Wednesday, October 10, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: IUCN Manager, Forest and Landscape Restoration
IUCN acts as the secretariat of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR). On behalf of the partnership, IUCN is seeking a highly qualified expert to co-ordinate, develop and grow a major initiative aimed at facilitating the restoration of 150 million hectares of degraded forest lands within the next decade – also known as the Bonn Challenge. Specifically, with the support of DFID, GPFLR has established a platform within the IUCN secretariat to develop and promote “Knowledge, Tools and Capacity for Implementing the Bonn Challenge”.
This initiative is designed as demand-led support to equip practitioners and policy makers with the knowledge, tools and capacity required to successfully and credibly implement the Bonn Challenge. The initiative will invest in strategic global, national and sector analysis, tools to assess, evaluate and track restoration opportunities and enable systematic pooling and the sharing of individual findings and analysis that help policy makers and practitioners implement robust strategies to scale-up landscape restoration. While the initiative is focused on establishing enabling conditions its success will be determined on the basis of the outcomes it helps facilitate, namely the degree to which pioneer investment in restoration has been mobilized and commitment and actions have been undertaken with respect to restoring 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded lands by 2020.
The thematic work of the initiative will focus on:
- Restoration as a vehicle for carbon-intensive land stewardship
- Understanding and mobilizing land-use dynamics as a contribution to landscape restoration (the role of farm fallow systems)
- Optimizing adaptation and mitigation synergies in landscape restoration practice
- Understanding links between water, water flows and landscape restoration, including its implications for urban areas
- Governance, institutional and monitoring arrangements to advance landscape restoration
- Models for private and public sector investment in support of landscape restoration in both semi-natural mosaic and heavily modified (industrialized and/or mined) landscapes
Deadline: October 19, 2012