REDD+ Programme Coordinator

at UN Office Africa
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 4, 2020
Category Facility Management
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB


      • Lead and coordinate activities of the staff of the National REDD+ Secretariat;
      • Coordinate national stakeholders and development partners in the implementation of the national REDD+ strategy;
      • Help establish and maintain implementation framework for REDD+ (systems for carbon accounting, emissions tracking and registry, carbon transactions and benefit sharing schemes);
      • Facilitate dialogue and discussions with development partners for ensuring the continuity of financing (fund mobilization) for the implementation of the national REDD+ strategy;
      • Facilitate the coordination of policy development processes on issues related to REDD+, forestry and climate change;
      • Put in place the necessary capacity at national and subnational levels for ensuring compliance to international standards with respect to REDD+ safeguards, carbon accounting, emission tracking and MRV;
      • Support the design and implementation of capacity building and investment programs related to REDD+ programs for national and subnational actors for ensuring an effective and efficient REDD+ program implementation;
      • Provide support in activities and to institutions involved in the design and implementation of the Ethiopian’s REDD+ program;
      • Ensure proper engagement and participation of stakeholders on REDD+ processes using its governance structures at various levels;
      • Provide secretarial services for recording and documentation of stakeholders meetings, workshops and trainings;
      • Support the development of regional emission reduction programs (ERPs) in coordination with the RRCUs;
      • Ensure the proper communications and dissemination of information related to Ethiopia’s REDD+ to national and international stakeholders in a transparent manner through appropriate channels (e.g., website);
      • Consolidate reports on REDD+ actions at national level, and supports the preparation of international reports on emission reduction from forestry;
      • Participate in REDD+ related dialogues, negotiations, conferences, meetings and acts as a national REDD+ focal point;
      • Create a mechanism to consolidate and disseminate lessons learned to the national REDD+ program level;
      • Coordinate, facilitate, support and monitor the RIP DD being implemented in three regional states;
      • Ensure RIP-DD implementation complies with the international REDD+ requirements such as the MRV system, the reference levels, the benefit sharing structure and dispute resolution mechanisms;
      • Take responsibility and leadership to initiate, manage, and coordinate various activities, such as activity and budget planning, M&E and preparing periodic reports on RIP-DD implementation and national REDD+ program;
      • Organize meetings with the national and regional stakeholders as appropriate;
      • Enable and support dissemination of best practices, good results and findings related to REDD+/PFM implementation to stakeholders at the national and sub-national levels, including non-government stakeholders;
      • Report periodically to different stakeholders (including government, donors, private sector and civil society) on the progress of the RIP-DD and national REDD+ program as appropriate;
      • Provide support to data collection and completion of quarterly and annual reports;
      • Supervise RIP team staff at federal and regional levels, including the Safeguards Specialist, National MRV Specialists and Communication Specialist and others;
      •  Engage with and accomplishes tasks assigned to it by EFCCC, as required.
      • Ability to make new and useful ideas work.
      • Ability to persuade others to follow.
      • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
      • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.
      • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.
      • Master’s or advanced degree in forestry, forest ecology, ecosystem ecology or climate change sciences.
      • At least 6 years of relevant working experience in forestry or climate change, and at least 5 years of  project management experience in climate change and forestry areas;
      • Knowledge and experience in global climate change mitigation and adaptation concepts and practices;
      • Experience of implementation of similar projects is an added advantage;
      • Knowledge and experience in Ethiopia’s climate,  forest sector and natural resource management sector policies and strategies;
      • Excellent knowledge of the concepts and issues of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), especially MRV (Measurement, Reporting, Verification) and FRL;
      • Demonstrated team leadership qualities including strong managerial and partner or stakeholder engagement skills, particularly on REDD+ programs is desirable;
      • Experience with the design, preparation and organization of technical workshops and other national/regional meetings;
      • Understanding of REDD+ policies and readiness mechanisms, national forestry policy, natural resource management and conservation, and forest restoration;
      • Understanding of the national REDD+ strategies, drivers and implications for designing demonstration activities based on national priorities;
      • Project development and management experience (development and implementation of work plans, financial and technical management of contracts, supervision of consultants, liaison with relevant stakeholders, etc.);
      • Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively and deliver quality outputs under pressure and within agreed tight deadlines;
      • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English;
      • Demonstrated strong aptitude and ability to communicate both informally (interpersonal skills and networking) and formally (presentations).
      • Proven experience in capacity building to a range of different stakeholders including communities and, and government officials;
      • Skills to coordinate a group of experts and facilitate discussions with national key stakeholders;
      • Ability to manage multi-tasks, uptake new and innovative knowledge, and manage time effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced working environment.
      • Demonstrated ability and skills to communicate effectively in English (both oral and in written) and also skills and ability in Amharic and other languages is an advantage).



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