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Recruitment Notice for PMO staff of China’s Protected Area Reform (C-PAR) for Conserving Globally Significant Biodiversity
Procurement Process :EOI - Expression of interest
Office :UNDP Country Office - CHINA
Deadline :08-Oct-19
Posted on :18-Sep-19
Development Area :OTHER  
Reference Number :59367
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Recruitment Notice for PMO staff
Overview :

Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (FECO/MEE), is the Implementing Partner of the GEF project China’s Protected Area Reform (C-PAR) for Conserving Globally Significant Biodiversity, and is seeking a Program Alignment Officer to manage and run the project.


This project will serve as the national coordinating project of the six child projects under the GEF-financed China’s Protected Area System Reform (C-PAR) Program which aims to transform China’s national protected area system through systematic legal and institutional reform and innovation for conservation of globally significant biodiversity.

The duration of the project is 5 years and the Grand-Total Project Financing is about USD 49.3m.

The objectives of this project is to establish an effective National Park (NP) System through protected area reform and institutional innovation, increasing coverage of protected areas and improving effectiveness of PA management for conservation of globally significant biodiversity. It comprises three components, a) National Park System Establishment, b) Provincial level National Park System strengthening at three NP pilot sites, specifically the Three-River Source NP, the Giant Panda NP, and the Xianju NP, and c) Programme Coordination and Knowledge Management.


The other 5 child projects under the GEF-financed China’s Protected Area System Reform (C-PAR) Program are the following: 1) Enhancing conservation of globally significant biodiversity through PA system strengthening in Gansu, 2) Strengthening the PA system in the Qilian Mountains-Qinghai Lake landscape, 3) Strengthening Marine Protected Areas in SE China to conserve globally significant coastal biodiversity, 4) Expanding the coverage and strengthening the management of wetland protected areas in Sichuan Province, and 5)Building Sustainability into PA reforms to Conserve Globally significant Biodiversity in China.


Candidates, who are interested in this post, please send your CV to before 17:00 of 8th Oct. 2019.

If there are any queries, please contact Zhang Juan at 86-010-82268940, from 09:00 to 17:00.

Please see details in attachments.





Terms of Reference

Program Alignment Officer

Under the guidance of the Project Manager, the Program Alignment Officer will provide program level support and coordination for the China’s Protected Area System Reform (C-PAR) Program.


Duties and Responsibilities (these include, but are not limited to):

  • Ensuring program level coherence for achievement of the envisaged PA reform outcomes.
  • Maintaining alignment of the C-PAR program to government agenda through facilitating cross-sectoral stakeholder engagement and acting as a go-between with national and international partners.
  • Delivering program level monitoring and evaluation (M&E), including completion of the annual program reports.
  • Providing additional support for environmental and social safeguards, cooperating with and consolidating information from the M&E/Safeguards Officers on the separate child projects.
  • Performing secretariat duties for the Program Steering Committee.
  • Coordinate the other C-PAR Implementing Agencies, including UNDP, CI and FECO through joint program level planning, activities, communication, reporting and evaluations.
  • Prepare program level management plans, e.g., program stakeholder engagement plan, and facilitate implementation across the program.
  • Liaise, consult and network with appropriate program partner organisations, including cross-sectoral governmental agencies, CSO’s and the private sector, for effective achievement of program results.
  • Keep abreast of the national PA reform processes and priorities as well as the associated socioeconomic conditions and trends.
  • Maintain regular contact with international partners, including conservation agencies in countries where international trainings and exchange visits are planned.


Recruited based on the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in the field of natural resources management, international program management, international development, or environmental and social science.
  • At least five years of relevant work experience preferably in a project management setting involving coordination of multiple and cross-sectoral governmental and international stakeholders. Previous experience with UN project will be a definite asset.
  • Good knowledge of results-based management and project cycle management, particularly with regards to M&E approach and methods.
  • Understanding of biodiversity conservation, environmental and social safeguard strategies, and community development.
  • Very good inter-personal skills
  • Proficiency in computer application and information technology.
  • Native Chinese language skills, with excellent command of English (writing, speaking and reading).