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Volunteer, Thailand Programme

Vacancy #:   5265
Unit:   Thailand Country Programme
Organization:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Reporting to:   Head of Office, Thailand Programme
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   -
Expected start date:   15 February 2020
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (3 months)
Closing date:   03 February 2020
BACKGROUND
Thailand is endowed with rich biodiversity and natural resources which are important in supporting both rural livelihoods and national development. But over the past four decades, Thailand’s rapid economic growth has given rise to environmental challenges, including air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, watershed degradation and soil erosion, conversion of wetlands and loss of coastal habitats including mangroves, seagrasses and coral reefs.

Thailand’s relationship with IUCN began in 1948 as one of the first Asian country signatories to IUCN’s Charter. After working in the country for several decades, IUCN located its regional office in Bangkok in the 1990s, and in 2001 the Thailand programme office was established.

IUCN works with its Members and partners in the country to address conservation challenges and to ensure that the use of natural resources, urbanisation and infrastructure development are sustainable and adequately take into account ecological functions and ecosystem services, and the growing impacts of climate change.

At present, IUCN’s projects in Thailand focus on climate change adaptation, integrated coastal and marine resources management, transboundary dolphin conservation, wetlands, forest conservation and restoration and community participation in the conservation and governance of protected areas and World Heritage sites.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office, Thailand Programme, the volunteer will perform the following tasks:
• Compile information and prepare documents and reports related to the projects under Thailand Programme;
• Conduct desk review of any relevant documentation related to the project under Thailand Programme, including policy and programmatic documents, and monitoring reports;
• Assist in conducting research on a variety of topics that can assist IUCN Thailand Programme, including on: local level, national-level and regional level;
• Support the relevant tasks as assigned
REQUIREMENTS
  • University degree in environmental science, international relations, development studies, communications, social sciences or related area

• Good command in written and spoken English

• Excellent written and communications skills

• Excellent analytical and report writing skills

• Experience in working in environmental areas

• Good technical knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of environmental programmes will be an added advantage

• Willing to provide service as unpaid volunteer
APPLICATIONS

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.

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/


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Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 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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