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Conservation Programme Coordinator

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Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location Serbia
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 31/03/2018
Company Name IUCN
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IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to join IUCN ECARO team. The successful candidate will work under supervision of the IUCN ECARO Director, and in close cooperation with the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme and IUCN World Heritage Programme, and will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of projects and activities aiming at improved performance of protected and conserved areas in Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia.

• Provide strategic advice to the IUCN ECARO Director on the development and implementation of the IUCN ECARO Valuing and Conserving Nature Programme
• Oversee the implementation of IUCN’s conservation programme in Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia
• Supervise staff and ensure seamless implementation of IUCN ECARO’s conservation project portfolio in the region
• Lead on the identification of programme priorities and project development opportunities, including donor relationship and fundraising
• Work with the programme team to develop a portfolio of high quality projects, in coordination with other programmes and offices of IUCN
• Liaise with the IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group, Regional Offices, Members, Commissions and partners on identifying programme priorities in the region


• Lead the development of the inter-sessional work plan every four years
• Perform the line management duties for the staff assigned to the Valuing and Conserving Nature programme in IUCN ECARO
• Ensure high quality project technical reporting, including preparing monitoring reports on the implementation status, outputs, results and impacts of the portfolio and programme workplan
• Prepare and control the annual project budget, ensuring that the project portfolio is healthy and within appropriate ratios
• Validate the data entered into the Project Portal
• Keep the IUCN ECARO Director up to date on project development opportunities and liaise with IUCN Programmes, Members and partners on project formulation
• With support of the communications team, ensure the timely and quality presentation of IUCN ECARO’s nature conservation programme activities and results
• Represent IUCN ECARO at global, regional and national events
• Carry out other relevant tasks on request and agreement with the line manager

The above list contains the main duties and responsibilities for this position. IUCN ECARO staff members are expected to show flexibility and be willing to undertake other tasks that are reasonably allocated to them but which are not part of their regular job description.


The gross annual salary for this position is in the range of EUR 30.061 to EUR 35.000 subject to deductions for social security contributions and health insurance, and before tax.
  • Master’s degree (or higher) in a subject related to the field of environment

• Minimum of 7 years of experience in the field of nature conservation, preferably in international setting

• Excellent knowledge of IUCN knowledge products and conservation standards

• Professional experience in working in Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia

• Proven experience in strategic planning and programme development and monitoring

• Ability to work with and coordinate multi-disciplinary teams, including governments, expert networks and civil society

• Capacity to work effectively under time pressure and during extended hours if required

• Willingness to travel within the region, sometimes at short notice

• Excellent command of English and other languages spoken in the region

• Computer literacy in MS Office packages

• Excellent organizational and networking skills

• Team-oriented attitude and ability to work independently

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.


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