REDD+ Regional Project Advisor (Pacific Islands)

Live & Learn, a dynamic and rapidly growing regional environmental NGO, is seeking an experienced expert in climate change, REDD+ and sustainable community development. This position will provide support and training to our Pacific Island REDD team, to ensure REDD projects are delivered effectively and equitably. The position is full time for 2 to 3 years (negotiable) and will be based in Vanuatu (preferably) or Fiji, with extensive travel to field sites in both countries. Occasional travel to the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea will also be required.

The position is part of Live & Learn’s regional REDD+ project, which is funded by the European Union. The project aims to pilot and demonstrate effective models for governance and implementation of REDD+ in Melanesia that provide equitable benefits for forest-dependent local and indigenous people.

Responsibilities of the position include:

    * Assist local Pacific Island staff to develop an excellent working knowledge of climate change, REDD+, cooperative governance and business management in the context of REDD+
    * Provide guidance and assist local staff in the on-ground delivery of the REDD+ project, with a focus on enabling forest dependant indigenous people to participate in and benefit from REDD+
    * Assist with monitoring and evaluation
    * Build networks and partnerships with the government and other agencies
    * Assist with the management of contracts and consultants, including ensuring that skills and knowledge are transferred to local staff
    * Capture and share lessons learned with policy makers nationally and internationally
    * ‘Trouble-shooting;’ Provide guidance & assist local staff to manage & seek resolution to issues that may arise and impact on the project (e.g. conflict, legal issues, etc)

More information can be found in the Position Description.

Applicants are required to submit a written application that addresses the 10 selection criteria. You are also required to supply a curriculum vitae providing a complete history of your working/academic career. Applications must be received on or before Monday 19th September 2011.

All applicants need to provide the contact details for three professional referees.

For further information please contact:
Robbie Henderson
Manager Climate Change Mitigation programs
Ph: +61 8 8952 3924

Live & Learn Environmental Education’s mission is to reduce poverty and foster greater understanding and action towards a sustainable future through education, community mobilisation and supportive partnerships.