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HTSPE Nigeria NGO Job: Vacancy for LIFE Nature and Biodiversity Deputy Coordinator

HTSPE Nigeria NGO Job: Vacancy for LIFE Nature and Biodiversity Deputy Coordinator

We are a leading international consultancy company specialising in development and programme management. We are a dynamic and ethically driven company, wholly owned by our employees and dedicated management team. We take great pride in our reputation for consistently delivering quality services to the highest satisfaction of our clients, consultants and our own professional standards.

Our mission is to mobilise and co-ordinate the skills, systems and services to help our clients achieve real benefits for themselves and the community.

We apply our core values to all our work:

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JOB TITLE: LIFE Nature and Biodiversity Deputy Coordinator

Job Reference: LIFE/DC

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 16th May 2010

JOB TYPE: Contract

PROJECT TITLE: LIFE Programme – Astrale GEIE

PROJECT STATUS: Job

DONOR: European Commission

LENGTH OF PROJECT: 12 month contract (renewable)

COUNTRY/REGION: Brussels, Belgium

ASSIGNMENT DURATION: 158 working days (minimum)

PROJECT INFORMATION:

Applications are invited for the above position at the Astrale GEIE.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ASTRALE GEIE:
The two LIFE units (E3 and E4) of the European Commission are responsible for the implementation of the LIFE Programme. In order to better oversee a high number of projects, the European Commission has contracted ASTRALE GEIE to monitor these projects and to evaluate the outputs of LIFE contractors (beneficiaries). The present contract started on 1 January 2009 and is renewable up to a period of 4 years in total, at which point a new call for tender might be launched.

The ASTRALE GEIE is composed of 10 partner companies and their experts are distributed throughout the European Union. Each partner covers a specific geographical area where its core regional teams are based.

See also the organisation’s webpage at: www.astrale.org

WORKING IN THE CENTRAL TEAM:
Astrale GEIE includes around 70 experts monitoring hundreds of LIFE projects in 27 Members States and in some Third countries. The Astrale team as a whole is coordinated by the Central Team, which is based in Brussels. Central Team’s role is to ensure that the experts’ work is harmonized according to certain procedures and furthermore ensures that the monitoring work conforms to all relevant rules and guidelines.

The Central Team comprises six people: Team Leader, three Sector Coordinators, one projects Administrator and a TL Assistant.

The communication within the consortium levels is supported by our purpose built IT platform.

The successful candidate will work under the guidance and supervision of the Team Leader, in close cooperation with the NAT Coordinator and the experts. The incumbent will be part of the Central Team and report directly to the LIFE Nature and Biodiversity Coordinator and Team Leader. He/she will also work in close collaboration with the IT expert in charge of the maintenance of the IT platform, who is based in Riga, Latvia.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
In order to be an eligible candidate you need to meet the following formal requirements:

A level of education which corresponds to completed 5-year university studies attested by a university diploma in environment – natural resource management or equivalent.

Thorough knowledge of English, working knowledge of some other EU languages will be positively considered.

The essential criteria for this position are the following:
Professional experience and knowledge:

Preferably 3 years of professional experience relevant to the position’s responsibilities and duties.

good knowledge of EU nature policy, at least three years of proven professional experience in at least one of the fields covered by LlFE+ Nature and Biodiversity and LIFE Nature, which are:

Nature conservation and management at local level

Habitats’ Directive and Natura2000 Network

Protection of wild birds (Birds’ Directive)

Actions concerning haIting the loss of biodiversity

Knowledge of project management methodology (with a focus on monitoring and evaluation).

Experience of managing databases.

2. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Very good organisational skills and ability to prioritise and take initiatives.

Service oriented attitude.

Very good communication skills.

Ability to work well in teams.

OTHER INFORMATION

The expected commencement date for the post is 1st July 2010. Please view further information in the JOB DESCRIPTION

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
If you feel you have relevant experience and expertise please email your CV with a brief covering message to [email protected] quoting the relevant reference number in the subject line of your email.

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