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Species Programme Intern

Lilongwe (Malawi)

Under the direct supervision of the Mediterranean Species Programme Coordinator, the Species Programme Intern will support the work and projects related to Red Listing and species conservation in the Mediterranean. This will include activities such as support for the organisation of workshops, research on certain topics, writing technical reports, as well as a range of administrative activities.

This assignment will include the following responsibilities:

• Assist in the implementation of the Mediterranean Red List of Monocotyledon Plants, including liaising and collaborating with species experts, reviewing species assessments and providing support in mapping species distribution in GIS;

• Support the development of project proposals that require specialized input on biodiversity issues;

• Assist in preparing presentations and draft web stories on a variety of topics;

• Provide support for the organisation of workshops and meetings;

• Provide a range of administrative support functions on a day-to-day basis (e.g. distribution lists, consultancy contracts, etc.).

This internship provides a challenging and interesting opportunity to work in a dynamic international organisation and to gain work experience in the field of nature conservation policies and projects. For this internship there is no financial remuneration but a daily allowance for meals as well as a contribution to cover transportation can be provided.

Preferred starting date of the internship is 15 February 2017.

The candidate will get an internship allowance of 550 € per month.

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).

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IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

IUCN works on biodiversity, energy, human livelihoods and greening the world economy by supporting scientific research, managing field projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.
IUCN 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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • Location: Lilongwe (Malawi)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-10

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