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Hiring: Environmental Advisor

Hiring: Environmental Advisor

Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) is seeking an Environmental Advisor to support the IGF Secretariat, which has been hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development since October 2015.

The IGF supports more than 75 nations committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development and ensuring that negative impacts are limited and financial benefits are shared. It is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development, and environmental stewardship.

The Secretariat’s functions include organizing the IGF’s annual general meeting, working with member governments to finalize and execute a program of work, providing and supporting technical services to members, building partnerships among key organizations, conducting focused analytic work, and supporting effective communication among IGF members. The IGF has a strong emphasis on enhancing governance capacities at the national level in the mining sector, including through best practices in regulatory and policy instruments.

The Environmental Advisor will work closely with senior Secretariat staff on research and to implement new environmental management and impact assessment guidance documents and related technical assistance programs to members. Areas of support will include biodiversity management, water management, mine waste management, and emergency preparedness and response.

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The IGF supports more than 75 member nations committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development to ensure negative impacts are limited and financial benefits are shared. It is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development, and environmental stewardship. The International Institute for Sustainable Development has served as Secretariat for the IGF since October 2015. Core funding is provided by the Government of Canada.