Thursday, February 21, 2013
EMPLOYMENT: IUCN Manager, Forest and Landscape Restoration
IUCN is seeking a senior results-focused professional to spearhead a knowledge programme aimed at facilitating the restoration of 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020 – also known as the Bonn Challenge. The Bonn Challenge is an initiative of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR), for which IUCN provides the Secretariat. Fifty million hectares of pledges and pre-pledges to this target have been secured in its first year.
The successful candidate will lead the delivery of new knowledge, tools and capacity to support practitioners and policy makers in successfully and credibly implementing the Bonn Challenge. S/he will therefore not only be an experienced programme manager but also have a strong technical background on issues related to land-use dynamics and the restoration of forest landscapes. A solid understanding of knowledge uptake pathways is also essential.
This position offers great opportunities to engage with and be recognized as a leader among a wide range of partners at both the national and international levels. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization with more than 1,200 member organizations including 200+ government and 900+ non-government organizations, almost 11,000 voluntary scientists and experts in some 160 countries, more than 1,000 staff in 45 offices, and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. The GPFLR has more than 30 members drawn from government, international and non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
Deadline: February 28, 2013