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Development worker (m/f/d) as advisor to promote legal timber trade and sustainable forest management (Khammouane Province) – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Position | Development worker (m/f/d) as advisor to promote legal timber trade and sustainable forest management Apply now : https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=apply&q=ea55fcf935b0b5a6f1a5d17a4529095f44b0aef4 Development worker (m/f/d) as advisor to promote legal timber trade and sustainable forest management Laos As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
With the dispatch of qualified specialists as development workers, GIZ contributes to the sustainable improvement of living conditions of people in developing and transition countries. Job-ID: P1533V758 Location: Khammouane Province Assignment period: 06/01/2019 – 05/31/2021 Field: Forestry, Biodiversity, Oceans Type of employment: Full-time Application deadline: 04/07/2019 Job description The programme “Protection and Sustainable Use of Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Laos (ProFEB)” promotes good forest governance and effective management of protected areas with the aim to curb drivers for deforestation and loss of biodiversity. The project develops solutions for reducing illegal logging as well as illegal timber trade and associated forest degradation and conversion and to prevent timber smuggling and poaching in protected areas. Cornerstone of the programme is the effort to increase and improve collaboration between government authorities and non-state actors in order to protect and sustainably use forest ecosystems and biodiversity by institutionalizing models of cooperation between different stakeholders. The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) component focusses on strengthening forest governance and transparency regarding the management of natural forest resources through the support of the Lao-European Union FLEGT process. Your tasks
Provide technical advice to the relevant government and private organizations of the provinces to test successfully core elements of the Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS)
Identify and contribute to suitable training activities for strengthening the capacities of the main implementation agencies and stakeholders
Support a strong stakeholder participation process and public private dialogue between government agencies, civil society and private sector organizations
Support that the FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement process in the pilot provinces is closely interlinked with the national FLEGT VPA process and other provincial level forest policy processes
Support planning, monitoring and evaluation of all activities on provincial respectively district level
Contribute to experiences made from the initial implementation of core TLAS elements under local realities
Your profile
Degree in Forestry, Wood Engineering or another relevant field
Work experience in the context of international development cooperation and in the field of forest governance and FLEGT is an asset
Experience in designing and facilitating workshops and training events is an asset
Proven organizational and coordination competency
Conceptual and process-oriented thinking
Intercultural competence and political sensitivity
Willingness to learn Lao language
Fluent English skills, fluent German skills are an asset

Location information
Place of residence: Thakhek, capital of Khammouane province and home base for this posting, is a small, safe and relaxing city.
Supply and shopping facilities: Over the last years it developed as a tourist destination and offers a decent range of restaurants, bars and cafes. It is located directly at the Mekong river and border to Thailand, making it convenient to go shopping in Thailand.
School situation: There are no international schools available.
Others: Khammouane province is a prime destination for climbing and trekking in Laos. Hin Nam No National Park, Laos first planned natural World Heritage Site, is just 2,5 hours away and invites nature lovers for bird/wildlife watching, hiking and other nature activities.
Notes GIZ’s Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.
Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your succesful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails form our recruiting system as spam. Our benefits We are a global service provider within the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We offer you the opportunity to deploy your technical know-how at one of our locations in more than 130 countries. During the preparation phase, you will receive initial insights into GIZ and the local conditions. This ensures you are as well prepared as you can be for your placement. You have the opportunity to contact other new starters, and to expand and develop your personal network. You will receive a medical check-up, as well as detailed advice on precautionary measures, vaccinations and malaria prevention. Every two years, you and your accompanying family members will receive a precautionary check-up. The medical service is available in emergencies for employees domiciled in Germany. It also provides advice for ergonomically designed workplaces. For supply trips, such as for shopping, to school or to the doctor, you can either use your company car or claim a monthly fixed-sum travel allowance. You may also use the company car for private use with the consent of your superior. For your service as a development worker we will pay you a monthly basic subsistence allowance. From the contractually agreed departure there is also an additional monthly expatriation allowance. This allowance increases if you are married and/or have dependent children – even if your family does not leave the country with you. Following your preparation in Germany, we offer you eight days’ departure leave so you can prepare for your deployment as a development worker. We reimburse the bulk of child care costs for dependent children under the age of 14 who are travelling with you. This entitlement lapses if your partner travels out with you and does not work as a development assistant or an integrated specialist. Up to 92.5% of costs for pre-school and school enrolment are covered. We help you find somewhere to live locally and reimburse the costs based on country-specific rent index. We provide health and liability insurance for you and your family. Family members travelling with you are also covered by accident insurance. During your working hours you are also legally covered by accident insurance. In countries affected by crisis your protection includes a comprehensive risk management system, which minimises personal hazards and risks. Following your preparation in Germany, we offer you eight days’ departure leave so you can prepare for your deployment as a development worker., For your service as a development worker we will pay you a monthly basic subsistence allowance. From the contractually agreed departure there is also an additional monthly expatriation allowance. This allowance increases if you are married and/or have dependent children – even if your family does not leave the country with you., During the preparation phase, you will receive initial insights into GIZ and the local conditions. This ensures you are as well prepared as you can be for your placement. You have the opportunity to contact other new starters, and to expand and develop your personal network., We reimburse the bulk of child care costs for dependent children under the age of 14 who are travelling with you. This entitlement lapses if your partner travels out with you and does not work as a development assistant or an integrated specialist. Up to 92.5% of costs for pre-school and school enrolment are covered., We provide health and liability insurance for you and your family. Family members travelling with you are also covered by accident insurance. During your working hours you are also legally covered by accident insurance. In countries affected by crisis your protection includes a comprehensive risk management system, which minimises personal hazards and risks., We are a global service provider within the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We offer you the opportunity to deploy your technical know-how at one of our locations in more than 130 countries., You will receive a medical check-up, as well as detailed advice on precautionary measures, vaccinations and malaria prevention. Every two years, you and your accompanying family members will receive a precautionary check-up. The medical service is available in emergencies for employees domiciled in Germany. It also provides advice for ergonomically designed workplaces., We help you find somewhere to live locally and reimburse the costs based on country-specific rent index., For supply trips, such as for shopping, to school or to the doctor, you can either use your company car or claim a monthly fixed-sum travel allowance. You may also use the company car for private use with the consent of your superior. About us We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. It includes a specific technical and personal preparation. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the Entwicklungshelfergesetz (EhfG). Contact Customer Portal of Recruitment and Follow-on assignments +49 6196/79-3200 [email protected] Apply now : https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=apply&q=ea55fcf935b0b5a6f1a5d17a4529095f44b0aef4

Hanno Gerber
Hanno Gerber
Hanno ist seit Ende 2017 als Redakteur bei Business.today Network tätig.

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