Natural Resource Specialist

Job Description

Title: Natural Resource Specialist

Company Name: Oxfam

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Graduate level degree in biological sciences related with natural resource management, preferably in Zoology, Fisheries, Forestry, Botany, Biological Oceanography or Biodiversity/Ecosystem Management or a very closely related subject.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ The Natural Resource Specialist role will focus on the following outcome areas of the Climate Justice and Natural Resource Rights portfolio:
∎ Enabling policies and practices for inclusive governance of the common pool natural participatory management and monitoring
∎ Replicable models of community led natural resource management are implemented with support and investments from the duty bearers
∎ Increased negotiating capital for rights holding marginalized communities through multi-stakeholder forums on climate justice and natural resource rights
∎ The overall responsibility of the role is to promote inclusive natural resource governance that ensures just benefits for the women, men and others from the communities who have the traditional and indigenous knowledge and heritage for taking care of the nature. This includes works related to key ecosystems including the rivers, forests, wetlands and the ocean.
∎ This position with manage the Transboundary Rivers of South Asia project supported by Government of Sweden. Later, from April 2022, the position will lead the project actions for empowerment of fisherwomen through European Union supported 'Empowering Women through Civil Society Actors' project and future projects under the 'Natural Resource Rights Theme'.

Additional Requirements:
∎ What we are looking for: We are looking for a professional with demonstrated knowledge about key ecosystems and ecosystem services in Bangladesh and its link to the overall economy and societies. Ideally s/he will have visions about a healthy planet and ecosystem that provides livelihoods and wellbeing of everyone, especially the those who depend on nature. The person will have respect for the traditional and indigenous knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystems and preferably a background of activism for the rights of marginalized and indigenous communities who has a heritage of living sustainably with nature for generations. Demonstrated knowledge of ecosystem functions, ecosystem services and natural resource management in Bangladesh context
∎ Experience of biodiversity and ecosystem related research or project management
∎ Understanding of national and international policies and practices related with natural resource management including Convention on Biological Diversity, CITES, SDG 6, 12, 14 and 15 and UN Water Conventions.
∎ Experience of partnership-based work, preferably in networked manner
∎ Writing and speaking ability with academic rigor and simplicity for a wide range of audience in English and Bengali
∎ Desirable:
∎ Publications related with natural resource management
∎ Experience of activism and advocacy
∎ Experience of fund raising
∎ Value alignment for environmental justice, rights-based approach and feminist principles
∎ Certification in Project Management, i.e. PMP, PRINCE2 or similar accredited entities
∎ Key Attributes:
∎ Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
∎ Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women's rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
∎ Commitment to undertake Oxfam's safeguarding training and adherence of relevant policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible

∎ BDT. 17,22,303 gross per annum (13 months) with other benefits e.g. medical for spouse and children, contributory Provident fund, gratuity, leave & Insurance etc.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 19 Jun 2021

Company Information:
∎ 7 Jun 2021
∎ Oxfam

Category: NGO/Development