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Senior Programme Assistant

Vacancy #:   5401
Unit:   Bangladesh Programme Coordination
Organization:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Reporting to:   Project Manager
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   01 September 2020
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (33 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   12 August 2020
IUCN, represented by its Bangladesh Country Office, is implementing a project entitled “Developing Bangladesh National Red List of Plants and `Developing Management Strategy of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) of plants in Selected Protected Areas (PAs) Project” funded by the SUFAL Project of Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD) and supported by the Bangladesh National Herbarium (BNH). The project looks to assess 1000 plants species of Bangladesh and prepare a Red List of Plants of Bangladesh following the latest Guideline for Application of the IUCN Red List Criteria. The project will also prepare a set of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) of Plant management strategy for the selected Protected Areas to reduce their impact on local forest biodiversity.
Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative and the Programme Coordinator of IUCN Bangladesh, and under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer (Red list and IAS of Plants Coordinator), the Senior Programme Assistant (Red List) will undertake following specific responsibilities:


1. Assist the project manager in successfully implementing all project activates in accordance with the project agreement between the donor (BNH) and following the instructions of the project manager;
2. Assist project manager to maintain communication with donor (BNH), key project stakeholders (MoEFCC, Bangladesh Forest Department, and relevant committees and bodies), as well as volunteers and consultants;
3. Conduct and assist project team in organizing meetings, seminars and training workshops regarding Red List of plants, involving donor, consultants, Assessors, and all other stakeholders;
4. Assist project team to conduct surveys to collect data from the field to assess Data
5. Assist project team and project manager in data analysis and assessment of species to formulate Red List of plants;
6. Assist project manager in editing and overseeing the assessment process of the all species by consultants;
7. Assist project manager in writing Red List books, IAS of plants Management Strategy and articles for the project following set guidelines and procedures of IUCN and donors
8. Assist project manager in writing all project reports and all other committed deliverables are produced, submitted and accepted by the donor (BNH) in a timely manner as per the Agreement;
9. Undertake any other tasks that may be assigned by the Country Representative, the Programme Coordinator of IUCN Bangladesh and project manager, from time to time.
  • BSc/MSc in Botany/Zoology/Forestry/ Environmental Science. Experience in the Red List process will be preferred.

• 4 years' professional experience in the relevant to the terms of reference.

• Excellent presentation, writing and spoken communication skills in English are essential.

• International experience will be an added advantage.

• Fluency in written and spoken English, computer literacy essential.
The gross annual salary for this position is in the range from BDT 644'880 to BDT 806'100. While this is an indicative amount effective as of the current date, changes may occur as per IUCN's compensation practices without prior notice. The same applies to other organizations hosted by IUCN.

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