Programme Coordinator, Southern Africa: International Union for Conservation of Nature Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office

Deadline: 26 October 2016

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

This position is open only to South African Nationals or those with the right to work in South Africa on local terms and conditions of employment.

Key responsibilities
Under the direct guidance of, and working closely with, the IUCN ESARO Deputy Regional Director, Programme, the specific responsibilities of the Programme Coordinator, Southern Africa are to: Support the Deputy Regional Director in ensuring that the IUCN Programme is well aligned with sub-regional and national priorities and needs across the southern Africa region; In consultation with the wider Programme team, identify strategic programmatic priorities for the Southern Africa office and work with the DRD to develop the IUCN Southern Africa portfolio plan, ensuring relevance to the sub-region as well as alignment with the regional intersessional implementation plan; Identify opportunities for Programmatic growth and coordinate the development of high impact initiatives (from concept through to contracting); Act as IUCN’s GEF Focal, identifying and developing new Programmatic initiatives in collaboration with the members and commissions and in collaboration and with the support of the IUCN GEF Unit, IUCN ESARO Strategic Partnerships and the DRD; Identify critical partnerships and develop and maintain these relationships for the successful delivery of IUCN’s portfolio of initiatives in the southern Africa region. In particular, act as IUCN’s focal and liaison with the Southern Africa Development Community; and Attend the regional technical programme monthly briefing meetings as well as the regional technical coordination group meetings and actively contribute to the substance of these meetings
Portfolio oversight and coordination – Water/Drylands Related Initiatives. The Programme Coordinator will be directly responsible for ensuring effective and efficient delivery of projects related to water and drylands.

To apply
For full job description, interested applicants are requested to apply online through the IUCN HR Management System, by using this link and pressing the “Apply” button.