Job Title: Green Infrastructure Investment Ecosystems Manager
Date: 9 January 2023
Apply by: 20 January 2023
In addition to planting new trees, #FreetownTheTreetown is helping to discourage environmentally harmful practices, such as sand mining, and to reduce deforestation and mangrove destruction in targeted areas. The full ecosystem services from the trees planted during the initial three-year campaign will come later, around 2030, once they are more established. There has already been a discernible reduction in flooding and landslide risk because of planting in the upper catchment areas. The campaign has also directly or indirectly created over 1,000 green jobs along the value chain, from workers in tree nurseries to community growers – of whom 80% are youths and 48% are women.
Within this context, the UN SDG Action Campaign is seeking to recruit a Green Infrastructure Investment Ecosystems Manager to support the implementation of the #FreetownTheTreeTown project in the City of Freetown in Sierra Leone. S/he will support UNDP in the implementation of the Global Mayors Challenge in the City of Freetown.