Deadline: 24 June 2020
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Regional Task Manager in Nairobi, Kenya. The duration of this post is 24 months.
IUCN provides public, private and non-governmental organizations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Regional Task Manager will perform the following functions:
- Strategic Leadership
- Provide leadership on how best to use GEF and GCF funding to bring transformational change in the region.
- Lead the strategic development of the drylands resilience programme plan.
- Lead fundraising and resource mobilization.
- Act as a focal point for facilitating and supporting the involvement of relevant IUCN Commissions,
- Members and other members of the Secretariat.
- Develop, coordinate and supervise DR programme team (including programme and project officers) to ensure that individuals work together as an integrated teams.
- Portfolio development and Management;-
- Identify project opportunities aligned with countries’ and IUCN’s priorities, in coordination with IUCN global thematic programmes, with an emphasis on projects in drylands.
- Coordinate the preparation of concepts and project proposals with relevant national, regional and global experts and stakeholders.
- Ensure the technical quality of proposals, including ensuring that all projects have a solid theory of change, logical framework, stakeholder involvement plan, budget, and procurement and disbursement plans.
- Support the project team in liaising with the recipient government and the project executing agency to ensure a quality preparation phase.
Applicants must have:
- At least Master’s Degree or higher in a field relevant to environment and development, including natural resources management, environment science, environmental economics, or equivalent.
- At least 10 year’s of experience in the design and implementation of large, complex natural resource management projects funded by multilateral funds such as the GEF or the GCF.
- Experience in developing large-scale project proposals, especially those focusing on sustainable land management and targeting drylands, is an asset.
- Demonstrated experience in results based management, including fiduciary matters and environmental and social safeguards.
- Knowledge of the region including contacts with government, donors and main technical partners.
- Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit IUCN.