Deadline: 22 January 2020
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Assistant – Ecosystem based Adaptation in Washington D.C., United States. The duration of this post is 24 months.
The Programme Assistant – Ecosystem based Adaptation will be responsible to provide assistance in reviewing technical documents, communications, and donor deliverables, and in ensuring the timely coordination of activities and reports among IUCN and partner offices.
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 Programme Assistant – Ecosystem based Adaptation will perform the following functions:
- Assist in coordinating 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.
- Assist in coordinating the work being done in strengthening evidence and informing policy for EbA.
- Assist in developing and generating knowledge through the formulation and application of Nature based Solutions and Ecosystem based Adaptation Standards and action learning exercises in select countries.
- Support coordination under partnerships including PEDRR, the Friends of EbA and the Global
- Mangrove Alliance, e.g. drafting communications, 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:
- 2-3 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.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- 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.