[Coral-List] IUCN Marine Programme Officer - Vacancy - August 1 deadline

Ameer Abdulla ameer.abdulla at iucn.org
Thu Jul 12 03:35:07 EDT 2007



Duty station:	IUCN WESCANA Regional Office, Amman, Jordan and Presidency
of Meteorology and Environment, Saudi Arabia
Reporting to: 	Regional Director and Head, Global Marine Programme (GMP) in
close coordination with the Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology
Specialist of the Global Marine Programme
Expected start date:		September 2007, 12 months initially, with
possibility of extension


The World Conservation Union (IUCN) is seeking a motivated individual to
join its Global Marine Programme and its Regional Office for West, Central
Asia, and North Africa (WESCANA) to address marine conservation science and
policy issues.  The Global Marine Programme is headed by Fil. Lic. Carl
Gustaf Lundin and is based in Gland, Switzerland and the WESCANA Regional
Office is headed by Dr. Odeh Jayoussi and is based in Amman, Jordan.  The
post will be based in Jordan and Saudi Arabia and it will be supervised
technically by Dr. Ameer Abdulla, Specialist - Marine Biodiversity and
Conservation Ecology, of the Global Marine Programme.

The Marine Programme Officer will assist in implementing an IUCN
Arabian/Persian Gulf and Red Sea Marine Programme. The Programme is a
multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional effort to develop innovative marine
research and conservation for the Arabian/ Persian Gulf and the Red Sea.
This programme is implemented by regional research and management
institutions in partnership with the IUCN Regional Office for East Africa
(EARO) and the global technical working groups of IUCN (including the
Species Survival Commission - SSC, the World Commission on Protected Areas -
WCPA, and the Coral and Climate Change Working Group). The overall aim is to
build a globally linked, regionally implemented conservation and management
programme based on sound marine science and policy.  The Marine Programme
Officer will assist the development and the implementation of work at the
WESCANA regional level to meet the strategic goals defined for the programme
in partnership with other offices (such as IUCN EARO and the IUCN Centre for
Mediterranean Cooperation), particularly working closely with key IUCN
members and with PERSGA and ROPME. 


The main technical responsibilities of the Marine Programme Officer are to:

1.	Develop and promote the 5 key elements of the Red Sea and the
Arabian / Persian Gulf Programme strategy and programme portfolio initially
developed in 2006.

*	Assessing population status of threatened mega-fauna 
*	Enhancing the resilience of coral reefs to climate change
*	Identifying key biodiversity areas for conservation 
*	Assessing and monitoring socio-economic conditions of coastal
*	Developing a globally-linked network of marine institutions,
scientists and managers 
2.	Further develop and disseminate the IUCN Red Sea portfolio of 5 key
activities to donors and partners and secure funding for the projects

3.	Initiate the development in 2007 of an IUCN Arabian Gulf
sub-programme based on the 5 key elements noted above and disseminate to
donors and partners. 

4.	Support the implementation of projects in Red Sea and the Gulf
related to the above 5 key elements

a.	Project scoping, planning, and field missions
b.	Designing project components and writing project proposals
c.	Identifying and managing national and international team / partners;
d.	Conducting field activities
e.	Reporting on budgets
5.	Develop and reinforce the links with the IUCN Commissions and
Programmes by
a.	enhancing the IUCN networks of marine researchers, conservationists,
and managers, specifically WCPA and SSC to implement Red Sea-Gulf activities

6.	Support the development and implementation of the IUCN Global Marine
Programme and develop links within the WESCANA region.

7.	Help prepare an exhibition on the Aldabra World Heritage Site.


The successful candidate will hold an advanced or post-graduate degree (MSc
or PhD) in some area of marine biology or ecology, conservation, policy, or
resource management; environmental biology, resource dependency, social
resilience, or socio-economics of coastal communities preferably with at
least 2-3 years of experience of tropical ecological systems such as coral
reefs, mangroves, or sea grass in developing countries or the social systems
that depend on these natural resources. 

Candidates must demonstrate excellent written and spoken English and Arabic;
proficiency in French is a plus. Experience in team-based,
multidisciplinary, international research, fundraising, coordination, and
management is a must.  Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years' experience
in project management and implementation. Computer literacy (word
processing, spreadsheets, powerpoint) is expected with statistical and or
spatial analysis skills a plus. Diving skills, small boat and field
experience are expected.

Interested candidates who meet the qualification requirements are requested
to submit at the latest by 1 August 2007 their curriculum vitae, a
supporting letter of motivation in English, and the names and contact
details of three referees, including one recent employer.

Applications by email are preferred.  They should be sent only to the
following email address:

				Human Resources Officer
				The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
				Rue Mauverney 28, 1196 Gland, Switzerland
				Fax: +41 22 999 0339
				E-mail:  jobapplications at iucn.org

Regional candidates are encouraged to apply.

Ameer A. Abdulla, PhD
Specialist, Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology
Global Marine Programme

IUCN - World Conservation Union
Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation
Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía
Calle Marie Curie 35
Málaga 29590, Spain

Program Webpage: http://www.iucn.org/marine
Centre Webpage: http://www.uicnmed.org
Tel: +34-952 028 430
Fax: +34 -952 028 145
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