Vacancy for Senior Advisor for Africa Region position at Ramsar Convention Secretariat
The Ramsar Secretariat welcomes applications for the position of Senior Advisor for Africa Region. This position vacancy was advertised earlier this year, but we have decided to re-open the online application in the hope of casting the net wider. If you previously applied for the post, it is not necessary to apply again as all applications have been saved.
A very important requirement of this post is the ability to communicate fluently in both English and French, written and spoken. We realize that this disqualifies many otherwise qualified candidates, but with 24 Ramsar Contracting Parties in the region that use French as their language of international communication and 22 using English (and one Spanish!), we must insist on this in order to work effectively with our African Parties to the Convention.
The other prime consideration is that the applicant be a citizen of an African country and also have worked for the major part of his/her career in environmental issues in the region.
Full details about the post are in the online vacancy announcement that can be accessed on IUCN’s human resources web site at:
The deadline for applications has been extended to 30 May 2010. Applications must be made via the IUCN service at this link, but the text of the announcement can also be seen at http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-news-archives-2010-vacancy-advisor-africa/main/ramsar/1-26-45-437^24399_4000_0__.