TitleOrganizationLocationDeadlineDescriptionExternal website link
Team Leader- CEPF Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot Regional Implementation Team.BirdLife InternationalAccra, Guinea01/24/2018

BirdLife is seeking to recruit an experienced individual for the position of Team Leader to manage the RIT and deliver BirdLife’s admin and programmatic contractual obligations to CEPF. With direct responsibility for program administration and finance management, and to coordinate the GUINEAN FOREST RIT team of program officers in the development and implementation of a coherent portfolio of CEPF-supported projects. The GFWA RIT will be responsible for establishing and administering small and large grants programs to support promising conservation initiatives in the 11 hotspot countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Equatorial Guinea).

http://www.birdlife.org/job/team-leader-cepf-guinean-forests-west-africa-biodiversity-hotspot-regional-implementation-team
Communications Officer, P3UNEPMontreal01/26/2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on a comprehensive strategy for 'sustainable development'. One of the key agreements adopted at Rio was the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Convention has three main objectives: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) is located in Montreal and is administered by UN Environment. This post is located in the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mainstreaming, Cooperation and Outreach Division (MCO). Under the overall supervision of the Head of the MCO Division and the direct supervision of the Head of the Communication Unit, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Responsibilities

1. Provide support to corporate and external communications and outreach including the following: i) Support the development of communications campaigns to raise the profile of biodiversity and the Biodiversity Convention including through social media and other innovative communication, public relations and marketing tools; ii) Contribute to the communications activities of the Executive Secretary including speech writing, production of written statements and high level content, social media, and other related activities; iii) Create and disseminate social media content relating to the work of the Convention using the social media platforms of the Secretariat; iv) Provide strategic guidance and implement a social media strategy that increases the reach of these platforms; v) Provide input for raising the visibility of the Biodiversity Convention through public relations and marketing activities. 2. Provide support to Parties to the Convention for implementation of the Programme of Work for Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA), Decision XIII/22 and the awareness-raising strategy of the Nagoya Protocol, including through: i) Development of new and innovative communication capacity development tools and activities; ii) Dissemination and refinement of tools, particular, the CEPA and Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) - awareness-raising toolkits; iii) Support communications and public awareness work to be undertaken with partner organizations in the context of any memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed, including inter alia, the organization of meetings and workshops, drafting of communication materials, organization of events and by supporting partners to implement agreed activities; and iv) Develop, by drafting materials, writing scripts, creating info graphics, new and innovative communication products and tools for target audiences, including, inter alia: business, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs), youth, actors in other sectors. 3. Perform other related duties as required.

https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=88389
Global Climate Change Programme CoordinatorBirdLife InternationalUK01/28/2018
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
 
We are seeking an experienced Climate Change Programme Coordinator to lead the development, coordination and promotion of BirdLife’s climate change work, delivering clear results and high level activities, in alignment with BirdLife’s Strategy. In this exciting role the postholder will support the BirdLife Partnership and Secretariat on a range of climate change work areas and issues in the implementation of the Climate Change Programme. 
http://www.birdlife.org/job/global-climate-change-programme-coordinator
Data ArchitectBirdLife InternationalCambridge, UK01/28/2018
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
 
We are seeking an experienced data architect to lead on the design and implementation of a new database to support BirdLife’s global data management responsibilities. These include redeveloping our existing World Bird and Biodiversity Database in order to support the new Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) standard, integrating geospatial information into the new database and effectively utilising external datasets that are often available through web APIs.  You will be responsible for ensuring that BirdLife’s next generation database meets our needs and those of our partner organisations whilst benefiting a wide variety of internal and external end-users.
http://www.birdlife.org/job/data-architect
Senior Communications ConsultantSEEA - System of Environmental Economic Accounting TBD01/31/2018

The United Nations Statistics Division is seeking expressions of interest from qualified, eligible professionals to work part-time as Senior Communications Consultant under a one-year consultancy contract.  To learn more on the background, scope, description of the activities and deliverables that we are seeking please read our Request for Expression of Interest for a Senior Communications Consultant.

Deadline: TBC

https://seea.un.org/Job%20opportunities/senior%20communications%20consultancy
Adaptation Finance FellowshipFrankfurt school of finance and management Frankfurt, Germany 01/31/2018

Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding young professionals who will be selected by Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), supported by an advisory committee of internationally recognized experts in the field of climate adaptation and climate finance.

http://www.frankfurt-school.de/adaptation-finance-fellowship-programme/fellowships.html
Call for applications: ‘Prize Digital for Development (D4D) Edition 2018'Belgian Biodiversity ForumOnline application02/01/2018

Prize D4D rewards outstanding initiatives that use digitisation and (new) technologies as a lever for development towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).There are no thematic restrictions; all projects/ideas on digitisation for development are eligible.

http://www.biodiversity.be/4021/
Project Manager CBD - WWFBrussels02/02/2018

WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food - and three key drivers of environmental problems - markets, finance and governance. In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF's ambitious goals. We are recruiting the role of Project Manager (CBD) for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.

https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1516008297707
Assistant: Sustainable Resources, Climate & ResilienceICLEI local governments for sustainabilityBrussels, Belgium02/12/2018

The position of an Assistant, Sustainable Resources, Climate & Resilience supports local governments throughout Europe and beyond in implementing innovative instruments and projects to foster sustainable urban development with a particular perspective on sustainable urban development, climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy. He/she will do this both in the framework of larger projects and consultancy services offered by ICLEI. The position will include tasks within several projects as well as cross-cutting programme tasks defined either by the DRD. In coordination with the DRD, tasks can also be delegated to mandated staff. The Assistant will also include further tasks, especially in the area of project and service development and the organisation and implementation of events, supervised by and in close cooperation with the DRD or assigned staff. The position will financially be based on projects and services

http://iclei-europe.org/fileadmin/user_upload/SRCR-Assistant.pdf
Officer: Green Infrastructures and Nature Based SolutionsICLEI local governments for sustainability Freiburg, Germany02/18/2018

The Officer will be a staff member of ICLEI Europe’s team on Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience. He/she will be responsible for implementing projects and consultancy services. The Officer will also implement further tasks, especially associated to acquisition, supervised by and in close cooperation with the line-manager/Deputy Regional Director (DRD). The officer will proactively support the project development, the representative capacity towards European institutions and governmental structures and institutions of all levels and thereby increase visibility and (economic) opportunities in the before-mentioned topical areas. 

http://iclei-europe.org/fileadmin/user_upload/NBS-Officer.pdf
Programme Management Officer, P3UNEPMontreal02/28/2018

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on a comprehensive strategy for 'sustainable development'. One of the key agreements adopted at Rio was the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Convention has three main objectives: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) is located in Montreal and is administered by UN Environment. This post is located in the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mainstreaming, Cooperation and Outreach Division (MCO). Under the overall guidance of the Head of Mainstreaming, Cooperation and Outreach Division and the direct supervision of the Head of Economic Policy and Resource Mobilization Unit, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Responsibilities

A) Further develop and advance the programme of work on business engagement of the Convention. 



B) Organize Business and Biodiversity events in coordination with host governments, such as the annual Business and Biodiversity Forum, by conceptualizing and agenda drafting, identifying speakers, preparing meeting documents and reports, and planning and undertaking pertinent outreach activities.  



C) Provide support to the further development of the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity and associated national and regional initiatives.



D) Manage the follow-up process to the Business and Biodiversity Pledge.



E). Perform other related duties as required.

https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=88390
Kleinhans Fellowship For Community Forestry ResearchRainforest AllianceLatin America02/28/2018

The Rainforest Alliance has a long history of working with forest communities that have established their own locally managed enterprises, providing them with training and technical assistance on sustainable forestry practices, value-added processing, business administration, market access and more. Recognizing that sound scientific inquiry can help to guide technical assistance for local development, our Kleinhans Fellowship supports research that seeks solutions to the challenges faced by the community forestry model.

The fellowship provides funds for research that is oriented toward solving real-world problems as defined by CFEs. Moreover, the planning, implementation and dissemination of research results will be carried out in participatory manner to ensure that it has practical value for communities and helps to inform their action plans.

The Kleinhans Fellowship provides a two-year stipend of 20,000 USD per year to support research that addresses one of the following topics:

  1. Markets for lesser-known species and non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Most community forestry products are unlikely to reach international markets, but domestic markets in many tropical forest countries are being flooded with illegal wood products, making it hard for legitimate operations—especially CFEs—to compete. The absence of markets for lesser-known species and NTFPs further impedes optimal forest management and is a critical hurdle that must be overcome if CFEs are to become economically viable. The fellowship supports research that systematically documents and analyzes the creation and maintenance of domestic markets for diversified forest products, helps determine what drives success and recommends future actions.
  2. Biodiversity management practices. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) forest management standard requires practices that conserve biodiversity, such as the protection of High Conservation Value Forests and the creation of riparian buffers. The Kleinhans Fellowship supports research that explores the feasibility of implementing such practices at the community level and their effects on the economic viability of CFEs.
  3. Social organization and governance. Technical assistance programs are often limited in their ability to invest in organizational capacity building. The fellowship supports research that investigates modes of social organization and highlights both problems and innovative, replicable solutions for CFE governance. Topics of interest include equitable participation and transparency in decision-making and benefit-sharing; human resource management and business training; and governance aspects such as CFE bylaws, compliance and legal status.
  4. Multi-community enterprises. Without access to financing, CFEs often get mired in debt, are beholden to high-risk, high-cost lenders and cannot invest in developing their businesses. CFEs are often encouraged to work together to aggregate supply, invest collectively and access financing, but it can be difficult to put these strategies into practice. The fellowship supports research that examines multi-community enterprises, documents and analyzes their successes and failures, and makes recommendations for future investment in the development of such ventures.

The Rainforest Alliance is most interested in research that could potentially be applied to the ongoing work of our TREES program which trains communities and small- and medium-sized enterprises to harvest and manufacture forest and non-timber forest products in a sustainable manner, and market these goods to responsible businesses and consumers around the world. Toward that end, the geographic scope of the Kleinhans Fellowship is restricted to Latin America, with a preference for the following locations:

  • Mexico – states of Chihuahua, Durango, Michoacán, Mexico, Hidalgo, Puebla, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo and Campeche
  • Guatemala – Petén, Verapaces and Western Highlands
  • Honduras – Muskitia region
  • Peru – Madre de Dios and Ucayali regions
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/careers/kleinhans-fellowship?utm_source=August/September%202017%3A%20The%20REDD%2B%20Resource&utm_campaign=June-July%202017%20UN-REDD%20newsletter&utm_medium=email
Call for Proposals: Biodiversity Informatics for African Freshwater and Pollinator BiodiversityJRS - Biodiversity FoundationOnline03/09/2018

The JRS Biodiversity Foundation is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for multi-year projects focused upon biodiversity data, knowledge and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity. The foundation will award about $1,600,000 among qualifying proposals by July 2018. Please write to JRSRFP@jrsbiodiversity.org with any questions. For the latest updates, please see  JRS 2018 Request for Proposals and 2018 RFP Frequently Asked Questions.

http://jrsbiodiversity.org/how-to-apply/current-opportunities/2018rfp/
Temporary Roster for Administration - Professional profilesBiodiversity InternationalTBD07/26/2018

Bioversity's Professionals ensure the delivery of specialist support service such as Finance, HR, Administrative Services, IT, Communications, that supports the Organization's core activities.

https://www.bioversityinternational.org/jobs/
Temporary Roster for Administration - Support profilesBiodiversity InternationalTBD07/26/2018

The principal function of Biodiversity's Support staff is to undertake financial, administrative, technical or general support services within the Organization.

https://www.bioversityinternational.org/jobs/
Temporary Roster for Scientific profilesBiodiversity InternationalTBD07/26/2018

Bioversity’s mode of operation is highly unusual in international research and development. Bioversity does not have its own research facilities but operates primarily as a catalyst and facilitator, contracting most of its research to partner institutions. This has a critical implication for the function and role of the Scientist staff group, whose mode of operation mirrors the Organization’s

https://www.bioversityinternational.org/jobs/