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Intern - Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)
IUCN Tanzania is seeking a motivated Intern to support the implementation of the Forest component of the PLUS and RESUPPLY Projects.
The Stabilizing Land Use Project is being implemented in Tanzania, DR Congo, Ghana and Uganda. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) of the German Government for a period of 3 years (2017-2020) and it is aimed at demonstrating the benefits of conservation and efficient land use in targeted landscapes in the project countries through better use of Protected Area categories V and VI models (or other appropriate conservation mechanisms); facilitate alignment with and integration of project outcomes. The programme will build on existing initiatives to facilitate conservation of biodiversity and forest ecosystems at different levels in each country. Lessons and knowledge capturing and dissemination will be mainstreamed in the implementation process. In Tanzania, the project is being implemented in the Kilombero Valley in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and linked effectively to IUCN’s SUSTAIN-Africa programme.
Restoration in supply chains (RESUPPLY), is a project developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) funded by the German Ministry for the Environment that will determine landscape restoration opportunities, costs and benefits in three supply chains in three different landscapes in Tanzania, Ghana and Peru. The assessment will be undertaken jointly between the companies and IUCN (and local partners) with regular input from the smallholders’ suppliers, and other stakeholders when relevant, over a period of 18 months. The project will use the Restoration Opportunity Assessment Methodology (ROAM) in the commodity supply chain. Applying ROAM will help companies, smallholders, local communities, and NGOs understand: restoration needs; which areas are suitable for restoration; which interventions best meet multiple needs; and what public and private financing is required to advance restoration actions. In Tanzania, the project is being implemented in the Kilombero Valley in partnership with the Kilombero Sugar Company (KSC) and African Wildlife Foundation (AWF).
• Assist in the implementation of various activities on sustainable forest management and forest landscape restoration.
• Support the documentation of lessons learned and best practices on sustainable forest management.
• Assist in organizing and providing logistical support to project events e.g. workshops, meetings and field visits
• Assist in the development of communication materials for awareness raising, sharing lessons and improving IUCN visibility
• Assist in the preparation of relevant project reports
• Represent IUCN relevant events as may be required.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
• Be enrolled in a University, or equivalent tertiary institution that is relevant and related to the duties and accountabilities as spelled out in the TORs and should have completed at least one year or in the process of completing their degrees.
• Be enrolled in an academic programme or University degree in a relevant discipline, including forestry, natural resources management, biodiversity conservation, environmental management or related fields.
• Knowledge of Issues related to environmental, natural resource management, climate change, will be an added advantage.
• Computer literacy in relation to office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint) use of internet and online communication tools;
• Strong data collection and analysis skills
• Language Proficiency
• Fluency in English and Kiswahili (both written and verbal).
• Core Competencies
• Transparency: Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are understood by members of the team.
• Inclusiveness: Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity, demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
• Professionalism: Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and professional manner.
• Accountability: Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions, promotes the IUCN One Programme approach.
• Functional competencies
• Adheres to IUCN ESARO core values of Transparency, Inclusiveness, Professionalism and Accountability
• Excellent report writing skill
• Computer literacy in relation to office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, power point) use of internet and online communication tools
• Highly motivated and results driven
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Must be a strong team player
• Committed to continuous learning towards self-development;
• Willing to travel and work in rural areas frequently within Tanzania
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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