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Program Assistant - IAS, Redlist

Vacancy #:   5803
Unit:   Bangladesh Programme Coordination
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Reporting to:   Project Manager
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A2
Expected start date:   15 November 2021
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (7 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   11 November 2021
IUCN, represented by its Bangladesh Country Office, is implementing a project entitled “Developing Bangladesh National Red List of Plants and `Developing Management Strategy of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) of plants in Selected Protected Areas (PAs) Project” funded by the SUFAL Project of Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD) and supported by the Bangladesh National Herbarium (BNH). The project looks to assess 1000 plants species of Bangladesh and prepare a Red List of Plants of Bangladesh following the latest Guideline for Application of the IUCN Red List Criteria. The project will also prepare a set of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) of Plant management strategy for the selected Protected Areas to reduce their impact on local forest biodiversity.
Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative and the Programme Coordinator of IUCN Bangladesh, and under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer (Red list and IAS of Plants Coordinator), the Programme Assistant (IAS) will undertake following specific responsibilities:


1. Assist in successfully implementing all project activities under the Invasive and Alien Species section of the project in accordance to the project agreement between the donor and following instruction of the project manager;
2. Organize, conduct training meetings, workshops and field work as per project plan
3. Support the project manager, team, and consultants in writing the IAS of plants Management Strategy, reports and articles for regarding Invasive and Alien species of plants;
4. Assist in collecting and analyzing data for the proper implementation of all project activities;
5. Assist to ensure that all project reports and all other committed deliverables are produced, submitted and accepted by the donor in a timely manner as per the Agreement;
6. Undertake any other tasks that may be assigned by the Country Representative, the Programme Coordinator of IUCN Bangladesh and project manager, from time to time.
  • Bachelors degree in Botany/Zoology/Forestry/ Environmental Science with 2 years of relevant professional experience.

• Masters degree with 1 year of relevant professional experience would be an added advantage. Experience in the Red List process will be preferred.

• Experience in in programme or project administration, technical cooperation, financial management and budgeting or other administrative areas are essential;

• Excellent presentation, writing and spoken communication skills in English are essential.

• International experience will be an added advantage.

• Fluency in written and spoken English, computer literacy essential.
The minimum gross annual salary for this position is BDT 561'874. 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.

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