WWF

Do you want to make a positive difference for the future of people and of our only common home, the Earth? Working with WWF could be the chance of a lifetime:
People all over the world are waking up to the increasingly serious crisis of the loss of nature. They are increasingly realizing that nature is our survival system. And that no one will be spared the consequences of his loss. Here at WWF, we are helping meet this huge global challenge.

Our people come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have a variety of skills, ranging from human resources and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.

What we do :
We are an independent conservation organization, working to preserve the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to businesses and governments, we are part of a growing coalition calling on leaders around the world to put nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, to halt the mass extinction of wild species and to make our mode of production and consumption sustainable.

Context:
The Living Planet 2020 report reveals that the mode of production and consumption of contemporary societies is responsible for the 68% decline of vertebrate populations in less than half a century. This alarming observation confirms the ineffectiveness of international commitments for the protection of nature. These, in fact, have not yet succeeded in putting an end to the collapse of the living, for lack of measures commensurate with the emergency. Indeed, it is increasingly recognized that most of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets, set collectively in 2010, will not be met by 2020.

From this gap emerged the need for a new accord for nature, for which a first preparation process took place at COP 14.

This new agreement or New Deal must put an end to the unsustainable destruction of nature, while being fair and respectful of the rights of all countries, especially developing economies, local communities and indigenous peoples and those who advocate for protection. of biodiversity. In this regard, WWF welcomed the “Biodiversity Facility” renamed “Biodev2030” project, led by France, and intended to support developing countries in preparing their national contributions.

To raise the challenge of protecting nature and its biodiversity to the top of the global agenda in 2020 and therefore obtain the New Deal, WWF has launched a network of ambitious and integrated initiatives to i) intensify and increase potentially the political dimension of concerns for nature; ii) galvanize a united movement between state and non-state actors to drive change; and (iii) securing ambitious commitments and strong accountability mechanisms through multilateral and non-state mechanisms to bring about change. WWF thus strives to mobilize key stakeholders (public actors, civil society, private sector, financial sector as well as political actors) in order to encourage global decision makers to play a leadership role.

To effectively engage stakeholders, a strong involvement of teams and country offices through the WWF network, supported by solid scientific research, is needed in order to present a solid case based on a sustainable business model for urgent action.

The BIODEV2030 initiative and WWF’s strategy in the Congo Basin:
In this context, the French Development Agency (AFD) launched the BIODEV2030 initiative, globally coordinated by Expertise France, with a view to supporting 16 pilot countries, including the Republic of Congo, in the adoption and sustainability of sectoral commitments at the national level aimed at halting the decline of biodiversity. The main objective of the project is to better take into account biodiversity in strategic economic sectors in the Republic of Congo in order to reduce the pressures on nature in the next post-2020 decade.

The project takes place in 4 stages:
1. The diagnosis: On the basis of scientific studies and diagnoses returned to the actors, the first scenarios will be discussed and co-constructed during workshops and consultations which will bring together public and private actors as well as civil society in order to identify two priority sectors responsible for the decline of biodiversity;
2. Multi-stakeholder dialogues and negotiations: During workshops and consultations that will bring together the different stakeholders from each of the two identified sectors, voluntary sectoral commitments will be proposed and discussed in the perspective of the 15th Conference of the Parties of the CBD. , CoP15-CBD;
3. Integration of commitments: this will require the drafting of official commitment documents which will formalize the agreement of the various public, private and civil society actors in the country;
4. Appropriation of commitments: once the commitments are formalized, the project will support the key players in the appropriation of commitment documents and in their implementation.

In the Republic of Congo, WWF mainly supports the government and other stakeholders to preserve the jewels of biodiversity in northern Congo, particularly the TRIDOM Congo which covers the landscape of Odzala and the Ntoukou -Pikounda National Park up to borders with Cameroon and Gabon. The BIODEV2030 project (formerly called the Biodiversity Facility) will build on the work of WWF in Congo and in the sub-region to facilitate in the short term the national construction of a voluntary commitment on biodiversity.

Place of Work: Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Duration: 12 months

Main functions
The project management specialist for the BIODEV2030 Project in the Republic of Congo will have the following main functions:
• Contribute to advocacy for the Republic of Congo’s support for the strengthened “global biodiversity framework” after 2020 with ambitious targets and strong implementation mechanisms.
• Facilitate the domestication of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
• Help at least two economic sectors to commit to reducing their pressure on biodiversity by 2030.
Main tasks and responsibilities
Technical aspects :
• Manage and coordinate the planning, implementation, monitoring and “reporting” of the BIODEV2030 project in the Republic of Congo.
• Contribute to the technical analysis of the context of priority sectors (actors, dynamics, obstacles) and review of existing national strategies
• Coordinate and monitor the performance of scientific studies. Contribute to the drafting of ToRs, the evaluation and the selection of consultants. Organize scoping meetings and facilitate the consultants’ mission
• Manage and facilitate the multi-stakeholder dialogue of the project through the organization of the holding of various workshops, consultation meetings and the establishment of a national steering committee
• Contribute to reflections on the inclusive and participatory consultation and concertation process on the identification of priority actions and the formulation of sectoral / intersectoral commitments of the Republic of Congo for the COP CBD15.
• Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders and partners for their active engagement in the process of preparing the new post-2020 framework.
• Contribute to advocacy on the integration of CoP15 decisions in the formulation of sectoral / intersectoral commitments of the Republic of Congo.
• Contribute to the development of a national project for the implementation of priority actions relating to the commitments of the Republic of Congo at CoP15 CBD.

Administrative, logistical and financial aspects
• Develop Terms of Reference for workshops, service providers or consultants, civil society organizations (CSOs) to assist in the implementation of approved activities.
• Write the technical reports (or other required documents) relating to the Project (BIODEV2030) for which he / she is responsible according to the standards / formats required by WWF and / or donors.
• Monitor the contracts of partners, service providers, consultants and researchers within the framework of the projects for which he / she is responsible.
• Facilitate field visits for internal and external stakeholders.
• Ensure the good administrative and financial management of the projects for which he / she is responsible.
• Maintain specific project implementation accounts to facilitate extraction, identification and verification of resources and expenditures related to project activities.
• Prepare service requests and purchases as agreed in work plans and budgets.
• Ensure internal monthly reporting and actively participate in monthly meetings with WWF France and any other side meeting as representative of the BIODEV2030 initiative in the Republic of Congo
• Be the guarantor and contribute to the lessor’s reporting (technical and financial reporting) by respecting the internal validation deadlines and the external contractual deadlines
• Support WWF’s fundraising efforts in the Congo Basin to secure additional financial resources for country engagement strategy
Profile:

Qualifications required
• MBA or graduate degree in economics, agricultural / forestry economics, natural resource management, sustainable development or other related fields
• At least five years of experience working with public sector, CSO and private sector stakeholders in the field of conservation and / or sustainability, including significant experience in project management
• Extensive experience in mobilizing the public and private sectors in policy matters
• • Very good project / program management and coordination capacity;
• • Successful experiences in managing international projects;
• Fluent French and English.
Skills and competencies required
• Good overview of the legal and institutional framework for biodiversity in the Republic of Congo
• Demonstrated experience in building alliances, initiatives or platforms for change that leverage the capacities of partners
• A network of external relations which extends the current reach of WWF in the Republic of Congo
• Evidence of proactive, agile thinking and an optimistic approach in a realistic setting
• Budget management and fundraising skills
• Excellent communication and organizational skills. . Good negotiation and diplomacy skills.
• Good analytical, synthesis and writing skills.
• Perfect command of basic computer science (word processing, spreadsheet, PPT, email)
• Strong team spirit within the organization.
• Understanding of the importance of working alongside indigenous peoples and local communities to achieve the best conservation results.
• Knowledge of policies and approaches to protect the rights and well-being of indigenous and local communities.
• Knowledge of policies and approaches to protect the rights and well-being of indigenous and local communities.

Behavioral skills required
• Adheres to WWF values: Seek impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovate without fear.
• Autonomous, proactive approach to meet deadlines and achieve results with limited supervision.
Deliverables
• Document on the methodology to be adopted to accomplish this mandate with schedule of deliverables.
• BIODEV2030 project action plan and quarterly work plan.
• Monthly narrative monitoring reports on the progress of the BIODEV2030 project at the WWF network level.
• Technical and financial reports of the project submitted on time and according to the donor format.
• Diagnostic report of the drivers of biodiversity erosion and the contribution of economic sectors, carried out by the contracted consultant (s) and under the supervision of the project manager.
• Report of the in-depth analysis of the two key economic sectors for biodiversity and development, carried out by the contracted consultant (s) and under the supervision of the project manager.
• Analysis report of stakeholders and national sector commitments.

How to apply
Interested candidates should send an up-to-date CV (detailing previous experiences as well as evidence of similar experience, mentioning professional references) and a cover letter by email to recruit-cam@wwfcam.org
Please indicate in the subject line, Consultant: PM-BIODEV2030.
We thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Only candidates meeting the required criteria will be contacted. If you have not been contacted two (2) weeks after the deadline, consider that your application has not been accepted.
Deadline for submitting applications: January 03, 2020.

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