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Technical Advisor – CAFI

Technical Advisor – CAFI

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Central Africa is home to the second largest tropical rainforest in the world. Forest loss is accelerating despite ongoing efforts, as government action alone has not been sufficient to establish an effective balance between the interests of the forest and of economic development. On this basis, a coalition of willing donors – the European Union, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of France and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – together with Central African partner countries – Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, and the Republic of Gabon – have decided to enter into a collaborative partnership to establish the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) www.cafi.org . The objective of this initiative is to recognize and preserve the value of the forests in the region to mitigate climate change, reduce poverty, and contribute to sustainable development. This objective will be attained through the implementation of country-led, national scale REDD+ and Low Emissions Development (LED) investment frameworks that include policy reforms and measures to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and promote sustainable development. 
 
The CAFI Trust Fund is the principal means to implement the Central African Forest Initiative. It is administered by the MPTF-O (http://mptf.undp.org/factsheet/fund/AFI00). As per its Terms of Reference, UNDP provides the secretariat services.
 
The Trust Fund has more than US$230 million in approved programs and another US$200+ million in the pipeline. Under the supervision of the Head of Secretariat, the Technical Advisor will support the CAFI Secretariat in its strategic advice to the CAFI Executive Board and its policy and technical advice to partner countries, more specifically to develop the project pipeline and provide quality assurance of its implementation.
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Organization: UNDP
Deadline: July 31, 2020
External website link: https://jobs.partneragencies.net/erecruitjobs.html?JobOpeningId=31759&HRS_JO_PST_SEQ=1&hrs_site_id=2
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