WANTED: Forest Landscape Restoration Coordinator (Thailand)

IUCN seeks a Forest Landscape Restoration Coordinator for its Bangkok, Thailand office.

The Natural Resources Group, Asia (NRG) of IUCN is considered one administrative entity, and has evolved from the previous Ecosystems and Livelihoods Group, Asia construct. It brings under one umbrella all component thematic programmes in IUCN. The role of the Head, NRG will evolve as s/he continues to integrate the components of this organizational unit to support its contribution to IUCN’s Asia regional programme and global programme.

The Asia Regional Office (ARO) of IUCN is expanding its regional expertise in Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR). The aim of this position is to provide technical and management support towards the restoration of 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020 – also known as the Bonn Challenge. The Bonn Challenge is an initiative of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR), for which IUCN provides the Secretariat.

The Forest Landscape Restoration Coordinator will lead the development and support effective delivery of economically, socially and environmentally feasible and innovative solutions to engage countries on large-scale forest and landscape restoration efforts of the Bonn Challenge within the region. S/he will therefore have a strong technical background on issues related to land-use dynamics and the restoration of forest and agricultural landscapes. S/he will support the FLR programme and its development in multiple countries including Indonesia, Vietnam, India, and China.

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

IUCN’s work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.

IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with almost 1,300 government and NGO Members and more than 15,000 volunteer experts in 185 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by almost 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.

Apply by September 21, 2015.

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