Position: Natural Climate Solutions Coordinator
Area of Assignment: Quezon City
About the Project
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Gerry Roxas Foundation (GRF) a five-year cooperative agreement to implement the INSPIRE Project – Investing in Sustainability and Partnerships for Inclusive Growth and Regenerative Ecosystems. INSPIRE seeks to 1) improve the way that natural resources and the areas from which these are derived are governed and 2) address the drivers of natural resources insecurity by addressing both the supply of and demand for natural resources through the reduction of environmental crimes and unsustainable environmental practices and the sustainable management of the natural resources sector. In consonance with the climate goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and maintain the global temperature increase below 1.5°C, INSPIRE also aims to contribute to halting deforestation and enhance sequestration of carbon by restoring degraded carbon sinks.
INSPIRE will support activities that seek to advance natural resource resilience and security through the increased participation and critical engagement of civil society organizations (CSO), media, indigenous peoples (IPs), academe, local communities, and the private sector in planning and governance decisions that impact habitats and have climate change repercussions. This goal will be achieved by implementing a suite of interventions geared towards:
- improving the capacity of CSOs, IPs and local communities to participate in and demand good natural resource governance;
- enhancing legal frameworks with stronger support for customary rights to land and water especially those within biologically significant areas that sequester carbon from the atmosphere, and the appropriate allocation of rights to natural resources; and
- increasing transparency and accountability of various stakeholders, especially of the government, on how natural resources are managed, extracted and brought to market.
About the Post
The Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) Coordinator will provide support and technical expertise to the INSPIRE Team in leading the coordination and collation of nature-based solutions initiatives implemented by the INSPIRE project, the grantees, and partners. In close coordination with the Biodiversity and Sustainable Landscape Specialist, the NCS Coordinator will also lead the capacity development activities and synergy building of INSPIRE and all of its collaborators.
The Natural Climate Solutions Coordinator’s term shall be 48 months, with an estimated start date in October/November 2022. Reporting directly to the Biodiversity and Sustainable Landscape Specialist, the overall responsibility of the NCS Coordinator is to provide facilitation and coordination support to execute natural climate solutions initiatives of the INSPIRE project.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specifically, the Natural Climate Solutions Coordinator performs the following functions:
- Lead the liaising and coordination of the Natural Climate Solutions initiatives and components of the INSPIRE project partners and stakeholders.
- Guide, oversee, and facilitate NCS training and capacity development including but not limited to nature-based solutions project development, Greenhouse gas Accounting, carbon stock assessments, methodologies, and standards among others.
- Lead the facilitation and consultation sessions with government agencies and enable private sector engagements and partnerships.
- Provide support in the administration, logistics and documentation support of the entire NCS program.
- Identify, implement and use related training strategies, tools and activities that can contribute to the achievement of the projects’ objectives and sustainability of its results.
- Coordinate the development of various training and capacity development materials with the team and other consortium members. These materials may include training reports, training modules and reference materials, presentations, training evaluation analysis, success and other stories of interests.
- Conduct relevant research, assemble and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of training and support to project presentations related to the NCS.
- Develop guidance and assistance packages for grantees in effectively conducting NCS activities and capacity development events.
- Prepare NCS annual training plans and monitor quarterly and annual performance with training reports.
- Archive all final records, reports, presentations, collated materials, and other significant documents submitted to GRF and USAID relevant to training and capacity development.
- Undertake tasks in support of the development of the Conservation Academy
- Perform other tasks as required by the Biodiversity and Sustainable Landscape Specialist.
- Degree in Forestry, Ecology, Environmental Science, Human Ecology and Social Development or related field of study
- Minimum two years’ experience in nature-based solutions projects, REDD+, Payments for Ecosystem Services, Forest Carbon Finance projects in the Philippines
- Excellent understanding and knowledge of environmental issues in the Philippines
- Excellent communication and writing skills and well-developed interpersonal skills
- Creativity and passion for innovation
- Ability to work and produce quality outputs under minimal supervision
- Ability to manage and prioritize an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly
- Politically and culturally sensitive, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- Willing to travel to any part of the country as needed for the project
- Unimpeachable moral integrity
Interested applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter highlighting relevant experiences. Include a list of three references with contact information. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted by GRF.
Send applications via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is at 5:00PM, October 5, 2022.
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