The National Directorate for Biodiversity under the State Secretary for Environment is seeking to hire an National Expert for Access and Benefit-Sharing to work together with the International ABS Expert to support the development of national regulatory, policy and institutional framework for implementation of Nagoya Protocol in Timor-Leste and conduct an analysis of existing legislative, collecting data and information for the development of government briefing note, organize and preparing concept note for national workshops, trainings, support the establishment of Task Force, Competent National Authority (CNA) and support the Government of Timor-Leste with the consolidation of information required for the formal accession to the Nagoya Protocol, including the compilation of documents, data, and conducting training and briefing sessions where useful to enable the process.
Summary of Key Functions:
The ABS expert will contribute to the development of the national regulatory, policy and institutional framework for implementation of the Nagoya Protocol including providing analysis of national regulation, drafting government briefs, preparing National Operational Guideline as a reference document. Provide support for the establishment of Task Force, Competent National Authority (CAN), Support the compilation of the information, data and documents required for the formal accession to the Nagoya Protocol including support and organize national workshops and support the International ABS expert for translation when needed.
Masters’ degree in environmental management/sciences, sustainable development (such as Agriculture, Biodiversity, water/energy/food/forestry), development studies, natural sciences and/or other relevant fields for biodiversity planning.
- At least seven years of working experience in sustainable development or conservation projects with a role related to environmental governance and policy and experience in the engagement of national stakeholders.
- Familiarity with Access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources and traditional knowledge and knowledge of biodiversity conservation is preferred.
- Experience in managing and coordination with national counterparts, partners or donors
- Knowledge of biodiversity conservation and protection and access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources is preferred.
- Experience working in rural areas and collaboration with indigenous people and local communities and government officials.
Excellent English writing and presentation skills. Knowledge of Portuguese, Tetum and/or Bahasa is advantageous.
Submission of the application:
Please submit your application letter together with your curriculum vitae including a list of references and, financial proposal (inclusive) to ABS Office, National Directorate of Biodiversity, Secretary of State for the Environment, Rua Dom Boa Ventura, No. 16 Mandarin Dili, email: [email protected]
The deadline for submitting applications is 27 March 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The full ToR can be downloaded here!Data ikus submissaun: 27/03/2023
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