-cutting international points reminiscent of local weather change and pure catastrophe discount, UNESCO has acted as a catalyst for a lot of initiatives with far-reaching implications for sustainable human safety and well-being.

UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) is a scientific program launched in 1971 that goals to enhance the connection between individuals and their environments. It makes use of Biosphere Reserves (BR) as a software to advertise the conservation of biodiversity and its sustainable use.

The “Groundwater Assets within the Higher Mekong Sub-region” mission, funded by the Adaptation Fund (ADF), focuses on groundwater administration and local weather resilience in Cambodia, Lao Individuals’s Democratic Republic, Thailand, and Vietnam. The mission goals to develop insurance policies, enhance technical methods for monitoring and administration, and construct capability by schooling and technical help.

The “Enhancing sustainability of the Transboundary Cambodia-Mekong River Delta Aquifer” mission, funded by the International Surroundings Facility (GEF), focuses on enhancing the governance and sustainable utilization of the shared Cambodia-Mekong Delta Aquifer. The mission entails joint scientific research, piloting options for transboundary groundwater administration, establishing cooperation mechanisms, implementing authorized and coverage reforms, and enhancing institutional capability.

With monetary help from EU by FAO, UNESCO Phnom Penh Workplace in Cambodia has been managing and implementing the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve (TSBR) mission. The mission carried out as a part of the “Complementary Help to the Cambodia Programme for Sustainable and Inclusive Progress within the Fisheries Sector – Seize Element (CAPFISH-Seize program)”, in partnership with FAO, and with general help from the European Union.

Underneath the general authority of the UNESCO Consultant to Cambodia, and the direct supervision of the Nationwide Venture Officer of the Pure Sciences Unit on the UNESCO Phnom Penh Workplace, the Nationwide Venture Assistant shall undertake the next duties: 

  • The Venture on “Groundwater Assets within the Higher Mekong Sub-region: Collaborative Administration to Enhance Local weather Change Resilience” Venture in Cambodia, Lao Individuals’s Democratic Republic, Thailand and Viet Nam) underneath Adaptation Fund (ADF) and the Venture on Enhancing sustainability of the Transboundary Cambodia -Mekong River Delta Aquifer underneath GEF fund (GEF).
  • Draft and supply inputs for, and evaluate mission reviews, together with progress narratives, donor reviews, and thematic papers together with idea notes, coverage temporary and so forth.
  • Manage workshops, conferences, and consultative conferences and put together assembly notes/minutes and supply help for follow-up actions.
  • Help the Unit in designing communication supplies, together with web site information articles, social media content material, and advocacy supplies, to make sure vast circulation of UNESCO’s initiatives associated to groundwater assets with related stakeholders.
  • Literature evaluate, gathering and mapping out the associated information, maps and knowledge on groundwater assets in Cambodia in addition to in area and international.
  • Mapping tasks, consultants and stakeholders associated to groundwater and construct community.
  • Partnership constructing and strengthen coordination reminiscent of i) liaise with tutorial institutes, universities, and stakeholders working within the tasks and ii) strengthen coordination amongst numerous actors to advertise effectiveness and effectivity of mission implementation.
  • Help and have interaction in capacity-building efforts, significantly in water safety, local weather change resilience, and sustainable administration of groundwater assets.
  • Help the mission crew, consultants/consultants and companions in managing and conducting subject missions.

Help the implementation of TSBR Venture and the Girls for Bees programme in Cambodia:

  • Present enter in drafting the phrases of reference (ToR), idea notes, reviews and related thematic papers.
  • Help in monitoring mission actions by following up with companions, consultants, and conducting website visits.
  • Coordinate with communities, companions, consultants, and different stakeholders, together with the Ministry of Surroundings and strengthened community.
  • Promote consciousness and visibility of mission by development-of communication supplies, reminiscent of tales, posters, articles, social media posts and different data merchandise.
  • Present technical help to the SC Unit to advertise and develop UNESCO’s Pure Science initiatives in Cambodia, together with enlisting UNESCO-designated websites (Biosphere Reserve, Geoparks), Schooling for Sustainable Improvement, and different initiatives. This consists of by analysis and evaluation, drafting thematic papers, idea notes, and conducting website visits. 
  • Help the Unit with translating paperwork and thematic papers from English to Khmer and vice versa, as required.
  • Help admin and monetary features of the tasks in addition to SC unit, together with monitoring price range expenditures, making ready monetary reviews and different admin and operational helps reminiscent of contract initiative and administration.
  • Perform any extra duties and obligations as assigned by the Pure Sciences Unit and the UNESCO Consultant.

Required {Qualifications}:


  • Bachelor’s diploma in Hydrogeology, Water Assets Administration, Environmental Sciences, GIS purposes, Pure Assets Administration or different associated topics.

Language Abilities:

  • Fluency in each English and Khmer.

Working Experiences:

  • Minimal 2 years of expertise participating in tasks associated to water administration, local weather change adaptation, and sustainable improvement with UN businesses and different worldwide companions.





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