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Africa Coordinator, GRID-Arendal

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Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Norway - Europe
Town/City Arendal, Norway
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 30/11/2009
Company Name GRID-Arendal
Contact Name Luana Karvel
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The successful candidate will have a equivalent/higher degree in environmental sciences with at least 5 years post graduate experience in one or more of the main project areas.

The Africa Coordinator will be working with a small, highly motivated international team and reporting directly to the Communication and Capacity Building Programme Manager.

The position is based in Arendal, Norway. GRID-Arendal is a project funded organisation.

Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Actively fundraise for new projects and initiatives in Africa
  • Position GRID-Arendal as a key partner with UNEP and liaison with donors and partners
  • Initiate, develop and implement projects with UNEP DEWA’s Regional Coordinator for Africa
  • Develop and manage the implementation of capacity building projects related to the African Environmental Information Network, Africa Integrated Environment Assessments, Africa Environmental Outlook, including environmental atlases (UNEP DEWA) and GEO-5
  • Support to the development and implementation of the Global Adaptation Information Network Initiative.
  • Manage the Norwegian Peace Corps partnership agreements supported by FK Norway and in cooperation with UNEP.
  • Support to the poverty and environment portfolio and related areas

Preferred professional qualifications:

  • Master degree or equivalent/higher in environmental sciences, geography, agriculture, development studies or related field
  • Minimum 5 years international working experience in environmental information management or related fields, including working in developing countries
  • 5 years working experience in project management, donor liaison, proposal writing
  • Experience in working with the United Nations system, especially UNEP
  • Experience in environmental impact assessments
  • Demonstrated ability to fundraise
  • Experience with tools and technologies to facilitate interpretation of environmental-related information systems
  • Communication skills, especially the use of visual communication
  • Good writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team and independently
  • Excellent language proficiency in English and preferably another UN language

Personal qualifications:

  • Interest in both organizational and technical solutions to improve access to environmental information
  • Good networking ability and diplomatic skills
  • Ability to work with/understand international cultures
  • Interest to work with national level partners, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and local communities
  • Highly motivated and energetic
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