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National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) recruits Programme Manager, Consultant

National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) invites application for the recruitment of Programme Manager, Consultant with Doctoral Degree / Masters degree, LLB holders

Company name :National Biodiversity Authority (NBA)
Posts :Programme Manager, Consultant
Qualification : Doctoral Degree / Masters degree, LLB
Salary : Rs.70000-100000  /- p.m
No of Post : 02
Location :Chennai
Last date to apply : 15/10/2014

Details of Post :

National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) – a Statutory and Autonomous body established under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002. NBA has established a Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law (CEBPOL) as a joint initiative under the Indo-Norwegian Cooperation in the field of Biodiversity Policy and Law and the period of the project is upto December 2016. Applications are invited from individuals in India for the following positions:1. Programme Manager (Code: CP-PM) 2. Consultant – Biodiversity Law (Code: CP-CBL)

Programme Manager, Consultant:

Programme Manager:

In order to assist CEBPOL programme, applications are invited from the individuals in India for the position of Programme Manager purely on temporary basis.

        1. Post Title Programme Manager
        2. Organization CEBPOL at the Premises of the NBA, Chennai
        3. Pay and Pay range Pay Rs.85,000/- p.m (Pay range from Rs.85,000 to Rs.1,00,000)
        4. Age Upto 55 years
        5. Duty Station NBA, Chennai – 600 113
        6. Type of position Contractual
        7. Duration One year (extendable based on the performance)
        8. Scope of the assignment : The Programme Manager assumes overall responsibility for the successful operationalization of CEBPOL activities as per the planned outputs, while undertaking such responsibilities he shall follow procedures in vogue in NBA. The terms of reference and qualification required are given below.
        9. Qualifications and skills : Doctoral Degree in the field of Science / Life Sciences / Social Science / economics / development/International policy with relevant focus on natural resource management or Master Degree in Law/ Masters degree in Business Administration or related discipline.
        10. Experience (Essential)
          • At least 3 years experience in Programme management / Policy / Project formulation and organizational skills.
          • At least 2 years of working experiences in the area of biodiversity / environmental policy related issues and Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
          • Peer-reviewed referred publications in the area of biodiversity / environment / law / management/ related policy research.
          • Adequate computer literacy, experience in organizing video conferencing and skill in information dissemination will be an advantage.
          • Experiences in Government Rules and Administrative procedures are desirable.
        11. Experience (Desirable): At least 7 years experience in Programme management / Policy / Project formulation and organizational skills. At least 5 years of working experiences in the area of biodiversity / environmental policy related issues and Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
        12. Age Limit The maximum age limit for applying is 55 years as on the last date prescribed for the receipt of the applications.
        13. Remuneration The remuneration of the Programme Manager will be Rs.85,000/- per month (Consolidated) subject to TDS at the rates applicable. Remuneration being consolidated amount is payable at the end of the month irrespective of the fact whether the month consists of 28/29/30/31 days and TDS at the rates applicable will be deducted from the payment.

Terms of Reference :

        1. Provide professional support, advice and expertise on biodiversity policies and laws related issues;
        2. Undertake collaborative research in the identified thematic areas of biodiversity policy related issues between Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA) and NBA;
        3. Execute short and long term training courses and sensitization programmes for various target groups.
        4. Engage Programme Managers, policy analysts, legal experts, fellowships and interns for providing inputs in the training, research, education, and analysis and awareness activities;
        5. Prepare the draft position papers on various aspects relating to biodiversity policies and law for national / international meetings and negotiations;
        6. Work towards establishment of appropriate linkage with other similar centres / institutions both nationally and internationally for developing collaborative programmes and academic exchange in furtherance of the objectives of CEBPOL;
        7. Lead and / or facilitate publication of periodical newsletters, books, booklet, fact sheets etc to disseminate information on biodiversity policy and law;
        8. Develop expertise and network for the Centre through collaborative research and training in matters relating to CBD and multilateral environment agreements;
        9. Develop CEBPOL as a regional and international resource Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law;
        10. Organize web conferencing, webinars and virtual meetings with the experts from different countries / research centre’s on biodiversity and policy issues;
        11. Facilitate supervise and coordinate the CEBPOL related activities to ensure its results are in accordance with the programme document; assume primary responsibility for daily programme management – organizational and substantive matters – budgeting, planning and general monitoring of the programme;
        12. Ensure adherence to the programmes, work plan, prepare revisions of the work plan, if required;
        13. Assume overall responsibility for the proper handling of logistics related to programme workshops and events by interacting with the service providers;
        14. Monitor the expenditures, commitments and balance of funds under the programme budget lines, and draft programme budget revisions; ensure technical and financial (including audit) reporting as per guidelines provided;

Consultant – Biodiversity Law (Code : CP-CBL):

        1. Post Title Consultant (Biodiversity Law)
        2. Organization CEBPOL at the Premises of the NBA, Chennai
        3. Pay and Pay range Pay Rs.70,000/- p.m (Pay range from Rs.70,000 to Rs.85,000)
        4. Age Upto 50 years
        5. Duty Station NBA, Chennai – 600 113
        6. Type of position Contractual
        7. Duration One year (extendable based on the performance)
        8. Scope of the assignment The Consultant (Biodiversity Law) provides assistance to the Programme Manager in the implementation of day-to-day activities and works under his/her direct supervision. The terms of reference and qualification required are given below.
        9. Qualification: A Degree in law, with specialization in environmental law with at least 2 years of experience in dealing with biodiversity issues;
        10. Experience ( Essential) : At least one year experience in dealing with multilateral environmental agreements, such as the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) and others; Working experience in providing legal guidance, analyses and support on environmental law and/or biodiversity law; Proven skills in preparation of opinions, legal analyses, publications in journals and others; Proven ability to work in techno-legal teams.
        11. Experience ( Desirable) : Five years of experience in dealing with biodiversity issues. Three years experience in dealing with multilateral environmental agreements, such as the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) and others;
        12. Age Limit The maximum age limit for applying is 50 years as on the last date prescribed for the receipt of the applications.
        13. Remuneration The remuneration of the Consultant will be Rs.70,000/- per month (Consolidated) subject to TDS at the rates applicable. Remuneration being consolidated amount is payable at the end of the month irrespective of the fact whether the month consists of 28/29/30/31 days and TDS at the rates applicable will be deducted from the payment.

How to apply:

        1. The eligible and willing candidates should download the prescribed application format from www.nbaindia.org web site.
        2. The application should bear the signature of the applicant along with the scanned copy of the recent passport size photograph.
        3. After filling up the application with details, rename the file with the applicant’s name. Take a print/hard copy of application format and duly sign it with date.
        4. The softcopy of the application form should be sent to the email id:[email protected]
        5. The signed hard copy of application should be submitted to “The Administrative Officer, National Biodiversity Authority, TICEL Bio Park 5th floor, CSIR Road, Taramani, Chennai – 600 113” on or before 15th October, 2014 by 5:45 PM along with following enclosures: a. Detailed bio-data b. Latest passport size photograph c. Self attested copies of documents / testimonials in support of 1. age 2. qualification, computer skills 3. experience 4. employment certificate(if any) 5. special trainings attended (if any) 6. published papers/reports/articles in relevant areas (if any)
        6. If application sent incomplete, or without applicant’s signature or not in prescribed format the same will be rejected and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
        7. The applicants may have to produce the original documents / testimonials in support of age, qualification, experience etc, for verification when called for interview by NBA.
        8. No correspondence regarding the stage / processing of applications will be entertained from the candidates. Canvassing, in any form, will disqualify the candidate.
        9. The Administrative Officer, National Biodiversity Authority, TICEL Bio Park 5th Floor,CSIR Road, Taramani, Chennai – 600 113

Important dates to remember :

Last date to apply : 15.10.2014

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