Intern, Institutional Communications and Learning (Governance and Rights)

  • Added Date: Monday, 20 June 2022
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 03 July 2022
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Vacancy #: 6045 Unit: Asia - Regional Director's Office Organisation: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Location: Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand Reporting to: Lead, Governance, Equity and Rights Work percentage: 100% Grade: I Expected start date: 01 August 2022 Type of contract: Fixed-term (5 months) Closing date: 03 July 2022 BACKGROUND This is a search for young talent. Local and international students are encouraged to apply, with the latter contingent upon being granted an appropriate Thai visa.

This internship aims to offer students undergoing graduate or post-graduate studies a meaningful work experience by supplementing their learning through a practical and on-the-job training approach. In doing so, the internโ€™s knowledge is supplemented through a practical learning experience while IUCN derives some level of advantage from the young professionalโ€™s services as well as the possibility of gaining new perspectives from the intern. JOB DESCRIPTION RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND OUTPUTS:

This internship supports the Regional Directorโ€™s Office (RDO) in directing the regional programme agenda towards IUCNโ€™s overall mission of sharing and promoting the use of science-driven knowledge and tools for nature conservation and sustainable use in the Asia region. The internโ€™s key responsibilities focus on the Governance and Rights strategic theme, as coordinated by the Science and Strategy Group. The internship covers:

โ€ข Scope - Institutional communications and learning for Governance and Rights strategic theme.
โ€ข Function: Information and communications support to overall knowledge stock-taking exercise.
โ€ข Key focus areas: Regional programme development and management.

Specific duties and target outputs include:

1. To assist in compiling and systematising data, information, and other in-house resources as standardised reference for content creation on an assigned theme.

Outputs: Synthesis document/database on IUCN Asiaโ€™s work on a strategic theme for Governance and Rights (subthemes: Environmental Governance, Indigenous Peoples, Gender)

2. To prepare knowledge products to support information sessions (internal/external)

Outputs: Thematic paper and other relevant communication materials.

3. To assist in liaising with IUCN global and country teams for joint information/communication projects and events related to the theme

Outputs: Compilation of existing/upcoming thematic materials, reports and other documents by regional/global teams

4. To carry out other relevant tasks as mutually agreed with the line manager

Output: To be determined


The selected candidate will undergo a general orientation training on IUCNโ€™s:
โ€ข Asia regional programme and strategy, and the Governance and Rights theme;
โ€ข Institutional functions of the regional Secretariat; and,
โ€ข Communications style guide, branding and quality assurance checks.

In performing the assigned duties, the intern will have an opportunity to interact with key units and teams at the Regional Office, across the region, and/or with Headquarters โ€“ in the Governance and Rights programme area. Overall he/she will learn knowledge management and communication strategies, methods and tools to influence decision-making and action by the regionโ€™s key stakeholders in nature conservation for sustainable development.

REQUIREMENTS โ€ข Currently enrolled in an undergraduate university programme (e.g., Bachelors or its equivalent) and have completed at least three years of full-time study or currently enrolled in a graduate university programme. The internship experience should be in line with oneโ€™s studies or the requirements set by the academic institution;

โ€ข Be in a โ€œgap yearโ€ between studies with a clear goal of returning to complete or initiate studies post-internship;

โ€ข Practical skills in the use of knowledge management and communication methods and tools;

โ€ข Proficient in the English language, both writing and speaking; knowledge of other languages is a plus;

โ€ข Prior living/working/travel experiences in the Asia region. APPLICATIONS

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). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the worldโ€™s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve peopleโ€™s well-being.

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