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Vacancy #:   5352
Unit:   Vietnam Programme Coordination
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Vietnam Country Office, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Reporting to:   Coastal and Marine Coordinator
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   I
Expected start date:   29 June 2020
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (3 months)
Closing date:   15 May 2020
This internship aims to offer students undergoing graduate or post-graduate studies and recent graduates a meaningful work experience by supplementing their learning through a practical and on-the-job training approach. In doing so, the intern’s knowledge is supplemented through a practical learning experience while IUCN derives some level of advantage from the young professional’s services as well as the possibility of gaining new perspectives from the intern.

IUCN Vietnam has launched ‘Marine Turtle Conservation Programme’ project since 2002. The objectives of this program are protecting the marine ecosystem and sea turtle conservation against threats of extinction under pressures of human impacts. The project involves different campaigns and annual activities ranging from community based conservation activities, policies advocacy, awareness raising and education outreach programs for local people, reducing plastic wastes to the ocean through nesting beach plastic litter monitoring and assessment. Especially the annual summer volunteer program since 2014 to call for participation of the enthusiastic volunteers to support sea turtles in nesting seasons in Con Dao, Nui Chua National Park and Hon Cau Marine Protected Area.
The Intern will support Marine and Coastal Program and other programme unit in IUCN Vietnam Office in all administrative tasks relating to projects. The Intern will be responsible for the following tasks:

1. Assist in project management and implementation, particularly those related to sea turtle conservation and marine protected areas;
2. Support coordination and facilitate summer volunteer program in 2020;
3. Support in writing an assessment report of sea turtle summer volunteer program and its impacts over the last 5 years;
4. Attend relevant online meetings, conferences, and other gatherings remotely, and report back on proceedings;
5. Conduct media products related to the sea turtle volunteer program (Interviews, Booklets, Videos, Storytelling);
6. Perform any other tasks, activities requested by supervisors;
  • Last year Bachelor student related to wildlife management

• Experiences in project development and management.

• Good understanding of IUCN structure and procedures.

• Personal flexibility and high motivation.

• Good command of English and Vietnamese.

• Good skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and media software (ProShow Producer, Canva, Aegisub).

• Basic understanding of ArcGIS.

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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