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Programme Officer, Aichi Biodiversity Targets and Key Biodiversity Areas (m/f)(13-01-12)

IUCN - Gland (Suíca)


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Sectors  Ecology, Wildlife, Conservation
Location  Switzerland
Town/City  Gland
Type  Fixed Term / Permanent
Status  Full Time
Level  Mid Level
Deadline  06/02/2012
Company Name  IUCN
Contact Name  
Website, Further Details / Applications http://hrms.iucn.org/iresy/index.cfm?event=vac.show&vacId=325&lang=en

 

Directory Entry : 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.

Description  The Biodiversity Conservation Group hosts the IUCN focal points for 5 of the 6 biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (the Ramsar focal point sits with the IUCN Global Water and Food Security Programme). Through close collaboration between the Members, Commissions, and other parts of the Secretariat (notably the Global Policy Unit), the Biodiversity Conservation Group informs, supports implementation, and monitors progress towards achievement of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

Knowledge and information on biodiversity provide an essential underpinning for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity. The Biodiversity Conservation Group is also the IUCN base for IUCN’s ‘Flagship Knowledge Products’ including the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and the World Database on Protected Areas. It is now undertaking work to develop a new global standard to support the process of consolidating the criteria for identifying sites of global biodiversity conservation significance, essential for the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. These are known as ‘Key Biodiversity Areas’. Together with the developing IUCN Red List of Ecosystems (led by the Global Ecosystem-based Adaptation Programme and the Commission on Ecosystem Management) these knowledge products aim to provide critical and unique information, available nowhere else on earth on the status of species and ecosystems (and by extension genetic diversity) to inform the use and conservation of the land and sea. To this end, work is underway to link these knowledge products to improve conservation on the ground and influence global and national policy.

Given the development of a new Business model to inform IUCN’s Programme and income generation priorities and the high priority placed on the development of the KBA standard and the need to urgently implement work to identify KBAs, this post has been created (supported by a special strategic investment) to support the development of the standard (including a database to hold the information) and take it forward through the development (with other IUCN components as appropriate) and resourcing of projects to identify KBAs on the ground.

The Programme Officer will report to and work closely with the Global Director, Biodiversity Conservation Group, given that this work spans the work of all constituent Programmes of the Group, and indeed will involve working with IUCN globally. The incumbent will also work extremely closely with the Programme Officer, Conservation Planning, based in the Global Species Programme, Cambridge, UK and also with the joint IUCN SSC (Species Survival Commission) - WCPA (World Commission on Protected Areas) Protected Areas and Biodiversity task force to support the technical deliverables of the position on sites of global biodiversity conservation significance.

(publicado em www.stopdodo.com a 13-01-12)

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