International Union for Conservation of Nature

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (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.

International Union for Conservation of Nature Suva, Fiji
Mar 26, 2019
Full time
Vacancy #:   4013 Unit:   Programme Coordination Organization:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Location:   Oceania Regional Office, Suva, Fiji   Open to Fiji citizens and permanent residents only Reporting to:   Spatial Data Analyst Work percentage:   100% Grade:   P1 Expected start date:   30 April 2019 Type of contract:   Fixed-term (23 months with possibility of renewal) Closing date:   29 March 2019 BACKGROUND Natural resources in marine and coastal areas are of high economic importance for Pacific island countries and sustain the livelihoods of coastal communities. However, the need to conserve and use marine resources sustainably is not sufficiently reflected in national planning processes, due in part to a lack of information regarding their economic value. Existing marine protected areas (MPAs) have often been developed opportunistically, lack a clear design and spatial planning process, and are not managed in a way to secure associated biodiversity and ecosystem services. Improved management of marine and coastal biodiversity on volcanic islands (Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu) and atolls (Tonga) through marine sptial planning will help countries to meet their commitments under the CBD Strategic Plan 2011–2020 and the relevant Aichi targets, including the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) and the Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity (PoWIB). Enhanced ecosystem-based management and more effectively managed marine resources will lead to more resilient coastal and marine ecosystems, more effective conservation of marine biodiversity, and will contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as to securing and strengthening local livelihoods. JOB DESCRIPTION Scope of Responsibilities: To provide GIS technical support on all aspects of the IUCN’s Marine Programme projects. This includes spatial data analysis to support the establishment of EEZ-wide marine spatial plans and other aspects of marine resource management. Specific Duties: •Provide GIS technical support on the implementation of the project activities undertaken in the five participating countries, including: - liaison with national governments,  - assistance with delivery of training activities,  - supporting national and regional workshops, and  - the development of awareness materials and activities. •Assist in the alignment of the Marine Programme’s spatial data management system with international metadata standards. •Conduct spatial data analysis to prepare data and maps for use in marine spatial planning, conduct post-hoc accounting of candidate networks of ocean zones, national level consultations. •Create maps from spatial data as required. •Aid in the identification and resolution of spatial data issues that need urgent attention. •Liaise with technical experts and contribute to the production of knowledge products. •Represent the Marine projects at relevant meetings when required. •Assist the Spatial Analyst in the preparation of work-plans, internal IUCN reports, and donor reports. •Assist in the monitoring, and regularly reporting on the progress of the projects against the Marine Programme annual plan and agreed milestones for the programme in each country. REQUIREMENTS   • A Bachelor's degree in the field of GIS. ( Please attach all relevant transcripts to the application) • 3-5 years of experience in the use of geospatial tools and techniques in relation to the design or implementation of protected areas, locally managed marine areas, integrated coastal zone management, terrestrial spatial planning or marine spatial planning. • A proven record of experience and ability to conduct spatial data analysis for relevant projects in the Pacific. • Strong PC-based computer analytical skills and knowledge of applications and software, including GIS-based programmes (MapInfo, QGIS, ArcGIS, ERDAS) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access), Adobe (Photoshop). • Passionate and committed to making a difference to the future of Pacific Islands coastal communities. • Must be willing to travel within the Pacific region when required • Excellent command of written and spoken English including a demonstrated ability in report writing. • Posses skills to communicate to a wide range of audiences APPLICATIONS 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. Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website:  http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/ 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 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 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. www.iucn.org https://twitter.com/IUCN
International Union for Conservation of Nature Suva, Fiji
Mar 24, 2019
Full time
Vacancy #:   4014 Unit:   Programme Coordination Organization:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Location:   Oceania Regional Office, Suva, Fiji   Open to Fiji citizens and permanent residents only Reporting to:   Senior Marine Project Officer Work percentage:   100% Grade:   P1 Expected start date:   30 April 2019 Type of contract:   Fixed-term (23 months with possibility of renewal) Closing date:   29 March 2019 BACKGROUND Natural resources in marine and coastal areas are of high economic importance for Pacific island countries and sustain the livelihoods of coastal communities. However, the need to conserve and use marine resources sustainably is not sufficiently reflected in national planning processes, due in part to a lack of information regarding their economic value. Existing marine protected areas (MPAs) have often been developed opportunistically, lack a clear design and spatial planning process, and are not managed in a way to secure associated biodiversity and ecosystem services. Improved management of marine and coastal biodiversity on volcanic islands (Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu) and atolls (Tonga) will help countries to meet their commitments under the CBD Strategic Plan 2011–2020 and the relevant Aichi targets, including the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) and the Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity (PoWIB). Enhanced ecosystem-based management and more effectively managed marine resources will lead to more resilient coastal and marine ecosystems, more effective conservation of marine biodiversity, and will contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as to securing and strengthening local livelihoods. JOB DESCRIPTION Scope of Responsibilities: To provide support on all aspects of the IUCN’s Marine Programme projects. Specific Duties: -Provide technical, administrative and financial support on the implementation of the project activities undertaken in the five participating countries, including: -Liaison with national governments,  -supporting national and regional workshops, and  -the development of awareness materials and activities. -Assist in the monitoring, and regularly reporting on the progress of the projects against the Marine Programme annual plan and agreed milestones for the programme in each country. -Liaise with technical experts and contribute to the production of knowledge products. -Represent the Marine projects at relevant meetings when required. -Assist in the preparation of work-plans, internal IUCN reports, and donor reports.   REQUIREMENTS   • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field. A post-graduate diploma in the related field is an advantage. ( Please attach all relevant transcripts to the application) • 3-5 years of experience in marine resources management, administration and financial management. • An ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences and cultures • Strong numerical skills that can be or have been applied to financial management • Must be able to travel within Fiji and/or the Pacific region when required APPLICATIONS 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. Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website:  http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/ 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 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 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.