FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE CONSULTANT – ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESFORSTE AG

The international consulting department of the Austrian Federal Forests is offering a fulltime position for a Forest and Climate Change Consultant based in Purkersdorf near Vienna, Austria.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Project acquisition: preparation of expression of interests, project proposals, technical and financial offers, managing partner cooperation and staff selection,
  • Active networking with partner, clients, associated experts and relevant stakeholders
  • Active participation in business & strategic development: Conceptual inputs; market analysis and research; identification/evaluation of new business ideas
  • Project delivery: Carrying out short-term and medium-term consultancy missions, providing high-quality strategic advice, technical assistance and capacity building / training to our clients
  • Project management, backstopping of projects, monitoring and quality control, ensure timely and high quality reporting, handling of contracts and financial controlling

Qualification, skills and experience:

  • Advanced university degree in forestry or related discipline  at least 3 years of post-graduate working experience
  • Project experience in an international environment / in developing countries is mandatory
  • Familiarity with the policies and instruments of multilateral and bilateral donors active in forest and natural resource management sector
  • Previous experience in the consultancy business is an asset
  • Familiarity with the international policy negotiations (UNFCCC) related to REDD+ and best practices on LULUCF (IPCC-GPG), relevant methodologies and carbon standards
  • Understanding of pertinent sector issues such as good governance, FLEGT, land and tree tenure, organisational development, co-management, benefit-sharing modalities, social and environmental safeguards (FPIC), biodiversity monitoring, socio-economics etc.
  • Experience in the certification and auditing (validation, verification) of forest and climate change projects is an asset.
  • Technical skills in conducting terrestrial forest inventories and the application of Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS technologies and modelling of GHG emissions is an asset
  • Team player with independent working style and good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication, presentation as well as analytic and report writing skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively and work abroad (about 3-4 months per year)
  • Flexibility, ability to work independently and to deliver under time pressure
  • Working knowledge of English and a second foreign language (French, Spanish);  for international applicants: intermediate knowledge of or willingness to learn German is expected
Our offer:
Employment by a leading European state forest organization
International environment and the possibility to work abroad
Competitive, performance-based salary and attractive remuneration package
Support to career development, tutoring and professional training
Information according to Austrian laws: The annual remuneration for this position starts at EUR 45.500; overpayment according to qualification and experience is possible.
Contact:
Please send your application including your CV to Ms. Gerda Handl until February, 28th 2015.
Please relate your application to the reference number SC_FCC_OeBf_2015
Gerda Handl
Österreichische Bundesforste AG Consulting
Pummergasse 10-12, 3002 Purkersdorf, Austria
consulting-jobs [AT] bundesforste [.] at
www.bundesforste.at/consulting
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