April 16, 2018

The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus) announces a vacancy for Service Provider of Webpage Development

REC Caucasus is executing the project “Generating Economic and Environmental Benefits from Sustainable Land Management for Vulnerable Rural Communities of Georgia”, which aims to develop a bilingual website to serve as a hub for national SLM knowledge management.

Overall objective of the project is to develop and strengthen sustainable land management (SLM) practices and build capacity at municipal scale for their application for the protection of natural capital in Georgia

REC Caucasus announces vacancy for Web Developer.

Other important detailsInterested applicants should submit a current CV to the following e-mail address: vacancy@rec-caucasus.org with copy to Project Assistant: keti.jibadze@rec-caucasus.org  or submit hard copy application package to the following address: 13, BadriShoshitaishvli Street, 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia.

Deadline for application is April 30, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.





Project Title: “Generating economic and environmental benefits from sustainable land management for vulnerable rural communities of Georgia”

Executing Agency:


Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus)


Implementing Agency:


United Nations Environment Programme  (UNEP)


Organizational Unit:


Post Title:


Sustainable Management of Natural Resources


Web designer/developer


Contract type:


Service Agreement


Starting Date:


28 May, 2018




3 weeks (28 May, 2018 – 15 June, 2018)


Duty Station:


Tbilisi, Georgia







Land resources are the foundation for food security, sustainable livelihoods and economic growth in Georgia. Georgia has shown clear drive to combat land degradation and improve land management systems by moving forward with a number of baseline activities, including its accession and implementation of relevant international agreements and adoption of related policies and laws, including the NEAP, INDC, NBSAP, NAP of UNCCD, TNC of UNFCCC, a new agricultural strategy and a new national forest policy. To achieve the global vision of zero net loss of healthy and productive land, measures and action on the ground are needed. Georgia is one of 100 countries that committed to define national LDN targets and an implementation strategy. In a first step, land degradation hot spots and main degradation causes had been identified. Land degradation in Georgia can be characterized by the following aspects:

  • Loss of natural vegetation and soil quality caused by overgrazing;
  • Loss of agricultural productivity and soil due to inappropriate farming techniques;
  • Reduction of area and quality of forests due to illegal extraction and inappropriate forest management;
  • Loss of productive land due to urbanization and conversion into non-agricultural areas.

The process of setting up national targets and an implementation strategy for LDN in the frame of a so called ´National Target Setting Program´ (TSP) started in Georgia in 2016. Cross-sectoral meetings yielded in a set of national LDN targets, which were submitted to the UNCCD Secretary by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia in September 2017.


The solution to the barriers identified above is the development of new sustainable land management systems at both the commune and farmer plot level that integrate climate smart agricultural production, food security and resilience and thereby contribute to Georgia’s objectives for Land Degradation Neutrality. The introduced management systems should lead to increasing levels of production and productivity while also maintaining the ecological integrity of the land; respect land and resource carrying capacities and also improve land and resource conditions; and be both integrated (encompassing agriculture, forestry, water and livestock management) and adaptive (structured to adapt to evolving challenges, including climate change). The above-mentioned factors underline the critical importance of promoting better coordination of sustainable land management across different sectors on the basis of solid data, of improving the country’s existing policy and financing framework related to the management of land resources, and of strengthening the capacity and skills of national and local government institutions and other stakeholders to undertake SLM approaches, in order to overcome existing barriers to mainstreaming Landscape and Sustainable Land Management (L-SLM)



The overall objective of the project is to develop and strengthen SLM practices and build capacity for their application for the protection of natural capital in Georgia.



B. SCOPE OF work under this TOr


Under the direct supervision of Project Coordinator and Project Technical Advisor, the incumbent will be responsible for the creation, initial maintenance and development of the bilingual (English and Georgian) website.


The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Plans site design by clarifying goals; designing functionality.
  • Develops site navigation by categorizing content; funneling traffic through content.
  • Develops site content and graphics by coordinating with the project team; designing images, icons, banners, audio enhancements, etc.
  • Prepares site by installing and configuring server software; installing programming language using authoring and formatting tools; ensuring cross-platform compatibility; establishing links.
  • Protects site by designing and installing security precautions.
  • Maintains site appearance by developing and enforcing content and display standards; editing submissions.
  • Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Provision of practical training for REC Caucasus staff and project team (upon request) on the website management.





Qualification requirements

  • Individual(s) must have at least 3 years of proven experience in web development on nature, scale and complexity commensurate with the present terms of reference (see Technical specification).
  • The Web Pages should be developed by a professional(s) in web design and coding.
  • Applicants must have necessary skills mentioned in the Technical specification.

Technical specification:

  • The website should be in two languages – English and Russian.
  • Source Codes (PHP, HTML, JavaScript, etc.) will be property of REC Caucasus.
  • Pages should be platform, screen resolution (min.: 1024×768) and browser independent (IE 4+, Mozilla Firefox, etc.).
  • The website must be developed in Unicode encoding.
  • The website should be updatable from any internet browser via appropriate “Content Management System” (CMS).
  • The website should be designed in accordance with the corporate style of REC Caucasus.


D. Major outputs:


  • Bbilingual (English & Georgian) website, linked to the official websites of the Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus;

Trainings/instructions for relevant staff of REC Caucasus.