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

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Deadline: 3 November 2018

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

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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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  • Ensure the implementation of project strategies focusing on achieving results:
    • 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.
  • Ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the project and tracking use of financial resources:
    • 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.
  • Effective management of the project:
    • Prepare Terms of Reference (ToRs) for required inputs (individual and institutional consultancy services, the procurement of goods, organization of training, seminars, etc), with technical support as required.
    • Lead regular coordination meetings and dialogues with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure creation of strategic partnerships and support:
    • Create and coordinate partnerships with government institutions, private sector, communities, development partners, etc. in consultation with UNDP.
    • Maintain good working relationship and close collaboration with the relevant public and development partners, communities, and other principal counterparts for the project.
  • Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and management in the project:
    • Ensure regular documentation of innovations, good practices, lessons learned and an effective knowledge building.
    • Facilitate regular knowledge sharing/transferring and dissemination of knowledge products.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • 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 in natural 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.
  • Nationality of Thailand.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.