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OAS Seeking Senior Officer while OPCW requesting Science Policy Adviser

Duties for this post will include advising the Executive Secretary of CICAD, the Secretary and members of the General Secretariat of the OAS, on progress and gaps on the development and implementation of projects and activities; leading, managing and overseeing the development and delivery of activities, establishing and promoting concepts and instruments of horizontal cooperation in the area of drug demand reduction. 

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s in social sciences, public administration, health sciences or a related field and 15 years relevant experience in drug abuse prevention, treatment or rehabilitation.  Managerial experience is required while a Master’s Degree or a Doctorate in a plus.  Computer literacy and proficiency in both Spanish and English is also required. 

The successful applicant will be based at the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), in Washington DC. 

Application deadline is 10th October, 2012.  For further information pertaining to the application procedure, contact the OAS at email

Also, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is inviting the general public in St. Kitts and Nevis to apply to fill the post of Science Policy Adviser, The Hague, Netherlands. 

Qualifications include an advance university degree in natural or life sciences along with 12 years experience or a Doctoral degree in natural or life science as well as excellent communication skills.

Duties include framing questions from the Director General to the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and SAB Temporary Working Groups as well as Formulating robust scientific policy for the Director General and for his reports to policy-making organs.

Candidates are advised to apply online at before the deadline of 19th February.  For further information pertaining to the application procedure, contact the Human Resource Management Department at 467-1323 or 467-1036.


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