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This page was updated on: 09/17/10


NOVEMBER 2011


IRENA Invites Applications for Deputy Director-General Position

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has posted a call for applications for the position of Deputy Director-General for the IRENA Secretariat. A key member of senior management, the Deputy Director-General will report to the Director-General, assisting in strategic management and programme design, formulation and implementation, in line with IRENA's mandate and mission objectives. [More information]


UNEP Invites Applications for CBD Executive Secretary Position

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced a call for candidates for the position of Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The position is at the level of Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and based in Montreal, Canada. Closing date for applications is 20 November 2011. [Vacancy Announcement]


JULY 2011


GEF STAP Searches for New Panel Members

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) is currently accepting applications for three positions in the areas of Climate Change MitigationClimate Change Adaptation and International Waters. STAP is an independent group of six experts working together to provide objective scientific advice on policies and strategies of the GEF. The Panel implements a results oriented program of work – developed in collaboration with GEF Partners – designed to address important challenges within the GEF Program, and provide operational advice on individual GEF projects. The applicants must have, among others, an advanced degree, preferably a PhD in a field directly related to the position; and minimum 15 years experience in scientific research – and the application of results to real-world issues. The deadline for applications is 6 August 2011. [More information]


SEPTEMBER 2010

 

UNEP Seeks Executive Secretary of the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam Secretariats

UNEP is seeking to recruit a senior manager to fill the position of Executive Secretary of the Basel, Stockholm and UNEP-part of the Rotterdam Convention Secretariats. The responsibilities of the D2 position include the direction and management of the three secretariats as well as acting as an advisor to the UNEP Executive Director and to the Presidents and the Bureaus of each convention. The closing date for applications is 12 October 2010. [The position announcement]

 

JUNE 2010

 

GEF Seeks POPs and Chemicals Management Specialist

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat is seeking to recruit a POPs and Chemicals Management specialist to support its work in addressing new and growing challenges under the Stockholm Convention, new and on-going challenges under the Montreal Protocol, and an expanding mandate relative to mercury and sound chemicals management. More information.

 

MARCH 2010

 

UNCCD SEEKS COORDINATORS FOR SCIENCE AND POLICY UNITS

The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has posted advertisements for the following positions: Coordinator of Knowledge Management, Science and Technology; and Coordinator of Policy Advocacy, Global and Emerging Issues. Applications for both P-5 positions are due on 21 May 2010. More information about the KMST position. More information about the PAGI position.

 

FEBRUARY 2010

 

UNFCCC Head TO Step Down

Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, has announced that he will resign his position as of 1 July 2010.The announcement indicated that, following his departure, he will be joining the consultancy group KPMG as Global Adviser on Climate and Sustainability, as well as working with a number of universities. De Boer, who was appointed Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Secretariat in September 2006, recognized that it was a difficult decision, but that the time was ripe for him to "take on a new challenge" by working on climate and sustainability with the private sector and academia. Mr. de Boer will remain in his current position until 1st July and help negotiations move forward ahead of the Climate Change Conference in Mexico in November this year. More information.

 

JANUARY 2009

 

UNDP ADMINISTRATOR WILL NOT SEEK A SECOND TERM

UNDP Administrator Kemal Dervis has conveyed to the UN Secretary-General that, due to personal family reasons, he has decided not to seek a second term when his current term comes to an end, on 1 March 2009.  More information.

 

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE SEEKS FLEGT SPECIALISTS

The European Forest Institute is looking for a programme coordinator and a policy analyst for its Regional Asia programme on forest law enforcement governance and trade, to be based in South East Asia. The postings.

 

AUGUST 2008

 

WORLD BANK SEEKS ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS

The World Bank is seeking a program manager for its Climate Investment Funds Administrative Unit, a senior forestry specialist for the Europe and Central Asia region, and a senior environmental specialist for its Independent Evaluation Group. More information.

 

JUNE 2008

 

UN COMPENSATION COMMISSION SEEKS SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER
The UN Compensation Commission, which was established in 1991
to process and pay claims for loss and damage arising from Iraq's unlawful invasion and occupation of Kuwait in 1990, is seeking a Senior Programme Officer to perform tasks related to the Follow-up Programme for Environmental Awards. More information.

APRIL 2008

US EPA TO SEEK TWO ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY ECONOMISTS
The Climate Change Division (CCD) of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for conducting economic analyses of the mitigation of greenhouse gases (GHGs); assessing long-term projections of climate change, including potential impacts to human health and the environment; coordinating domestic and international policies relating to climate change; and developing the official US inventory of GHGs. CCD is currently seeking two environmental/energy economists. One
position is in the Climate Economics Branch, which is responsible for conducting analyses of the economic effects of GHG emission reductions and carbon sequestration, including areas such as capital turn-over and technological diffusion. The other position is for an economist who can contribute to assessing climate change mitigation policy options, particularly in the US energy sector. CCD invites qualified applicants to submit resumes as an opportunity for introduce themselves to the CCD. This is not an official job application process; all job openings will be announced in the US Environmental Protection Agency's EZ-hire website. Contact Judy Boggess with statements of interest.

WHISTLER CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The
Whistler Centre for Sustainability, in Whistler, Canada, seeks an Executive Director who will help this new organization become a leading centre of excellence in sustainability planning for communities, tourism agencies and major event producers. More information.

 

IUFRO SEEKS PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATION EXPERT

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations is seeking an expert in public relations and communication for a one-year secondment in Vienna, Austria. The deadline for application is open. The posting.

 

MARCH 2008

 

UNFCCC ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME OFFICER VACANCIES

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has announced a series of professional-level vacancies at its headquarters in Bonn, Germany. The posts, which range from associate programme officer positions (designated as P-2 UN postings) to a legal officer vacancy (at the P-4 level), are primarily in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) unit, although the legal officer post is in the Legal Affairs Programme. The deadlines vary depending on the particular position, with several closing dates in mid- to late-March. More information.


JANUARY 2008

 

FSC SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International is searching for a new Executive Director. The position will be based at the International Office in Bonn, Germany. FSC is also looking for a number of other posts, including a Policy Officer for the Social Strategy Program. The postings.

DECEMBER 2007

NAIROBI-BASED BUSINESS DAILY SEEKS INTERNS

The Nairobi-based Business Daily is seeking undergraduate and graduate interns who want to gain experience on emerging Africa. Those interested in the opportunity and have full funding can contact: Nick Wachira.

NOVEMBER 2007

UNEP ADVERTISES POSITIONS WITHIN THE DIVISION ON REGIONAL COORDINATION IN NAIROBI

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has posted several job opportunities, including: Director for the Division on Regional Coordination in Nairobi, Kenya; and Chief, Poverty and Environment, with the Division on Regional Coordination in Nairobi, Kenya. More information.

 

FOREST GOVERNANCE AND TIMBER TRADE EXPERT SOUGHT
The European Forest Institute seeks forest governance and timber trade expert based in Joensuu, Finland. The posting.

 

OCTOBER 2007

 

FAO SEEKS OFFICER FOR FOREST PRODUCTS TRADE AND MARKETING

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking a Forestry Officer for forest products trade and marketing for a three-year fixed term, stationed in Rome, Italy. More information.

 

SEPTEMBER 2007

 

FAO SEEKS FORESTRY OFFICER FOR ARID ZONES
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking a Forestry Officer for arid zones for a three-year fixed term stationed in Rome, Italy. More information.

 

IUCN SEEKS LEGAL OFFICER

IUCN-The World Conservation Union is seeking applications for the position of Legal Officer in its IUCN ELC office in Bonn, Germany. More information.

 

AUGUST 2007

 

DIRECTOR AND TWO BRANCH CHIEFS LEAVING UN DIVISION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Three retirements will bring changes to the UN Division for Sustainable Development. Director  JoAnne DiSano will leave in September 2007. Energy and Transport Branch Chief Kui-Nang Mak and Water, Natural Resources and SIDS Branch Chief Manuel Dengo are also retiring (IISD RS Sources).

 

CIFOR SEEKS DIRECTOR AND SENIOR SCIENTIST FOR FORESTS AND GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has advertised openings for two positions in its Forests and Governance Programme: director and senior scientist. Both positions will be based in Bogor, Indonesia. More information.

 

JULY 2007


UNU POSTS OPENINGS

The United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies UNU-IAS has posted vacancy announcements for Post-Doctoral Fellows and additional positions. More information.
 

MAY 2007


CBD ADVERTISES PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

The CBD Secretariat has posted several job opportunities, including a D-1 position for a principal officer and a P-4 position for a programme officer for biosafety. More information.

 

APRIL 2007

 

WORLD WATER COUNCIL SEEKS COMMUNICATION MANAGER

The incumbent would serve in the World Water Council's Headquarters in Marseilles, France, and be in charge of the Council's communication team and overall communication and promotional activities, including those related to the World Water Forum. More information.

 

JANUARY 2007
 

RESEARCH TEAM FOR US NATIONAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT SEEKS AN ECONOMIST

The research/writing team for a National Human Development Report for the US, which is being produced for the first time, is looking for an economist with a strong interest in social justice issues in the US and expertise in public policy in one or more dimensions of human development. The project is an independent effort that will draw on the conceptual framework and advocacy model of the global Human Development Report, which has been replicated in over 140 countries. Funding is provided by several American foundations. The economist will be a co-author of the report and member of the core team. For more information, contact Sarah Burd-Sharps.

 

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