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Project Officer – Global EbA Fund Technical Coordination & Implementation

Vacancy #:   5802
Unit:   Climate Change
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Environmental Law Centre, Bonn, Germany
Reporting to:   Head, Climate Change
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P2
Expected start date:   15 April 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (-12 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   30 November 2021
We - IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, founded in 1948 - bring States, government agencies, NGOs and affiliates together in one mission: to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

IUCN’s Climate Change Team is part of the Centre for Finance and Economy. This Centre focuses on building the case and establishing credible pathways to demonstrate and implement changes in financial systems to mobilise and direct the resources required to achieve global targets on biodiversity and climate change. The Global Fund for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (Global EbA Fund), implemented by IUCN and UNEP with funding from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), is a quickly deployable mechanism for supporting innovative approaches to Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). By supporting catalytic initiatives, the Fund seeks to overcome barriers to upscaling EbA, address knowledge gaps, pilot innovative EbA approaches, engage in strategic EbA policy mainstreaming, and incentivise innovative finance mechanisms and private sector EbA investment.

We are looking for you as our new

Project Officer - Global EbA Fund Technical Coordination & Implementation

You will support the Programme Manager, Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA), in tasks related to the implementation of the Global EbA Fund. Working in close collaboration with the Global EbA Fund Secretariat team as well as project partners, you will support the day-to-day management of grantees to ensure the effective implementation of grants. You will be further responsible for coordination and knowledge management across the grantee portfolio, including collection, evaluation, and synthesis of project reports from grantees. You will also be responsible for the coordination of knowledge sharing, lessons learned and documentation of project experiences across the Global EbA Fund portfolio.
Your Responsibilities

• You will be responsible for coordination of successful grantees of the Global EbA Fund;

• Provide and facilitate technical assistance to grantees for effective EbA grants implementation as and when required;

• Collection and consolidation of grantee project reports to provide input and support to the Global EbA Fund technical semi-annual and annual donor reports and internal IUCN programme reporting;

• Coordinate production of bi-annual newsletter of project highlights from grantees;

• Extract information across grantee projects into broader Fund communications and coordination.

• Support the development of an e-learning course on EbA to support successful grantees;

• Design approaches, methods and activities to implement the Global EbA Fund capacity building strategy such as: workshops, webinars, and individual mentoring;

• Facilitate knowledge exchanges on lessons learned on EbA to support grantees in effective implementation of projects;

• Provide technical input into the development of EbA knowledge products including technical/position papers, especially based on experiences and learning from grants implementation processes;

• Carry out any other relevant task as assigned by, and agreed with, the line manager.

Our Offer

• A challenging and rewarding position with a higher goal
• Individual development opportunities
• Conveniently located offices that can be reached easily by car, bicycle and public transport
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  • You have a graduate degree in natural resources management, geography, international development, social sciences or environmental policy and are highly motivated to learn and develop new skills.

• With more than 7 years of work experience in ecosystem based-adaptation, climate change policy, project management, monitoring & evaluation of adaptation projects and/or environmental science, you possess excellent organizational, administrative and reporting skills.

• To work independently, meet tight deadlines without compromising the quality of outputs and bring in own ideas are as much part of your characteristics as your excellent interpersonal skills: you work harmoniously as part of a team in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

• English is (almost) your native language and desirably you can keep up a conversation in French and Spanish. Combine this with excellent editing skills and we would very much like to hear from you!

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.

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About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.