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EESLI Project Assistant

Vacancy #:   6097
Unit:   Oceania Programme Coordination Unit
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Oceania Regional Office, Suva, Fiji
Reporting to:   Climate Change Mitigation Coordinator
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A2
Expected start date:   29 August 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (6 months)
Closing date:   08 August 2022
BACKGROUND
Under the guidance of the Climate Change Mitigation Coordinator, IUCN Oceania Regional Office is hiring a temporary Project Assistant for the Energy, Ecosystems and Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative (EESLI) II Project to provide administrative, operational and procedural support to the project activities.

This position is locally engaged and reserved for Fijian citizens and relevant permit holders. We encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Assist project staff of the Climate Change Programme in the implementation of EESLI II project activities as and when the need arises:
-Delivery of administrative activities such as taking notes at workshops, meetings and drafting reports/contracts related to the EESLI II project on behalf of the Climate Change Programme Coordinator; and
-Follow up on finance/reports from the consultants hired by the programme.
-Follow up on finance and progress reports for the Vanuatu country activities and tasks in line with the Vanuatu Implementing Agreement from the country project focal points / staff within the implementing agency in Vanuatu
-Follow up on finance and progress reports for the Tonga country activities and tasks in line with the Tonga Implementing Agreement from the country project focal points / staff within the implementing agency in Tonga
-Follow up on finance and progress reports for the Samoa country activities and tasks from the country project focal points / staff within the implementing agency in Samoa
-Some work may involve travel, including outside of Fiji

Provide administrative support to the EESLI II Project of the Climate Change Programme:
-Organize logistics for travel, workshop and meetings related to the implementation of EESLI II country and regional activities;
-Filing, storing, and Cataloguing Finance, Progress and other reports determined by the Climate Change Coordinator to ensure easy access to these store data by the Unit Staff.
-Provide administrative assistance to the EESLI II project staff and
-Other duties as reasonably required by the Climate Change Programme Coordinator.
REQUIREMENTS
  • A Diploma (or equivalent) from a recognized university in energy policy or planning, renewable energy, energy economics, ecosystems and natural resource management or another field relevant to the needs of the position

• Preferably at least 2 years of experience in the energy sector in the region or other developing countries.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office essential. (Word, Excel, Power point and outlook).

• Excellent written and spoken English

• Self-starter with proven organization skills.
SALARY
The minimum gross annual salary for this position is FJD 26'234. 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.
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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