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Mediterranean Programme Assistant

Vacancy #:   5603
Unit:   Mediterranean and North Africa Programme
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain
Reporting to:   Regional Programme Coordinator
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A2
Expected start date:   17 May 2021
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months)
Closing date:   11 April 2021
BACKGROUND
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was founded in 1948 and brings together over 1,400 members (States, government agencies, NGOs and affiliates) and some 17,000 scientists and experts from over 160 countries in a unique worldwide partnership. Its mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. IUCN has approximately 1,000 staff, most of whom are located in its regional and country offices, and at its Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. IUCN is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Programme Coordinator, the Programme Assistant will support IUCN’s work in the Mediterranean, with a specific focus in:
1) Support the implementation of the agriculture portfolio (estimated dedication 40%) This includes:
a) spatial and data analysis of the current status and threats of biodiversity in agricultural ecosystems) spatial and data analysis of the current status and threats of biodiversity of med pollinators
c) Analysis of the current knowledge on priorities and critical areas to prevent and reduce the impact of pests on agricultural biodiversity Specific Tasks
Establishing and maintaining a sound and productive working relationships with IUCN partners involved in the project.
Ensuring the development of the activities of the project Cultural Landscapes
2) Support the implementation of the Knowledge products portfolio (estimated dedication 40%). This includes:
a) Spatial analysis of the current status and threats of several taxonomic groups and ecosystems in the Med region
b) Analysis of priorities and critical areas under global change scenarios (e.g impacts of invasive species, climate change, connectivity)
Specific Tasks
Data searching and analysis from available databases
3) Other Support to Mediterranean Programme implementation (estimated dedication 10-20%).
Specific Tasks
Support other departments in the office for emerging issues including searching and data analysis and mapping
REQUIREMENTS
  • • Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees (or equivalent experience) in either a biological or environmental subject.

• • A minimum of two years of professional experience.

• Experience of, and proficiency in, the practical use of GIS.

• Experience of interrogating academic and spatial databases

• Editing and writing skills in English.

• Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Organizational skills. Communication skills

• Fluency in written and spoken English. French or Spanish is desirable
SALARY
The minimum gross annual salary for this position is EUR 26'710. 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

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.

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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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