Deadline: 22 January 2020
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Officer – Ecosystem based Adaptation in Washington D.C., United States. The duration of this post is 24 months.
The Programme Officer – Ecosystem based Adaptation will be responsible to coordinate the global networking initiative called the Friends of EbA (FEBA), contribute to IUCN’s portfolio of ecosystem-based adaptation projects and coordinate other EbA-related initiatives and activities such as the Global Mangrove Alliance and the UN Community of Ocean Action on Mangroves, as directed by the Programme Manager, EbA.
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Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Programme Officer – Ecosystem based Adaptation will perform the following functions:
- Support FEBA activities including policy influencing and production of related products.
- Coordinate FEBA knowledge sharing through managing the FEBA website, facilitate meetings, and coordinate multi-agency policy and information processes.
- Facilitate FEBA knowledge generation an dissemination (through e.g. technical papers, newsletter, SBSTA and COP side events, post-COP analyses, etc.).
- Coordinate the work being done in in on-ground implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation such as in countries including Nepal, Peru, Uganda, Bhutan, Colombia, and Kenya.
- Coordinate the work being done in strengthening evidence and informing policy for EbA.
- Coordinate IUCN engagement in partnerships including PEDRR, the UN Community of Ocean Action for Mangroves, and the Global Mangrove Alliance, e.g. leading communications, serving as the global contact point for country and regional offices, and reviewing joint technical papers, and tracking deliverables.
- Support the preparatory work on technical/position papers on EbA.
- Assist in the EbA webpage maintenance, including uploading relevant material.
- Carry out any other relevant task as assigned by, and agreed with, the line manager.
Applicants must have:
- 3-5 year’s relevant work experience in fields related to ecosystem management, environmental policy advocacy, climate change policy, international development, and/or environmental science.
- Relevant University Degree (preferably a graduate degree) in a subject relevant to natural resources management, geography, international development, conservation science, environmental policy, etc.
- Well-developed computer skills (Word for Windows, Excel, e-mail).
- Good organizational, administrative and reporting skills.
- Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to meet tight deadlines without compromising the quality of outputs.
- Highly motivated to learn and develop new skills, keen to bring in own ideas.
- Proven ability to work harmoniously as part of a team in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
- Excellent written and spoken English required. Excellent editing skills will be highly desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit IUCN.