Wednesday, May 20, 2009

IUCN consultancy

Kalahari-Namib Project: enhancing decision-making through Interactive Environmental Learning and Action in Molopo-Nossob River Basin in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa

As part of the Project Preparation for the Kalahari-Namib Project, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, is recruiting a consultant to provide technical support to three national consultants (Botswana, Namibia and South Africa); provide a broad sub-regional overview of drylands Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Sustainable Land Management (SLM); provide technical input to a regional project planning meeting and assist in the facilitation of that meeting.

Terms of Reference

Provide the national and sub-regional level context to improve understanding of the macro-level driving forces of land use, land use change, and land degradation, with specific details on cross-border politics, policies, laws and agreements that influence land use and degradation in the Kalahari Namib ecosystem;

Provide an insight to the regional status of integrated rangeland and water management, identifying key information gaps, areas of conflict or misunderstanding, gaps in policy and law, and opportunities for influencing changes at different levels;

Provide an overview of existing and past regional SLM/NRM initiatives and resources, and other stakeholders and investments in related regional and cross-border work, in order to propose the main regional-level components of the project, including relevant national, sub-regional and international policy components;

Technically advise three national consultants, providing technical review of their draft reports and attending one national meeting in each country, and incorporate the key findings of the three national studies into the final regional study so that it provides a comprehensive overview of issues at local, national and regional scale;
Co-facilitate a regional workshop to bring together the national studies into one over-arching regional proposal.

More specific Terms of Reference will be shared with the successful applicant.

Applications should submit a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience and letter of motivation (maximum length 1 x A4 page) to iucnsa@iucn.org. Closing date of all applications is 28th May, 2009.

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