Central African Forest Initiative – Secretariat on Environmental Policies and Measures – UNDP
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective & specific results
Support the CAFI Secretariat with strategic programming in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the alignment of programs and investment frameworks with the main relevant programs in the region as detailed below and foster CAFI’s coordination with regional partnerships. More precisely:
- For CAFI’s new phase of partnership with DRC (post 2020), provide input for the revision of the strategic framework for programming.
- Ensure the alignment of CAFI’s strategic frameworks, national Investment Frameworks and program portfolios with the existing programs in the region in DRC, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Gabon
- Develop a strategic framework for regional coordination with other relevant partnerships (such as the COMIFAC, GGSC and the FAO regional study on deforestation drivers) approved by the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (several versions will be provided by consultants as the negotiations progress).
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry, or Geography.
- At least 20 years of professional experience in the field of management of natural resources, rural development and climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- At least five years proven experience and expertise in the analysis of rural development and environment policies, policy dialogue in the forestry sector (APV FLEGT) and beyond (REDD+), project management and evaluation, rural development, private sector engagement;
- Knowledge of the global climate change framework, international negotiations on climate change as well as mitigation concepts such as CDM and REDD+;
- Work experience in the management and facilitation of regional partnerships such as the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC) and the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) is an asset;
- At least five years proven experience in the assessment, development and implementation of large projects in the field of Natural Resource Management in the Central African region;
- Proven adaptation capacity in a multicultural environment and in fragile state context
- Fluency in English and French is required.