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  • Organization: IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Grade: A3 - Administrative Support - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-19

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Programme Assistant (Gender Integration, Knowledge Management and Communication), Mangroves for the Future, Asia

Bangkok (Thailand)

BACKGROUND SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Support the implementation of the MFF Strategic Framework and Action Plan for Gender Integration (2014) to ensure that it operates smoothly and delivers its planned outputs effectively and efficiently, liaising between the regional and national MFF Secretariat staff, national gender focal persons on the National Coordinating Bodies (NCBs) responsible for gender integration in the MFF country programmes.

2. Support the implementation of the MFF Regional Knowledge Management and Communication Strategy (2014) to ensure that it operates smoothly and delivers its planned outputs effectively and efficiently, liaising with the MFF regional secretariat, IUCN regional communications unit staff and communications focal persons in the MFF countries.

3. Support the implementation of the MFF Regional Capacity Development Strategy (2014) to ensure that it operates smoothly and delivers its planned outputs effectively and efficiently, liaising with the Manager Capacity Development and MFF partners both regionally and nationally.

DUTIES:
1. Provide support to the Manager Capacity Development, and to the National Coordinators and MFF NCBs to undertake the priority activities outlined in the MFF Strategic Framework and Action Plan for Gender Integration (2014) including;
i. The planning and coordination of capacity development activities related to Gender Integrated Planning (GIP) at the regional and national level.
ii. Coordinating with NCs / NCBs and national gender focal persons/ champions to monitor progress towards GIP in national MFF programmes.
iii. Engaging the members of the MFF Regional Gender Advisory Panel (GAP) in MFF activities and the gender mainstreaming process in MFF.
iv. Supporting the process of integrating gender analysis into the Resilience Assessment Protocol (RAP) a methodology for participatory action research used to gather baseline data in national priority geographic sites for MFF planning and investment in Phase 3.
v. Case study documentation highlighting the gender integration process and stories of gender empowerment in the MFF programme.
vi. Extending support for gender integration in the planning and implementation phases of other IUCN projects and programmes.

2. Provide support to the Manager Capacity Development, IUCN Regional Communications Unit and to the National Coordinators and MFF NCBs to undertake the priority activities outlined in the MFF Regional Knowledge Management and Communications Strategy (2014) including;
i. The maintenance of the MFF Document Management System (DMS) a data base of all programmatic documentation.
ii. The planning and coordination of regional capacity development activities related to knowledge management and communications.
iii. The collation and analysis of information needed for MFF reports and studies (i.e. gathering lessons and experience from MFF staff and project collaborators).
iv. Development of communication products such as; web-stories, newsletter stories and other MFF communications outputs.
v. Maintaining up to date web content for the MFF website; ensuring updated news stories and events.
vi. Facilitate information sharing across the MFF programme in collaboration with other programme staff, creating opportunities for vertical and horizontal exchanges information across the programme, within and between projects.

3. Provide support to the Manager Capacity Development, MFF Regional Capacity Development Partners, MFF National Coordinators, NCBs and national teaching partners, to undertake the priority activities outlined in the MFF Regional Capacity Development Strategy (2014) including;
i. The planning and coordination of capacity development activities e.g. The Regional Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) Course as well as other MFF Regional Courses.
ii. Supporting the process of developing the package of ICM Regional Course materials.

4. Provide general support for the overall implementation the MFF initiative as requested.

5. Carry out any other duties assigned by, and mutually agreed with the line manager. REQUIREMENTS
• University Degree in Economics, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Communications, Development Studies, or a field of study relevant to the position.  

• Additional qualification or studies in environmental protection, ecology, or natural resources, an advantage.  

• 2-3 years of relevant professional work experience in substantive areas related to the post is essential, particularly in evaluation of development and gender (inclusion and mainstreaming) projects including research and data analysis for knowledge management and communication.  

• Experience in the use of computers and various office applications, database packages and experience in handling web-based management systems.  

• Excellent command of the English language (verbal and written).  
APPLICATIONSApplicants 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).Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/
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