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Programme Officer Invasive Species

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 13/02/2022
Company Name IUCN
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Responsible for assisting on the implementation of invasive alien species (IAS) projects and leading on their deliverables, primarily in relation to the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation 1143/2014, the application of the IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT), and the development of national strategies and global policy on IAS. This includes being responsible for the production and co-ordination of analyses and guidance documents, managing sub-contractors, organising and running workshops, and developing funding proposals. The position will also have responsibility for other invasive alien species activities, and projects as they arise.


Supporting project co-ordination and leading on task delivery in relation to IUCNs contracts with the EC to Support the implementation of the EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species, and on the Identification, assessment, sharing and dissemination of best practices for the humane management of invasive alien species. The position will have the following responsibilities:

• Lead on the production, co-ordination and/or review of technical and scientific guidance and analyses.
• Manage sub-contractors and other external experts in order to produce required tasks/deliverables.
• Represent IUCN at meetings with the EC, and other stakeholders (e.g. at conferences, workshops).
• Lead and/or support the organisation of workshops (online and/or in person), to support the implementation of IUCNs contracts with the EC on IAS.
• Support, or lead on any other task activities required in order for IUCN to produce the deliverables as requested by the EC.

Supporting the application of EICAT, the position will have the following responsibilities:

• Support the organisation and facilitation of EICAT training and assessment workshops.
• Alongside the ISSG EICAT Authority, develop EICAT training material.
• Providing quality checks and reviews of EICAT assessments.
• Supporting the management of EICAT assessment and training projects as required.

Other activities, other responsibilities will include:

• Supporting the implementation of other projects (e.g. on the development of national IAS strategies), such as leading on the delivery of project tasks or components.
• Co-ordinating other projects as required, including responsibility for project administration and budgets.
• Taking a lead on and assisting in the production of technical reports and scientific papers as required.
• Identifying funding opportunities and supporting on the development of proposals.
• Supporting engagement with the IUCN Regional Offices to identify, develop and implement invasive species projects.
• Supporting activities of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, and in particular the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).
• Supporting all other aspects of IUCNs work on invasive species, in general as required.
• Supporting IUCN policy work on IAS, such as on the Convention on Biological Diversity & the UN 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
• Providing support to the line manager on other invasive species activities undertaken by IUCN, as required.
• Representing IUCN at meetings and conferences.

Supervisory responsibilities

• Line management of junior staff, MPhil student placements, and PhD secondments on occasion.
• Management of sub-contractors, supervision of project implementing partners.

In addition, the position will need to be available to undertake travel worldwide.

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