TitleOrganizationLocationDeadlineDescriptionExternal website link
Regional Technical Specialist for Climate Change AdaptationUNDPIstanbul, Turkey06/28/2017

Background
The Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) leads the work of UNDP in its quest to sustainably eliminate poverty and significantly reduce inequalities and exclusion across the Arab world.  RBAS guides and supports the work of seventeen country offices across the Arab world, as well as a Programme for Assistance to the Palestinian People.  It specifically responds to their demand for policy and programme advice and by ensuring alignment country programmes with regional and corporate priorities.  Key focuses across these offices include providing support to country partners and diverse stakeholders to move towards sustainable development pathways that reduce poverty and promote strengthened livelihoods, more inclusive and effective democratic governance that delivers results for people, and building resilience including capabilities to prevent and recover from crisis.  Empowerment of youth and women is a core principle that spans the breadth of our support.
 
The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has UNDP’s corporate responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogue initiatives, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas.
The Cluster on Sustainable Development focuses on integrating UNDP’s economic, social and environmental work into a coherent sustainable development policy and programming framework. It seeks to provide an integrated package of services covering all strands of sustainable development, including on integrated development planning and inclusive and sustainable growth, sustainable livelihoods and economic recovery in post crisis situations and natural capital and the environment.
 
UNDP is an accredited implementing entity for the following environmental vertical funds: (i) the funds managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF): the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF TF), the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF), the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF); (ii) the Adaptation Fund (AF); and (iii) the Green Climate Fund (GCF). As an Implementing Agency for these funds, UNDP offers countries highly specialized technical services for eligibility assessment, programme/project formulation, due diligence, mobilization of required co-financing, project implementation oversight, results management and evaluation, performance-based payments and knowledge management.
 
Based in UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, Sustainable Development Cluster, the UNDP-Global Environmental Finance Unit (UNDP–GEF Unit) has as its objective to help countries achieve the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion by assisting Country Offices in accessing environmental finance for sustainable development. This objective is achieved through five inter-related areas of work: (i) sustainable management of ecosystem goods and services; (ii) scaling up of climate change action; (iii) sustainable, affordable and accessible energy services; (iv) sustainable management of chemicals and waste; and (v) improved water and ocean governance. These areas of work are aligned with the four environmental outputs of the UNDP Strategic Plan.
The UNDP – GEF Unit is organized into five substantive technical teams corresponding to the five areas of work above. Each area of work is led by a Principal (PTA) or Senior Technical Advisor (STA), who supports and guides a team of Regional Technical Advisors and Specialists (RTAs/RTSs).  The regional teams are based in regional hubs/regional service centers (Addis Ababa, Istanbul, Bangkok, and Panama) from where they support UNDP’s Country Offices and partners in their region. As well as being a member of a technical team, each RTA/RTS is also a member of a regional team, which consists of RTAs/RTSs from all technical teams working together under the leadership of a UNDP – GEF Regional Team Leader.
 
With the escalation of conflict, famine crisis, a dramatic resurgence of poverty, and emergence of unprecedented refugee flows and internally displaced peoples, the Arab States region, as a global hotspot for climate risks and vulnerability, is experiencing one of the most dramatic periods of change in its history. Through strong collaboration with BPPS/ UNDP-Global Environmental Finance Unit, the Regional Bureau of Arab States (RBAS) supports UNDP country offices in the region in strengthening their capacity to respond to urgent needs in climate adaptation.
 
The incumbent works with a focus on supporting UNDP country offices in the region under the direct supervision of the UNDP-GEF STA for Climate Change Adaptation in Bangkok, with oversight and overall guidance provided by the RBAS Senior Partnership Advisor in NY, and in close coordination with the UNDP/GEF Regional Team Leader /RTA for Climate Change Adaptation/GCF Focal Point at the Regional Hub in Istanbul, as well as, the UNDP Regional Team Leader for the Arab Region on Climate Change, DRR and Resilience at the Reginal Hub for Arab States in Amman.  The incumbent will be located with the UNDP-GEF team based at UNDP’s Regional Hub in Istanbul, Turkey and is expected to travel frequently.  
 
Duties and Responsibilities
The Arab States Regional Technical Specialist for Climate Change Adaptation is primarily responsible for providing technical, and programming  to UNDP country offices in the Arab States Region to increase access to the Green Climate Fund principally and other sources of funding as appropriate, working with other UN agencies, governments and inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, donors, the private sector and many others.  The incumbent will coordinate closely with relevant colleagues in reaching out to external partners, and donors.  Specific results are expected in the areas of:
 
Portfolio Management 

  • Ensures the maintenance of programme/project and portfolio information and corporate information systems related to the Green Climate Fund in the Arab States region;
  • Facilitating and leading the identification, and sourcing of technical expertise and support to these projects including assisting with the preparation of TORs, identification and evaluation of experts and reviewing reports;
  • Resource Mobilization 
  • Provide guidance and Support to  GCF programme and project identification and development, including on integrated approaches and multifocal area projects in the Arab States;
  • Providing timely and quality information and technical advice to RBAS country offices on sources of funds, policies, priorities and activities related to the Green Climate Fund, other multilateral donors, bilateral donors and foundations;
  • Identifying and suggesting to the STA priorities and entry-points for UNDP assistance in the Arab States;
  • Facilitating the process of preparation, design, submission and approval of programme/project concepts and full-fledged proposals for financing;
  • Providing guidance and support in the identification and sourcing of technical expertise and support including assisting with the preparation of TORs, identification and evaluation of experts and reviewing reports;
  • Facilitating liaisons with potential financing agencies and institutions.

 
Development Impact 

  • Provide guidance and Assist with inception, contracting, and startup of programmes/projects including establishment of indicators, benchmarks and work plans;
  • Ensures technical guidance and Support UNDP country offices in the Arab States region and programme/project implementation partners in supervision, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, troubleshooting and adaptive management.
  • Preparing reports and communications pieces effectively showcasing socio-economic development benefits as well as environment results.

Competencies

  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • People Management
  • Communication
  • Delivery
  • Knowledge of environment issues, concept and principles and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
  • Knowledge of climate change adaptation concepts, principles and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
  • Knowledge of climate finance concepts and practices and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
  • Knowledge of economics concepts, principles and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
  • Program Planning and Design
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Results Based Management
  • Advocacy and Representation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Knowledge Management
  • Project Management
  • Ability to provide guidance on climate change adaptation especially as it relates to livelihoods, early warning systems, and coastal risk management. Ability to guide the design and implementation of multi-sectoral and sectoral programmes and projects at different scales, and to work with multiple stakeholders across a wide range of disciplines.

 
Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree or higher in environmental economics, development economics environmental law, business administration with a specialization in environment and development, or other closely related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience working with developing countries on climate change adaptation, community-level finance (e.g. microfinance), and development;
  • Experience with project development, implementation and management (direct project management experience is preferable);
  • Experience in the policy development processes in climate change risk management;
  • Demonstrated technical and intellectual skills in relevant substantive area;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Green Climate Fund and its workings;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships;
  • Demonstrated facilitation and coordination skills;
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial abilities and demonstrated ability to work in an independent manner;
  • Full computer literacy;
  • Experience working in the Arab States is strongly desired;
  • Working experience in an international organization is an advantage as is knowledge of UNDP policies, procedures and practices.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, with exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills;
  • Proficiency in other UN languages, particularly French and/or Arabic, is an asset.
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Senior Advisor - Climate ChangeUNDPPort Moresby, Papua New Guinea06/30/2017

Under the overall strategic guidance of UNDP Resident Representative and directly reporting to UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, the Senior Climate Change Adviser is responsible for the management of UNDP’s Energy & Environment (E&E) Portfolio in Papua New Guinea (PNG). This is the largest programme portfolio of UNDP, and incorporates Climate Change (adaptation and mitigation) projects, all environmental projects funded under Global Environment Facility (GEF), including the Small Grants Programme (SGP), Disaster Risk Management as well as Renewable Energy projects.

The Senior Adviser is responsible to conduct high level contextual analyses and research of the political, social, economic and environmental trends related to E&E portfolio and leads policy advice, resource mobilization, partnership building and knowledge management services related to UNDP programmes, He/She will provide strategic advice to UNDP Senior Management in PNG in the relevant programmatic areas, developing multi-year strategies, resource mobilization and implementation plans.

The Senior Adviser will lead a team of international Chief Technical Advisors (CTAs) and Project Managers, and will provide strategic oversight of the portfolio ensuring development and timely implementation of annual work plans. He/she will ensure achievement of quality programme results, through enhanced collaboration and implementation of projects with Government counterparts.

As part of the UNDP Programme Unit in PNG, the Senior Adviser will work closely with the UNDP Governance Portfolio to ensure coherence and cross practice exchange. He/she will maintain a network with colleagues from UNDP regional centres and headquarters, other UN Agencies, International Financial Institutions, Government officials, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society.

Considering the growing portfolio of climate change projects, the Senior Adviser will liaise closely with key Government Departments, including Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) to facilitate dialogue at the national levels, working closely with the Managing Director and supported by the divisional heads.

Duties and Responsibilities
S/he is responsible for the following:

  • Provide substantive technical and strategic advice;
  • Develop and implement a resource mobilization strategy;
  • Ensure strategic direction and effective management of the E&E Portfolio;
  • Provide substantive technical and strategic advice to UNDP Senior Management in PNG:
  • Conduct high level contextual analyses and research of the political, social, economic and environmental trends related to E&E portfolio;
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to UNDP Senior Management for the overall design, development and implementation of various initiatives for E&E portfolio, with a focus on climate change;
  • Develop UNDP policy position papers and internal briefing notes on various E&E programmatic areas for UNDP senior management ((including on climate change);
  • Represent UNDP in UN related activities, such as UN Thematic Group on Energy and Environment, with regards to production of UN policy papers, awareness building and outreach activities;
  • Support to improved communication, awareness and knowledge products for UNDP PNG;
  • Facilitate knowledge building and develop local capacities on E&E, and facilitate knowledge exchanges between PNG and other countries;
  • In close consultation with UNDP Senior Management, initiate and maintain strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and donors covering E&E programmatic areas (with a focus on climate change);
  • Provide strategic guidance to Government of PNG to enhance coordination of ongoing initiatives, including improving weather-related early warning systems and establishment of the multi-hazard early warning hub in PNG (in close collaboration with RIMES - Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System and other regional stakeholders);
  • Develop and implement a resource mobilization strategy:
  • Conduct research and analyses on existing funding opportunities in-country, regional and globally;
  • In close consultation with key Government counterparts and UNDP programme and projects, develop a resource mobilization strategy focusing on existing opportunities, with a focus on climate change (i.e. Green Climate Fund, Global Environment Facility);
  • Support UNDP Country Office with the implementation of the strategy, leading to a set of hard and soft pipeline projects;
  • Ensure strategic direction and effective management of the E&E Portfolios
  • Provide strategic guidance to E&E Chief Technical Advisors and programme staff;
  • Develop and effectively implement the E&E Portfolio annual workplan, in line with UNDAF and CPD;
  • Represent UNDP and lead discussions on behalf of the organization at the relevant Board Meetings;
  • Effectively manage the portfolio and ensure timely implementation of projects, in line with Annual Work Plans;
  • Elaborate effective M&E tools, and ensure timely development and submission of project reports to donors;
  • Develop high quality annual reports, with consolidated programmatic inputs from CTAs and Technical Specialists;
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of CTAs and Technical Specialists, and conduct annual performance evaluations;
  • Assist in the identification of technical expertise and support including assisting with the preparation of TORs, identification and evaluation of experts and reviewing reports.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies
Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Possesses knowledge of overall political context of Asia and the Pacific;
  • Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example;
  • In-depth practical knowledge of planning and inter-disciplinary development issues. 
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information and best practices from within and outside of UNDP;
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness;
  • Demonstrated experience in project development, implementation and monitoring as well as partnership development and resource mobilization;
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Excellent knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit;
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring of development programmes and projects;
  • Ability to formulate and monitor budgets, monitor contributions and investments, monitor transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery;
  • Ability to lead business processes re-engineering, implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change.

Management and Leadership:

  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Leads teams effectively and shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Masters degree in related discipline, i.e. development, economics, social political or environmental sciences, climate sciences forestry, natural resource management, sustainable development, geography or relate field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years professional experience in development field;
  • Experience in conducting policy analysis and providing policy advice at high/senior level;
  • Ability to engage in and contribute to high-level policy dialogues and advisory functions involving high level government counterparts and other stake-holders.
  • Experience working with government, donors or UN previously is an asset;
  • Management experience, including supervision of consultants and coordination of research project teams in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment;
  • In-depth understanding of climate change and sustainable development issues, and their practical implications for sustainable development processes;
  • Previous work experience in the Pacific/South East Asia or developing countries is desirable
  • Experience from policy-related work, planning and management of development cooperation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes;
  • Knowledge of donor practices and modalities;
  • Excellent computer skills, including full working knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software packages.

Language requirement:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
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Environmental OfficerUNHCRGeneva, Switzerland06/30/2017

UNHCR is committed to ensuring sustainable environmental management in its operations to improve the protection and wellbeing of our Persons of Concern (PoCs). In this regard, the Environment Unit at UNHCR in Geneva oversees a broad range of related projects and coordinates the overall environmental policy and enhancement of environmental management in the field through technical guidance, situation analysis and environmental impact assessments.

UNHCR's engagement in energy and environment is receiving increasing attention globally. As displaced persons rely on the natural resources surrounding them, there is a need to address environmental issues starting from the emergency phase, which is the most critical period for UNHCR operations. Decisions made at this time will have a major bearing on both the type and scale of refugee-related environmental impacts in subsequent operational phases.

UNHCR is looking for talented individuals for the Environmental Officer profile to enhance its ability to implement environmental interventions as soon as possible during the emergency phase of a response. The Environmental Officer assists the UNHCR emergency team and the host government in mainstreaming environmental factors into the refugee-hosting arrangements to be made during the emergency phase. The incumbent ensures that environmental issues are considered in the response plan, assesses the environmental conditions and analyze how and to what extent those situations negatively affect the environment and formulate specific projects for reducing or arresting these impacts in consultation with the relevant government agencies, NGOs, UN agencies and sectoral specialists such as shelter, sanitation, water, livelihoods and others. S/he advocates for establishing environmentally-sound refugee assistance arrangements and make recommendations which need to be followed up in the care-and-maintenance phase. Incumbents may be based in the field or in the Country Offices depending on the nature of emergency and security.

Typical functions may include:

  • Participate in site selection and collect and analyses baseline environmental data that can inform site planning and development
  • Collect and analyze existing data and information concerning the status of the environment in the refugee hosting areas;
  • Identify environmental assets and threats related to the emergency phase and establish managements plans and SOPs to minimize environmental impacts  
  • Assess environmental conditions in the selected camps, and assess how and to what extent those situations are affected by the presence of refugees. Define key areas of environmental concern (e.g. deforestation, rangeland degradation, soil erosion, water conservation, biodiversity, wastes, etc);
  • Interview representative of refugees and local populations from all segments of these populations, to examine their relationship with the surrounding environment;
  • Liaise with technical sectors (shelter, sanitation, water, livelihoods, energy, etc.) with a view to minimizing environmental impacts associated with projects and activities in the emergency phase. Where necessary propose environmental projects to rehabilitate initial environmental damage and generate a sense of responsibility among refugee populations;
  • Contact relevant government agencies, both central and local, NGOs, UN agencies, research institutions and local academic institutions to obtain refuge-related information and these institutions¿ recommendations for preventive and mitigation measures. If possible, establish and maintain a network of strategic partnerships to ensure complementary and efficiency gains in assessment, design and implementation of environmental programmes;
  • Propose measures for reducing or arresting the impact of refugees on the environment;
  • Devise a strategy for monitoring of the environmental impact of refugees and refugee operations;
  • Identify skill and knowledge gaps related to environmental issues among UNHCR and partners, including refugees and locals and address these through training and capacity building.
  • Prepare a report and make recommendations which need to be followed up in the care-and-maintenance phase.

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
For positions at the P3 level:

  • Education: (Advanced) University degree in forestry, agroforestry, rural energy, climate change and geography, environmental science, or natural resource management.
  • Job experience: Minimum of 6 years of relevant job experience with a Master's Degree or 8 years with a Bachelor's Degree; at least 2 years of international working experience in development and/or humanitarian settings; at least 5 years of experience dealing with environmental issues
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

For positions at the P4 level:

  • Education: (Advanced) University degree in forestry, agroforestry, rural energy, climate change and geography, environmental science, or natural resource management.
  • Job experience: Minimum of 10 years of relevant job experience with a Master's Degree or 12 years with a Bachelor's Degree; at least 4 years of international working experience development and/or humanitarian settings; at least 7years of experience dealing with environmental issues.
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.
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Senior Consultant (f/m) – Corporate CO2- and water-management (Full-time)The First Climate MarketsFrankfurt, Germany06/30/2017

The First Climate team is made up of a group of dynamic, energetic and highly creative individuals who source and develop carbon offset, renewable energy and water projects for their corporate clients. To complement this vibrant team we are looking for a “Senior Consultant CO2 – water management” for our corporate clients in Germany and globally.

Key consulting fields include:

  • Corporate climate strategy and CO2-management
  • Corporate water strategy and water management
  • Calculation and reporting of CO2-and water footprints for corporates and products
  • Valuation, management and reporting of natural capital for corporate clients
  • EU-ETS compliance for corporates in Germany affected by the EU-ETS

Key tasks:

  • Strategic development of First Climate’s consulting business
  • Sourcing and management of consultancy mandates
  • Set up and manage a team of consultants at First Climate

The ideal candidate has a relevant study background and a minimum of 5 years working experience in environmental consulting and business development. He or she is experienced in CO2- and water management and feels comfortable engaging with international counterparties on a strategic and transactional level. Fluent spoken and written English is required!

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MIKE Subregional Support Officer, Southeast Asia (SSO, SEA)IUCNBangkok, Thailand07/02/2017

RESPONSIBILITIES
The MIKE Sub-regional Support Officer, Southeast Asia (SSO, SEA) will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the Southeast Asia component of the Asia Wildlife Law Enforcement and Demand Management Project. 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Project implementation
• Be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of CITES-MIKE in the Southeast Asia sub-region: 
a) Overall Responsibilities:
- Implement the MIKE programme in accordance with CITES Resolution 10.10, in liaison with the relevant governments, the IUCN Country Offices and key NGO partners at senior level;
- Implement Result 4 of the EU-financed project, in accordance with the Project Contribution Agreement, and ensure that the relevant requirements of the Contribution Agreement are met, including technical and financial reporting and audit requirements;
- Develop and implement a MIKE Programme annual workplan, including monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the workplan under the MIKE Programme Implementation Monitoring System (MIMS);
- Provide the Secretariat for Sub-regional Partners' Meetings, including the sub-regional range States' Steering Committee sessions, as well as technical and logistical support to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of these meetings;
- Provide technical assistance and advice in the implementation of the MIKE Programme to the MIKE national and site focal points within the sub-region.
b) Technical Responsibilities:
- Contribute to the development and adaptation, and field testing, of MIKE Programme approaches, tools and methodologies for application in the Asian context, and provide feedback on potential improvements or amendments needed, and in particular, the development and adaptation of the MIKE Programme monitoring protocols, in close consultation with the MIKE Programme Data Scientist;
- Support MIKE sites in the regular collection and synthesis of elephant mortality data in accordance with the MIKE Programme monitoring protocols developed, including follow-up assistance in enhancing the reliability of such data, and carrying out on-side data audits where required and the application of the MIKE SITE Data Quality Assessment;
- Provide technical support and advice to MIKE sites, as well as limited material support as appropriate, in order to facilitate the full functioning of the sites in their use of the ranger-based monitoring systems and MIKE protocols, including the regular application of MIKE Sites ranger-based monitoring systems status assessment; 
- Organise trainings to build site-level capacity in the effective use of ranger-based monitoring methodologies and systems in accordance with the MIKE Programme monitoring protocols, in particular supporting adaptive site management and law enforcement practices; 
- Participate in the adaptation (as necessary) of the MIKE law enforcement capacity self-assessments, based on the framework currently used in Africa, in close consultation with the MIKE Programme Data Scientist;
- Support participating MIKE sites in the implementation of MIKE law enforcement capacity self-assessments, including synthesis of information generated from capacity assessments, and carrying out on-site audits of assessment results as and where practical;
- Provide technical support and advice to participating range States in developing systems for compiling and synthesizing ranger-based monitoring information, and the use of this information in formulating strategies and actions aimed at enhancing protection, in close collaboration with the MIKE Programme Data Scientist;
- Coordinate the storage, analysis, management and reporting of national ranger-based monitoring and law enforcement capacity information at sub-regional level, in close collaboration with the MIKE Programme Data Scientist;
- Lead the logistical organisation and technical preparation for the Sub-regional Partner Meetings and ensure the effective and efficient delivery of these meetings and preparation and dissemination of the meeting minutes (or other meeting records);
- Participate in the preparation and dissemination of MIKE Programme Site Reports, including consolidating all appropriate MIKE data, in collaboration with the MIKE Programme Data Scientist. 
c) Management Responsibilities: 
- Be responsible for overseeing the budget allocated to the MIKE SSU, including authorising and reporting of all expenditures, and the timely request of additional funds to support work plan implementation;
- Supervise MIKE staff hired at the sub-regional office level, as well as the hiring and work of any other support staff (including consultants) required for the implementation and management of the MIKE SSU’s objectives and responsibilities, including conducting performance appraisals;
- Provide inputs as necessary into the MIKE Programme Project Implementation Monitoring System (MIMS), including the provision of MIKE elephant mortality and law enforcement benchmark monitoring information, project implementation monitoring information in accordance with the overall and SSU annual workplans, and information on project effectiveness in accordance with indicators identified in relevant sections of the project logical framework;
- Provide progress reports in accordance with the reporting procedures provided by the CITES Secretariat and the MIKE Programme Coordinator;
- Communicate regularly with the MIKE Programme CCU regarding project implementation progress and challenges, the methodologies and tools used, data quality and reporting issues, and financial and administrative matters, as required.

Programme development
• Assist with the development of new project concepts and proposals addressing NRG’s species conservation and wildlife trade priorities. These should be developed in accordance with IUCN’s standard project preparation procedures and quality management processes, and in consultation with relevant programme staff, Members, Commissions and partners, in keeping with the "One Programme" approach. 
• Provide species-related guidance and technical support to IUCN country programmes.

Programme planning, assessment and reporting
• Contribute to the production of relevant technical reports and outputs as stipulated in the yearly work plans of NRG.
• Contribute to information sharing, lessons learning and documentation of project and programme experiences. 

Networking, relationship building and communications
• Maintain regular contacts with IUCN Members, IUCN Commission members and partners, with a particular focus on SSC and TRAFFIC, with a view to building relationships and exploring new areas of cooperation for the IUCN programme in general and NRG in particular. 
• Assist with the development and implementation of appropriate communications and knowledge management activities to support NRG’s work.

Capacity development
• Provide technical advice and backstopping to help promote the use of best practice approaches by IUCN staff in the region, particularly in relation to the collection of data on the illegal killing of flagship species and law enforcement capacity. 
• Keep abreast of the latest developments in biodiversity conservation emerging both from within IUCN and from outside the organisation, and help ensure that relevant publications, tools and best practices are made available to regional and national programme staff.

Other Duties
• Represent IUCN at national, regional and international events, as requested by IUCN and in consultation with the MIKE Coordinator.
• Carry out other relevant tasks assigned by, and mutually agreed with, the line manager and in consultation with the MIKE Coordinator.

REQUIREMENTS
     • A Master’s Degree in Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Behavioural Science or a related field

• A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, with at least 3 years of field experience working on large mammal populations and/or the illegal wildlife trade, ideally in Southeast Asia

• Previous experience on elephant ecology would be an advantage

• Previous experience of working with government forest departments/wildlife departments in Southeast Asia would be desirable

• Proven experience in project and budget management as well as experience in capacity building and working as a trainer in a multi-cultural setting

• Proven skills as a researcher and analyst

• Proven experience and understanding of GIS, database structure design and data extraction principles; experience of working with SMART or similar protected area decision-support tools would be an advantage

• Fluent in English (verbal/written) with excellent communication and presentation skills

• Proficient in using office applications (MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint) and other web-based management systems.

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Postdoc Position (m/f) – Ecosystem ServicesThe Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)Leipzig, Germany07/02/2017

Your tasks:

  • Conduct ecosystem service research using earth observation data within the international project “ECOPOTENTIAL” with focus on habitats in European national parks
  • Data-based documentation and statistical analyses of effects of land use, land use change on ecosystem services using earth observation data
  • Development of a participatory conservation research project with citizen science aspects for ecosystem services research in close collaboration with ECOPOTENTIAL partners and other European organisations
  • Participation in regular iDiv workshops and seminars on biodiversity, contribution to international ecosystem service networks and to third party funding applications
  • High-quality scientific outputs in the form of journal publications and contribution to relevant high-level policy and practice reports

Your profile:

  • PhD Degree or equivalent university degree in environmental science, ecology, geosciences or equivalent in a relevant subject area linked to ecosystem service research
  • Knowledge of ecosystem service research
  • Excellent skills in the application of GIS analyses and statistical tools
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong personal responsibility
  • Experience with citizen science concepts 
  • Track record in scientific publications
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Moreover, the ability to work, communicate and interact in an international collaborative consortium and ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders is essential. Good command of German desirable.

We offer:

  • Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and close to being ready for application
  • Work in inter-disciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks
  • A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
  • Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
  • Remuneration to the TVöD public-sector pay grade13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits
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Business Development Manager Climate ActionSouthpole GroupZurich, London or Stockholm07/05/2017

In this role, you will be responsible for growing our Climate Action business with focus on Carbon Offsetting and Renewable Energy Solutions. You will identify and assess new business opportunities to strengthen South Pole Group's leading market position. In addition, you will develop tailor-made solutions to help new and existing clients manage their climate risks with our exiting range of solutions. You will be a key player within the Sales Team, able to work across a range of client sectors and have the opportunity to deal with major multinational clients. This challenging position requires an enthusiastic and dynamic professional with relevant experience in sales and client relationship management. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to work with the leading global player in sustainability and to grow professionally.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Create new business opportunities to help driving our business forward
  • Effectively recognise client needs and successfully convey our value proposition
  • Represent us in client meetings, at conferences and trade shows
  • Develop compelling proposals together with our Marketing, Portfolio and Implementation teams
  • Coordinate the offering process in terms of content and timeline
  • Establish and maintain client accounts from prospecting to deal closing
  • Coordinate deliverables with our Implementation team
  • Meet and exceed client's expectations

Your profile

  • Strong track record in business development
  • 5+ years sales experience
  • Experience in the field of corporate responsibility, sustainable development and/or climate change is preferred
  • Entrepreneurial and self motivated mindset, sense of responsibility and willingness to take initiative
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% (mainly in Europe)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English; German and/or French is a strong plus
  • Enjoy networking and meeting new people

We offer

  • Work in a growing global company with a real commitment to sustainability and fighting climate change
  • Excellent team spirit and working with dedicated and enthusiastic people
  • Leverage your talents with our cutting-edge sustainability solutions and access to a broad client portfolio
  • Salary commensurate with your experience and competitive bonus structure
http://www.thesouthpolegroup.com/careers/vacancies/business-development-manager-climate-action
Programme Management OfficerUNEPNairobi07/06/2017

    
This position is funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment byhim or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. 1. All applicants arestrongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the eadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. 2. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.
 
Org. Setting and Reporting
 
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The overall objective of the UN Environment’s Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. The Division promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities (http://www.unep.fr/). The position is located in the Economy Division, Energy and Climate Branch, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Climate Mitigation Unit, Nairobi duty Station.
 
Responsibilities
 
1.Task Manage the GEF climate change Enabling Activity Portfolio by: 

a.Participate in project inception meetings and Steering Committee meetings with a view to ensure project implementation readiness and sound and timely project implementation;
b.Regularly monitor project progress and performance and troubleshooting projects at risk. Informing management of any significant risks or project problems and taking action and following up on decisions made;
c.Analyze  the quality of the projects outputs and coordinating support to improve their quality when necessary;
d.Provide oversight to project execution and in doing so ensuring that all UN Environment and the GEF criteria rules and regulations are adhered to by project partners;
e.Monitor reporting by project executing partners and provide rompt feedback on the contents of the report and consolidate progress reports, terminal reports and participate in evaluation for  projects;
f.Maintain adequate project-related documentation;
g.Apply adaptive management principles to the supervision of the project;
h.Assist with the preparation of project revisions, ensuring that project revision documentation is complete and in accordance with the GEF requirements;
i.Take responsibility to ensure that project is financially closed in a prompt manner after completion of project activities;
j.Provide administrative, operational, and technical advice to governments on the GEF climate change enabling activity projects;
k.Supervise consultants by designing their terms of reference, setting objectives, standards and monitoring and appraising their performance;
l.Ensuring coordination as appropriate of project activities with the activities of other relevant projects; 
m.Provide guidance to consultants and support staff, setting objectives and standards, monitoring and appraising their performance, identifying training needs and facilitating and environment of team work and high productivity;

2.Conceive and develop new Climate Change Enabling Activity project proposals:
a.Contribute to UN Environment's climate change enabling activities portfolio strategy;
b.Identify and develop new portfolio of new climate change concepts and project proposals based on the expressed needs of countries and relevant intergovernmental decisions
c.Discuss and clear such concepts with the Senior Programme Officer;
d.Consult with UN Environment's divisions and regional offices as necessary;
e.Present and defend concepts at the Concept Review Clearance and projects at the Project Review Committee;
f.Address UN Environment, the GEF Secretariat and Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel reviews and ensures that recommendations are considered in further project development by the executing agency;
g.Work with the Fund Management Officer to internalize project preparation grants and project documents upon the GEF's approval;
h.Develop and maintain close communication and relations with relevant government officials, international research organizations, UN agencies, the GEF, governments and UN Environment collaborating centers on climate change enabling activities.
i.Guide and direct consultants and government agency officials in developing new climate change enabling activity project proposals to match the objectives and decisions of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  and the GEF with the needs of the countries.
j.Advise Governments on emerging GEF climate change enabling activity issues to enable them to identify their needs and requirements for project proposals
k.Liaise and maintain good relations with the GEF and the GEF Secretariat staff on operational and policy matters.

3.Participate in UN Environment and the GEF corporate tasks:
a.Contribute to Council document reviews as needed;
b.Represent the GEF in UN Environment and the GEF-related meetings;
c.Participate in the UN Environment Project Review Committee;
d.Provide input to UN Environment and the GEF policy and information documents as necessary;
e.Provide input to UN Environment and the GEF corporate evaluations, including country portfolio evaluations, thematic evaluations and impact evaluations and to the preparation of the Management Action Record.
 
Competencies
 
Professionalism – Proven capability to source and develop new concepts and projects, mobilise funds and supervise an existing portfolio of projects under implementation, particularly in the Least Developing Countries. Practical experience in dealing with government authorities and other project stakeholders. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignment given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Experience in using climate change models for the reporting requirements of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Exposure to working in multi-cultural environment and international organisations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Client Orientation – the incumbent will be dealing with the Global Environment Facility Secretariat, UN Environment Divisions, project proponents, government officials, Non-Government Organisations’ and other UN agencies. In these liaisons, the incumbent has to demonstrate client orientation in meeting the combined needs of the various organizations and fitting it into the focal area programme of work; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients.

Planning and Organizing – proven ability to plan and organize focal area programme of work of the unit into the Division’s work programme ensuring timely and effective delivery of results; develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments, adjusting them as required.
 
Education
 
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Engineering, Environment, Statistical Modelling, Energy or related area.  A first university degree with a combination of two years professional and academic qualifications may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
 
Work Experience
 
A minimum of five years of relevant work experience with National Communications, Biennial Update Reports and National Determined Contributions. International experience in Global Environment Facility project management and climate change related issues is required. Experience in sourcing and developing new concepts and projects, mobilizing funds and supervising an existing portfolio of projects especially in Least Developing Countries is an asset .Experience IN the negotiation process is an added advantage.
 
Languages
 
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required.  Working knowledge of other official UN  languages is desirable.
 
Assessment
 
Assessment Method Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
 
United Nations Considerations
 
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. 

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
 

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Regional Director - West and Central AfricaIUCNOuagadougou, Burkina Faso07/06/2017

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Regional Director leads the development and effective implementation of the IUCN Programme in West and Central Africa. This position requires an accomplished and credible manager with good understanding of environmental policy issues in the regional context. The Regional Director is supported by a range of experts but has the institutional responsibility to authoritatively handle a broad spectrum of subjects ranging from biodiversity and ecosystem based resource management strategies and policies to organizational management and financial planning.

As the official representative of IUCN in the region, the Regional Director is responsible for maintaining a high and professional corporate profile for IUCN, particularly with IUCN members and partners.

As the most senior leader, the Regional Director is accountable for financial, personnel and administrative matters and is also responsible for ensuring the financial viability of the regional programme. The Regional Director ensures that all organizational activities are consistently performed under the principles of equity, fairness, inclusiveness and respect for the diversity of people.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

• Represent IUCN in the region in a manner that promotes IUCN's mission and enhances the status of the Union among decision-making bodies, intergovernmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector.
• Initiate and facilitate initiatives and dialogues on key issues of conservation policy based on IUCN's regional and global priorities.
• Develop and maintain long-term fund generation strategies and nurture relations with the donor community in the region in coordination with the Strategic Partnerships Unit in Headquarters.
• Oversee preparation, implementation, evaluation and reporting of multi-year programmes for IUCN's work in West and Central Africa, in line with IUCN's global programme and business model.
• Support the operational management of all IUCN Hubs activities in the region and ensure the efficient management of financial and human resources including development and maintenance of relevant policies, procedures and control systems.
• Develop and maintain regular contact with governments, regional and national committees of Members, existing and potential IUCN Members, partner organizations, Councillors, and Commission members.
• In collaboration with Membership focal points and the IUCN Constituency Unit, implement the IUCN Membership Strategy,
• Implement the IUCN Membership Strategy and develop a membership recruitment and retention plan.
• Contribute to the management of the IUCN Secretariat and Programme.
• Build and nurture a coherent IUCN team within the Region and develop deeper collaboration opportunities that strengthen IUCN’s presence in Africa.

REQUIREMENTS
• Enthusiastic commitment and vision, characterized by:
- A commitment to nature conservation and sustainable use.
- Ability to provide inspiration and strategic direction.

• General:
- Post graduate or advanced degree in either business management or a subject related to conservation and sustainable development, with relevant experience in the other. 
- Solid knowledge of conservation and sustainable development policy issues as well as the geopolitical, development and multi-stakeholder contexts in West and Central Africa. Sound understanding of how this fits into the global context. 
- At least 15 years’ professional experience in senior management and governance of a complex multinational organization or programme in an area related to conservation and/or sustainable development, of which at least 5 years in West and Central Africa.

• Leadership abilities and experience, maturity and management skills, characterized by:
- A deep sense of self-awareness as evidenced by the ability to articulate one’s own strengths, weaknesses and one’s impact on others.
- Unimpeachable integrity as evidenced by behavior, communication style and way of handling ambiguous or difficult situations.
- Demonstrated ability to manage and lead the work of the Secretariat with diverse skills, personalities, and backgrounds.
- Proven ability to effectively delegate, empower and motivate staff and others. 
- Experience developing teams and individuals and effectively leading improvement and change.
- Clear commitment to fostering a culture of high performance and accountability, demonstrated in the ability to manage by results, differentiate performance and assertively give feedback and take decisive action when necessary.
- Demonstrated ability to both plan and take action, keeping the staff focused on priorities.
- Demonstrated experience in the selection, coaching and appraisal of staff.
- Demonstrated experience building teams diverse in gender, nationality and background to achieve business results. This commitment to diversity and inclusion should be exemplified through staffing decisions (recruitment, promotion, recognition, etc.) and the ability to model behaviors that promote a more inclusive organizational culture.

• Senior management experience, characterized by:
- Demonstrated experience and achievements in organizational, financial and personnel management, and in decision-making.
- Proven experience in maintaining and nurturing expert networks with demonstrated ability to handle politically and culturally sensitive issues. 
- Maintain a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent;

• Professional competencies, characterized by:
- Good understanding of world affairs and experience with the workings of Multilateral Environmental Agreements and governmental and non-governmental institutions. 
- Ability and commitment to act in accordance with the core values of integrity, respect for diversity and professionalism as spelled out in IUCN’s Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics.

• Sound judgment and decision making, characterized by:
- Experience in identifying key issues in a complex situation, and consulting, gathering, and analyzing relevant information before proposing and implementing decisive actions or recommendations.
- Well-organized and logical in thought and action.
- Ability to foresee and manage risk.

• Fluent in French and English. 

- Ability to travel frequently within the region and globally

APPLICATIONS
Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.
 

https://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.show&vacId=1575&lang=en
Regional Programme Development Consultant - Green Climate Fund, Climate Finance and partnershipsFAOBangkok, Thailand07/07/2017

UN FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO-RAP) is responsible for leading FAO’s response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of focused, multi-disciplinary projects and programmes. FAO-RAP has developed a regional strategy to better support its member countries to scale-up action to address the impacts and drivers of climate change in the agriculture and land-use sectors; particularly adaptation and mitigation
actions identified as part of countries intended Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) under the Paris Agreement.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a financial mechanism under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which helps fund climate finance investment in low-emission and climate-resilient development. The GCF was established by 194 countries in December 2010, and funding of USD 10.2 billion has been pledged thus far. The GCF has identified several strategic impact areas that are directly within the remit of FAO: agriculture and related land use management, REDD+ implementation, renewable energy, and sustainable forest management to support mitigation and adaptation. FAO has recently become an Accredited Entity under the Green Climate Fund. FAO country offices have started engaging with member country governments and other partners to develop a GCF project pipeline that will contribute to country NDC priorities and the FAO-RAP regional climate strategy.
 
In this context, FAO-RAP is seeking a consultant to support the development of GCF project pipeline and other climate finance projects in the region. The consultant will manage the day-to-day support to the GCF project pipeline in Asia-Pacific, support the preparation of concept notes and funding proposals for submission to the GCF and other climate finance mechanisms. This will the timely provision of programming and technical support for various FAO teams at the country and regional levels, preparing assessments and documentation to support the preparation of short project proposals, concept notes, full proposals and other materials necessary to support applications for climate finance in support of FAO member country priorities related to climate change,
agriculture, land-use and food security.

Reporting Lines
The consultant will work under the supervision of the FAO-RAP Resilience and Natural Resources Officers (Climate Change), and in collaboration with relevant technical officers – members of the FAO-RAP Climate Change Task Group. The consultant will also work
directly with FAO country office teams responsible for developing specific GCF projects and in collaboration with relevant GCF programme and technical staff at FAO Headquarters (HQ).

Technical Focus
The technical focus of this position covers issues associated with climate change in the agriculture and land-use sectors, climate finance and project/programme design.

Tasks and responsibilities
Key Functions
1) Provide expertise for the development, approval and delivery of climate investment projects for FAO member countries in Asia-Pacific in accordance with FAO Strategic Framework, GCF programming and country priorities.
2) Ensure the RAP-GCF portfolio of projects/programmes are developed and will be implemented and managed efficiently and effectively to consistently deliver high quality, high impact, sustainable climate adaptation, mitigation and development results.
3) Contribute to the strategic programming of FAO’s GCF and climate change work, and assist in coordinating FAO-RAP GCF work in the region.
4) Ensure quality control at all stages of the GCF project cycle, in line with GCF and FAO-RAP eligibility criteria and programme directions.

Specific Functions
1) Review and further develop the existing RAP pipeline of GCF Short Project Proposals (SPP), Concept Notes (CN), Project Preparation Facility Applications (PPFA) and Full Proposals (FP);
2) Assist to screen and prioritize SPP, CN and PPFAs for additional support from FAO-RAP using the FAO-RAP GCF screening process and FAO GCF submission process;
3) Provide, facilitate and manage support, including by other consultants, to FAO country offices and technical officers to develop high quality SPP, CN, PPFAs and FP for submission to country-level stakeholders and the GCF including answering queries on GCF processes and issues related to quality of SPP, CN, PPFAs and FP;
4) Prepare regular update, briefing, reports and guidance on the progress with development of the FAO-RAP GCF pipeline and the GCF processes, board meetings and other events;
5) Identify existing and pipeline investments (public, private, MDB, donor, other) that could serve a sound basis for expanding the portfolio of GCF and climate finance projects in forestry, land (including tenure issues), water, renewable energy, and agriculture sectors where FAO technical focus and comparative advantages are leveraged;
6) Work with FAO-RAP technical officers to identify possible regional projects ideas that could be developed by FAO, in collaboration with related governments in the region, the GCF as well as other climate financing partners;
7) Consult with key stakeholders including specific country government officials, GCF National Designated Authority (NDAs), FAO counterpart Ministries, potential fiduciary entities, and other partners needed for project proposals and confirmation of support and partnerships;
8) Support other elements of the GCF and climate finance processes and issues as required by RAP and HQ.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Minimum Requirements
 Advanced university degree in natural resource economics, natural resource management or a related fields.
 At least seven years of relevant experience in developing countries on natural resource management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and project/programme design.
 High level of proficiency in English.

FAO Core Competencies
 Results Focus
 Teamwork
 Communication
 Building Effective Relationships
 Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills
 Work experience in more than one location or area of work
 Extent and relevance of experience in preparing successful proposals and applications, especially investment projects, targeting multilateral sources of climate and/or other finance sources.
 Extent and relevance of experience in working with country level stakeholders to develop activities to address complex problems related to climate change, natural resource management and agriculture related challenges.
 Ability to work with diverse teams at country, regional and global levels.

http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC4249.pdf
Environment & Climate OfficerIFADAnkara, Turkey07/09/2017

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Environment & Climate Officer in Ankara, Turkey.

IFAD is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Environment & Climate Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Providing technical expertise in the Identification, elaboration and assessment, in accordance with existing organization guidelines, technical opportunities, proposals and feasibility studies for development projects and programmes and monitoring their execution.
  • Participating in country programme management teams (CPMTs) and providing technical, analytical inputs to IFAD country strategic opportunity papers (COSOPs), project designs as well as to other policy documents related to rural development and poverty reduction.
  • Participating in project missions and pilots as necessary.
  • Building partnerships with complementary technical organizations, NGOs, and specialized departments of other development agencies as potential operational and strategic partners.
  • Strengthening IFAD’s representation and communication in technical issues (including representing IFAD at international, regional, inter-agency meetings, seminars and conferences for a).
  • Mobilizing new resources for IFAD through partnerships and outreach activities.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree from an accredited institution in the field of specialization, e.g. environmental studies, agronomy, environmental economics, geography, climatology or rural development.
  • At least 5 years progressively responsible experience in, and demonstrated understanding of, development initiatives in rural development and climate and environment issues.
  • Demonstrated by substantive work experience, and solid understanding of climate change issues and climate-related impacts on rural development, ideally acquired by working on climate change-related, rural development, or disaster risk reduction projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and the prominent regional language where the incumbent is assigned is required.
  • Working knowledge of another official language (e.g . Arabic, French or Russian) is an asset.
https://job.ifad.org/psc/IFHRPRDE/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/s/WEBLIB_IFA_FORM.ISCRIPT1.FieldFormula.IScript_IFADSimulation?route=viewJobPosting&joid=1544
Postdoc (m/f): Global groundwater modelThe Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)Leipzig, Germany07/14/2017

Postdoc (m/f): Global groundwater model
for the development of a global groundwater model with the aim to estimate shallow groundwater resources and to model baseflow within the model chain of the collaborative project.

Working time 100 % (39 h/week), initially limited to 30 April 2020 with the possibility of extension until 31 July 2020 (subject to the release of funds). The preferred starting date is 1 August 2017. 

Your tasks:
The objective of a position is to develop a MODFLOW based regional groundwater model to be coupled to the agra-hydrological model PROMET and the hydrological model mHM with the aim to estimate shallow groundwater resources worldwide and to estimate baseflow within the model chain of the collaborative project. Moreover, groundwater indicators are to be defined together with decision makers and to be calculated for groundwater management worldwide.

Your profile:

  • PhD in mathematics, environmental informatics or computational hydrogeology
  • Excellent English skills
  • The candidate should be motivated to work in a highly interdisciplinary team

We offer:

  • Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and close to being ready for application
  • Work in inter-disciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks
  • A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
  • Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
  • Remuneration up to the TVöD public-sector pay grade 13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits
https://recruitingapp-5128.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/1079/Description/2
Executive Secretary of the International Whaling CommissionInternational Whaling CommissionCambridge07/21/2017

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) invites applications for the post of Executive Secretary. 

The IWC is an inter-governmental organisation with a membership of 88 Contracting Governments.  It is the global body responsible for the conservation of whale stocks and the management of whaling, and its headquarters are in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The Executive Secretary is the head of the Commission’s Secretariat and must be impartial in coordinating the interests of all Contracting Governments. S/he is responsible for the efficient management of the Secretariat including development of the Commission’s budget and associated programme of work, organisation of meetings of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies, and maintenance of relationships with other international organisations.

Prospective candidates must have proven leadership and management ability.  Experience in the international arena, especially with inter-governmental organisations would be advantageous.

The post is graded at the equivalent seniority of D.1 level on the United Nations salary scale and attracts a net salary (after IWC staff assessment) of £94,365.97 British Pounds.  Under the terms of the IWC’s headquarters agreement, permanent staff do not pay UK income tax on salaries from the Commission. 

Further details, including the detailed person specification and application procedure can be downloaded from our website at www.iwc.int.

Interviews will take place week commencing 4th September 2017 in Shimonoseki, Japan.

https://iwc.int/vacancies
Endangered Species Policy SpecialistCenter for Biological Diversity (CBD)Washington, D.C., USA07/31/2017

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature and to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, the CBD works to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. They do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

The Center is currently looking for a full-time Endangered Species Policy Specialist for our Endangered Species Program. This position can be located in our Washington D.C. office.

General Position Overview
The CBD seeks an energetic and creative advocate with strong analytic, oral and written communication skills to fight back against legislative threats and efforts by the Trump administration to roll back public lands protections. The policy specialist will analyze and respond to congressional legislation and federal agency efforts to increase resource extraction on our nation's national forests, refuges, monuments and Bureau of Land Management lands, as well as efforts to transfer public lands to private interests. The policy specialist will communicate their analyses to the media and public through high-impact written materials and other means. This position will play an important role in elevating the Center's work to defend our nation's core environmental laws.

Primary Duties

  • Track and analyze legislative attacks seeking to weaken protections for endangered species. Develop rapid-response press releases, reports and other materials to educate the public on these legislative attacks.
  • Engage the public through electronic action alerts and other tools to ensure that political leaders hear constituent voices in support of public lands.
  • Lobby Congress to defend public lands from harmful legislation.
  • Engage other environmental groups, religious organizations, hunting and fishing groups, and others to help defeat legislative and other threats to endangered species.
  • Develop opposition research and other materials to respond to hostile congressional hearings. Assist with congressional briefings to further positive narratives about protecting endangered species.
  • Assist with oversight of Trump administration officials, including through use of the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Assist with organizing people for congressional hearings and events in Washington, D.C., to help hold politicians accountable.

Essential Qualities, Qualifications and Skills

  • Advanced degree required, law degree preferred.
  • One to three years of demonstrated experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of the public lands management laws required.
  • General knowledge of environmental laws and other wildlife protection laws preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental protections.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated analytic abilities.
  • Experience lobbying at the federal or state level preferred.
  • Background in conservation preferred.
  • A passion for and knowledge of the natural world, biodiversity, wildlife and waters.
  • Experience conducting research, including database work, highly desirable.

Benefits Package

  • Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan.
  • Paid STD and LTD.
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match.
  • Generous time off policies.
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code.

Application process
Please apply online by submitting a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and reference list. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. They welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. They are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth. They are an equal opportunity employer.

https://biologicaldiversity.applicantpro.com/jobs/501109.html
Forest AdvocateCenter for Biological Diversity (CBD)Flagstaff, Arizona, USA07/31/2017

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature and to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, the CBD works to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. They do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

The Center is currently looking for a full-time Southwest Advocate for our Public Lands Program. This position has a preferred location of Flagstaff, Arizona with other locations in the southwest considered.

General Position Overview

The CBD seeks an experienced conservation advocate to defend and protect national forests and public lands and waters in Arizona and New Mexico from a broad range of threats, including livestock grazing, logging and other destructive uses, and to promote ecologically appropriate restoration.

Primary Duties

  • Track, analyze and comment on national forest plans and projects on federally owned public lands throughout Arizona and New Mexico (Region 3).
  • Identify, develop and advocate for proposals to protect species and their habitats.
  • Provide science support and field work for restoration efforts in Arizona and New Mexico (i.e. 4FRI, North Kaibab, etc.).
  • Conduct field visits to assess forest projects throughout Region 3.
  • Assess and field-truth livestock grazing impacts on habitat and threatened and endangered species.
  • Organize conservation allies to analyze, comment and generally engage in all aspects of ongoing forest plan revisions in New Mexico.
  • Organize and gather people for town hall meetings, agency hearings and comment periods. Create events at which constituents have an opportunity to make their voices heard and hold politicians accountable.
  • Create news events to get the word out about Center's Southwest forest campaign through the media. Meet with editorial boards and get op-eds published.
  • Develop materials for the Public Lands website highlighting threats to Southwest forests and waters and making the case for protecting and restoring public lands values.
  • Engage the public through action alerts and other tools to ensure that political leaders hear constituent voices in support of protecting forests, and species on national forests in Arizona and New Mexico.
  • Engage with and recruit other environmental groups and a broad range of constituents, including religious organizations, hunting and fishing groups, youth organizations, local and outdoor recreation businesses, and others to join our campaigns.

Essential qualities, qualifications and skills

  • Extensive experience with the National Environmental Policy Act, National Forest Management Act and Forest Service appeal process; familiarity with the Endangered Species Act.
  • Training/experience in fire science and field biology, a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizing skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities.
  • Familiarity with southwestern ecosystems, public lands issues and regional politics preferred.
  • Passion and a successful track record regarding organizing, educating and motivating others.
  • Minimum bachelor's degree in relevant fields. Master or doctoral degree preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with similar job duties.
  • A passion for and knowledge of the natural world, biodiversity, wildlife and waters.
  • Experience conducting research, including database work, highly desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the Southwest region.

Benefits Package

  • Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan.
  • Paid STD and LTD.
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match.
  • Generous time off policies.
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code.

Application Process
Please apply online by submitting a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and reference list. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. They welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. They are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth. They are an equal opportunity employer.

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Public Lands Policy SpecialistCenter for Biological Diversity (CBD)Washington, D.C., USA07/31/2017

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature and to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, the CBD works to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. They do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

The Center is currently looking for a full-time Public Lands Policy Specialist for our Public Lands Program. This position can be located in our Washington D.C. office.

General Position Overview
The CBD seeks a dynamic individual to defend our public lands and waters from attacks by Congress and the incoming Trump administration. We seek an energetic and creative advocate with strong analytic, oral and written communication skills to fight back against legislative threats and efforts by the Trump administration to roll back public lands protections. The policy specialist will analyze and respond to congressional legislation and federal agency efforts to increase resource extraction on our nation's national forests, refuges, monuments and Bureau of Land Management lands, as well as efforts to transfer public lands to private interests. The policy specialist will communicate their analyses to the media and public through high-impact written materials and other means. This position will play an important role in elevating the Center's work to defend our nation's core environmental laws.

Primary Duties

  • Track and analyze legislative attacks seeking to weaken protections for endangered species. Develop rapid-response press releases, reports and other materials to educate the public on these legislative attacks.
  • Engage the public through electronic action alerts and other tools to ensure that political leaders hear constituent voices in support of public lands.
  • Lobby Congress to defend public lands from harmful legislation.
  • Engage other environmental groups, religious organizations, hunting and fishing groups, and others to help defeat legislative and other threats to endangered species.
  • Develop opposition research and other materials to respond to hostile congressional hearings. Assist with congressional briefings to further positive narratives about protecting endangered species.
  • Assist with oversight of Trump administration officials, including through use of the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Assist with organizing people for congressional hearings and events in Washington, D.C., to help hold politicians accountable.

Essential Qualities, Qualifications and Skills

  • Advanced degree required, law degree preferred.
  • One to three years of demonstrated experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of the public lands management laws required.
  • General knowledge of environmental laws and other wildlife protection laws preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental protections.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated analytic abilities.
  • Experience lobbying at the federal or state level preferred.
  • Background in conservation preferred.
  • A passion for and knowledge of the natural world, biodiversity, wildlife and waters.
  • Experience conducting research, including database work, highly desirable.

Benefits Package

  • Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan.
  • Paid STD and LTD.
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match.
  • Generous time off policies.
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code.

Application Process
Please apply online by submitting a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and reference list. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. They welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. They are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth. They are an equal opportunity employer.

https://biologicaldiversity.applicantpro.com/jobs/501118.html
Temporary Field TechniciansBattelle Ecology, Inc.Multiple locations, USA09/09/2017

Reporting to the Manager Field Operations the Temporary Field Technicians assist with field observation; sample collection and handling; sample processing and sample shipment of a variety of taxa. The Temporary Field technician will perform field and laboratory activities based on a set schedule under the guidance of a Lead Temporary Field Technician and permanent Field Technicians.

Field sampling activities include the following observation and specimen collection activities:

  • Plant diversity observations
  • Plant biomass and primary productivity measurements
  • Rodent live trapping
  • Invertebrate collections
  • Sediment, soil and water sample collection
  • Lake/stream bathymetry and morphology
  • Riparian mapping

The following requirements must be met to be considered for this position:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability and willingness to work varied schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evening and weekends.
  • Ability to work safely in variable field conditions
  • Must possess a current and valid State issued driver’s license with insurable Department of Motor vehicle record (parking violations, minor driving offenses excluded) as determined by Battelle Ecology Inc.’s insurance provider.
  • Must have permanent authorization for US employment. Battelle Ecology, Inc. will not provide any kind of visa sponsorship.

Battelle Ecology, Inc. provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle Ecology, Inc.

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