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IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

IUCN works on biodiversity, climate change, energy, human livelihoods and greening the world economy by supporting scientific research, managing field projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.

IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.

One of the projects that IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) based in Nairobi is planning to implement (within its Water and Wetlands Programme) is a Resilience Framework to support Climate Change and Adaptation in the Mt Elgon Region of the Lake Victoria Basin. 

The Project will be implemented in collaboration with African Collaborative Centre for Earth System Science (ACCESS) and is funded by USAID. Its goal is to enhance coordination and adaptation action between stakeholders, using informed timely, accurate and comprehensive information to promote societal and ecological resilience to adverse climate impacts within the Mt Elgon Region, Lake Victoria Basin. 

The following are the specific project objectives: Improving scientific knowledge of Climate Change in Mt Elgon as water tower for Lake Victoria Basin; Demonstration of increased social and ecological resilience in hotspots of climate variability using adaption strategies including ecosystem based adaptation actions; Integrating evidence from adaptation approaches into policies across sectors; and Enhancing learning on climate change adaptation strategies at local and regional levels. 

IUCN-ESARO is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacancies:-
Position: Project Coordinator
Purpose: Provide technical, managerial and administrative support to the project.
Location: Mbale, Uganda
The detailed terms of reference for the above vacancies is available at:
Applicants are asked to submit their CV in English and a supporting letter of motivation along with the names and contact details of three referees, one of whom should be a recent employer by e-mail before 14th September, 2012 IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office 

IUCN is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from qualified men and women.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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