IUCN: Project Manager, Thailand

Unit: Thailand Country Programme
Location: Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Reporting to: Country Representative, IUCN Thailand
Expected start date: 01 April 2016
Type of contract: Fixed-term (24 months)
Closing date: 22 March 2016

Background

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. IUCN’s work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with almost 1,300 government and NGO Members and more than 15,000 volunteer experts in 185 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by almost 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.

IUCN’s Asia Regional Office has been based in Bangkok since the early 1990s, and a dedicated Thailand Programme was established in 2001.

Under the overall supervision of the Country Representative, the Project Manager will be responsible for the management and implementation of a Community-based Integrated Coastal and Marine Resources Management Project in Bang Son, Chumphon Province. As a team member of the IUCN Thailand Programme, the incumbent will also support the implementation of other projects in Thailand and contribute to building effective relationships with IUCN Members and partners.

Major Responsibilities:

The position will be responsible for managing and implementing designated projects of the IUCN Thailand Programme by following standard project life cycles from inception, implementation and delivery, to completion and closure using generally-accepted project management standards.

Duties:

1. Manage project activities of the Community-based Integrated Coastal and Marine Resources Management Project in Bang Son, Chumphon Province, according to the project work plan.
This involves a participatory process to:
• Develop a knowledge base and capacity for integrated coastal and marine resources management in Patiew Bay;
• Develop a long-term plan for integrated coastal and marine resources management in Patiew Bay; and
• Implement pilot activities to support the implementation of the long-term plan.
2. Work closely with the IUCN Thailand team, the partners and local community to implement project activities.
3. Manage and develop relationship with private sector partner.
4. Ensure efficient communication, reporting and financial management of the project activities.
5. Coordinate and support activities of other projects in Thailand in close collaboration with the IUCN Thailand team.
6. Develop and manage networks, and attend meetings and workshops related to the Country Programme while at the same time, scan for potential engagement opportunities and partnerships for IUCN.
7. Ensure effective communication and engagement with stakeholders in keeping informed of project activities, progress and any potential deviations to the project scope.
8. Identify and manage risks that might affect every stage of the project plan and recommend mitigating measures when required.
9. Ensure accountability for performance and budget management.
10. Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Country Representative.

Requirements:

• University Degree in a relevant field of study including Project Management, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies, Marine and Coastal Sciences. Advanced University Degree an advantage.
• Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience in project management preferably in environmental management or coastal and marine resources management.
• Experience in building and maintaining relationships/networks with stakeholders
• Knowledge of project monitoring and evaluation
• Good track record of project performance management
• Proven ability to cope with varied workloads, tight deadlines, and flexible working hours
• Excellent command of English and Thai languages
• Computer literacy

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).

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