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Programme Assistant (PSE, Gender, KM and Comms), MFF

Vacancy #:   1233
Unit:   Asia - Mangroves for the Future Initiative
Organization:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Reporting to:   Capacity Development Manager, Mangroves for the Future Initiative
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   01 February 2016
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (35 months)
Closing date:   19 January 2016
Complete position title: Programme Assistant (Private Sector Engagement, Gender Integration, Knowledge Management and Communication), Mangroves for the Future, Asia

1. Support the implementation of the MFF Regional Knowledge Management and Communication Strategy (2014) to ensure that the planned outputs are delivered effectively and efficiently, liaising with the MFF regional secretariat, IUCN regional communications unit staff and communications focal persons in the MFF countries. Support the effective use and efficiency of the MFF Document Management System (DMS) as the central repository for key documents.

2. Support the implementation of the MFF Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Strategy to ensure that current partnerships are maintained and developed, and that new partnerships are explored where there is opportunity.


1. Provide support to the Manager Capacity Development, IUCN Regional Communications Unit and to the National Coordinators and MFF NCBs to undertake the priority activities outlined in the MFF Regional Knowledge Management and Communications Strategy (2014) including;

i. The maintenance of the MFF Document Management System (DMS) a data base of all programmatic documentation.
ii. The planning and coordination of regional capacity development activities related to knowledge management and communications.
iii. The collation and analysis of information needed for MFF reports and studies (i.e. gathering lessons and experience from MFF staff and project collaborators).
iv. Development of communication products such as; web-stories, newsletter stories and other MFF communications outputs.
v. Maintaining up to date web content for the MFF website; ensuring updated news stories and events.
vi. Facilitate information sharing across the MFF programme in collaboration with other programme staff, creating opportunities for vertical and horizontal exchanges information across the programme, within and between projects.

2. Provide Support to the MFF Regional Programme to implement the MFF Regional Strategy for Private Sector Engagement (PSE), developing existing partnerships and initiating new partnerships where there is opportunity. Support MFF country teams to develop and implement national PSE Strategies that complement the MFF goals and objectives and priorities of the country programmes. Document the stories of MFF PS partnership engagement at the regional level and national level.

3. Provide support to the Manager Capacity Development, and to the National Coordinators and MFF NCBs to undertake the priority activities outlined in the MFF Strategic Framework and Action Plan for Gender Integration (2014);

4. Carry out any other duties assigned by, and mutually agreed with the line manager.

Please Note: The above TOR contains the main responsibilities and duties of this position. However in an ever evolving organisation such as IUCN staff members are expected to show flexibility in their approach to work and be willing to undertake other tasks that are reasonably allocated to them but which are not part of their regular TOR. Where any task becomes a regular part of staff member’s responsibilities, the TOR should be changed in consultation between the line manager, the staff member and the HR Unit. Any one of the three may initiate the consultation.
  • University Degree in Economics, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Communications, Development Studies, or a field of study relevant to the position.

• Additional qualification or studies in environmental protection, ecology, or natural resources, an advantage.

• 2-3 years of relevant professional work experience in substantive areas related to the post is essential, particularly in evaluation of development and gender (inclusion and mainstreaming) projects including research and data analysis for knowledge management and communication.

• Experience in the use of computers and various office applications, database packages and experience in handling web-based management systems.

• Excellent command of the English language (verbal and written).

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