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Program Assistant - IAS

Vacancy #:   5402
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:   A2
Expected start date:   01 September 2020
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (21 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   12 August 2020
BACKGROUND
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.
JOB DESCRIPTION
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 Programme Assistant (IAS) will undertake following specific responsibilities:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

1. Assist in successfully implementing all project activities under the Invasive and Alien Species section of the project in accordance to the project agreement between the donor and following instruction of the project manager;
2. Organize, conduct training meetings, workshops and field work as per project plan
3. Support the project manager, team, and consultants in writing the IAS of plants Management Strategy, reports and articles for regarding Invasive and Alien species of plants;
4. Assist in collecting and analyzing data for the proper implementation of all project activities;
5. Assist to ensure that all project reports and all other committed deliverables are produced, submitted and accepted by the donor in a timely manner as per the Agreement;
6. 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.
REQUIREMENTS
  • BSc/MSc in Botany/Zoology/Forestry/ Environmental Science. Experience in the Red List process will be preferred.

• 3 years' working 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.
SALARY
The gross annual salary for this position is in the range from BDT 535'250 to BDT 669'063. 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.
APPLICATIONS

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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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