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NEWS ARCHIVE FEB 2016! RAMSAR is recruiting a Secretary General – Apply by 29 February

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by Impactpool

Published on: 12 February 2016
Are you an experienced leader within the area of nature conservation and/or sustainability? Then consider this senior opportunity announced by the Ramsar Secretariat, who provides the framework for the conservation of wetlands and their resources. RAMSAR is seeking a top candidate to be their new Secretary General, headquartered in Gland, Switzerland.
Ramsar lioness in okavango delta

The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is the intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Convention, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is fully recognized by the international community as an intergovernmental agreement and its Secretariat is administered by The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The Ramsar Secretariats located in Gland, Switzerland within the IUCN Conservation Center. The Secretariat is under the authority of the Standing Committee of the Convention and ultimately of its Conference of the Parties and is answerable and reports to the Parties on a range of Convention-related issues. The Secretary General is the most senior position in the 22-member Ramsar Convention Secretariat.

Are you the leader RAMSAR seeks?

  • Do you have extensive work experience and evidence of achievements in the area of nature conservation and/or sustainable use issues?
  • Do you have minimum of ten years’ experience in senior leadership positions?
  • Do you have a MBA or a university post-graduate degree or an equivalent combination of experience and education in a subject relevant to wetland conservation and sustainable use, such as geography, biology, hydrology, marine sciences, natural resources management, land-use planning, and socio-economic aspects of sustainable development?
  • Do you work independently in English and can you communicate in at least one of either French and/or Spanish?
  • Do you have experience and evidence of achievements in the areas of multilateral convention fora, e.g. as a delegate representing a Party, policy development, financial and management of international teams of professional staff, and programme administration within intergovernmental organizations or government?

If you respond yes to all the above questions, you may be the leader that RAMSAR is seeking.

You find all about the job at the following link:

If you decide to apply to this job opportunity, please mention UNjobfinder as your source to where you found information about the job.

Disclaimer: Legally, Ramsar Secretariat staff, including the Secretary General, is IUCN employees and their contracts are governed by the IUCN Global Human Resources Policy, Expatriate Policy, the Conditions of Service for Switzerland, and Swiss labor law.

Photo: Lioness in the Okavango Delta - A Ramsar Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Botswana.iStock by Getty Images.

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