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Sue Wells SMW at
Mon Oct 14 02:20:07 EDT 2002

> IUCN - The World Conservation Union has a worldwide membership of states,
> government agencies and NGOs, which together with its Commission and
> Secretariat, work towards the conservation and wise use of natural
> resources.  In Eastern Africa, the Union implements a regional programme
> of conservation with members and partners through the Eastern Africa
> Regional Office based in Nairobi, Kenya.  The region comprises East
> Africa, the Horn of Africa as well as Seychelles and Comores.
> The Eastern Africa Regional Office of IUCN takes responsibility for the
> implementation of the regional component of an integrated global
> programme, based on key ecosystems and including cross cutting areas of
> social aspects, biodiversity economics, environmental planning, convention
> support and invasive species.
> IUCN EARO has a senior technical vacancy for a Regional Programme
> Coordinator for the Marine and Costal Ecosystems thematic area.
> Key areas of responsibility will include:
> 1.    Technical input through project development and design and proposal
> writing and fundraising; guidance and support to existing conservation
> projects; promotion and facilitation of resource conservation and
> management activities, in conjunction with implementing partners and/or
> member organizations.
> 2.    Networking and communication with local and national governments,
> intergovernmental organizations and partner agencies as a representative
> of IUCN.
> 3.    Management responsibilities through quarterly and annual workplans,
> monitoring and evaluation, capacity building and mentoring of secretariat
> and project staff.
> 4.    Integration of social concerns, gender issues, invasive species and
> biodiversity economics in marine and coastal situations and with
> integration with the regional and the global programmes of IUCN.
> The successful candidate will have:
> -     A second degree in Marine Biology/Integrated Coastal Zone
> Management/Ecosystem Management with emphasis on the marine environment. A
> third degree would be preferable.
> -     Not less than 7 years practical experience in planning and
> development of projects and programmes in marine/coastal biodiversity
> conservation/management, marine protected areas and/or integrated coastal
> management; experience in the Eastern Africa region and other
> international experience being an added advantage
> -     Demonstrated skills in programme and project development and
> implementation, communication, and leadership
> -     Demonstrated skills in a range of development issues and their
> relationship to marine and coastal resource management, especially in the
> East Africa Region
> -     Management experience, excellent interpersonal skills and an ability
> to work with many kinds of institutions at different levels, including
> governments
> -     Ability to work as a member of a team
> -     Fluency in Kiswahili is a distinct advantage
> -     The position is stationed at the IUCN Regional Office in Nairobi and
> requires frequent travel
> Applications clearly marked "Marine Coordinator " should be addressed to:
>       The Human Resources Officer
>       IUCN - Eastern Africa Regional Office
>       P. O. Box 68200, Nairobi, Kenya, 00200
> Or by email to: mail at <mailto:mail at>, Subject -
> Marine Coordinator
>       No later than October 22nd, 2002.
> Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us
> by November 30th, 2002, consider your application unsuccessful.
> IUCN strives to be an equal opportunity employer and
> Qualified men and women are encouraged to apply
> Sue Wells
> Co-ordinator, Marine and Coastal Programme
> IUCN Eastern African Regional Office
> P.O. Box 68200, Nairobi, Kenya
> Tel. (254) 2 890606; Fax (254) 2 890615
> e-mail: smw at
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