Consultant on Sustainable rehabilitation of Tugay Forests relating to the economy of local communities – Project Title: “Forest Law Enforcement and Governance - ENPI East FLEG II Program”
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is implementing an agreement with World Bank and intends to apply part of the funding for supporting this 50% position in Azerbaijan.
The services include:
- Provide quantifiable information to help decision makers and responsible authorities decide on proper techniques for forest rehabilitation activities;
- Based on study's results provide quantifiable information on the economic impact and potential and real losses to the local population due to the loss of the tugay forests;
- In cooperation with FLR Forestry Consultant Azerbaijan and Climate Change Consultant provide information that could be used by the state forest sector and local communities to help with forest rehabilitation in the tugai forests;
- Measure true value of fully-functioning tugai forest for rural communities;
- Provide comprehensive assessment of economic impact of the climate change on the local forests (deforestation, diseases, change of water horizons, droughts and others) and how it possibly may affect the livelihood of the population (assessment of possible economic losses)
This is a 10 month, 50% position with the possibility of extension, provided the candidate successfully implements the assignment and complies with the terms of his/her contract that is based on concrete deliverables.
An individual with proven leadership and management capability and at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. The following are minimum qualifications:
- Master’s or higher degree in, Environmental or Geographical Economy, Forest and Natural resource management;
- Prior experience in conducting research on forest economy or in other related fields;
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of the current issues of Forest management and governance in Azerbaijan and ENPI East Countries and Russia as well as knowledge and acquaintance with governmental structures and other stakeholders;
- Knowledge and understanding of and working experience with IUCN regulations and guidelines (previous working experience with IUCN is an asset);
- Proven ability to prepare and write high quality studies for economic evaluation of the forest and ecosystem services or in other related fields;
- Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in different cultural contexts;
- Good knowledge in written and spoken English, Knowledge of Russian is an asset;
- Computer literacy, including the use of MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word or similar office applications, acquaintance with the principles of statistical analysis, as well as proficiency in performing internet research to support documents that may be required for program implementation.
The IUCN now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing their services. Interested consultants must provide their CVs with information demonstrating that they are qualified to perform the Services.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out the IUCN Human Resources manual.
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 09:00 to 17:00 hours local time.
CVs must be delivered to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by December 7, 2013.
Attn: Azer Garayev, ENPI FLEG Country Program Coordinator Azerbaijan