Vacancy #: 5105
Unit: Global Marine and Polar Programme
Location: European Regional Office, Brussels, Belgium
Reporting to: Senior Coordinator, Regional Seas/EU Overseas
Work percentage: 100%
Expected start date: 01 September 2019
Type of contract: Fixed-term (12 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date: 31 July 2019
The BEST RUP Project is aiming at Promoting the conservation and sustainable use of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Overseas Countries and Territories. BEST RUP is a new pilot project initiated by the Member of the European Parliament M. Younous Omarjee and managed by the European Commission (DG ENV). Its overall objective is to foster the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems as well as sustainable use of ecosystem services in the French Outermost Regions. BEST RUP will be implemented through 3 main work packages:
The BEST RUP Project will be executed by IUCN in collaboration with WWF France and in close coordination with the BEST 2.0 Programme. For ensuring the maximum synergies, the BEST RUP coordinator will be also the coordinator of the BEST 2.0.
The BEST RUP Officer, will play a key role in the daily management of the BEST RUP Project activities. The BEST RUP Officer will collaborate in close synergy with the BEST 2.0 Officer for the organisation and the management of the BEST RUP call for proposal. The line manager of the BEST RUP Officer will be the BEST 2.0/BEST RUP Coordinator.
The position requires good communication as well as excellent organization skills to ensure that the Project is implemented and managed according to best practices. The BEST RUP Officer will liaise with the rest of the BEST Secretariat team (3 staff), other relevant staff at IUCN Headquarters, particularly in charge of legal affairs and finances as well as with the partners.
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