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Reviewing, Editing, and Structure Proposal on Biodiversity Conservation

Port Moresby

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Port Moresby
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Natural Resource Management
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

Morobe Development Foundation Inc. is a leading Internationally recognised NGO based in Lae Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea who has the vision to help young people reach their full potential by utilizing their hidden talents in community development initiatives so they can realize their potential and become a role model in the community. MDF was established to address a broader and more diverse range of objectives and work through the use of dance, music and drama, MDF’s primary aim is to ensure that women participate equally in decision making in any project undertaken, including projects related to Ending Violence against Women, and promoting Human Rights with a aim to support the Government and UN their Development Goals. MDF, in collaboration with Online Volunteers engaged through the UNV's Unified Volunteer Platform (UVP), has also undertaken various scientific research studies related to the environment - forest cover loss, land use land cover change, the influence of various parameters on surface waters, and coastal shoreline turtle habitat loss. These projects included the participation of various experts and researchers from diverse fields across various countries across the globe - ranging from marine biology, biodiversity conservation, PNG community management, remote sensing, and land use policy among various others. MDF is managed by a management committee, which is made up of the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, Secretary, the Treasurer, the Project Coordinator, Community Development Officer, and a male and female member of the foundation, and ensures that women participate equally in decision making. We at MDF assert that we have the required skill sets, knowledge, established international network, and the necessary foundational work to undertake projects successfully.


The task is in line with the Foundations and UN aim which is to foster climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives, focusing on nature/ecosystem-based solutions; • Supporting sustainable development activities that deliver conservation outcomes and climate benefits and contribute to the economic well-being of the people of PNG including customary landowners - while lessening the dependence on activities that degrade the environment; • Increasing knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and climate issues by raising public awareness, promoting environmental education, and supporting field-based research; • Building the capacity of local stakeholders to manage and implement biodiversity, climate, and economic development projects carried out in harmony with conservation objectives; and • Supporting the country’s efforts to meet its national, regional, and global conservation and climate commitments.

Task description

- The task involves reviewing, editing and structuring an existing proposal on biodiversity conservation in collaboration with the contact person from the Foundation. - The task is to provide technical advice and recommendation to build a proposal before submission to the donor agency. - The task will involve researching keywords to complete the proposal and to arrange references in APA format by using the automated Mendeley software available online.

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