Project Assistant Intern for Ecosystem & Biodiversity Portfolio - Tenders Global

Project Assistant Intern for Ecosystem & Biodiversity Portfolio

United Nations Development Programme




Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Programme & Risk Management Analyst of Pillar II, the Intern will provide effective support and have opportunities as below:

support the financial and operational management of the Ecosystem and Biodiversity (EBD) Portfolio in Quantum system/UNALL platform, through which the intern may have opportunities to advance in project management, including project finance, project documentation, as well as logistics and administration,

support quality assurance and risk management of projects under EBD portfolio, through which the intern will have opportunities to learn more about project risk management, UNDP social and environmental screening standards, cross-sector coordination, as well as project monitoring & evaluation.

support biodiversity project formulation and pipelines. This will involve research into key environmental and biodiversity issues and development of reports and publications to increase UNDP advocacy and visibility. Through these tasks the intern will be able to improve his/her skills in strategic planning, research, technical documentation, partnership engagement, and media exposure.

The intern might have opportunities for field visits and stakeholder engagement meetings and activities, including government agencies, private sector, and academia.

The intern will also have opportunities to learn about UNDP’s role in supporting China’s  landscape conservation practices, legal mainstreaming, and public awareness  in the areas of ecosystem and environment as below:

wildlife protection; protected areas and national parks; marine conservation; wetland and migratory birds conservation; invasive alien species control; agrobiodiversity; land degradation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide effective support in Quantum system or UNALL platform to facilitate the financial and operational management of EBD Portfolio, including:
  • Support Recruitment of consultants
  • Monitor the progress of milestone deliverables of direct recruitment by UNDP Country Office and provide management support as needed
  • Raise payment/financial request
  • Facilitate travel process

Track liquidation/advance payment progress:

  • Provide support on quality assurance and risk management including:
  • Monitor & update the risk status of the projects in system
  • Collect the Project Progress Reports of on-going projects, do the first review and find out information gaps for the report and contact PMO for gap filling
  • Support Mid-term Review & Terminal Evaluation
  • Daily contact with implementing partners (IPs), international and national consultants for catch up on the program progress

Provide support on pipeline formulation:

  • Assist in the formulation of pipeline projects in GEF VIII
  • Assist in translation/interpretation of related documents
  • Assist in identifying relevant partnerships from the private sector and civil society
  • Help logistic arrangement of related meetings with partners, provide translation and take meeting minutes, etc.
  • Provide additional support as necessary.


Required Skills and Experience:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in English, Finance management and environmental science or related fields
  • Intern experience in other organizations/UN agencies preferred

Language and Skills

  • Good communication skills both Chinese and English, excellent communication (both oral and written) and partnership building skills with multi-dimension partners, people skill to solve conflicts and negotiation skills.





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