National Senior Expert (m/f/d) Policy and Institutional Development

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Last update: Jan 9, 2023 Last update: Jan 9, 2023

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Deadline: Jan 12, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: India India
Organization: AHT GROUP GmbH
Sectors: Environment & NRM, Inst. Devt. & Cap. building Environment & NRM, Inst. Devt. & Cap. building
Job type: Contract, 4 to 12 months
Languages:
English English
Work experience: From 10 years
Date posted: Dec 8, 2022
Expected starting date: Feb 15, 2023

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Description

Country:
India

Region and duty station:
Western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand

Project / assignment duration:
50 weeks;
Short-term intermittent input with some flexibility;
Total 44 working days

Estimated project start:
15/02/2023

Project status:
Proposal

Deadline:
12/01/2023

Project description:
AHT has been invited by the GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation) to submit a proposal for developing a framework for the implementation of the landscape Project approach for managing Forest Ecosystem Services for the Western Himalayas. The assignment will be part of the larger Sustainable Management of Forest Ecosystem Services project. It will be an intermittent assignment, starting in February 2023 and should be completed in December 2023.

The assignment will implement the following tasks:

  1. Selection of two landscapes, one in Himachal Pradesh (in Kangra or Shimla Districts) and one in Uttarakhand (in Dehradun or Nainital Districts); the landscapes should be representative for the landscapes of the states;
  2. Identify best practices for implementation of the landscape approach. Conduct stakeholder mapping and consultations in the selected districts, review external aid projects, review institutional arrangements and stakeholder roles, review relevant policies and guidelines, and draft a strategy and institutional arrangements for testing the landscape approach;
  3. Develop an (institutional) framework for implementing the landscape approach for sustainable ecosystem services in the selected landscapes to enable cross-sectoral convergences and cooperation among stakeholders;
  4. Develop an awareness raising strategy and conduct three awareness workshops in each selected landscape for policy makers and relevant practitioners;
  5. Compile findings and experiences in a recommendation for implementing the landscape approach for the sustainable management of ecosystem services. Water resources are one of the priority ecosystem services to be included.

Job description:

  • Development of suitable framework for implementation of landscape approach with respect to the requisite institutional mechanism needed for the implementing landscape approach, in consultation with international and national experts.
  • Identify entry points for cross-sectoral convergence to implement landscape approach within forest and complementing land use departments, External Aid Projects, private sector, public sector schemes and programmes.
  • The expert (m/f/d) should travel to target districts (Kangra, Shimla, Dehradun, and Nainital) for field work.
  • Conduct and oversee the assessment and consultations in both the states.
  • Regular reporting to Team Leader (International Expert).

Education:
University qualification (Ph.D./Master) in natural resource management, forestry, public administration, rural development, economics, development studies, social sciences or related discipline.

Country / regional experience:
India, preferably Western Himalayas

Languages:
Good business language skills in English

Expertise / Profile:

  • Several years of professional experience in the conducting individual and organisational training needs assessment
  • Several years of professional experience in conducting training needs assessment in environment / forestry / nature protection sector;
  • Some years of management / leadership experience as project team leader (m/f/d) or manager (m/f/d) in a company.

Contact:
Please contact vacancies(at)aht-group.com to express your interest and to send your CV. For further questions you may contact Mr. Servi Nabuurs, Servi.Nabuurs(at)aht-group.com.