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Water Management and Governance officer
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Job Expired 31 May 2024
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description
Vacancy #: 6857
Unit: Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation
Organisation: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain
Reporting to: Biodiversity standards and indicators Manager
Work percentage: 100%
Grade: P1
Expected start date: 01 July 2024
Type of contract: Indefinite
Closing date: 31 May 2024
-Support the development and implementation of projects related to water management and protection, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.

-Collaborate with stakeholders to promote good water governance practices and advocate for sustainable water management policies. Link to different economic sectors with an especial focus on agriculture.

-Identify and implement Nature-based Solutions to address climate change impacts on freshwater ecosystems.

-Conduct monitoring and assessment activities to track the status and trends of freshwater biodiversity.

-Assist the development and implementation of projects related to sustainable agriculture practices, promoting integrated approaches to land and water management, and fostering synergies between water conservation and agricultural sustainability initiatives.

-Develop and maintain partnerships with relevant organizations, government agencies, and local communities to enhance freshwater conservation efforts.

-Support fundraising efforts and seek opportunities to increase investment in freshwater ecosystem conservation projects.

-Organize capacity building activities for civil society organisations working on freshwater ecosystems conservation projects.

-Support to the implementation of the Mediterranean Programme (estimated dedication 10-20%).

Other Tasks

-Support other departments of the Centre in addressing emerging issues, including event organisation, preparation of contracts and relations with members and partners.

-Undertake any other task/emerging issues at the request of the line manager.
• A degree (MSc) in environmental science, water resources management, ecology, or related field.

• A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in project management, preferably in the field of water management or conservation.

• Strong understanding of water governance principles, Nature-based Solutions, and freshwater biodiversity conservation.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders effectively.

• Proven track record in fundraising and proposal development for conservation projects is desirable

• Proven skills in logistics and administration

• Fluency in written and spoken English and French. Knowledge of other Mediterranean Languages such as Arabic and Spanish are very desirable

• Good knowledge of water challenges, actors, donors and priorities in the Mediterranean is highly recommended

• Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

• Good organisational skills and attention to detail.

• Availability to travel
The minimum gross annual salary for this position is EUR 40'480. While this is an indicative amount effective as of the current date, changes may occur as per IUCN's compensation practices without prior notice. The same applies to other organisations hosted by IUCN.

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,400 Member organisations and around 16,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.

This position is no longer open.