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Technical Coordinator

Manama (Bahrain)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Manama (Bahrain)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-25

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Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations. Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Programme Management Officer, Healthy and Productive Ecosystems Subprogramme or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Technical Coordinator will:

  • Contribute to the overall facilitation and coordination of the implementation of the Regional implementation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem restoration
  • Support in the drafting of TORs and project concept notes
  • Develop and monitor the regional action plan, with plans for engagement at all levels (Policy Level, Youth, Gender, Community) as well as other partners
  • Contribute to the organization and technical preparation of meetings, webinars, etc. This would include preparation of materials, info notes, stock taking of restoration activities in the region, preparing meeting reports
  • Identify and develop project proposals for an ecosystem restoration flagship programme in West Asia and presented at Regional Forums and workshops.
  • Research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources on UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
  • Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Performs other duties as required, related to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration in the region, as conducting communication activities, social media
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level Master degree or equivalent Educational additional comments

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in area related to biodiversity, land management, ecosystems management; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Required experience 84 Months Experience remark
  • At least 7 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in biodiversity, land management, ecosystems management, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Expert in Sustainable Land Management/ecosystem management in development context;
  • Experience with programme and project development, integrated planning and analysis, implementation and management;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in the environment, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise Other energy, environment and climate change related experience Driving license Competencies values Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams Application procedure * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 25 September 2021
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