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Call for JNR Expert Applicants

As we start the New Year, more than a dozen jurisdictions are pursuing application of the VCS Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) Framework. As a number of leading governments seek to verify the results of their REDD+ programs, we are now searching for qualified individuals to serve as JNR experts to participate in the review of these programs as they pursue registration with the VCS.

Jurisdictional REDD+ programs seeking to be validated under the VCS JNR will undergo the Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ Validation and Verification Process. A critical aspect of this process is the peer review by experts. Section 2.5 of the Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ Validation and Verification Process explains this in detail.

As a result, we’re now looking for reviewers with significant expertise in the development and/or assessment of REDD+ programs and related technical expertise to serve as JNR experts. A full list of expert requirements, as well as application procedures are laid out in Section 4 of the Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ Validation and Verification Process.

Applications must include both the JNR Expert Application Form and a CV/resume. We ask that individuals interested in immediate consideration submit applications to the VCS at by 20 January 2014. Please note that all VCS Program experts are reviewed on a quarterly basis, meaning applications submitted after 20 January 2014 will not be considered until the following quarter.

We look forward to receiving your application for this position and want to thank you again for your interest and support of the VCS Program.

As always, all questions and comments can be submitted to

Best regards,

Naomi Swickard

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