UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre Internship Opportunity – Ecosystem Assessment Intern

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Application Deadline: July 10th 2-015

UNEP is currently seeking an Intern to support the Ecosystem Assessment Programme with the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP)’s Aichi Targets Passport annual update.

The Ecosystem Assessment Programme has two broad aims:

(i) to facilitate the production of assessments and analyses at global and national scales of the current and future status of biodiversity and ecosystems; and

(ii) to assist policymakers in the use of this information to inform planning and decision-making. To further these aims, the programme undertakes work relating to ecosystem assessments, biodiversity indicators, policy development and agriculture

The Intern will gain experience in coordinating multiple partners and project management. They will also gain an insight into the biodiversity policy interface surrounding the Convention on Biological diversity (CBD), the primary biodiversity multi-lateral environmental agreement.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the BIP Secretariat, the intern will:
  • Contact BIP partners for indicator updates.
  • Draft the content of the Passport.
  • Organise the peer review of the Passport app content.
  • Update the BIP website.
  • Update and review Passport app in collaboration with the designer
  • Write news stories/press releases as part of a social media strategy.
  • Help maintain the Centre’s reference database using reference management software,including uploading references, editing citation styles and removing duplicates.
  • Studying towards a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, geography, ecology, environmental sciences or similar and a commitment to conservation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritise effectively.
  • Strong IT skills–Microsoft office and email.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

We are looking for an Intern from the end of July 2015 for 6-8 weeks. If you are interested in this placement, please submit a CV and covering letter through the link below by the 10th July 2015.

Please note that this is not a UN post.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

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