Wildlife Conservation Coordination Intern


Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :01-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
02-Apr-2018
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months

Background

UNDP is the UN’s global development network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.  The Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) will require a rethink of how our societies and economies are organised, how we can eradicate poverty, inequity and how we can adopt sustainable patterns of production and consumption.

To achieve the SDGs, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation (DNP) of Thailand in partnership with UNDP, IUCN, TRAFFIC and TRACE has developed a 5- years project on “Combatting Illegal Wildlife Trade, focusing on Ivory, Rhino Horn, tiger, and Pangolins in Thailand” with the support of USD 4.5 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Cycle 6.  This is a UNDP supported national project under the ‘Global Partnership on Wildlife Conservation and Crime Prevention for Sustainable Development” led by the World Bank with the goal to strengthen the capacity of and enhance collaboration between enforcement agencies and reduce demand in illegal wildlife trade through a targeted awareness campaign in order to reduce trafficking of wildlife (i.e. tiger, pangolin, rhino and elephant) and their products in Thailand.

The project has already been approved by the GEF’s Chief Executive Officer.  As per the GEF project development procedure, the approved project is subjected to the signing of the project agreement and will proceed to the project inception phase.  


Duties and Responsibilities

  • To support mainly the Task Force Working Group of IWT project in the preparation of relevant information, report and presentation during the inception period;
  • Assist in the set-up of M&E plan and other relevant database (i.e. due intelligent information database) to support the IWT project;
  • To draft and prepare a range of documents including meeting minutes, aide memoir and Memorandum of Understanding with high efficiency and with client-ready quality;
  • Participate in meetings, workshops and events including a site visits to develop the activity plan with key partners and stakeholders during the inception period;
  • Assist in the preparation and revision of inception report including editing and proof-reading;
  • To assist in the preparation of information, education and communication materials for UNDP/GEF projects at Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation (DNP) (i.e. IWT and TIGER projects);
  • To support the team’s day-to-day operations and other ad hoc tasks including proof-reading and editing of English documents.


Competencies

  • Be confident, responsible, detail-oriented and skillful in communicating with others;
  • Ability to work under pressure and work on unfamiliar tasks;
  • Full dedication to the internship and willingness to travel to meetings, conferences, and
    sites as needed;
  • Demonstrates commitment to UN’s mission, vision and values.


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) or;
  • Enrolled in a final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent) or;
  • Graduated with a university degree - and if selected, must start the internship within one year after graduation;
  • Field of studies in relevant social sciences;
  • Field of studies in Administration would be desirable.

Experience

  • Extremely good and experienced in writing;
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office applications.

Language

  • Strong oral and written communication ability in English and Thai.

Conditions:

  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for any positions (Fixed-Term Appointment, Temporary Appointment, Service Contract, Individual Contract) in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

Subsequent Employment:

There is no expectation of employment with UNDP following an internship.


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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