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Programme Officer, FLR

Vacancy #:   1356
Unit:   India Programme Coordination
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   India Country Office, New Delhi, India
Reporting to:   Manager Programme, Constituency and Administration
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   10 January 2017
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (24 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   06 September 2016
BACKGROUND
Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative, IUCN India, and direct supervision of the Manager, Programme, Constituency and Administration, IUCN India, the Programme Officer will facilitate expansion of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) profile of IUCN in India and work on matters relating to forest and other degraded landscapes and build in-house capacity of IUCN in this area. The incumbent will also contribute to the development and consolidation of the Programme of IUCN India and implementation of other projects for the Country Office.
JOB DESCRIPTION
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative, IUCN India, and direct supervision of the Manager, Programme, Constituency and Administration, IUCN India, the Programme Officer will facilitate expansion of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) profile of IUCN in India and work on matters relating to forest and other degraded landscapes and build in-house capacity of IUCN in this area. The incumbent will also contribute to the development and consolidation of the Programme of IUCN India and implementation of other projects for the Country Office.

SPECIFIC DUTIES
The Programme Officer will support the Manager, Programme, Constituency and Administration in the implementation of forest and climate-change projects specifically supporting the management and implementation of the ‘Utilising Landscape Scale Forest Ecosystem Rehabilitation as a Cost Effective Bridge for the Integrated Deployment of National Land Based Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies’ project, as agreed upon between IUCN India and ARO (BMU7) under an Internal Agreement (IA). The specific duties include:

• Manage the BMU7 Project in terms of developing and implementing the work plan, conducting research, reporting and managing the staff and consultants
• Ensure that forest landscape restoration opportunities in the State of Uttarakhand are identified by following the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM)
• Guide to conceive a range of forest restoration scenarios that satisfy most of the goals for restoration in Uttarakhand including a FLR MAP
• Interact with the potential decision-makers and investors for the economic and financial viability of forest and landscape restoration in India
• Coordinate field activities, organize workshops/meetings and monitor of progress and implementation of project activities
• Ensure timely delivery of project progress and financial reports to reporting unit as well as donor
• Implement other project(s) on forest and landscape restoration or climate change by use of latest knowledge and methodology
• Support in developing and managing work plans and budget for Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) projects in India
• Develop new proposals and projects for engaging, especially with the corporate sector to support Forest Landscape Restoration in India
• Undertake donor intelligence, proposal writing, and interaction with donors to expand the portfolio of FLR 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 forestry related projects and providing support as may be required.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Master’s degree in a relevant course of study such as Forestry, Economics, Natural Resources Management, or Environment-related topics. A PhD in a relevant field a distinct advantage

• A minimum of 5 years of proven experience working in the development sector, more specifically with managing forestry and climate change projects

• Demonstrated knowledge of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) both on strategy and implementation, preferably with prior experience in bringing different sectors and stakeholders together on FLR topics

• Affinity to work on sustainability issues within the context of sustainable development and more specifically, biodiversity and ecosystems

• Fluent in written and verbal English is essential as well as the local language at the duty station

• Proficient in use of productivity software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as web-based management systems.
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.

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