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Senior Programme Assistant, Avifauna

Vacancy #:   5601
Unit:   Bangladesh Programme Coordination
Organisation:   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:   15 April 2021
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (19 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   08 April 2021
BACKGROUND
IUCN, represented by its Bangladesh Country Office, is implementing a project entitled “Avifauna Conservation (a. Birds of Prey; b. Asian Flyway of Migratory Birds Survey; c. Bird Census and Ringing)” funded by the SUFAL Project of Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD). The main objective of the assignment is to carry out Avifauna conservation activities in Bangladesh focusing a) Birds of Prey Survey and Conservation, b) Asian Flyway (East Asian Australasian Flyway) of Migratory Bird Survey and Conservation and c) Bird Census and Ringing.

Under the overall guidance from the Country Representative of IUCN Bangladesh and the programme Coordinator, and under the direct supervision of the Project Manager of “Avifauna Conservation (a. Birds of Prey; b. Asian Flyway of Migratory Birds Survey; c. Bird Census and Ringing project, the Senior Programme Assistant (Wildlife Biologist) will work with the project team and all stakeholders, support the project manager in successfully conducting the project activities as well as assist the project manager in completing other managerial duties, making sure that the project deliverables are submitted timely and correctly.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the overall guidance from the Country Representative of IUCN Bangladesh and the programme Coordinator, and under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer of “Avian Influenza in Bangladesh: the Role of Wild Waterfowl in Disease Transmission” project, the Senior Programme Assistant (Wildlife Biologist) will work with the project team and all stakeholders, support the project manager in successfully conducting the project activities as well as assist the project manager in completing other managerial duties, making sure that the project deliverables are submitted timely and correctly.

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

1. With guidance from the Senior Programme Officer, assist in successfully implementing all project activities under the programme in accordance to the agreement between the donor;
2. Closely monitors the development and implementation timelines, records progress, and documents problems and issues to be addressed and for the review and actions by the Project Manager;
3. Assist project manager/team to maintain communication with donor (SUFAL, Bangladesh Forest Department), key project stakeholders and project partner (Prokriti O Jibon Foundation) as well as volunteers and consultants;
4. Lead and conduct all kinds of field surveys, data analysis and compilation of the report;
5. Conduct bird census, ringing, satellite tagging, flyway sites management and related work and sample collection from birds and field camp management;
6. Support project team in implementation of the all project activities as per work plan;
7. Organize trainings. meetings, workshops, awareness campaigns and field work as per project plan;
8. Conduct project management activities as assigned by the project management
9. Overall field coordination and coordinate all project activities and work plan;
10. Prepare all project reports and all other committed deliverables, are produced, submitted and accepted by the donor in a timely manner as per the Agreement;
11. 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
  • Master's degree in Zoology, Wildlife, Environmental Science or related field, with 2 years of relevant working experience, or;

• University degree on Zoology, Wildlife, Environmental Science or related, with 3 years of relevant working experience;

• Experience in the Avifauna conservation and management, bird census, bird ringing, satellite tagging, birds of prey survey, data analysis and reporting will be preferred.

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

• International experience will be an advantage.

• Demonstrated experience in Programme Management, Operation Management Cycle and related processes, with knowledge of Results-Based Management is essential.

• Computer skills (in MS office) including advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, data management, etc). is important.
SALARY
The minimum gross annual salary for this position is BDT 835'529. 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 organisations 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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