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Project Officer, Flora and Fauna project

Vacancy #:   2844
Unit:   Thailand Country Programme
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Reporting to:   Head of Office, Thailand Programme
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   01 September 2018
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (13 months)
Closing date:   31 July 2018
This is a local recruitment. Only Thai nationals, individuals with residence status or the appropriate employment visa for Thailand are eligible to apply. The remuneration and benefits package for this position is established with reference to the local labour market and in line with the IUCN conditions of service for Thailand.
The Project Officer, Flora and Fauna Project will play the lead role in delivering"Conserving Habitats for Globally Important Flora and Fauna in Production Landscapes” project. The position will also be responsible for overall project management, ensuring that all deliverables under the project outcomes are achieved.

The Project Officer, Flora and Fauna Project will manage project activities on a day-to-day operation, monitor the progress of activities implementation according to the time frame, and report back to ONEP and UNDP.

1. Project Management
1.1. Undertake activities specified in the project proposal and work plan to achieve the project outcomes.
1.2. Provide technical support to the project coordinator, project assistants and implementing agencies assigned and agreed by the project.
1.3. Closely coordinate and regularly consult with Zoological Park Organization (ZPO) to ensure that the annual/quarterly work plans and corresponding activities carried out are in line with the outcome objectives and targets and progress in the same direction as other pilot sites.
1.4. Ensure the budget control of the activities planned in the annual work plan.

2. Program planning, assessment and reporting
2.1. Contribute to the production of relevant technical reports and outputs as stipulated in the yearly work plans of the project.
2.2. Contribute to information sharing, lessons learning and documentation of project experiences.

3. Networking, relationship building and communications
3.1 Maintain regular contacts with the Office of Natural resource and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), UNDP, ZPO, and the implementing agencies of the project, with a view to building relationships and day-to-day activities under the project are clearly delivered.
3.2 Serve as the project focal point of communication for "Conserving Habitats for Globally Important Flora and Fauna in Production Landscapes” project and any other ONEP and UNDP's requirements.
3.3 Oversee the implementation agreement between IUCN and Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), and Bird Conservation Society Thailand (BCST) and serve as the focal point for programmatic collaboration with UNDP and ZPO more broadly.
3.4 Assist with the development and implementation of appropriate communications and knowledge management activities to support IUCN Thailand Programme works.

4. Project implementation
4.1 Provide overall leadership of the "Conserving Habitats for Globally Important Flora and Fauna in Production Landscapes” project:

a) Manage day to day activities in the work plan, including:
- Organizing the monthly/quarterly/scheduled meetings with the project stakeholders based on the work plan;
- Coordinating with ONEP, UNDP and implementing agencies for all matters;
- Preparing and submitting the technical and financial periodic reports required by UNDP;
- Developing the contracts for any consultant required to work on the project deliverables;
- Assisting implementing agencies to deliver the project outputs as committed in the contract;
- Monitoring works completed by the implementing agencies and the consultants;
- Arranging payment requests and the transfer of funds to the implementing agencies and consultants;
- Tracking project deliverables against the timelines specified in the work plan;
- Closing projects once completed and preparing final reports and other document require by UNDP;
b) Supervise and support Project coordinator and Project assistants with the preparation of administrative and financial works.
c) Liaise with the Project Team Leader, donors and partners, and prepare progress reports as required.
4.2 Oversee and manage the Monitoring "Conserving Habitats for Globally Important Flora and Fauna in Production Landscapes” project.
4.3 Assist the Head of Office (Project Team Leader) with the implementation, coordination, monitoring and administration of other species-related initiatives and activities.

5. Other Duties
5.1 As requested by the Head, Indo-Burma Group, Head of Office, Thailand Programme and/or the IUCN Asia Regional Office at national, regional and international events.
5.2 Carry out other relevant tasks assigned by, and mutually agreed with, the line manager.

Please Note: The above TOR contains the main responsibilities and duties of this position. However in an ever evolving organisation such as IUCN staff members are expected to show flexibility in their approach to work and be willing to undertake other tasks that are reasonably allocated to them but which are not part of their regular TOR. Where any task becomes a regular part of staff member’s responsibilities, the TOR should be changed in consultation between the manager, the staff member and the HR Unit. Any one of the three may initiate the consultation.
  • At least Bachelor’s degree in natural resources and environmental management, environmental studies, development studies, social sciences, and/or related fields

• At least 5 years of professional experience working in environmental and/or species and habitat conservation;

• Strong managerial skill, project formulation, planning and control skills;

• Strong coordination and communication;

• Experience working with government institutions and communities; and

• Able to work collaboratively as a team.

• Good command of written and spoken English is essential

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