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Under the supervision of the Programme Officer responsible for the Rio Conventions’ Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion, and in collaboration for the program officer on climate change and biodiversity, this position will contribute to the substantive work of the Secretariat with regards to building synergies on biodiversity and climate change.

This will include:

  • Support the liaison with partners and support colleagues in the development and implementation of activities related to the Rio Conventions’ Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion;

  • Draft Pavilion materials and other tasks as required to support development and implementation of the Pavilion.

  • Support the preparation and organization of the Pavilion, including logistical support, preparation of correspondence, preparation of meeting documents, including minutes etc;

  • Assist in preparing a report on the Pavilion, not exceeding 20 pages, based on discussions, presentations and daily summaries produced during the Pavilion.


Professionalism - Knowledge of administrative procedures/processes especially of travel, and ability to implement these. Ability to identify, extract and analyze a range of data; tact and ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Planning and Organizing - Good organizational skills, effective time management and ability to prioritize and plan own work to meet deadlines. Communication - Good communication (spoken and written) skills; excellent drafting capabilities. Tact and diplomacy, cooperative attitude, pleasant personality, even under pressure. Teamwork: Ability to work harmoniously as part of an international and multicultural team

Core Values Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity

Education Completion of secondary school is required. Supplementary courses and/or training in natural resource management is desirable.

Work Experience A minimum of 4 years of responsible work experience in the field of natural resource management will be required. Experience with the UN is an advantage. Experience in organization of meetings is desirable.

Note: The applicant should:

  • Have a strong scientific and technical background in biodiversity – climate change links including inter alia: vulnerability assessments, adaptation planning, and land use / land use change as they relate to climate change mitigation.

  • Be familiar with intergovernmental processes under the Rio Conventions.

  • Be familiar with planning and organizing of international meetings.


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