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Technical Officer, Peatlands

Technical Officer, Peatlands

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As a technical officer, you manage some of our most important projects while offering expertise, guidance, and technical know-how, with a particular emphasis on peatland management and governance. Combining these skills and expertise you will help develop our programmes further, building on and expanding our work, influence, and impact. Focusing in particular on our programmes in Europe, and working closely with our Europe Office team, the position may also offer the opportunity to support our wider portfolio of initiatives globally.

Responsibilities and tasks

Project cycle management
Working in close cooperation with project supervisor(s), network team members and partners, responsible for:

  • Set-up, technical and financial implementation and reporting of projects
  • Effective leadership of project team(s) comprising Global Office and network staff network and external project partners
  • Running collaborative processes with internal and external stakeholders required in projects
  • Strategic communication of project outcomes to internal and external stakeholders
  • Quality of project and programme reports for a range of different donors (public, private sector, philanthropy).

Strategy, and Innovation
In consultation with the Programme Head Climate-Smart Land-use and Peatstream Lead and staff in other network offices:

  • Monitoring and identifying relevant (environmental, social) issues and trends and translating these into ideas and opportunities for the organization and its running projects
  • Providing technical advice and input into other programme areas as requested
  • Communicating and advocating for Wetlands International’s work and achievements
  • Developing knowledge and tools that strengthen the track record and profile of Wetlands International in our work under the Peatland Stream.

Resource development
In line with Wetlands International Strategic Intent and in consultation with Programme Head Climate-Smart Land-use and Peatstream Lead, and staff in other network offices:

  • Supporting the PH in project development and participating in project proposal teams
  • Supporting the development of programme and project concepts
  • Supporting donor stewardship, including timely communication with donors and sharing of successes and lessons.

Networking & partnership development
In line with Wetlands International Strategic Intent and in consultation with Programme Head Climate ready Land-use and Peatstream Lead and staff in other network offices:

  • Coordinating the network-wide Peatstream
  • Supporting the communication with (such relevant internal and external contacts with key internal and external stakeholders of the organisation.
  • Supporting the process of knowledge sharing and track record development
  • Representing Wetlands International in relevant fora and events.

Carry out other tasks according to the organisational needs as agreed with the Programme Head in individual workplans.

Location: Global Office, The Netherlands preferred, other locations can be considered
Organization: Wetlands International
Deadline: June 1, 2022
External website link: https://www.wetlands.org/technical-officer-peatlands/
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