WWF-Greater Mekong - Forest Intelligence Intern

Posted on 25 August 2021

Cambodia or Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam.
Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home - the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.

All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.
Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.

What we do
We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainably.

About WWF-Greater Mekong 
The WWF offices in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam make a Greater Mekong program that, together with the offices in Fiji, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands,  and the AP Regional Office constitute the offices managed by WWF International in the Asia Pacific (AP) region. As a diverse region, we celebrate and respect diversity in nature and among the people, partners and communities with whom we work and join forces to be a united and strong voice for nature. Find out more at www.panda.org/greatermekong.
We are looking for a WWF-Greater Mekong - Forest Intelligence Intern, based in Cambodia or Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam.

The Forest Intelligence Intern will assist with the works related to the development of the Forest Intelligence Unit for the WWF Greater Mekong Forest Program (GMFP). In collaboration with Country Offices, s/he will provide support to the IKEA-WWF Partnership and GMFP to aid in achieving the objectives in relation to the WWF goals stated above.
Major Duties:
  • Liaise with internal WWF officers and potentially key external stakeholders active in forest monitoring in the Greater Mekong region for the sharing of relevant information related to forest intelligence work
  • Organise and manage regional data, including data related to forest monitoring, received from both internal and external parties in online databases
  • Perform data collection, preparation and/or processing tasks including but not limited to: online data exploration, processing in Microsoft and/or ArcGIS, and data visualisation
  • Support forest conservation intelligence work for the IKEA-WWF Partnership project and for deliverables under the related project outcomes.
  • Support the production of data visualisations and/or other related materials, including maps, necessary for presenting Forest Intelligence outputs to key external stakeholders
  • Support the visualization and understanding of forest data and trends, using appropriate tools such as GLOBIL and infographics.
Key Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s or Master of Science in Forestry, Conservation, Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, Development Studies or similar curricula that includes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or
  • In 3rd or 4th year of university-level degree in fields as outlined above may also be accepted
  • Additional degree or certification in GIS or remote sensing is a plus.
  • Understanding of forest and conservation issues in the Greater Mekong region.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a must.
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Collaboration, Respect & Integrity.
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviors in ways of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly;
  • Adheres to WWF’s brand values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
How to apply
The detailed terms of references are attached to this email. Send us your curriculum vitae & cover letter in English, naming each file: “Full name - CV/CL”.
For external candidates outside the WWF network, please send your applications to recruitment.vn@wwf.org.vn stating in the subject line of the email: Forest Intern - Full name

The deadline is 7th Sept, 2021
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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