An Exciting Career Opportunity Within the East African Community Secretariat

8 March 2015

The BIOPAMA team is growing. In conjunction with the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, IUCN is seeking to employ a Technical Officer to support the implementation of the BIOPAMA Observatory for East Africa, to be seconded to the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

Under the BIOPAMA programme, a Regional Observatory and a Reference Information System (RIS) will be established in the Eastern African region to enable the provision of relevant data and information to assist in improved planning and decision-making as well as exchanging knowledge.

The Technical Officer will undertake his or her daily activities in direct supervision of the Principal Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) at the EAC Secretariat, with a functional reporting line to the IUCN BIOPAMA Coordinator. A Workplan will be developed and agreed with IUCN and the EAC to guide the activities of the Technical Officer. The Technical Officer will work closely with, and is supported by, the IUCN BIOPAMA East and Southern Africa (ESA) Coordinator, Technical Advisor as well as the team at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Italy, who are primarily undertaking the systems development of the Regional Reference Information System.

The Technical Officer will be required to enhance the operations of the Regional Observatory through the effective management of the Regional Reference Information System (RRIS). In particular, the incumbent must provide maximum support to the key users. This will be achieved through 1) ensuring that the RRIS is always up to date with the latest information, 2) providing the necessary end-user support to ensure that the information is used in decision- and policy making and 3) delivering on specific products identified in the Workplan.

The appointment will be until the end of the BIOPAMA project on 28 February 2016 initially, with the possibility of extension depending on performance and available funding.

Read the full vacancy here. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST) on 26 March 2015.

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