Capacity Development Lead, IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership

Deadline 16th May
Capacity Development Lead, IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership

Capacity Development Lead

Organisation: IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP)

Start Date: June/July 2021

Contract Type: This is a 1-year full-time consultancy contract with the opportunity for extension, subject to available funding. 

Location: Location is flexible, although being based in Southeast Asia is highly preferred. 

ASAP recognises that strong capacity in the Southeast Asia is essential for effective and successful conservation of Critically Endangered species, and hence capacity development is a core objective and strategic intervention in our 5-year strategy. ASAP aims to strengthen regional conservation capacity and leadership to equip individuals and organisations with the wide-ranging skills needed to achieve species recovery.

The ASAP Secretariat will work with ASAP Partners to identify the current gaps and needs in capacity, and will develop mechanisms to fill these gaps to ensure that the region’s individuals and organisations are equipped with an holistic set of skills to tackle effectively the growing challenges of species conservation.

ASAP is seeking a self-driven and motivated individual to provide bespoke support to ASAP Partners, especially recipients of ASAP conservation grant programmes and training initiatives, and to develop the approach ASAP will use for organisational capacity development.

The candidate will be passionate about and committed to conservation and capacity development, flexible and with personal drive and initiative. Typically, they will have between 5-10 years of professional experience in conservation including field-based experience working with NGOs in the Southeast Asia region, ideally in the ASAP-species-rich countries of Indonesia and Philippines. They will be expected to
have knowledge and understanding of conservation issues in Southeast Asia, with experience and enthusiasm for conserving species, building capacity, and engaging with diverse stakeholders, in particular in the conservation community in Southeast Asia. They will need excellent communication and relationship skills.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 16 May 2021.

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