ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage, and the only institution of its kind with a worldwide mandate to promote the conservation of all types of heritage. ICCROM exists to serve the international community as represented by its 136 Member States. ICCROM aims to improve the quality of conservation practice, support the diversity of heritage approaches, and raise stakeholder awareness about the importance of cultural heritage conservation. ICCROM carries out its mandate through five main areas of activity: training, research, information, advocacy, and advice.
Over the past 20 years, ICCROM has worked with partners to develop new conservation methodologies including people-centred approaches to conservation, conservation of historic urban landscapes, and integrated approaches to the conservation of cultural and natural heritage. During this period, a number of innovative capacity building programmes have been developed such as PREMA, Terra, AFRICA 2009, the Integrated Territorial and Urban Conservation (ITUC) Programme, the Living Heritage Sites Programme, Conservation of Sounds and Images (SOIMA), Re-Org, and World Heritage Leadership. For further information about ICCROM, candidates are encouraged to consult the website: www.iccrom.org
Project Manager - Conservation of Immovable Cultural Heritage
Ref. n.: 02/2018
Location: ICCROM, Rome, Italy
Grade: P3 (United Nations salary scale)
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Duration of Contract: 2 years
Starting date: May 2018 or sooner
Application deadline: 23 March 2018, Midnight Rome Time
This position is in the framework of ICCROM new Strategic Directions (2018-2023). It is concerned with all ICCROM programmes addressing the conservation of immovable cultural heritage including architecture, archaeological sites, urban areas, and cultural landscapes. Current programmes include
1. Protecting Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflicts and Disasters,
2. Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Africa,
3. Integrating Cultural Heritage Conservation in Social, Economic, Urban and Environmental Planning,
4. Leading and Innovating Capacity Building in Conservation,
5. Strengthening Awareness and Knowledge of Cultural Heritage.
ICCROM also plays an important role as an Advisory Body to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. In this capacity, ICCROM attends annual meetings of the Committee, and advises the World Heritage Committee, the World Heritage Centre, and States Parties to the Convention on issues related to the implementation of the Convention with special attention to State of Conservation, Capacity Building, and the conceptual development of the Convention.
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