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July 31, 2013

Program Associate, Policy Program/Landscape and Leaders Program- EcoAgriculture Partners

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/xxsBZh9hh78d/

The Program Associate will be responsible for supporting the following activities:

Research and writing within the Policy and Landscape and Leaders programs on topics such as national policy, landscape governance, finance mechanisms and capacity development to support integrated landscape management,
Strengthening national policy-makers and landscape leaders capacities as well as supportive processes and policies for integrated landscape management,
Analysis and advocacy within relevant international policy processes such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Committee on World Food Security and UN Sustainable Development Goals,
Coordination support for the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Working Groups on landscape strengthening, policy and/or finance.

Required skills and experience:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study such as environmental studies, agricultural development, international relations, policy or finance, public administration, sustainable development, regional planning or other related field
At least 2 years of relevant professional work experience
Excellent English writing and editing skills
Highly organized, with attention to detail
Strong knowledge of excel and other data management programs
Experience in both web-based and academic literature searches
Proactive, flexible and creative
Excellent communicator

Desired qualifications:

Master's degree in a relevant field of study such as environmental studies, agricultural development, international relations, policy or finance, public administration, sustainable development, regional planning or other related field
Familiarity with major international agricultural, rural development and environmental institutions and policy processes
1-2 years of work in an international setting and/or field experience in a developing country
Experience and competence working in diverse teams
Demonstrated experience or familiarity with development, conservation or agricultural programs or projects in developing countries
Proficiency in at least one international language
Strong graphic presentation skills in programs such as Powerpoint

Salary and Benefits:

The annual salary range for this position is $35,000 to $45,000, depending on experience. Benefits include 29 days of annual and holiday leave, sick leave, health insurance, and retirement contribution. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC and will begin as soon as possible.

Posted by sjadrich at July 31, 2013 03:24 PM

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