UN Wetland Ecologist Job Careers – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:        Wetland Ecologist
Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Country Director
About UNDP:
The United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network.
UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and
resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice,
training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with
increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. 
Job Summary:  The consultant will work under the overall
technical guidance of the Director Environment Affairs and report to the Team
leader, Climate Change Response and Disaster Risk Resilience at UNDP Uganda,
for all contractual obligations. For delivery of the assignment, the consultant
will work closely with the Principal Wetlands Officer and the Project
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist including undertaking joint field visits
to the 20 target districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Review existing data on wetland in the 20 districts targeted by the
    project;
  • Conduct field visits (with support and guidance of respective
    District Natural Resources and Wetlands Management Department staff) to
    all the wetlands in 20 target districts and obtain georeferenced data on
    indicators of wetland health (flora, fauna, hydrology, soils) using RAMSAR
    guidelines on wetland rapid assessment. Data should be collected from
    wetlands targeted for restoration and those that are not targeted;
  • Capture high resolution photographs/short video clips on all the
    indicators of wetland health (flora, fauna, hydrology, soils) for each
    site. The photography should cover both intact and degraded parts of the
    wetlands;
  • Conduct an organisational capacity assessment to establish existing
    capacity and gaps to conduct wetland rapid assessments;
  • Design and deliver a tailor-made training for project implementation
    staff to address identified capacity gaps in wetland rapid assessments.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Wetland Ecologist
    job placement should hold a Master’s Degree or above in Environment and
    Natural Resource, Wetland Ecology, Aquatic Biology, Botany/Zoology or any
    other related field.
  • At least ten years of experience in Natural Resources Management
    preferably of aquatic resources.
  • Experience conducting wetland assessments is essential.
  • Prior experience in development of GIS based ecological maps,
    national level GIS maps/ data base for related field will be an added
    advantage;
  • Familiarity in working with National Level Agencies for similar
    assignments;
  • Knowledge of the Uganda country context and government systems
    essential.
  • Language requirement: English is essential.
Competencies
  • Strong expertise and knowledge in wetland ecology;
  • Familiarity in application of GIS for Natural Resource Management;
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior members of National
    Institutions;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age
    sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with analytical
    capacity and ability to synthesize relevant data and information;
  • Excellent coordination skills and result oriented collaboration with
    colleagues;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and
    result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations
Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to
Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job
requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 18th September 2018
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