-Has experience in the conservation management of, and international trade in plant species and species from forest
-Has knowledge of the UN system and with CITES programmes as well as of CITES institutions, mandate, polices and guidelines
-Shows pride in work and in achievements
-Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter
-Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results
-Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns
-Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges
-Remains calm in stressful situations
-Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
-Places team agenda before personal agenda
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
-Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
-Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
-Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
-Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
-Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
-Uses time efficiently
- Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
- Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
- Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
- Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
- Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
- Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
An advanced university degree Masters's (or equivalent) in botany, environmental studies, agriculture or ecology or a related field is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor's or the equivalent) in the specified fields with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in botany, conservation science or ecology or related fields is required of which three years should be in an international environment at the international level, preferably with experience working in developing countries. Knowledge of the UN system and with CITES programme as well as of relevant CITES institutions, mandates, policies, guidelines is an advantage. Experience in the conservation management of plant species or species from forest will also be an advantage. Ability to write & edit specialized texts and materials for non-specialists. Competent in the use of modern & specialized information & communication technology.