Bureau of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) -- Work Plan for 2000
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Bureau of the Convention on Wetlands
(Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
Work Plan - 2000
approved by Decision SC24-1 of the Standing Committee
Regional Coordinators, Work Plans and Targets
Section 1: Staffing arrangements
The Bureau has four teams (as listed below) which are each responsible for implementing Action Plans developed to address the main operational objectives set out in the Conventions Strategic Plan 1997-2002 and Work Plan 2000-2002 (Resolution VII.27).
The teams are as follows:
- Policy and Technical (Global)
- Policy and Technical (Regional)
- Communications and Public Awareness
- Administration and Fund-raising
The teams report to the Secretary General, through the Deputy Secretary General, in the case of the Policy and Technical (Regional) and the Communication and Public Awareness Action Plans. The Global Policy and Technical Action Plan is managed by the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General with input from other staff as appropriate. The Administration and Fund-raising Action Plan team is under the general supervision of the Secretary General. The Projects Coordinator post within this team works directly to the Deputy Secretary General. This is shown graphically on the following page with the staff allocated to each team indicated.
Staff Chart of the Ramsar Bureau
(Delmar Blasco, Argentina)
(Mireille Katz, Switzerland)
Deputy Secretary General
(Bill Phillips, Australia)
|Administration and Fundraising Team |
Development Assistance Officer
(if agreed by Standing Committee)
Projects Administration Officer
(Julia Tucker, UK/Switzerland)
(Paulette Kennedy, Belgium/Canada)
(Annette Keller Pavlic, Switzerland)
Office Clerk (65%)
(Montserrat Riera, Spain) plus casual labour as required
|Communications and Public Awareness Team |
Executive Assistant for Communications
(Dwight Peck, USA)
Communications Assistant (75%)
(Valerie Higgins, UK)
|Policy and Technical Team |
The Coordinator of the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative is a donor project-funded position, based at present in Athens, Greece
The Ramsar Database Manager is not a Bureau staff member as such, but provides services to the Convention from Wetlands International in the Netherlands on the basis of a contractual arrangement.
The Interns for Africa and the Neotropics are donor project-funded positions.