Вакансія експерта WWF з питань сталого використання лісових ресурсів

Application deadline: March 24th, 2014

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WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme (WWF-DCPO) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic
Forest Expert Ukraine in FLEG II Programme
(full time/part-time, based in Lviv, Ukraine)
The Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II Program will be carried out over a four-year period 2012-2016, focusing on improving forest governance in seven countries that are included in the European Union’s European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument1 (ENPI) East region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation. The Program is supported by the European Union contributing to a trust fund administered by the World Bank (WB). Implementation of the Program is led by the World Bank, working in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and in close coordination with governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders of the participating countries.

The vision for the end of the Program in 2017 is that the participating countries have clear sector policies and implementation capacity to fight against illegal logging and associated trade, take into account the full social, environmental and economic value of forests, state-of-the-art forest sector laws, and modern forest sector institutions.

The Forest Expert reports to Ukrainian Carpathian Programme Coordinator and is based in Lviv, Ukraine. Ideally the selected candidate will be available to start at the end of March. The work is expected to be carried out over the period of March – June 2014 (as pilot period) with further approval at annual basis till 2017, which depending on performance.

Main responsibilities:

The main responsibility of this position is to support WWF’s work from Lviv on forestry activities in Ukraine within the frame of the Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II Program. The objective of the assignment is the management of FLEG II project activities that will be developed in Ukraine, as well as management of new initiatives that might be developed by WWF DCP for the region and fundraising for
priority activities.
This WWF position has a strong policy and advocacy component and will mainly include

(1) participate actively in, and manage the work carried out as part of the activities for Forest Law Enforcement and Governance project in Ukraine related to (a) analysis of the legislative framework on timber circulation control system, (b) improving legislative framework and law enforcement within the hunting industry of Ukraine, (c) harmonization of special protection natural areas inventory and management in Ukraine and the EU countries;
(2) support the development and implementation of the other sustainable forest management activities in Ukraine related to old growth forests and fundraising activities.
(3) contribution to the overall development of WWF DCP Ukraine and regional network

Key requirements:

  • At least 3 years required for expert experience in forestry or forestry related areas;
  • Forest management studies and experience (university degree);
  • Very good knowledge of the Ukrainian forestry system and nature protection legislation. Experienceforestry policy or management is an advantage;
  • Experience in managing the projects and organizing/facilitating workshops/seminars;
  • Abilities to communicate well with targeted forestry community and authorities
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Ukrainian.
  • Proven organisational, coordination and communication skills, in an international working context, able to work well within the national and larger international team, as well independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with exceptional relationship management and networking abilities.
  • Energetic, proactive, creative and oriented to critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and accurate.
  • Ability to work in a team; ability to work in multi-cultural and international environment.
  • Dedication to WWF’s mission and environmental protection cause, in general.

We are offering:

  • Friendly and highly professional working atmosphere in an international context;
  • Varying tasks and independent work style;
  • A pleasant working atmosphere and great learning environment
  • Salary according to international NGO standards.

If you are interested in joining the global WWF family, email your application documents including your CV (in English) and cover letter to bohdan.prots@gmail.com. Application deadline: March 24th, 2014. Please understand that we can only reply to short-listed candidates. For more information on the WWF-DCP, kindly check the website: www.panda.org/dcpo.

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