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Volunteer-Biodiversity and Protected Areas (National or Jordan Resident)

Vacancy #:   3954
Unit:   West Asia - Protected Areas, World Heritage and Business
Organization:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Regional Office for West Asia, Amman, Jordan
  Applicant must be residing in Amman
Reporting to:   Programme Manager - Biodiversity & Protected Areas
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   -
Expected start date:   01 February 2019
Type of contract:   Fixed-term
Closing date:   20 January 2019
Terms of Volunteer- Biodiversity and Protected Areas Programme


• Support the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Programme in implementing the project activities and organizing other assessment and training sessions as requested.
• Support in project implementation, and preparation of necessary projects reporting and documentation of project activities.
• Support in the technical input and research for the programme.
• Undertake other tasks/emerging issues at the request of Biodiversity and Protected Areas Programme Manager.
• Support in coordination and communication of project activities.
• Liaise with IUCN ROWA’s communication team towards the information and dissemination of the programmes’s activities as requested.
• Support the organization of project events and meetings at local and regional level.
• Attend meetings, and assist with general admin duties as required.

• Graduate degree in environmental sciences or a similar field.
• Strong analytical skills, oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent working level of English language in both writing and speaking.
• Good knowledge and experience in the use of effective communication tools related to environmental and development issues.
• Good knowledge and experience in protected areas management, biodiversity sustainable development
• Good skills computer skills.

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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