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International Union for Conservation of Nature Ouagadougou, Centre Region, Burkina Faso
Mar 29, 2017
Full time
RESPONSIBILITIES Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director, the Regional Programme Coordinator is responsible for the strategic development, steering and monitoring of the IUCN PACO Programme, which consists of Programme activities (projects) in most of the 24 countries in the region. The Programme Coordinator reports to the Regional Director but is also responsible for maintaining programmatic links with global thematic programmes and other regional programmes in IUCN. SPECIFIC DUTIES Programme Planning and Monitoring • Ensure the effective implementation of IUCN global policies and procedures regarding project identification and approval protocols in the region • Ensure the implementation of a regular planning cycle, the use of a common set of methods and tools and standards for planning in IUCN, including performance criteria for the IUCN PACO programme. • Coordinate and lead the preparation of the PACO Intersessional Programme and oversee the preparation of Annual Work plans by Regional Thematic Programmes and Country Programmes. • Lead the PACO Programme Development and oversee the review of Project activities (PR Groups in countries, review of Project Concepts and Proposals, allocation of project numbers, etc. • Oversee the development of new initiatives and responses to emerging issues. • Oversight of monitoring and evaluation activity regarding programme implementation • Assist Finance in regular monitoring of the region’s budgets and advise managers and the Regional Director on progress and problems associated with programme and budget delivery and assist them in solving these problems. Programme Oversight • Oversee development and sustainability of the Project pipeline at all levels (jointly with Finance). • Overall quality assurance of project implementation • Donor relations as related to programme implementation • Support Organisational Development related to Programmatic structures within the PACO. • Supervision of regional Thematic Heads • Identify needs for technical support / capacity building to the secretariat, from the secretariat, as well as within the secretariat. Analyse these needs and make recommendations to the relevant managers and the Regional Director. Reporting • Oversee the preparation and submission of periodic reports, particularly Annual Reports by all PACO Programmes. • Provide regular updates to the Regional Director and PACO management on changes and trends in relation to IUCN’s programme and the regional and global context • Maintain a regional consolidated list of current and developing projects. Institutional Support • Participate in PACO Regional management structures and other Regional groups, task forces and committees as required. Participate in Global IUCN bodies such as Programme Planning Group (PPG) and others that fall within the scope of Programme Coordination. • Support the evolutionary development of the Strategic Planning Team (SPT) and contribute to the delivery of its products and the achievements of its joint results • Represent IUCN PACO in meetings and events as requested by the Regional Director Capacity Building • Oversee the coordination of capacity building initiatives in programme and project management aspects in accordance with the needs of the programme and project staff specifically in areas of project planning, needs assessments, monitoring and evaluation, programme and project reviews, budget formulation and reviews, etc. REQUIREMENTS   • Postgraduate/advanced degree in a subject related to conservation and sustainable development, e.g. environmental economics, biology, environmental sciences • A strong background in programme and project management with at least 15 years’ experience in an international environment, including in several countries in the PACO region • Working experience within IUCN (in the Secretariat or Commissions) is an asset • Proven high level of knowledge about international and political issues in the region related to biodiversity and nature conservation and sustainable development. • Extensive experience in project design and management, good analytical skills, and demonstrated ability to think strategically. • Proven capacity for project development and fundraising through bilateral or multilateral partners is essential. • Proven experience in leading a team of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary professionals • French as a working language is essential, a good understanding of other IUCN languages (English and/or Spanish) and other languages spoken in the region (Arabic, Portuguese…) is an asset. • Fully computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office and major software packages. • Willing to travel frequently within the region and internationally Expected start date:   01 August 2017 Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months with possibility of renewal) Closing date:   28 April 2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
International Union for Conservation of Nature Pretoria, South Africa
Mar 24, 2017
Full time
JOB DESCRIPTION 1. Strategic Development The Technical Coordinator is required to take the lead the development and execution of strategy for the water thematic programme, ensuring alignment with the IUCN Global and Regional Intersessional Programme as well as the needs of the region. This will include defining; i) Strategic areas of focus; ii) Strategic Partnerships; iii) Core approaches (including those necessary to engage IUCN members, commissions and other strategic partners); iv) Resource requirements to operationalize the thematic programme (financial, human and physical/structural); and v) Resource mobilization strategies. The Technical Coordinator is required to work closely with the Deputy Regional Director, Programme, the IUCN Global Programmes and other members of the IUCN ESARO Technical Programme Group, particularly Portfolio Leads and the Strategic Partnerships Unit in defining the strategic direction of the thematic programme. The IUCN Global Programmes provide a strong source of technical support as well as important mechanisms to support regional programmes in having a global influence. 2. Resource Mobilization The Technical Coordinator is responsible for mobilizing resources to deliver on the overall Programme and ensure that the thematic programme is financially viable and sustainable. This includes taking a lead in developing the thematic resource mobilization strategy as well as undertaking fundraising for projects and programmatic initiatives that are aligned with and contribute to the realization of the strategic areas of focus of the thematic programme. Resource mobilization is ideally carried out through the development of larger programmatic initiatives (“flagship programmes”) that allow for the consolidation of resources around common goals and objectives over a long term period as well as smaller projects that provide a basis for leveraging, developing and testing innovations etc. This requires the identification of funding sources and establishing and maintaining good relationships with funding agencies. 3. Portfolio Management Day to day responsibilities for ensuring that projects within the thematic portfolio are delivered in accordance with approved programme plans is the responsibility of Senior Programme Officers and Programme Officers. The Technical Coordinator provides oversight, ensuring that projects are realizing their overall results/objectives; high quality and timely delivery of outputs as well as efficient use of resources in line with approved budgets. This involves establishing clear mechanisms for adaptive management – guiding both the strategic direction of a project/programmatic initiative as well as coordinating the day to day operations. 4. Knowledge Development & Dissemination A key role of the Technical Coordinator involves ensuring that lessons and experiences from projects and programmatic initiatives emerging from the portfolio are identified, captured and synthesized with a view to sharing knowledge with the IUCN constituency within the region and beyond as well as being systematically deployed in delivery of regional field and policy influencing activities. This also involves ensuring that effective monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks are a core part of projects & programmatic initiatives and that knowledge emerging from the region is utilized to contribute to global IUCN knowledge products and other conceptual frameworks that guide and influence our work within the region and globally. Expected start date:  01 May 2017 Type of contract:  Fixed-term (24 months) Closing date:  31 March 2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
International Union for Conservation of Nature Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Mar 14, 2017
Full time
BACKGROUND This senior leadership position provides an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the implementation of the regional programme for the IUCN South America Region, in line with IUCN’s global programme framework for 2017-2020 and beyond. The regional programme for South America is implemented in collaboration with IUCN members, IUCN Commissions and partners, such as the agencies from the UN system, bi-and multilateral donors, and foundations. JOB DESCRIPTION SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Regional Director leads the development and effective implementation of the IUCN Programme in South America. 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 senior leader of the Regional Office, 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 South America, 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. •Maintain regular contacts and coordination with the Senior Regional Director to ensure operational and programmatic alignment. •Work to develop a joint programme of work with the Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean •Contribute to the management of the IUCN Secretariat and Programme. •Build and nurture a coherent IUCN team within the South America Region and develop deeper collaboration opportunities that strengthen IUCN presence in Latin America. 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 South America. Sound understanding of how this fits into the global context. •At least 10 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 South America. 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. Other: • Fluent in Spanish and English. Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset. • Ability to travel frequently within the region and globally Expected start date:  01 June 2017 Type of contract:  Fixed-term (24 months with possibility of renewal) Closing date:  16 April 2017 About IUCN IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. IUCN works on biodiversity, energy, human livelihoods and greening the world economy by supporting scientific research, managing field projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. www.iucn.org Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
International Union for Conservation of Nature Málaga, Spain
Mar 13, 2017
BACKGROUND The Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of IUCN (IUCN MED) is seeking a motivated candidate for the position of Ecosystem Programme Intern, to support the Ecosystem department of IUCN MED. The Ecosystems Programme Intern is expected to support the work the Ecosystem Department is doing in the Mediterranean, with special focus on: - IPAMed project - Communication and raising awareness activities in the Mediterranean. This call is restricted to students or early graduates who are still in the capacity of performing an internship under the framework of their institution. JOB DESCRIPTION Under the direct supervision of the Ecosystem Programme Officer , the Ecosystem Programme Intern will support the work the Ecosystem Department is doing in the Mediterranean. This will include activities such as support for an Important Plant Areas / Key Biodiversity Areas database design, communication activities, as well as a range of administrative activities related to daily management of projects. The project IPAMed represents an ambitious initiative to develop plant conservation actions in the South and East of the Mediterranean. The project strengthens the significance of Important Plant Areas (IPAs) as tools for biodiversity conservation. During the first phase of the project (2015-2016), field data collection missions had been done by teams of botanists in each selected IPAs following a common methodology. At the same time the Mediterranean Ecosystem Profile, based on Biodiversity Key Areas (KBAs), had been updated. Data from all IPAs and KBAs (including the data from previous phases) from the Mediterranean Region need to be collected, in particular from IPAMed project countries in order to generate a IPA/KBA database for the Mediterranean. This assignment will include the following responsibilities: • Define the structure and start growing a database on Key Biodiversity Areas in the Mediterranean; (70%) • Support communication activities by updating the Ecosystem Department activities in the IUCN website, feeding social media, and drafting communication strategy; (20%) • Support in organization and disseminating the department’s planned project’s events; (10%) • Undertake any other task/emerging issues at the request of the Programme Officer or Assistant to ensure the effective implementation of the programme. REQUIREMENTS  • -it is mandatory that the candidate be included in academic studies as the agreement will be between IUCN-Med and the University of the candidate. • -a motivated University student (preferably 2nd year of Master) or early graduate endorsed by an institution that allows your participation in the capacity of intern. • -a background on environmental science, biology (or any other discipline that is relevant to nature conservation) or in the final stages of acquiring it • -strong written and oral communication skills. Excellent writing and editing skills in French and English • -very good computer skills in particular, database programmes (Access and Excel), internet mainly if related with GIS . • -high experience with social media is an asset. -ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to meet tight deadlines without compromising the quality of outputs. -good organizational and communication skills. • -high interest in flora conservation issues. -having previous work experience in a similar field will be an asset. Expected start date:  01 April 2017 Type of contract:  Fixed-term (4 months) Closing date:  26 March 2017
International Union for Conservation of Nature Suva, Central Division, Fiji
Mar 10, 2017
Full time
BACKGROUND This senior leadership position provides an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the implementation of the regional programme for the IUCN Oceania Region in line with IUCN’s global programme framework for 2017-2020 and beyond. The regional programme for Oceania is implemented in collaboration with IUCN members, IUCN Commissions and partners, such as the agencies from the UN system, bilateral and multilateral donors, and foundations. JOB DESCRIPTIONMAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : The Regional Director leads the development and effective implementation of the IUCN Programme in Oceania. 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 senior leader of the Regional Office, the Regional Director is accountable for financial, human resources 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 Oceania, 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 and develop a membership recruitment and retention plan. • Maintain regular contacts and coordination to ensure operational and programmatic alignment. • Contribute to the management of the IUCN Secretariat and Programme. • Build and nurture a coherent IUCN team within the Oceania Region and develop deeper collaboration opportunities that strengthen IUCN presence in Oceania. COMPETENCIES : • Enthusiastic commitment and vision, characterized by: o A commitment to nature conservation and sustainable use. o Ability to provide inspiration and strategic direction. • Leadership abilities and experience, maturity and management skills, characterized by: o A deep sense of self-awareness as evidenced by the ability to articulate one’s own strengths, weaknesses and one’s impact on others. o Unimpeachable integrity as evidenced by behavior, communication style and way of handling ambiguous or difficult situations. o Demonstrated ability to manage and lead the work of the Secretariat with diverse skills, personalities, and backgrounds. o Proven ability to effectively delegate, empower and motivate staff and others. o Experience developing teams and individuals and effectively leading improvement and change. o 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. o Demonstrated ability to both plan and take action, keeping the staff focused on priorities. o Demonstrated experience in the selection, coaching and appraisal of staff. o Demonstrated experience in 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: o Demonstrated experience and achievements in organizational, financial and human resources management, and in decision-making. o Proven experience in maintaining and nurturing expert networks with demonstrated ability to handle politically and culturally sensitive issues. o 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: o Good understanding of world affairs and experience with the workings of Multilateral Environmental Agreements and governmental and non-governmental institutions. o 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: o Experience in identifying key issues in a complex situation, and consulting, gathering, and analyzing relevant information before proposing and implementing decisive actions or recommendations. o Well-organized and logical in thought and action. o Ability to foresee and manage risk.REQUIREMENTS  • Advanced University Degree or Post Graduate 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 Oceania. Sound understanding of how this fits into the global context. • At least 10 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 Oceania. • Fluent in written and verbal English. • Fluency in one or more of the languages of the Pacific languages would be a distinct asset. • Ability to travel frequently within the region and globally. Type of contract:  Fixed-term (24 months with possibility of renewal) Expected start date:  01 July 2017 Closing date:  02 April 2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
International Union for Conservation of Nature Washington D.C
Mar 10, 2017
Full time
BACKGROUND The IUCN Global Forest and Climate Change Programme (GFCCP) is seeking a Senior Forest Officer to lead efforts to build support for and track progress on the Bonn Challenge via the Bonn Challenge Barometer. This includes provision of support to IUCN regions to enable related and demand-responsive implementation at the national and sub-national levels. To date, more than 140 million hectares have been pledged to the Bonn Challenge – a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million by 2030. The Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress project, implemented by IUCN, seeks to strengthen the implementation of and progress on national, sub-national, and non-state actor commitments to the Bonn Challenge. To do so, the project will develop and publicize the “Bonn Challenge Barometer,” profiling leadership and quantifiable progress on implementation of the Bonn Challenge and forest landscape restoration, and equipping pledgers and partners with information to accelerate action and address implementation bottlenecks. Underpinning the Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress will be a methodology to efficiently and effectively capture progress being made by contributors to the Bonn Challenge. This methodology, called the “Bonn Challenge Progress-Tracking Protocol,” will assess progress on three levels: (1) policy and budget commitments on restoration; (2) technical knowledge and capacity to plan, manage and implement restoration; and (3) on-the-ground progress (in ha under restoration and estimated carbon and biodiversity benefits). The project will be supported by engagement with six pilot countries and jurisdictions that have made Bonn Challenge commitments, and have agreed to support development of the Bonn Challenge Barometer through partnership in refining and testing the Bonn Challenge Progress-Tracking Protocol. To the most practical extent possible the development of the Barometer Tracking Protocol will interface, or at least retain the potential to interface with IUCN’s large array of geospatially reference knowledge products, including RTLS, RLE, KBA, Protected Planet. JOB DESCRIPTION Barometer development • Lead the design and development of the Bonn Challenge Barometer, including the progress tracking protocol, overseeing the work of a technical partner organization and linking with relevant IUCN and other experts. • Ensure coherency and consistency of approach, robustness of methodological framing, full engagement by the pilot cases, and buy-in from other key actors. • Enable the roll out of the protocol and its effective application within all Bonn Challenge pledging countries - reinforcing internal capacity and coherence at regional and global level. • Identify opportunities to incorporate inputs and establish linkages with existing IUCN knowledge products, including datasets on Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), ecosystems and species, with the explicit purpose of advancing analysis and insights on the implications of global progress on restoration. • Identify and pursue opportunities for linking the Bonn Challenge Barometer – both the web-based tool and the progress tracking methodology – with existing initiatives for monitoring progress on forest-related commitments, including the Climate Focus and partners’ tracking of the New York Declaration on Forests, and with existing platforms for collection and storage of land cover data, including the openforis platform (openforis.org), WRI’s Global Forest Watch, and others. Policy influencing and uptake strategies • Ensure that IUCN and other Bonn Challenge partners are equipped to respond effectively and authoritatively to requests for relevant information and analysis from Bonn Challenge pledging countries. • Engage critical constituencies, including political, business and civil society coalitions, and form strategic relationships with highly aligned partners in order to embed the Barometer in forest and climate change decision-making at different levels. • Lead the production of the Barometer reports and implementation toolkits and work with regions and other colleagues to establish pro-active knowledge uptake pathways with Bonn Challenge pledgers, candidate pledgers and other target audiences to further advance the attainment of the Bonn Challenge and the promotion of national-level commitment to implementation action. • Identify opportunities for additional global and regional analytical outputs based on the data compiled via the tracking protocol (combined where possible with other IUCN knowledge products) and, in consultation with IUCN thematic and corporate communication specialists shape and deliver appropriate outreach and profiling of the outputs. This should include robust and credible protocols that would enable an indicative figure of GtCO2e sequestered to be estimated. • Coordinate the organization of a series of events in conjunction with UNFCCC and CBD COPs and the 2020 IUCN Congress and other relevant international meetings. Networking and strategic partnerships • Build effective collaboration with Bonn Challenge partners, including by facilitating communications with and between pledgers, contributing to the organization of regional events, and to managing relationships with other restoration monitoring initiatives and projects. • Identify strategic funding opportunities for the application of the Barometer and contribute to converting them into project concepts. COMPENSATION PACKAGE - Gross salary ranging from USD 77’000 to USD 95'000 per year - Comprehensive health, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance plan - Retirement benefit of 5% of gross salary from the 4th month of employment - 7.65% of gross salary FICA contribution (this benefit is only applicable to US nationals and green card holders) The above job description contains the main duties and responsibilities for this position. However, in IUCN staff members are expected to show flexibility in their approach to work and be willing to undertake other tasks that are reasonably allocated to them but which are not part of their regular job description. Where any task becomes a regular part of an employee's responsibilities, the job description will be changed in consultation with the employee and the Human Resources Management Group. REQUIREMENTS  • An understanding of the key components involved in forest and land cover surveying, and methodologies for estimating carbon and/or biodiversity impacts from LULUCF interventions. • Ability to drive the development of a progress tracking and reporting process, including securing and managing contributions from colleagues and technical consultancies • An understanding of the key components involved in web-based data management and reporting systems including decentralized cloud-based applications. • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline • At least 10 years of professional experience • Experience balancing the needs of countries with opportunities to feed into international analysis and debates • Specific experience related to advocating for forest conservation and/or landscape restoration • Substantive experience in regions where IUCN is particularly active • Proven record in developing successful fundraising opportunities • Experience prioritizing achieving outcomes over running activities • Experience in creating and facilitating dialogue and agreement • Accustomed to operating internationally, with a high degree of cultural sensitivity • A strong delivery-oriented work ethic with the ability to juggle competing demands and challenging timelines • Strong written and spoken English. Type of contract:  Fixed-term (24 months) Expected start date:  01 May 2017 Closing date:  29 March 2017 About IUCN IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. IUCN works on biodiversity, energy, human livelihoods and greening the world economy by supporting scientific research, managing field projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. www.iucn.org Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com