Intern, Programmes - MFF

Organisation: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Deadline for Application: 15 Jan 2018
Expected Start Date at Job Post: 01 Feb 2018
BACKGROUND

This is a local search of young talent and only nationals or individuals holding the appropriate visa of the duty station (Thailand) are eligible to apply.

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.

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a unique partner-led initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. Co-chaired by IUCN and UNDP, MFF provides a platform for collaboration among the many different agencies, sectors and countries which are addressing challenges to coastal ecosystem and livelihood issues. The goal is to promote an integrated ocean-wide approach to coastal management and to building the resilience of ecosystem-dependent coastal communities. MFF currently operates in 11 countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.

MFF is founded on the principle of generating and sharing knowledge, making it available to empower people, and thereby enabling them to participate more effectively in decision-making to enhance sustainable coastal management. MFF depends on the active participation of diverse stakeholders across a wide range of different sectors (e.g. government, private sector, donors, NGOs etc.) and thus effective knowledge management and communications has long been recognized as a critical ingredient in realizing the vision and sustainability of MFF.

JOB DESCRIPTION

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Mangroves for the Future (MFF)

Work with the MFF Programme Manager, Knowledge and Sustainability, and Programme Assistant to contribute to the Knowledge Management and Communications component of the MFF Programme.

1. Develop an image database for the MFF Programme;
1.1. Coordinate the collation of images from National Coordinators, and Regional Secretariat staff
1.2. Organise images appropriately and assign tags/keywords
1.3. Develop and maintain a suitable image storage system that is searchable using tags/keywords

2. Update MFF website content using the Content Management System (CMS)
2.1. Collate project information from existing sources (e.g. reports) and through communications with National Coordinators and MFF Regional Secretariat staff
2.2. Update website content accordingly for country and project pages, including project summaries and adding appropriate images, reports and knowledge products.
2.3. Conduct routinely website tasks such as updating thematic pages, vacancies, events, news stories, resources (images, documents, videos) etc.

3. Update the Document Management System
3.1. Review the current structure of the DMS, revise the file structure in collaboration with the Programme Manager and Programme Assistant, and harmonise content. This includes applying appropriate file names, revising tags/keywords, and adding document descriptions.
3.2. Based upon request, support in general updates to Asia Region DMS site, country DMS sites and Gender in MFF and IUCN DMS site

4. MFF knowledge products
4.1. Work with the Programme Manager, Programme Assistant, and National Coordinators to compile a database of all knowledge products produced by MFF.
4.2. Ensure that knowledge products (e.g. reports, publications, outreach materials, educational materials) are appropriately filed in the DMS and website
4.3. Assist with the background research, analysis, and development of new knowledge products as needed, including; infographics, reports, presentations, etc.

5. MFF knowledge events
5.1. Assist with the preparation, coordination and implementation of MFF knowledge events including workshops, trainings, seminars etc.

6. Other supporting tasks related to the MFF Programme as requested.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Fluency in English is essential with the ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills and experience in editing
  • Experience in web site content management and information systems a plus. Expert computer user with a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Highly organized with strong ability to multitask. 
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals. Ability to work independently as needed.
  • Willing to learn, and has a detail orientation and a solutions focus. A Problem solver with flexibility and initiative.
  • Those currently enrolled in a degree programme as well as recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
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.

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/

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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.

Other job opportunities are 
published in the IUCN website:
http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/