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Three Job Opportunities (31/10/05)
Good morning everyone:
Here are three job opportunities that may be of interest to you or your colleagues.
Best wishes, Sandra Hails, Ramsar Secretariat
1. Panama Centre:
The Ramsar Regional Center for Training and Research on Wetlands in the Western Hemisphere (CREHO), located in the City of Knowledge, Panama City, was created by the Agreement between the Panamanian Government and the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, on February 28th, 2003, during the 29th Convention Steering Committee Meeting. The general objective of CREHO is Promote research on the management and wise use of wetlands throughout the Americas, through training and the development of impact assessment tools, methodologies and economic assessment, and the establishment of communication mechanisms.
INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Based on: CREHO. City of Knowledge, Panama City, Panama
Term contract: 12 months. The first three months on a trial basis
Conditions and salary: Exclusive dedication. Basic salary US$19,500 annual. Expenses from / to the original country will not be covered.
- Support CREHOs Executive Direction in institutional development, fundraising, and implementation of Strategic Plan and annual work plans.
- Projects design and follow up, production of project progress and technical reports at local and regional level.
- Writing and follow up of proposals for project development at local and regional level.
- Produce reports of projects implemented by CREHO, in coordination with the Executive Director.
- Identify potential donors and maintain relations and communication with co-financing organizations.
- Support eventual administrative and technical tasks, in coordination with the Executive Direction.
- Other tasks requested by the Executive Director based on the job description.
- Academic profile: professional in the field of environment, project management, institutional development, social sciences.
- At least 5 years experience. Experience at international sector will add value.
- Proven experience on project design, proposal elaboration, strategic planning, and budget elaboration.
- Skills on software: Word, Excel, Power Point. Software skills on production of diffusion material will be valued (example: Publisher, PageMaker, Photoshop, Corel, others).
- Experience on design of material for diffusion, promotion, environmental education
- Idioms: Perfect Spanish and English. Knowledge of French or Portuguese desirable.
- Country part national of Ramsar Convention.
Specific tasks and frequency:
- Project design based on CREHOs Annual Work Plan, Strategic Plan, Strengthening Needs Assessment, Strengthening Strategic Plan, Regional Training Program, among other documents.
- Plan, coordinate, and elaborate requested and non requested proposals.
- Support identifying opportunities for the organization.
- Organize fundraising travels to support CREHO´s plans and projects.
- Produce promotional and diffusion materials for wetlands and the Center (brochure, corporate Power Point, announcements, posters, others).
- Elaborate a monthly electronic bulletin of the Center Infohumedal and update the Centers Website, according to time availability.
- Carry out field trips or travels (local or international) according the needs and requirements for the fulfillment of its functions.
- Projects designed with funds approved, according with fundraising program projected.
- Raised funds based on the annual fundraising budget.
Should be send with the following documents on Spanish or English before November 15th, 2005:
a) Presentation letter and expression of interest.
b) Application form.
c) Currículum vitae, including a recent photo.
d) At least 2 references letters with the person contact information.
Sent documents to:
Ramsar Regional Center for Training and Research on Wetlands in the Western Hemisphere (CREHO) Ramsar Convention Secretariat
Attention: Rosa Montañez
Ref: Institutional Development Officer
Attention: Margarita Astrálaga
Ref: Institutional Development Officer
2. Regional Sustainable Livelihoods Advisor, Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Programme, Vientiane, Lao PDR
The Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Programme (MWBP) is a regional programme implemented jointly by UNDP, IUCN the World Conservation Union and the Mekong River Commission (MRC). The MWBP is managed from a regional office in Vientiane, Lao PDR coordinating a programme of activities in Cambodia, Lao PDR , Thailand and Vietnam with demonstration sites in each of the four countries.
The MWBP aims to strengthen capacity at regional, national and local levels for sustainable management of wetlands resources. Addressing poverty and promoting sustainable livelihoods is central to the strategic approach being adopted in each of the four countries.
In order to facilitate the livelihoods oriented programme of activities currently being implemented MWBP is seeking to recruit a Regional Sustainable Livelihoods Advisor to be based in the Programme Management Unit (PMU) in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
The Regional Sustainable Livelihoods Advisor will report to the IUCN Programme Manager and assist in the coordination of livelihoods related activities in the four countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam), providing technical advice and support to the four demonstration site projects.
The main responsibilities are as follows:
? Coordinating all livelihoods related activities across the four demonstration sites, ensuring that these meet the objectives of the MWBP
? Ensuring effective communication and sharing of lessons-learned and experience gained from the four demonstration sites, compiling reports and advising on communications materials
? Providing technical advice on community-based natural resource management, income generation, participatory methods and community empowerment particularly in addressing the needs of poorer people
? Ensuring effective Monitoring and Evaluation of livelihoods related activities
? Preparing further project proposals and ensuring effective donor liaison
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
The Regional Sustainable Livelihoods Advisor will need to display the following qualifications and experience:
? Familiarity with the application of Sustainable Livelihoods Framework and in application of PRA/RRA methods
? Proven experience of managing project activities to deliver tangible benefits to poor rural communities
? Experience of working in remote areas in partnership with local government institutions, NGOs and local people
? Experience of participatory approaches to project Monitoring and Evaluation
? Excellent English writing and communications skills
? Ability to travel extensively to field locations.
It is expected that the Regional Sustainable Livelihoods Advisor will have at least five years work experience in a relevant capacity, and an academic background in community development, agricultural extension, fisheries or natural resource management. While it is expected that the Regional Sustainable Livelihoods Advisor will be educated to a Masters degree level, consideration will be made for applicants with extensive work experience rather than academic qualifications.
The position is intended for nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam but international applicants with appropriate regional experience and proficiency in one or more local languages will also be considered.
DURATION: The position will initially be for a period of one year with possibility of extension for a further three years on extension of the MWBP into phase B.
Interested candidates should send their CV, the names of two referees and a cover letter by 25 November 2005 to: Human Resources Unit, IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Asia Regional Office, # 63 Sukhumvit 39, 10110-Bangkok, Thailand. Tel: +662 662 4061; Fax: +662 662 4389; email: email@example.com url: http://www.iucn.org http://HYPERLINK "http://www.mekongwetlands.org/" www.mekongwetlands.org
3. Wetlands International is looking to recruit a skilled communications officer within its Netherlands headquarters to support the implementation of the global communication strategy.
Wetlands International is a leading global, non-profit organisation dedicated to wetlands conservation and wise use as a contribution to sustainable development.
Wetlands International is rapidly developing its communication and outreach capacity. This is supported by major new projects and long-term activities. The Communications Officer will be largely responsible for the effective implementation of communication strategies and the delivery of various communication products and outputs. Serving our Wetlands and Poverty Reduction Project will be a major task. We offer a dynamic, international working environment and a diverse range of communication responsibilities.
The communications officer will report to the communication manager and will work with communications staff in our other offices on implementing the communication strategy.
Support the external communication with printed and web-related material and media events.
Maintain and develop relations with our target groups, including the press and our network.
Wetlands International Headquarters, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Full details in the Terms of Reference (TOR) on http://www.wetlands.org/aboutWI/Vacancies.htm
Applications to be received by Thursday 17 November, including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and response to the specific selection criteria detailed in the TOR, to:
PO Box 471, 6700 AL Wageningen
Tel. +31 317 478871
Sandra Hails, CEPA Programme Officer
Ramsar Convention Secretariat
Rue Mauverney 28, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 999 0176; Fax: +41 22 999 0169
Web Site: http://ramsar.org
CEPA mini-Web site: http://ramsar.org/outreach_index.htm