NUNV Project Associate - Conservation, Leh, India

Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers

Country: India

Field location: Leh, India

Office: Leh

Closing date: Tuesday, 8 June 2021


NUNV Project Associate - Conservation

National Specialist

Host entity UNDP

Country India

Duty station Leh (IND)

Language skills


Start date Immediate

Duration 12 months with possibility of extension

Application deadline 08 June 2021

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Under the overall supervision of the State Project Director/Chief Wildlife Warden Ladakh and Head, NRM and Biodiversity, UNDP, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Assist the State Project Director in planning, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring the project to ensure that its results are in accordance with the project document and results framework.

Support the team in project implementation at the landscape level particularly in the effective and quality delivery of activities related to conservation i.e. landscape landscape level strategy and plan, combating illegal trade in wildlife, Human Wildlife Conflict, biodiversity monitoitng and other activities under the approved AWP.

Actively coordinate and facilitate convergence with activities pertaining to Snow Leopard and Prey Population Assessment in close coordination with the Department of Wildlife Protection Ladakh.

Ensure regular communication and coordination with the National Project Management Unit, State Project Steering Committee, UNDP and MoEFCC with respect to project activities in the state.

Prepare State-specific Annual Work Plans, including monthly targets and deliverables as well as annual spending targets in accordance with the Project Document.

Foster partnerships with relevant line departments and technical institutions working on land and forest management and sustainable livelihood issues in Ladakh to bring convergence in the project.

Mobilize/capacitate/strengthen local communities, organizations and partners for biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources.

Organize, facilitate and participate in the periodic review meetings including State Project Steering Committee meeting at least once or twice, per year, subject to availability of members and follow up on decisions taken at such meetings.

Develop Terms of Reference for consultants/ institutions/consultancy firms to be hired to undertake project activities and help the state government/UNDP in contracting processes.

Monitor the works of consultants/institutions/consultancy firms awarded by state government/UNDP

Review quality and consistency of reports and deliverables by partner institutions/ responsible parties including financial reports from all project partners.

Prepare and ensure timely submission of Quarterly Progress Reports, Annual Progress Reports, Project Implementation Report and mid-term progress reports to MoEFCC and UNDP, based on inputs from the landscape and state.

Support in identification and documentation of best practices across thematic areas relevant to the project.

Ensure regular data collection and analysis, as well as reporting and public outreach via the mass media, events, and other means, to disseminate the results of the project and to promote conservation, sustainable livelihoods and resource management, sustainable pasture management and wildlife crime prevention

Assist the State Project Director/Nodal officer/UNDP in independent Mid-term and Terminal Evaluation of the project.

Any other tasks and responsibilities related to the project assigned by the State Project Director, Department of Forest/Wildlife and Head, NRM and Biodiversity.


Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity Conservation/Wildlife Sciences/Natural Resource Management or related field

A Master’s degree in the above fields will be desirable.

Outstanding communication, management and organizational skills

Familiarity with the working environment and professional standards of international organizations.

Required experience: 24 Months

Experience remark:

At least 2 years experience in implementation of community based natural resource management projects, especially in Himalayan landscapes.

Working with GoI institutions on natural resource management, biodiversity conservation.

Proficiency in English.

Language skills:

English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Area of expertise: Sustainable natural resources management and climate change adaptation

Driving license: No

Competencies values: Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams


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