Project Assistant at International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature, is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries.

IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. 
Vacancy: Project Assistant, IWA

Working in collaboration with the International Water Association (IWA), a short term opportunity exists for a highly motivated individual who will assist in delivering the technical programme, managing data requirements and providing IT and general administrative support.

Under the general guidance of the Project Officer, IWA, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the website, responding to information requests and enquiries, setting up and maintaining files or records, and organising meetings and workshops. 

Specific duties will inter alia include:-
  • Providing support to the project team including participation and assistance in technical aspects of the programme as may be required
  • Assisting in the preparation and conducting of project meetings and events.
  • Assisting in the preparation of project concepts, reports and briefing materials as may be necessary
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for travel arrangement for the project staff and counterparts, while maintaining and updating travel plans
  • Periodically gathering necessary information and updating the project websites
  • Assisting in the financial management of the project by compiling expenditure accounts, generating financial reports, raising requisitions etc.
  • Routing project correspondence, maintaining a follow-up system and drafting replies and other correspondence as may be required
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Water Sciences/Engineering, Natural Resources Management, Environment or other related fields
  • Qualification and working knowledge of website development and maintenance using basic HTML and JavaScript or any Content Management System highly desirable
  • Preferably at least 1 year experience in a relevant position
  • High level of computer Literacy (Standard software, Internet, E-Mail, etc.)
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience in managing and maintaining websites an advantage
How to Apply:

Applicants are asked to submit their CV in English and a supporting letter of motivation along with the names and contact details of three referees, one of whom should be a recent employer by e-mail before 31st October, 2013
IUCN is an Equal Opportunity employer

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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