iii. Country Representation
• Serve as the legal and official representative for IUCN in the country, and maintain smooth and strong working relations with the host government, with guidance from the Secretariat’s regional and global senior leadership;
• Ensure that Host Country Agreement and Memoranda of Understanding/Agreement are established and maintained to provide the appropriate official, legal basis for IUCN presence and operations in-country;
• Serve as the public face of IUCN in the country and maintain high-level visibility of programmatic vision and outcomes, by articulating the Union’s key messages on IUCN expertise, knowledge products and convening roles that contribute to strategic and concrete benefits for the country; and,
• Provide policy advice to the government and key stakeholders regarding environment-related multilateral agreements, conventions and treaties which the host country has ratified and/or participated in dialogues and negotiations following the IUCN position and consultation with relevant IUCN experts.
iv. Engagement with Members and Partners
• Maintain and grow the membership base in the country, explore and identify opportunities for strategic collaboration, and liaise with the regional and global Membership Units;
• Support the National Committees through regular dialogues and communications, as well as facilitation of members’ engagement in IUCN events, activities and initiatives;
• Nurture partnerships and programmatic linkages with relevant government agencies, the wider community of non-government stakeholders including civil society and private sectors, and members of the international community in the country; and,
• Enhance Country office’s collaboration with IUCN Members and Commissions and other IUCN constituencies at country, regional and global levels in accordance with the IUCN’s “One Programme Approach.
v. General Administration
• Deploy human, financial, technical and administrative resources of the country office to effectively and efficiently achieve its programmatic targets;
• Take direct responsibility for the country office’s overall compliance with applicable corporate services policies and procedures, standards and safeguards assurance, risk management, and other oversight/control mechanisms;
• Provide overall administrative supervision to the country team including for human resources planning, talent management and performance assessment;
• Work with sub-regional and regional management teams for continuous improving the country office’s organisational and operational arrangements vis-a-vis IUCN Asia in general;
• Serve as an effective role model for ethical professional conduct to promote core values of integrity and trust, transparency, professionalism and accountability, equality, inclusiveness and respect for diversity; and,
• Perform any other duties as assigned by and agreed with the Regional Director.
|• i. General Academic and Work Background
• Advanced university degree (i.e. post-Bachelor’s level) on a subject related to nature conservation and sustainable development, plus relevant professional trainings completed and/or certifications acquired;
• Professional areas of expertise and interest in any of the following: conservation of nature and biodiversity, protection and management of terrestrial, water and marine ecosystems, forest and agriculture landscapes, climate and environmental risks, urban planning, conservation finance and economics, and governance and rights;
• At least 10 years in mid-to-senior management roles for environment-related programmes/organisations in the country;
• Additional professional experience working for and/or collaborating with regional or international organisations, as well as in multi-country work settings; and,
• Ability to prepare a variety of written outputs, such as background papers, regular and ad hoc reports, correspondence with governments, working papers, mission reports, analyses, briefings, communication/visibility material, presentations, and policy proposals.ii. Professional Competencies
• Solid knowledge of the country’s key environment and development challenges as shaped by geopolitical, socio-economic and policy contexts;
• Demonstrated capacity in country programme leadership, partnership development and stakeholder engagement; and office management and staff supervision;
• Track record of successful resource mobilisation, including strategic fundraising and donor engagement;
• Demonstrated capacity to engage with and manage relationships with senior-level authorities and representatives of: government agencies, non-government and private-business sectors, technical and scientific organisations, and donors and funders; and,
• Excellent communication skills – written and oral –for diverse audiences in key public events, mass media and communication platforms.
iii. Other Qualifications
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