Call for applications: Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator
The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organization of indigenous movements of Asia committed to promote and defend indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights in general by strengthening the solidarity and cooperation of indigenous organizations and communities in Asia.
AIPP has five strategic programmes for consolidated approach on raising awareness, building capacities and for policy advocacy and lobby work for the rights and recognition of indigenous peoples in Asia. The Environment Programme of the AIPP coordinates thematic research, development and advocacy work on climate change adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity and indigenous knowledge among indigenous peoples and their networks at national, regional and international levels.
As part of the Environment programme, AIPP is implementing climate change adaptation project “Building Resiliency of Indigenous Communities on Climate Change Adaptation” in 5 Asian countries – Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Lao PDR. This project is supported by MISEREOR for 3 years. The overall objective of the project is to enhance the capacities of indigenous communities on climate change adaptation and to develop and mainstream short, medium and long term Indigenous Communities’ Adaptation Plans and Strategies (ICAPS) for inclusion into national adaptation and development planning and implementation processes.
For successful implementation of the project, AIPP needs a dynamic and self-motivated climate change adaptation coordinator to join the regional secretariat based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The major tasks of the coordinator are as follows:
- Coordinating project implementation, building capacities of the partners, monitoring and evaluation the project activities and technical assistance to the project partners
- Preparing work plans and reports for timely submission
- Developing training manuals, info-kits, guidelines for indigenous leaders and communities on climate change adaptation planning
- Conducting advocacy and alliance building for effective networking and collaboration with and support of both indigenous and non-indigenous organizations at national, regional and international level
- Facilitating of meetings, exchanges, trainings, research and publication
- Working closely with the AIPP Environment team and secretariat for joint activities and fundraising
The coordinator should be AN INDIGENOUS PERSON from Asia with the following qualifications:
- In-depth knowledge and understanding of climate change and adaptation practices
- Knowledge and familiarity with indigenous issues, rights and concerns
- At least 2 years experience and skills on project coordination, implementation, report/proposal writing and monitoring
- Experienced on organizing and coordinating trainings, workshops, seminars and exposure/exchange visits
- Experienced in campaign and advocacy work
- Experienced in working with indigenous peoples, grassroots organizations
- Proficient in English
- Proficient in computer applications
- Highly creative, dynamic and motivated
- Ability to adapt to multicultural working environment
- Capable and flexible to do multi-tasks
Remuneration and benefits for the coordinator are:
- Minimum salary of Baht 25,000 (approximately 800.00 USD)
- Housing and personal communication allowance
- Health Insurance
- Airfare for annual home visit
- Two weeks paid holiday and 2 weeks year-end holiday
The proposed tenure of the coordinator is for the duration of 3 years subject to yearly extension based on performance evaluation with first 6 months probation period.
AIPP invites qualified candidates for the abovementioned position to submit their application together with their CV, letter(s) of recommendation and complete contact details of a reference person. Applications shall be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (Copy email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for application is February 6, 2012. Indigenous women are highly encouraged to apply for this position. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
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