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Green List Coordinator, Asia

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Bangkok, Thailand
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 15/05/2021
Company Name IUCN
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The IUCN Green List Coordinator, Asia will facilitate and drive the uptake of the IUCN Green List Standard in Asia, and play a key role in positioning the IUCN Green List as the global standard for protected area governance and management. The IUCN Green List Coordinator, Asia will also provide practical support and guidance to the growing number of IUCN Green List initiatives underway in the region, and ensure that these are implemented in a coherent, effective and synergistic manner. The Coordinator will also provide general support for wider protected area issues that involve IUCN in the Asia region.

1 Project implementation
1.1 Develop, coordinate and support the implementation of a coherent IUCN Green List programme for Asia. Amongst other responsibilities, the IUCN Green List Coordinator, Asia will be expected to:
- Lead the development, implementation and regular revision of a Regional IUCN Green List Strategy for Asia;
- Lead efforts to promote the uptake of the IUCN Green List Standard by government and civil society stakeholders across Asia;
- Implement project-specific IUCN Green List activities in Asian countries as required, based on agreed project commitments and donor requirements, including:

o The organisation of training and orientation workshops;
o Negotiation and establishment of GL processes in partner countries;
o Provision of guidance on site-level assessments and engagement;
o Tracking of project commitments;
o Provision of reports and updates on activities and events.

- Track overall progress of the IUCN Green List in Asia and provide updates on progress to the IUCN Green List Operations Team and Management Committee as required;
- Manage access to COMPASS (the Green List data management system) for Asian experts and evaluators, and provide support as needed;
- Raise awareness of and support for the IUCN Green List through the frequent production of communications materials, including press releases, web stories and social media updates, as well as the organisation of special events;
- Ensure that the IUCN Green List is prominently featured at the 2nd Asia Parks Congress in 2022 and other regional events in Asia as appropriate;

1.2 Assist with the integration of the IUCN Green List in the implementation of NRG’s other protected area initiatives in Asia, including the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP), an informal network of government PA agencies designed to promote the sharing of information and best practices;
1.3 Supervise and line manage the NRG Programme Officer, Protected Areas;
1.4 Provide guidance and technical support on the IUCN Green List specifically and protected areas more generally to IUCN country programmes in Asia.

2 Programme development and technical support
2.1 Lead with the development of new project concepts and proposals dealing with the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas, and protected areas more generally.

3 Programme planning, assessment and reporting
3.1 Contribute to the production of relevant technical reports and outputs as stipulated in the yearly work plans of NRG;
3.2 Contribute to knowledge and information sharing, and documentation of project and programme experiences.

4 Capacity development
4.1 Contribute to the provision of technical advice and backstopping to help promote the use of best practice approaches by IUCN staff in the region;
5.2 Keep abreast of the latest developments in the IUCN Green List Standard (and protected area governance and management more generally), emerging both from within IUCN and from outside the organisation, and bring relevant items to the attention of NRG and IUCN Asia leadership.

5 Networking and partnership development
5.1 Maintain strong and productive relationships with the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA);
5.2 Liaise and promote strong relationships with external partners and initiatives such as Conservation Assured/Tiger Standards and the Coral Triangle Marine Protected Areas Network.

6. Other duties
6.1 Represent the Natural Resources Group and/or the IUCN Asia Regional Office at national, regional and international events, as requested;
6.2 Carry out other relevant tasks assigned by, and mutually agreed with, the line manager

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