Field Officer-TWENDE Project at International Union for Conservation of Nature

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

International Union for Conservation of Nature

JOB DESCRIPTION
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under direct supervision of the Senior Project Officers/Landscape Coordinators, the Field Officer will support in the implementation of CRF activities within the respective landscapes. The Field Officer will be responsible for managing the field-level CRF program implementation and for achievement of the field level outputs. The specific responsibilities of this position are:

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Support in overall implementation of the Community Resilient Facility (CRF) activities at the Landscape Level where specific activities will be done.
  • Support in community engagements & capacity building to ensure the beneficiary groups have the necessary skills to implement sustainable land management practices.
  • Support with coordinating stakeholders for activity implementation at the landscape level.
  • Assist in organizing various workshops, trainings, and meetings.
  • Update and report to the Senior Project Officer on a regular basis about the progress and constraints and try to resolve implementation problems, if any, in consultation with advice/guidance of the Chief of Party.
  • Act as a field level representative of the during project meetings and external events.
  • Supervise the activities of field-based community enterprises including administrative work.
  • Popularize and ensure activities follow the Environmental and Social Management Framework guidelines.
  • Represents TWENDE project at Fund Management Committee Meetings and other events where requested.
  • Support in documenting success stories from the CRF activity successes, lessons learnt and impact.
  • Ensures that the IUCN fulfils internal and external quality control and reporting obligations to the climate funds by ensuring that reports are prepared in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Prepare annual work plan, quarterly progress report, annual progress report and other plans as required and ensure timely submission to the Senior Project Officer.
  • Support the development, coordination, and supervision of CRF enterprises to operate as desired.
  • Support data collection and monitoring of project activities at field level.
  • Assist in coordination, facilitation, and supervision of subcontracts/consultants in the field.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

REQUIREMENTS
POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education;

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science/conservation finance/community development/ economics, finance, project management, or another relevant subject.

Work Experience;

  • 5+ years of work experience in project/programme management
  • Experience in conservation and conservation finance, sustainable land management practices especially in drylands.
  • Experience in working with financial institutions as private sector partners in conservation.
  • Experience in community engagement and development.
  • Knowledge of working on drylands value chains.
  • Experience in developing climate financing instruments.

Language Proficiency;

  • Fluency in English and Swahili, a knowledge of a local language in the landscapes is an added advantage.

Core Competencies;

  • Transparency: Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are understood by members of the team.
  • Inclusiveness: Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity, demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Professionalism: Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and professional manner.
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions, promotes the IUCN One Programme approach.

Functional competencies;

  • Adheres to IUCN ESARO core values of Transparency, Inclusiveness, Professionalism and Accountability
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Computer literacy in relation to office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, power point) use of internet and online
  • Good communication skills
  • Highly motivated and results driven.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a strong team player.
  • Committed to continuous learning towards self-development.
  • Ability to travel and work in rural areas frequently within the 3 landscapes where TWENDE project operates.

To apply for this job please visit hrms.iucn.org.