07.06.2010 08:06
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Azerbaijan: Assistant ENPI/FLEG PROGRAM CONSULTANT/communications specialist

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in the framework of the Program "Improving Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) in the European Neighborhood Policy East Countries and Russia" (www.enpi-fleg.org) is announcing an opening for Assistant ENPI/FLEG PROGRAM CONSULTANT/communications specialist to develop issues pertaining to the IUCN ENPI-FLEG program implementation in Azerbaijan; To the planning, reporting and monitoring aspects of the projects implementation in the country  and contributing to the achievement of the program’s overall objectives and results.

About the Program: The ENPI FLEG program supports governments, civil society, and the private sector in participating countries in the development of sound and sustainable forest management practices, including the reducing the incidence of illegal forestry activities. Participating countries include Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. This program is funded by the European Union and is being implemented by the World Bank, WWF and IUCN.

Description: Under the overall and direct supervision of the ENPI/FLEG Program Consultant – Azerbaijan the Assistant/Communications Specialist will be responsible for providing assistance in planning, management and implementation of IUCN’s components of the program in Azerbaijan and coordinating communications. This will include the following responsibilities:

  • Assist Program Consultant in planning, preparation and day to day management of IUCN activities in Azerbaijan in order to ensure that projects are implemented in a timely and effective manner and contribute to the achievement of the program’s objectives and results;
  • Participate in development and, upon approval from the Program Consultant, assist in implementation of the country-specific Monitoring & Evaluation plan.
  • Develop and, upon approval from the Program Consultant, implement Azerbaijan part of the Program communications strategy as well as the country-specific communications strategy.
  • Communicate with consultants working in the other countries to help, ensure, accurate and unified communications;
  • Gather, refine, and report program information on a regular basis to the Program Consultant;
  • Work in close consultation with country Program Coordination Team and help coordinate interaction between national government representatives and other national stakeholders.

Qualifications: The position requires an individual with proven leadership and management capability and at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. The following specific qualifications must be met: 

  • A minimum of a Masters degree, preferably with experience in natural resource issues and in a discipline relevant to forest or natural resource management or governance issues;
  • Extensive knowledge of and understanding of the current forest management and governance issues in Azerbaijan;
  • Good understanding of the issues related to the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade debate;
  • Proven project management record at international, national or local levels, including the supervision of consultants and the preparation of quality technical and financial reports; 
  • Ability to analyse and clearly articulate complex issues in an understandable fashion to decision-makers;
  • Proven ability to write high quality proposals and raise funds for natural resource management initiatives;
  • Proven ability to organise and facilitate multi-stakeholder participatory processes;
  • Highly developed communication skills, including the preparation of high quality reports and the delivery of presentations;
  • Ability to work under pressure, sometimes with extended hours, and to meet tight deadlines without compromising the quality of outputs;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when dealing with sensitive political issues;
  • Familiarity with the management procedures of EC funded projects preferred;
  • Knowledge of IUCN’s work globally and regionally;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Fluency in oral and particularly written English. Knowledge of Russian is a big  asset;
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to gender issues;
  • Availability and willingness to travel frequently as required.

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Duration: 12 month with likelihood of extension

Application process: Applications should be emailed to: azer.garayev@enpi-fleg.org and should include a CV and References (please use forms provided)

Deadline: IUCN is seeking to fill this position as soon as possible; the final deadline for submitting applications is June 25, 2010. Short-listed candidates only will be invited for an interview.

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