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Vacancy #:   5619
Unit:   Brazil Country Office - Programme
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Brazil Country Office, Brasilia - DF, Brazil
Reporting to:   Program Officer
Work percentage:   50%
Grade:   I
Expected start date:   15 May 2021
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (5 months)
Closing date:   11 May 2021
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was requested by the Renova Foundation in 2017 to establish an Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAP) that provides technical and scientific support to the Foundation for the restoration effort of the Rio Doce Basin, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, Brazil, as mandated in the Transaction and Conduct Adjustment Term, and described on Renova Foundation website. ISTAPs adhere to the principles of independence, transparency, accountability, and engagement. The Rio Doce Panel (RDP) was then established as a five-year initiative focused on the restoration of the Rio Doce Basin. Since 2017, five papers were produced with recommendations, all documented here: www.iucn.org/riodocepanel.
This position will be supervised by the IUCN Programme Officer for the Rio Doce Panel, will be based in IUCN Brazil and work in close coordination with the IUCN Brazil office. The Business and Biodiversity Programme is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the strategy across the organization and identifying innovative approaches for engaging the private sector in achieving conservation outcomes. The position will support the BBP and IUCN Brazil in providing management support to the Rio Doce Panel.

The Intern will support the Project Officer dedicated to the Rio Doce Panel in managing logistics and management activities according to IUCN’s guidelines and procedures.



•Schedule meetings and visits and follow up

•Support with PPT presentations

•Organize travel logistics (air tickets, transfers, accommodation)

•Internal procedures in the IUCN system

•Support reimbursement of Panel members


•Compile information and update monitoring spreadsheets

•Support with data management and organization in excel

•Support with the elaboration of graphs


•Keep the list of stakeholders and contacts up to date

•Support the organization of image bank

•Support the monthly elaboration of news clippings and briefings

•Support with community management (manage social media channels) - suggest contents, publish and set up campaigns and extract monitoring information

•Support with printing, organization and distribution of publications
  • Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate university programme, from the 6th semester onwards

• An undergraduate student in administration, international relations or related field required.

• Fluency in Portuguese and advanced spoken and written English is essential. Good knowledge of Spanish is an asset

• Very good computer skills in particular Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).

• Motivation, hands-on mentality and team player.

• Fixed-term contract for 6 months

• Workload: 30 hours/week

• Transportation assistance will be provided by IUCN.

• Insurance coverage should be provided by the intern.

• The candidate will get an internship allowance of BRL 1000,00 per month.

• Applications will be published on the IUCN HR Management System and on the CIEE website (https://portal.ciee.org.br). CIEE is the Brazilian organization that connects university students to organizations that require interns. The selection process will be conducted by CIEE in contact with the Representation of Brazil.

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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