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Technical Officer – Wetlands Ecology

Overall Job Purpose

The incumbent for this full time position based in New Delhi shall focus on coordinating implementation of technical programmes related to high altitude wetlands, and support realization of South Asia regional strategy. Key responsibilities include maintaining an overview of project implementation at various sites, guiding implementation, liaising with stakeholders, conducting capacity development programmes, and supporting fund raising.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate design and implementation of integrated management plans for wetlands
  • Coordinate preparation, implementation and monitoring of project operational plans and activities in cooperation with implementing partner organizations and stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development and adaptation of methods for climate change risks and vulnerability assessment of wetlands
  • Design capacity development programmes for strengthening skill-base of wetland managers and stakeholders
  • Develop project proposals for fund-raising in line with South Asia Regional Strategy
  • Draft reports, technical papers and policy briefs based on project implementation
  • Represent the organization at various meetings and forums
  • Support communication and outreach on issues related to wetlands conservation and wise use in South Asia region
  • Liaise with State Governments, funding agencies and other external agencies on various aspects of wetlands management

Essential qualifications

  • Masters in ecology / life sciences/ natural resources management or related disciplines
  • Atleast 8 years of work experience in similar position, of which atleast 4 years on management of technical programmes related to wetlands
  • Understanding of wetlands management needs and challenges, particularly of high altitude wetlands
  • Experience of conducting assessments on wetlands, particularly high altitude wetlands
  • Understanding of climate change risk and vulnerability assessment frameworks
  • Proven technical writing skills in English

Desirable qualifications

  • Doctorate on a topic related to wetlands management
  • Experience of working of glaciers / high altitude wetlands / Himalayan wetlands in disciplines of ecology, limnology, hydrology, socioeconomic aspects and other related areas relevant for management planning and policy making for conservation and management of high altitude Himalayan wetlands.


Commensurate with qualifications and work experience of the candidate

How to apply

  • Interested candidates may send in their application to [email protected] with the following in the subject line: “Application –Technical Officer Wetlands Ecology” along with the following:
  • Most recent CV with specific reference to capability to address the roles and responsibilities as described
  • Statement of intent (maximum 200 words)
  • Two references (with complete contact details)
  • Expected remuneration with time required for starting up with the position

Date of closing of application

December 25, 2018