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Project Assistant, HFF

Vacancy #:   5164
Unit:   India Programme Coordination
Organization:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   India Country Office, New Delhi, India
Reporting to:   Senior Programme Officer
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A2
Expected start date:   01 November 2019
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (11 months)
Closing date:   04 October 2019
This is a 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.
• Facilitate project activities as per work plan for the following project components, review, scenario building , demonstration pilots and the publication
• Provide administrative and technical support to line manager towards organizing the Project Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Group meetings in a timely manner, and providing regular updates,
• Maintain regular interaction with stakeholders and partners in India; maintain a database, assist with the coordination, learning, monitoring and evaluation activities under the project
• Developing the Terms of Reference and contracts for consultants and partner organisations hired under the project and track their progress and completion of deliverables
• Organising meetings and workshops to be held under the project
• Facilitate the preparation of all communications products e.g brochures, factsheets, publication, under the project
• Liaising with the IUCN Finance Officer for preparation of various project-specific financial reports
• Assist in preparation of technical reports for project reporting, as required, including donor reporting.
• Supporting project proposal development for future funding support
• Carry out field visits as and when indicated,
• Carry out any other relevant tasks that may from time to time be indicated by the line manager.
  • Masters in Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences or allied subjects

• Two years experience working in a project related to sustainable development and /or conservation preferably in Himalayan region would be desirable

• Good writing skills in English and Knowledge of Hindi language is required for extensive field based consultation meetings at community level

• Candidate should be prepared to undertake travel in Himalayan States.

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