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Capacity Development Adviser (CDA) - Island Ecosystems

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Samoa - Australasia
Town/City Apia , Samoa
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 31/03/2010
Company Name Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Contact Name The Director,
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : SPREP is the regional organisation established by the Governments and Administrations of the Pacific charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources of the Pacific. The head office is based in Apia, Samoa with about 100 staff. There is also a SPREP office in Fiji with four staff as well as SPREP Officers stationed in the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. SPREP has an annual budget of USD $29 million in 2018. The establishment of SPREP sends a clear signal to the global community of the deep commitment of Pacific island Governments and Administrations for better management of the environment within the context of sustainable development. The strategic direction for SPREP is clearly set out in the 2017-2026 SPREP Strategic Plan. The Plan outlines the mandate, vision and programmes for the organisation, and places strong emphasis on effective delivery of services to SPREP Member countries and territories. SPREP is based in Apia, Samoa. For jobs at SPREP visit their website or for other marine ecology roles in Australasia and the Pacific visit www.environmentjobs.com
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The CDA is responsible to the Programme Manager - Island Ecosystems to Provide Capacity development and promotion of environmental training to Pacific Island countries, coordinate the implementation of the EC-funded Capacity Building for MEA implementation in ACP Countries & provide advice to SPREP Member Countries and SPREP Programme Officers to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate capacity development programmes and initiatives.
Some key functional areas of the post include:
?? Coordination of the European Commission funded, UNEP implemented project Capacity building related to Multilateral Environment Agreeements (MEA) in ACP countries
?? Capacity development and promotion of environmental training in island Members
?? Coordination and input into SPREP workshops
?? Volunteer technical assistance/ internships
?? Programme monitoring and evaluation
Essential Selection Criteria include:
1. A minimum Qualification of a Masters Degree from a recognised University in the Social and/or Environmental Sciences, or another relevant field or a Bachelor Degree in lieu with applied relevant work experience in excess of the minimum required relevant work experience.
2. At least 10 year’s work experience in the area of capacity development and environment management preferably within the Pacific Islands region at a senior level.
3. Evidence of up-to-date knowledge and working experience in a range of capacity development approaches, and working knowledge of key multilateral environmental agreements related to SPREPs mandate, Pacific regional strategies and the related capacity-building needs of Pacific island countries and territories.
4. Proven experience in conducting and coordinating training programmes in a range of environmental management areas, with particular emphasis on the circumstances of Pacific Island countries and territories and sound knowledge of environmental issues affecting and challenges faced by Pacific Island governments and stakeholders in addressing these issues.
5. Proven project management experience, engagement with donor processes, ability to meet deadlines; and proven ability to prepare project proposals and reports.
6. Strong working knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles and processes and experience in their application to projects, programmes and organizations.
7. Proven ability to work as part of a multi-programme, inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural team and to live and work within Pacific Island governments, institutions and community settings.
Full details of the CDA’s responsibilities, requirements and remuneration package can be obtained from the Employment section of our website: www.sprep.org or by contacting the Personnel Officer on telephone: 21929 Ext. 230, Fax: 20231, or direct Email: luanac@sprep.org
Basic salary ranges from 43,234 SDRs to 57,697 SDRs (including COLDA), equivalent to SAT$170,952 to SAT$228,140 (including COLDA) per annum depending on qualifications and experience. Other attractive staff entitlements such as housing & education allowances, medical benefits, life insurance, etc. will be available to the successful candidate.
All applications to be clearly marked “Application for Capacity Development Adviser” and addressed to: The Director, SPREP, P O Box 240, Apia or alternatively to email address: sprep@sprep.org
Closing date & time: Close of business, Monday 31 March 2010. Late applications will not be considered.

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