Programme Assistant - IUCN
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Deadline||04 June, 2021|
Position: Programme Assistant, Vulture Conservation
Vacancy #: 5645
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%
Expected start date: 15 June 2021
Type of contract: Fixed-term (20 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date: 04 June 2021
IUCN, represented by its Bangladesh Country Office, is implementing a project entitled "Vulture Conservation Program" funded by the SUFAL Project of Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD). The main objective of the assignment is to carry out the main activities of the Bangladesh Vulture Conservation Action Plan (BVCAP) through local communities and government bodies for the overall conservation of vulture species of Bangladesh, and playing a leading role in the conservation of vultures in the South Asia region.
Under the overall guidance from the Country Representative of IUCN Bangladesh and the programme Coordinator, and under the direct supervision of Senior Programme Officer of "Vulture Conservation Program", the Programme Assistant will work with the project team and all stakeholders, support the project manager in successfully conducting the project activities as well as assist the project manager in completing other managerial duties, making sure that the project deliverables are submitted timely and correctly.
Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative and the Programme Coordinator of IUCN Bangladesh, and under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Programme Assistant will undertake following specific responsibilities:
1. Support effective and efficient coordination to the programme team in the preparation of various programme-related documents such as work plans, budgets, reports, and proposals related to programme implementation activities;
2. Identify sources, and gather and collect data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, and other material as required;
3. Provide logistical support and documentation support in organizing workshops, awareness campaigns, training programmes and seminar regarding vulture conservation;
4. Assist in conducting Vulture Conservation Team meetings, Vulture Feeding Station, procurement of cows, nesting and roosting tree survey, undercover pharmacy surveys, awareness campaigns, vulture rescue and rehabilitation, and related field work as per project plan;
5. Ensure timely and smooth communication with VCTs and other local stakeholders;
6. Assist the project team 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;
1. Maintain and organize up-to-date hard and electronic files for easy access and retrieval. Ensure safekeeping of confidential materials.
2. Create and maintain files of correspondence/documents and electronically received information, and ensure up-to- date filing. Maintain both hardcopies and electronic copies of the office records and reference files on various subjects.
3. Prepare presentation material/slides in Power-point for presentations for the meetings/workshops and keep all papers ready for meetings.
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.
• Advanced degree in Zoology, Wildlife, Environmental Science with 1 year professional working experience, or;
• University degree in Zoology, Wildlife, Environmental Science, with 2 years professional working experience;
• Experience in in programme or project administration, technical cooperation, financial management and budgeting or other administrative areas are essential;
• Experience in working with local communities and stakeholders, threatened species, birds and biodiversity work will be preferred.
• Excellent presentation, writing and spoken communication skills in English are essential;
• International experience will be an added advantage.
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.
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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