liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
PROFESSIONALISM : Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field.
Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues / problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods.
Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.
remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in forest management, natural resources management, international development, environmental economics or related field is required.
A first level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in natural resource management, forest policy, or climate change is required.
Work experience in project or programme management with an UN agency or similar international organization is desirable.
Previous work experience with REDD+ programmes in Latin America is desirable.
Experience in REDD+ finance and private sector investment in REDD+ is desirable.
Experience in social and environmental safeguards of REDD+ is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Spanish is required.
Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
NOTE : ''Fluency'' equals a rating of ''fluent'' in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and ''Knowledge of'' equals a rating of ''confident'' in two of the four areas.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
This is a Project post. Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one (1) year and may be subject to extension.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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