Join IUCN SEE as Programme Officer

IUCN SEE is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic candidate that will contribute to the implementation of the IUCN Strategic Plan for SEE. The position will focus on the sustainable ecosystem management strategic priority and on the development of a related portfolio of projects and activities. This is initially a 12 month position with the possibility of extension. 

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  • In accordance with the IUCN Programme 2013-2016 and the IUCN Strategic Plan for SEE assist in programme implementation and project development.
  • Maintain and develop partnerships with IUCN Members and Commissions, governments, institutional partners, and NGOs in the nature conservation sector in SEE.
  • Provide support to the IUCN SEE Director and to the day-to-day operations of the IUCN Office for South-Eastern Europe.


  • Manage a number of projects aimed at enabling strategic planning in nature conservation in the region, including the project "Toward Strengthened Conservation Planning in South-Eastern Europe".
  • Provide technical support to the implementation of other projects implemented by IUCN SEE.
  • Coordinate the establishment of a regional network of authorities responsible for nature conservation.
  • Provide overall coordination of IUCN SEE's portfolio on sustainable ecosystem management, including partner identification, project development and donor relation.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the IUCN Secretariat, Members and Commissions as regards ecosystem management.
  • Represent IUCN in national, regional and international forums and initiatives.
  • Assist with the management of IUCN events.
  • Provide support to portfolio-related communications.


The gross annual salary for this position is in the range of EUR 22'888 to EUR 28'609.


  • At least 5 years of experience in a relevant position.
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in a subject related to nature conservation and environmental management.
  • Experience in the management of technical programmes and projects, including project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and financial and technical reporting.
  • Proven knowledge of, and experience in relevant global and regional nature conservation and environmental management policies, with specific emphasis on ecosystem management.
  • Proven leadership skills, ability to work under pressure and within multi-national environment and different cultures.
  • Ability to manage institutional relationships and support multi-stakeholder initiatives.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of languages spoken in SEE is an asset.
  • Ability to cope with varied workload and flexible working hours.
  • Willingness to travel within the region, sometimes at short notice.
  • Full computer literacy.

To apply, click here. Application deadline is 10 October 2013 (GMT+1).

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