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Technical Assistant, Private Sector

Vacancy #:   6653
Unit:   India Programme Coordination
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   India Country Office, New Delhi, India
Reporting to:   Senior Project Associate
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A1
Expected start date:   01 June 2024
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (19 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   07 April 2024 (extended)
This is local recruitment. Only Indian nationals, individuals with residence status, or the appropriate employment visa for India are eligible to apply. The remuneration and benefits package for this position is established with reference to the local labour market and in line with the IUCN Conditions of Service for India.

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. IUCN’s work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with almost 1,300 government and NGO Members and more than 15,000 volunteer experts in 185 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by almost 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.

The Technical Assistant will be responsible for but not restricted to providing administrative and technical support to “Business and Biodiversity Portfolio of IUCN India Office”.

In addition to providing general support in portfolio’s undertaken project administration, the position is primarily responsible for the following and with the approval of the Programme Manager:

• Provide communication, coordination, and strategic support to the project activities.
• Support in the implementation of project activities to be conducted as part of the project portfolio.
• Assist Programme Manager with synthesising project reports and other project deliverables.


• Assist in the preparation of project activities and deliverables to the private sector projects.
• Carry out secondary research work for developing project ideas, concept notes and proposals.
• Assist program manager in the development of project ideas, concept notes, technical notes, proposals, and contracts.
• Assist program manager in the development of Ecosystem Service Review reports, Three season Biodiversity reports, Biodiversity Impact Assessment reports, Biodiversity Management Plans and Biodiversity Action Plans.
• Develop web stories and newsletters for the Business and Biodiversity portfolio projects and Business and Biodiversity network related communications.
• Lead the design and execution of technical reports and presentations.
• Design online and offline event information, brochures, catalogues, training documents, newsletters, and factsheets.
• Prepare presentations, videos, and infographics for the portfolio.
• Seek technical inputs, identify marketing opportunities, explore resources, processes, and guidelines for expanding portfolio operations.
• Assist in the research and development and maintain comprehensive contact databases for potential private sector engagements.
• Prepare the background note, agenda, list of participants, participant data collection mediums through online forms, as well as rapporteur and assist in conducting the capacity building/training workshops.
• Participate and present progress and findings at any scheduled internal team meetings as required.
• Travel to project sites and assist in coordinating with the implementing agencies of the undertaken projects by the portfolio.
• Assist IUCN teams in the project to follow up, organize fieldwork as required and follow up with the work plan.
• Perform any other duties as requested by the line manager and as appropriate to the grade and role of the post.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource management, environmental sciences, Sustainability Management, ecological /environmental engineering or a related field

• At least 1 year of experience in biodiversity conservation and good understanding of sustainability related to corporate sector.

• Good writing skills in English and Hindi language is required.

• Proficiency with MS Office
The minimum gross annual salary for this position is INR 484'023. While this is an indicative amount effective as of the current date, changes may occur as per IUCN's compensation practices without prior notice. The same applies to other organisations hosted by IUCN.

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IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,400 Member organisations and around 16,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

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