IUCN Drylands Programme Officer Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya 2013

The International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization.
IUCN operates through regional offices including the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO).
ESARO has the following programme in fulfilling its inter-sessional goals: Drylands Programme, water and wetlands programme, forest programme, business and biodiversity programme and conservation areas and species diversity programme.
The above vacancy falls under the regional drylands programme.
The goal of the ESARO drylands program is that “Dryland landscapes are sustainably managed to protect biodiversity and contribute to local livelihoods and national economies”.
IUCN will use its influence to encourage and assist societies to promote good governance and to respect local knowledge to ensure that dryland ecosystems are sustainably managed.
To protect Drylands Biodiversity, IUCN addresses the underlying constraints to effective natural resource governance, builds the institutional capacity for sustainable natural resource management, and supports access to markets for the products of sustainably managed drylands.
IUCN emphasizes building the capacity of local environment and development partners, empowering natural resource managers, and enabling them to influence policy processes that will lead to sustainable investment and resilient livelihoods
IUCN is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position:
Position: Programme Officer, Drylands
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Local Recruitment
The detailed terms of reference for the above vacancy is available at: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/
Applicants are asked to submit their CV in English and a supporting letter of motivation along with the names and contact details of three referees, one of whom should be a recent employer by e-mail before 18th March, 2013: IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office Email: earohr@iucn.org 
IUCN is an Equal Opportunity employer
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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