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  • OPPORTUNITY: Country Manager for Thailand

    POSITION TITLE : Country Manager for Thailand
    DEPARTMENT : Programmes
    DIVISION : Biodiversity Conservation
    DURATION OF CONTRACT : One year (renewable)
    DUTY STATION : Office of the ASEAN Working Group on Nature Conservation and Biodiversity (AWGNCB)
    National Focal Point
    REPORTING TO : Director for Programmes and to the Biodiversity Conservation Division Director

    TERMS OF REFERENCE

    A. BACKGROUND

    The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is an intergovernmental regional centre of excellence established through an agreement among the Governments of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2005. ACB facilitates cooperation and coordination among the members of ASEAN, and with relevant national governments, regional and international organisations, on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of such biodiversity in the ASEAN region. Since its establishment, ACB has lived up to its mandate of strengthening national and regional capacity for biodiversity conservation.

    Through its Programmes Department, the ACB implements various programmes and projects on biodiversity conservation in cooperation with the other ACB units. To facilitate and strengthen the presence of the ACB in the ASEAN Member State (AMS), the ACB Country Manager- Thailand will be hired to serve as country coordinators in each AMS and by liaising with the national focal points and other national and local government offices, and other partner organisations in each country.

    B. SCOPE OF DUTIES

    Under the supervision of the BCD Director, the ACB Country Manager- Thailand will work closely with the AWGNCB National Focal Point and perform the following:

    1. Coordinate with key stakeholders and facilitate the implementation of ACB activities at the national level and site level;
    2. Report regularly to the AWGNCB National Focal Points on the progress and results of ACB activities;
    3. Utilise and maximise the ACB resources (financial, technical expertise, human capacity) for efficient implementation of ACB activities;
    4. Coordinate with Biodiversity Knowledge Management Department and Communication Department of ACB and ensure effective information flow and facilitate exchange of knowledge between the ACB and the AMS
    5. Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation, documentation, and reporting of ACB activities;
    6. Provide technical assistance and applicable financial management;
    7. Coordinate with the ACB Finance and Administration Department on the logistical requirements on the implementation of ACB activities; and
    8. Perform other functions as may be assigned by the Director of the Programmes Department.

    C. QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Work Experience

    • Master’s degree in the field of Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations, or related fields and five (5) years of related work experiences; or
    • Completed Academic Requirements in Master’s Degree and seven (7) years of related work experiences; or
    • 18 units earned in Master’s degree and three (3) years of related work experiences; or
    • Related Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of related work experiences.

    Skills/Eligibility

    • Excellent knowledge of the English language and with exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills
    • Adept at working with international partners and national biodiversity agencies and related national partners
    • Ability to work independently and to manage effectively different tasks
    • PhD is an advantage

    Other Preference

    • Must have extensive experience on biodiversity conservation management and programme coordination for at least five (5) years. Work experience with particular focus on protected area management and mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into relevant sectors such as agriculture, tourism, forestry, fisheries, among others, is an advantage
    • Minimum of three (3) years relevant regional work experience in ASEAN
    • Must have at least three (3) years of experience working with the government and familiarity with the government processes on biodiversity conservation at the national level
    • Experience in program and project planning and design, project management and coordination.
    • Experience in the conduct of special studies on biodiversity conservation including policy papers consistent with the national and regional goals in the ASEAN region

    Nationality

    • Must be a citizen and resident of Thailand

    D. COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

    Core Values:

    • Integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity
    • Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
    • Treats all people fairly
    • Prudence, dependability, and accountability

    Core Competencies:

    • Communication, teamwork, planning, and organising, accountability, commitment to continuous learning, and technological awareness.

    E. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    Applicants should prepare the following and send all to acb.hr@aseanbiodiversity.org:

    1. A letter of intent of no more than two pages, elaborating how his/her qualifications and experiences make him/her suitable for the position. Address the letter to Executive Director Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim. JP 2024-05 Country Manager for Thailand should be indicated in the aforesaid letter.
    2. Updated curriculum vitae, and diploma, or transcript of records and,
    3. A completed Job Application Form (which can be downloaded here)

    (**if the link does not download automatically, please RIGHT-CLICK on the link and select OPEN LINK IN NEW TAB or SAVE LINK AS)

    Interested applicants are advised to visit www.aseanbiodiversity.org for further details on eligibility and documentary requirements for the subject post. Deadline for submission of completed applications is on 22 July 2024. Only applications with complete documentary requirements (Letter of Intent, completed Job Application Form, and curriculum vitae) will be processed. Applications received beyond this date will not be considered. All applicants will be given notice as to the status of their application. Previous applicants may apply again.

    F. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    The ACB does not ask for payment at any stage of its recruitment process (application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee) nor authorises anyone to officially receive applications from prospective candidates, except through the ACB Human Resources Division. The public is strongly advised to be vigilant when dealing with financial transactions online and to report any suspicious individuals or accounts representing the ACB.

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