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Vacancy: Groundwater Specialist (2 positions)

Vacancy: Groundwater Specialist (2 positions)

IGRAC Vacancy

Location: DELFT, The Netherlands 
Deadline: 01-September-2019
Type of Contract: One-year contract under Dutch Law with possibility of renewal 


IGRAC (The International Groundwater Resource Assessment Centre) is the UNESCO global groundwater centre which also works under auspices of the World Meteorological Organization and has been supported by the Government of the Netherlands. Since 2003 IGRAC (www.un-igrac.org) promotes and facilitates worldwide exchange of groundwater knowledge and contributes to assessment of the global groundwater resources.   


Groundwater specialists participate in preparation and implementation of IGRAC core activities and external projects, including regional/global assessment of groundwater resources, regional/global groundwater monitoring programme and capacity building (e.g. on groundwater information management, groundwater governance and management of aquifer recharge). Together with other colleagues, the specialists update the content of the Global Groundwater Information System, maintain the underlying databases and custom-made portals, and oversee further software development. The duties also include organising, conducting and follow-up of meetings and workshops in various parts of the World. 

Education and skills 

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in hydrogeology or related environmental science area is required. Candidates with a PhD will be considered for a senior position. Candidates have proven (preferably advanced) experience in GIS. 

IGRAC is a small but influential centre, working globally with many partners. Communication is key to our work and often as important as technical skills. The successful candidates need to have strong interpersonal skills in an international context. Passion for groundwater and international cooperation is essential. The candidates are able to build and maintain a strong professional network, can contribute to project acquisition and developing proposals and are able to organise and structure their work clearly and efficiently.

Work Experience

Work experience will be considered as advantageous for a junior position.
Candidates with a longer work experience will be considered for the senior position.


Fluency in oral and written English is required as English is the working language at IGRAC. Knowledge of additional United Nations languages is desirable. 


Applications, including a letter of motivation and CV should be sent to IGRAC by e-mail to Neno Kukurić: info@un-igrac.org no later than: 1 September 2019.