The Programme Officer will support the Programme Coordinator, in the overall implementation of the project titled ‘Enhanced capacity on forest landscape restoration (FLR) and Bonn Challenge in India’,funded by MoEFCC and other related ongoing projects besides contributing to donor intelligence, proposal writing, and interaction with donors to expand the portfolio of FLR and similar initiatives in India. The specific duties include:
• To implement the assigned project(s) on forest landscape restoration and Bonn Challenge, in accordance with Project objectives, IUCN Global standards on ROAM and Bonn Challenge Barometer, using latest knowledge products and methodology.
• Support in developing and managing work plans and budget for Bonn Challenge and Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) projects .
• To interact with the potential decision-makers, State Governments, Ministries, Government Departments and relevant stakeholders for collating the data/information required for India’s reporting on Bonn Challenge pledge and FLR.
• Development and customisation of Bonn Challenge Barometer web based reporting tool, incorporating India’s progress towards FLR.
• To coordinate field activities, Compiling progress reports and synthesizing information,organize workshops/meetings and monitor of progress and implementation of project activities and drafting and publication of technical papers.
• To ensure timely delivery of project progress and financial reports to reporting unit as well as donor.
• To contribute to IUCN’s portfolio of Program development including GEF, GCF, Private Sector etc.; support where necessary new and ongoing projects/initiatives related to Forests and Ecosystem based Adaptation, Himalayas Program, Nature Based Solutions(NbS), Species Conservation including Red Listing, Private sector, Leader for Nature(LfN).
• To support and undertake donor intelligence, proposal writing, and interaction with donors to expand the portfolio of IUCN in India.
• To continuously update IUCN country office on India specific new policies, programs related to Forestry, Environment, Wild Life and related sectors and suggest required action /partnership of IUCN.
• To implement communication and outreach activities of Bonn Challenge and FLR project and also support to or act as communication focal point, as assigned for enhanced visibility and communication through effective web based, print media, social media and audio visual communication tools of IUCN programs and initiatives in India;
• Carry out any other duties as per advice of the Line Manager and the Country Representative, IUCN India. This includes assisting line manager in implementation of other related projects and providing support as may be required
• Master degree or PG Diploma either in Forestry, or Economics, or Natural Resource Management, or Environment related topics; candidate with PhD will be desirable;
• For non PhD, a minimum of 5 years of proven experience working in the development sector, and more specifically with managing forestry and climate change projects;
• Knowledge of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) both on strategy and its implementation;
• Experience in Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) and bringing different sectors and stakeholders together;
• Experience in organizing meetings, including high-level meetings;
• Ability to work independently;
• Affinity to work on sustainability issue within the context of sustainable development and more specifically biodiversity and ecosystems;
• Passion for the subject of business and biodiversity;
• Excellent skills in written and spoken English are required.
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