IUCN Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office
Vacancy Announcement: Programme Officer, IUCN Global Drylands Initiative, Global Ecosystem Management Programme
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Expected start date: 1 February 2018
Closing date for Applications: 29 December 2017
This is a local position open to Kenyan nationals or permanent residence of Ken ya only.
Position will support project ¡n East and West Africa and Candidate must be fluent in English with a good working knowledge of French.
IUCN Global Drylands Initiative under the Global Ecosystem Management Programme is looking for a competent and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Programme Officer
The Global Drylands Initiative (GDI) is part of IUCN’s Global Ecosystem Management Programme and is responsible for IUCN’s programme of work in Hyper Arid, Arid, Semi-Arid and Dry Sub-humid lands. The programme has a growing portfolio of projects in multiple regions that focus on sustainable drylands management, rangeland monitoring and assessment, natural resource governance, and influencing policies and policy implementation for dryland management.
The principle roles of the Programme Officer (PO) are to manage a portfolio of projects, lead the implementation of agreed project activities, and ensure their alignment with the GDI programme strategy and IUCN’s global programme.
The PO is responsible for delivery of assigned projects in accordance with both donor and IUCN requirements and for maintaining consistency between these projects and the overall IUCN Global Programme.
The PO will provide input to programme planning and strategic development and will take the lead in some aspects of representation, partnership building and fund raising.
For full job description, applicants are requested to apply online through the IUCN HR Management System, by opening the vacancy link:
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