MIKE COORDINATOR (L-5)
Deadline for application:
|30 June 2006
Date of issuance:
|6 June 2006
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of
Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is a multilateral environmental agreement,
the Secretariat of which is seeking suitably experienced and qualified
candidates for its Nairobi-based multi-country project on Monitoring
the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) to be implemented in Africa.
MIKE is a monitoring system put in place across the entire range
of the African and Asian elephants to provide information needed
for range States to make appropriate management and enforcement
decisions, and to build institutional capacity for the long-term
management of their elephant populations.
(More information about MIKE
can be found on this website.)
The MIKE Coordinator works under the supervision of the Deputy
Secretary-General of the CITES Secretariat and is responsible
for the following duties:
1. Directing, coordinating and supervising all actions required
for the effective implementation of MIKE programme by:
a) monitoring project implementation at all stages, analysing
implementation difficulties and proposing corrective actions;
b) monitoring project budget allocations and expenditures;
c) requesting actions for recruitment of experts and ensuring
satisfactory and expeditious completion of services and outputs;
d) ensuring that the MIKE data are analysed, reports are prepared
and results are communicated to the participating national governments;
e) organizing workshops for developing a standard analytical
framework, including preparation of background documents;
f) providing national/site-based training in survey methodology,
data management and data analysis;
g) providing guidance on the preparation of training materials;
h) communicating with national governments and monitoring performance
of the MIKE activities at the national level; providing scientific
and technical assistance as necessary;
i) reporting on a regular basis on progress with the implementation
of the project to the CITES Secretariat;
2. Communicating regularly with the MIKE Sub-Regional Steering
Committee and Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and convening Sub-Regional
Steering Committee and TAG meetings;
3. Preparing technical reports related to the MIKE programme
required for meetings of the Conference of the Parties and the
Standing Committee’s MIKE and ETIS Sub-Group;
4. Representing the CITES Secretariat at workshops/meetings related
to the MIKE programme;
5. Performing any other activities related to the implementation
of the project, as required.
Qualifications and experience
Education: Advanced university degree or the equivalent
combination of education and experience in a related area.
Experience: 10 years of progressively responsible professional
experience, including management experience, in the programme
area associated with the post.
Languages: Fluency in oral and written English is essential
and a good working knowledge of French is desirable.
Other skills: Extensive experience in research, evaluation
and policy development. Working experience with developing countries,
management and negotiation skills. Knowledge of relevant institutions,
mandates, policies, guidelines. Knowledge of the UN system.
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation,
a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. More
Please send your application together with the completed United
Nations Personal History Form (P11) before 30 June
International Environment House
15, chemin des Anemones
1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Fax: +41(22) 797 34 17
or email to:
Please note that applications received after the deadline will
not be accepted.
We regret that it will not be possible to acknowledge all applications.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.