Team Leader, natural resources management

Posted on:
19 Aug, 2021
Application by:
23 Sep, 2021
Project status:
Project title:
Biodiversity and Forest Programme, BFP 3 in Ethiopia
Period of project:
March 2022- July 2024
Duration of assignment:
30 months
Duty station:
Addis Ababa
Job code:

Project description

The BFP 3 aims to consolidate and institutionalize the achievements reached so far by the previous two phases, while strengthening partners at the meso and macro level. The institutions responsible for protected area and forest management are supported in organizational development, in capacity and skill development, as well as in improving knowledge management by using digital solutions.
The consultany firm is to contribute to the following outputs:
·Effective systems in place for coordinating and institutionalizing tested management instruments.
·Alternative financing instruments and management models that promote the involvement of private actors in protected area and forest management.
·Increased business and technical capacities in state and private enterprises with regard to using and processing forest resources.

Job description

Tasks of Team Leader:
·Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures for local partners in organisational/institutional development, natural resource management, protected areas or forestry management
·Taking cross-cutting themes into consideration (for example, gender equality)
·Staff management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, planning and managing the assignments and supporting local and international experts
·Project management : monitoring, reporting, financial planning and monitoring of use of funds
·Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating and/or adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase


Candidates should meet the following qualifications
·University degree (Master’s) in natural resource management, nature conservation, forestry, ecology, environmental engineering or environmental economy
·20 years of professional experience in project management or coordination in the areas of natural resource management or forestry and involvement of the private sector in the sustainable use of natural resources, of which 15 years as senior advisor/manager
·10 years of professional experience in advising governmental organizations in organizational or institutional development
·10 years of management/leadership experience
·8 years of work experience in Africa, of which 5 years in East African countries
·10 years of experience working on development cooperation projects including proven training in Capacity WORKS and proven experience in conflict-sensitive planning
·5 years of experience in financial management, 5 years of experience in the use of digital solutions or technologies in the context of natural resource management
·Excellent knowledge of English (C2)

Contact person

  Heike Mainusch

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