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Intitulé publication: Coordinator Task Force Illegal Killing of Birds
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: BONN
Période de candidature: 07 juillet 2020 - 01 août 2020
No de l’appel á candidature: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-137994-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean is successfully coordinated according to requirements related to this multi-stakeholder initiative and satisfactory support to CMS Parties and the CMS Secretariat is provided regarding their mandates to protect migratory birds from illegal killing, taking and trade.

Work Location

The functions are critical and can be carried out remotely while it will be beneficial to be able to visit and/or work from duty station Bonn, Germany, when applicable restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted.

Expected duration

From August 2020 to July 2021, with the possibility of extension.

Duties and Responsibilities

Background

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) aims to conserve terrestrial, aquatic and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), concerned with the conservation of wildlife and habitats on a global scale. As an "umbrella" Convention, CMS maintains close institutional and programmatic linkages with its associated instruments, including with those agreements that are legally independent. The "parent" Convention, CMS, and its "daughter" agreements are often collectively referred to as the "CMS Family". The Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean (MIKT) has been convened under the mandate of CMS Resolution 11.16 (Rev.COP13). It brings together governmental representatives of CMS Parties around the Mediterranean, including the European Union and other interested Parties. Representatives from non-CMS Parties as well as relevant international organizations and networks are also part of MIKT as observers. Priority actions of the Programme of Work 2016-2020 of MIKT have been built upon the Bern Convention’s Tunis Action Plan 2013-2020, and therefore support the activities of the Bern Convention Network of Special Focal Points (SFPs) for Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Wild Birds (IKB). In moderating the MIKT and facilitating its activities, the MIKT Coordinator and the CMS Secretariat cooperate closely with the Secretariat of the Bern Convention, inter alia through the organization of joint meetings of MIKT and the Bern Convention Network of SFPs on IKB. In 2019, a common strategy has been adopted by both MIKT and the Bern Convention SFPs, reflected in the jointly developed framework of the Rome Strategic Plan on Eradicating Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade in Wild Birds in Europe and the Mediterranean region 2020-2030.

Scope

The geographical scope of action of the Coordinator will include all coastal States of the Mediterranean
Sea and any other State that may have an influence on illegal killing, taking and trade of wild birds (IKB) in the region, including through trade or any other commercial relationship.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Avian Species Team and the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary of the CMS Secretariat, the Coordinator will deal with all migratory bird species as identified by CMS and its relevant associated instruments, which regularly occur in the Mediterranean Region, looking for maximum complementarity with the Bern Convention Network of Special Focal Points on Eradication of Illegal Killing, Trapping and Trade in Wild Birds (Bern SFPs Network).

Responsibilities

1. Support the implementation of the Task Force's Programme of Work and of the Rome Strategic Plan on Eradicating Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade in Wild Birds in Europe and the Mediterranean region 2020-2030, as relevant and in accordance with the joint strategic approach of CMS MIKT and the Bern SFPs Network, and undertake periodic reviews of progress;
2. Lead the organization of the meetings of the Task Force and prepare the agenda and background documents, under the guidance of the CMS Secretariat and in close cooperation with the Bern Convention Secretariat in line with the joint strategic approach;
3. Maintain and monitor the Task Force communication platform (website and intranet);
4. In coordination with the Joint CMS + AEWA Communications, Information Management and Outreach Team, promote awareness about the Task Force through social media, drafting of articles and OpEds, and providing other inputs for the CMS Website;
5 Facilitate implementation of decisions of the Task Force and of the CMS Conference of the Parties (COP) with regard to IKB;
6. Assist with fundraising and resource mobilization, and relevant reporting to donors;
7. Facilitate engagement of stakeholders in the activities of the Task Force;
8. Stimulate communication and exchange of information, experience, best practice
and know-how;
9. Represent the Task Force at relevant meetings;
10. Support the CMS Secretariat to ensure the preparation and delivery of relevant reports for the Scientific
Council and the Standing Committee;
11. Maintain links with other relevant CMS instruments and working groups such as AEWA, the Raptors MOU, the Flyways WG, the Preventing Poisoning WG and the African-Eurasian Migratory Landbirds WG;
12. Assist with the development of the Task Force on Illegal Hunting, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in Asia, according to the Terms of Reference agreed at CMS COP12;
13. Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Masters' or equivalent) in a related subject (biology, ecology, zoology, environmental sciences, environmental policy or a related field) is required. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

Experience: A minimum of two years relevant work experience in the implementation of multi-stakeholder environmental management projects and programmes, some of which should be at an international level.

Competency:

a. Planning and organizing: Ability to plan own work, to prioritize multiple tasks within set deadlines and a good understanding of the principles of clear decision-making, planning and management of risks;

b. Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to draft and edit policy, technical and communications documents; Knowledge of production and dissemination of public information;

c. Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; a good knowledge and understanding of CMS and its associated instruments; Knowledge of current issues related to bird conservation and illegal killing in particular; familiarity with the Mediterranean region; good research, problem-solving and analytical skills; sound judgement.

Language: Fluency in oral and written English is essential. Knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic is desirable.

Additional Information

The remuneration will be in line with the UN fee and remuneration levels for consultants and individual contractors.

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