Thursday, 3 March 2016

Green Economy Advisors at Cuso International

Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. Cuso International’s work is driven by authentic engagement with and accountability to the people and communities involved.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Green Economy Advisor

Partner Name: State Planning Commission
Length of placement (months) -12
Start Date: March 2016

About State Planning Commission
The Cross River State Planning Commission was established by the Cross River State Law No. 3 of 2004 and amended in 2007 with the following mandate:
  • Prepare and co-ordinate Development Plans for Socio-Economic Development and growth of the State.
  • Advise the two tiers of Government (State and Local) on the implementation of such Plans and policies with a view to harmonizing them with the development objective of the Federal Government.
  • Advise the Governor on Economic Policy and Programme, and act as his representative as may be assigned.
The volunteer's role
  • The overall purpose of the placement is to provide guidance and support to the State Planning Commission (SPC) for the institutionalization and coordination of the Natural Resource Management programs and policies in the Cross River State.
The volunteer will:
  • Assist SPC and Cso International Nigeria to organize the quarterly coordination meeting of SPC and relevant ministries, departments and agencies.
  • Assist SPC to prepare a work-plan to build the capacity to institutionalise the GE/GJ framework in CRS.
  • Support the development of the capacity building plan in collaboration with Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), Cuso, SPC and Local Governments.
  • Participate in the implementation of the capacity building plan.
  • Institutionalize the Natural Resource Management (NRM) green economy framework and act as a coordinating consultant to SPC and identify policy gaps, advise, synergize and co-ordinate Natural Resource Management (NRM) Policies and Planning.
Essential Academic Qualifications
  • A Bachelor or equivalent in Environment, Development, Social science or a related field relevant to the position.
Essential Professional Background/Competencies:
  • Preferably a minimum of 5 years of general professional experience
  • Ability to work with a diverse array of stakeholders
Desirable Academic Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Environment, Development, Social science or a related field relevant to the position.
Desirable Professional Background/Competencies:
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in areas relevant to the assignment
  • Experience in providing advice on the national and/or regional level in the environmental management/governance, or sustainable development policy, or climate change, or green economy
  • Experience in training delivery will be an advantage
  • Experience in the field related to the adoption of the international environmental conventions
  • Experience on senior management positions in public administration, private company or non-profit organisation will be an advantage
Language Requirements:
  • English reading=5, writing=5, oral=5
Important Information for Candidates
Cuso International covers the following costs:
  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and in-country training orientation
  • Return airfare and visa/permit costs
  • The cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while overseas and upon return
  • Accommodation while overseas
  • Modest living allowance while overseas
  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
  • We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.
  • Depending on the nature of the placement, the volunteer might be required to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement.
Application Closing Date

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online