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Intern – Drylands Resilience Programme

Vacancy #:   5482
Unit:   ESARO -Drylands Resilience Programme(DRP)
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting to:   Senior Programme Officer –TWENDE/ REPLAP Programme
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   I
Expected start date:   01 January 2021
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (6 months)
Closing date:   01 December 2020
BACKGROUND
THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION OPEN TO KENYANS ONLY.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN URGENT RECRUITMENT. APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AND SHORT LISTING WILL BE DONE ON A ROLLING BASIS AND IF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE IS IDENTIFIED BEFORE THE DEADLINE DATES, IUCN RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.

Background;

The Intern will be responsible for administrative and technical support ensuring successful project start-up planning, coordination and communication for the TWENDE/REPLAP projects.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Specific Responsibilities;

Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Officer Drylands TWENDE/REPLAP, the Intern will assist/support the following:-

Provide technical and administrative support for project activities;
Coordinate organization and follow up of field activities;
Organize and participate in events such as workshops, seminars and conferences on project start up;
Support communications and outreach activities;
Follow up requests from project partners and other stakeholders;
Prepare reports of workshops, meetings and events;
Organize programme documentations, including sorting out files, photocopying and scanning of documents, saving important project documents accordingly;
Undertake other related tasks as may be assigned from time to time
REQUIREMENTS
  • Education and Experience;
Undergraduate degree in Environmental Science, Business Administration, development studies or related fields; Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
Proven ability to solve problems independently without supervision.
Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and prioritize needs
Possess energy, drive, enthusiasm, commitment and passion for high quality work.
Must be a strong team player with proven communication and diplomacy skills and ability to work effectively with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams displaying sensitivity and respect for diversity;
Adheres to IUCN ESARO core values of Transparency, Inclusiveness, Professionalism and Accountability;


• Functional Competencies;

A proven high standard of interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and teamwork skills with a demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups from a wide range of cultural backgrounds
Excellent report writing, proof-reading and editing skills with a strong command of the English language in its written and spoken form
Ability to work independently towards a clear goal
Good knowledge and skills in the use of relevant computer programs
Demonstrated professionalism, maturity and sound judgment
A high level of organizational skill; excellent attention to detail


• Core Competencies;
Transparency: Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are understood by members of the team.
Inclusiveness: Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity, demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
Professionalism: Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and professional manner.
Accountability: Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions, promotes the IUCN One Programme approach.
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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