REDD+ Institutional and Policy Specialist
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is seeking applicants for the position of REDD+ Institutional and Policy Specialist for an anticipated US Agency for International Development (USAID) Community-based Forest-management program in Zambia. This is a multi-year program to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia address the drivers of deforestation and degradation and strengthen forest management in the Eastern Province of Zambia. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description.
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Winrock offers employees excellent benefits. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants should submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Policy & Capacity SpecialistĚ by June 30, 2013.
Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.
UNIT: Forestry & Natural Resource Management
Winrock is seeking dynamic REDD+ Institutional and Policy Specialist candidates for an upcoming USAID-funded program in Zambia. The Community-based Forest-management program (CFP) will be a key component of USAID/Zambia's Global Climate Change (GCC) program under the Presidential GCC Initiative. The CFP will strengthen the Government of Zambia's Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) strategy, by using a range of approaches to more effectively and sustainably manage forested areas through integrated forest planning and active community engagement.
Contribute to national and regional policy dialogues regarding Zambia's developing REDD+ program including advising policy makers, ensuring social and environmental safeguards are in place, and contributing to the development of financial mechanisms.
Coordinate research, policy analysis and collaborative dialogue