Biosphere Reserve National Expert

GITEC-IGIP GmbH, a leading and renowned German consulting company with a long-standing record in the international development business, requires services of a national expert (m/f) from Ethiopia to work full time in Addis Ababa, with frequent visits to the project site “Sheka Biosphere reserve” in the SNNP Region.
 
Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Support concept of interventions and implement planned activities in Sheka biosphere reserve such as participatory forest management; development of non-forest timber products value-chain and relevant income generating activities
  • Strengthen biosphere reserve management;  
  • Promote and strengthen community conservation in the biosphere reserve
  • Organizational Development in the conservation sector for the Regional Government and its subordinated authorities in the SNNPRS Region
  • Upkeep of /or support a dialogue-platform for the exchange of relevant public institutions (e.g. UNESCO MAB Program)
  • Develop mechanisms for private sector involvement into conservation and management of the Biosphere reserve (e.g. tourism, certification, etc.)
  • Other related tasks as required in the project / park management

 

Our Offer:

  • Performance-related remuneration
  • Pleasant work environment
  • Perspectives to develop your professional career

 

Working Hours

  • Full time, with duty stations in Addis Ababa and the SNNP region

Duration

  • October 2019 till end of July 2021 (with possibility of extension)
Job Requirements :

Minimum Professional Requirements:

  • Education/training: Postgraduate degree (min. Master degree) in the field of nature conservation and/or environmental science, or environmental economics
  • Language: Good business language level in Amharic and English
  • 8 years of experience of technical cooperation in biodiversity conservation
  • 5 years of experience in value chain development
  • 5 years of experience in the establishment and management of protected areas (in particular biosphere reserve)
  • 5  years of experience in collaboration with private, public and civil society actors in Ethiopia and/or management in public-private partnerships and certification of market products

 Further Attributes:

  • Flexibility regarding working hours based on project needs
  • Courteous and professional
  • Creativity and problem-solving mentality
How To Apply:
 

Applicants who fulfil the job requirement are kindly invited to send their application to

careerseth@gitec-consult.com 

Applications should provide:

Covering letter, Maximum 1 page, summarizing relevant experience and current availability

 Curriculum Vitae, Maximum 3 pages

Stating the expected salary per month

Two referees that can be contacted, at least one must be from a most recent employer 

Application Deadline: 11 August 2019.

GITEC-IGIP offers equal opportunities to all, qualified women or men are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and GITEC reserves the right to make no appointment to candidates selected unsuitable for the position
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