Project Manager – Illegal Wildlife Trade at UNDP, Bangkok, Thailand


Deadline: 4 January 2019

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Project Manager – Illegal Wildlife Trade in Bangkok, Thailand. The duration for this post is 1 year.

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The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the Project, including the mobilisation of all project inputs, supervision over project staff, consultants and sub-contractors.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Project Manager will perform the following functions:

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  • Design and formulate annual work and budget plans, strategic plans and risk management plans and ensure adherence to the Project Document.
  • Oversee the day-to-day project implementation and ensure achievement of targets as outlined in the project work plan.
  • Effectively apply Result Based Management (RBM) tools and establish management targets(BSC) for the achievement of project results.
  • Ensure effective implementation of advocacy plans through forums, workshops, seminars or policy dialogues relating to conservation and protection of endangered species and critical habitats.
  • Organize joint planning meetings involving UNDP, implementing agencies and other relevant parties to develop annual and quarterly work plans and corresponding budget plans with clearly stated milestones contributing to the achievement of target outputs defined in the Project Document and obtaining approval from the Project board.
  • Ensure efficient use of resources and report it in a timely, transparent and accountable manner.
  • Monitor the project progress against annual and quarterly work plans and budget plans.
  • In coordination with UNDP, conduct financial and substantive monitoring of the activities under the project.
  • Provide inputs by analyzing project resource requirements if there is a need for budget adjustments and possible revisions in coordination with UNDP.
  • Liaise with UNDP on the conduct of the project audit and ensure access by auditors to project documentation, personnel and agencies involved in the project.
  • Ensure that the implementing partners and the Project Management Unit are complied with project regulations and audit recommendations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Thai national with Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in wildlife conservation and management, natural resource management, environmental management,development study, or related field.
  • At least 2 years for Bachelor’s or up to 2 years for Master’s holders, of relevant experience in project/programme management at the national or international level.
  • Experience unnatural resource management (preferably in the context of wildlife conservation and law enforcement).
  • Experience working with senior level officers of ministries, national or provincial institutions that are concerned with natural resource and/or environmental management.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding on illegal wildlife trade issues, biodiversity conversation and protected area land/seascape management would be preferable.
  • Networks with government institutions, non-governmental organizations and local practitioners related to illegal wildlife trade would be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and partnership building skills with multi-dimension partners, people skills for conflict resolution and negotiation.
  • Computer proficiency, especially related to professional office software packages.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Thai.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.

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