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Species Programme Intern

Vacancy #:   2777
Unit:   Species Programme
Organization:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain
Reporting to:   Species Programme Coordinator
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   -
Expected start date:   02 May 2018
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (6 months)
Closing date:   22 April 2018
Under the direct supervision of the Mediterranean Species Programme Coordinator, the Species Programme Intern will support the ongoing work and projects of the department, particularly in relation to biodiversity analysis and communications. This will include activities such as support for the organisation of workshops, targeted research on certain topics, writing technical reports, as well as a range of administrative activities.

This assignment will include the following responsibilities:

• Assist in the daily activities of the Mediterranean Species Programme, including collection and analysis of data and information on Mediterranean biodiversity, and assist in the development of projects including the writing of reports, factsheets and other communication material;

• Support the development of project proposals requiring specialized input on biodiversity issues;

• Assist in preparing presentations and draft text for website on a variety of topics;

• Provide support for the organisation of workshops and meetings;

• Provide a range of administrative support functions on a day-to-day basis (e.g. distribution lists, consultancy contracts, etc.).

This internship provides a challenging and interesting opportunity to work in a dynamic international organisation and to gain work experience in the field of nature conservation policies and projects.

For this internship there is a gross financial contribution of 550 € per month .

Preferred starting date of the internship is 02 May 2018.
  • An ongoing relevant University degree (environmental science, biology - or any other discipline that is relevant to nature conservation) or in the final stages of acquiring it. Only applications with a proof of enrolment in university will be considered

• Excellent level of written and spoken English and French (native speaker or equivalent). Knowledge of Spanish is an asset.

• Good GIS skills (especially ArcGIS) and experience handling and analysing big databases in Excel.

• Excellent attention to detail. Good organizational, administrative and reporting skills

• Strong written and oral communication skills. Excellent writing and editing skills in English

• Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to meet tight deadlines without compromising the quality of outputs

• A team player with a strong interest to work in an international environment

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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