Technical Adviser (Forest Sector Transformation Unit)

at UN Office Africa
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 25, 2020
Category Business Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


  • Develop project concept notes and write proposals;
  • Identify international financing mechanisms for the forest sector;
  • Mobilize funds from development partners and the private sector;
  • Build a portfolio of new private-sector and civil-society partnerships.
  • Ensure technical linkage with other initiatives related to forestry for consistent and coordinated REDD+ Investment Programme (RIP) implementation;
  • Identify forest management and restoration approaches, draw lessons learnt and share information and knowledge with members of the FSTU team;
  • Contribute to the development of tools, methods and approaches for the implementation of RIP;
  • Provide technical programming, implementation and monitoring support for the forest sector;
  • Provide technical guidance and direction delivery and business development team leaders in the FSTU to help them provide technical and implementation support to regional project offices.
  • Provide advice on piloting and scaling-up successful forestry practices implemented by the private-sector and civil-society organizations;
  • Challenge and motivate teams to create truly aspirational targets and provide the required support needed to achieve results;
  • Coach, mentor the selected staff of the Commission to transfer knowledge and skills;
  • Compile the experience of other countries in forest sector transformation and adopt to the context in Ethiopia;
  • Advise on the development of programmatic strategy and models;
  • Develop program management guidelines;
  • Work closely with the forest sector to facilitate collaboration in implementing RIP and complementarity in the design and implementation of national programmes, aligned to regional and international initiatives;
  • Ensure the development of annual work plan, budget and implementation of activities according to the approved plan;
  • Elaborates annual work plans and ensure their validation;
  • Provide technical support during assessments, studies and backstop forestry projects as required.
  • Master's degree in forestry and/or natural resources management.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in managing complex forestry or and/or natural resource projects and familiarity with the private sector;
  • Proven track record in designing and managing forestry projects. Experience in climate change and/or development programs will be an advantage;
  • Sound technical and business development knowledge and experience;
  • Project delivery, management and risk mitigation experience;
  • Prior experience in the management of projects funded by development partners.
  • Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable.

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Contract Duration: 364 Days, with a possibility of extension

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