The IUCN is seeking a “Community Manager – IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas”. The Community Manager position will support implementation of the Project: “Protected Area Solutions for Biodiversity and Climate Change: Achieving quality elements of Aichi Target 11 to support implementation of the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and Programme of Work on Protected Areas” financed by the German International Climate Initiative, of the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). This project includes a specific focus on implementing the IUCN GLPCA including through activities in Peru, Colombia, Vietnam and Kenya.
IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme (GPAP) works alongside IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) to deliver knowledge, guidance and best practice to networks of professionals and practitioners engaged in and with protected and conserved areas, worldwide. The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas (GLPCA) is a priority initiative that advances several programme priorities of the IUCN GPAP and the WCPA. The GLPCA aims to contribute to the quality of protected and conserved areas worldwide by introducing a new Standard for protected area performance. The Standard will help protected areas achieve conservation outcomes through encouraging improved design, fair governance and effective management. For the new development phase, starting in 2016, approximately 20 jurisdictions are partnering with IUCN. WCPA members and other experts are convening in each country to apply the GLPCA process and engage with their protected area constituency. Critical to this effort is excellent coordination and communications between all partners, and follow-up and evaluation of progress and opportunities as the programme develops. This position would play a key role in helping manage the growing community of experts, practitioners, policy-makers and general public, ensuring strong foundations for growth and support for the programme.
If interested, please visit the IUCN website for further information on the role and how to apply.