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Junior Professional - Technical Support Africa

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Sectors Fundraising, Admin, IT
Location
Town/City Switzerland
Salary (Minimum)
0
Salary (Maximum)
0
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 27/10/2021
Company Name IUCN
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Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs with IUCN. IUCN is the world's oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries. For environmental jobs with the IUCN please visit their careers portal. Or check out environment jobs at www.environmentjobs.com
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The Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and of wetland biodiversity and services. It was the first of the modern global multilateral environmental agreements and remains the only one devoted to a specific critical ecosystem.
The Secretariat of the Convention has its headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, where the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) provides some administrative services to the Convention’s Contracting Parties for the operations and implementation of the Convention.
This Junior Professional position supports the implementation of the Convention through working in a collaborative, whole-of-Secretariat work style. The position is structured to provide professional development opportunities, and will offer the incumbent the chance of gaining direct career experience in terms of:
- understanding how international legal instruments support conservation and sustainable use of natural and human-made ecosystems ,
- understanding how different multilateral environmental agreements work in synergy, notably through the contribution of data and indicators for the implementation of global sustainable development programmes and goals,
- exposure to national authorities, diplomats, scientific experts and practioners focusing on the development and implementation of international and national policies,
- Experience of working in the context of a small international team supporting 171 countries that are Contracting Parties to the Convention.......

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