Forest Carbon Asia Knowledge Management Platform Manager

Summary:

Forest Carbon Asia seeks an international intern/ consultant to be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR to manage its Regional Knowledge Management Platform from August to December 2013 with potential for further extension.  
 
Responsibilities:
The consultant will work closely with the Executive Director and support staff to fulfil the following main tasks:
  • Gather, prepare and upload relevant Platform content (such as news, events, vacancies, publications, tools, projects) on a regular schedule
  • Maintain and update databases and archives
  • Expand outreach via social media, and national and regional networks
  • Track and monitor platform usage and feedback
  • Follow up on FCA emails and communications
  • Support the Executive Director in fundraising, partnership-building and platform development activities as required
  • Help draft text, newsletters, reports and articles as required
 
Requirements:
  • Degree/expertise in forestry, natural resources or a related field. Familiarity with REDD+ and other forest carbon initiatives is preferred.
  • Experience working in and familiarity with the Asian region
  • Interest in and commitment to environmental and socio-economic development issues
  • Basic information gathering and analytical skills
  • Strong English writing and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills. Previous experience with WordPress and website management would be an added advantage
  • Experience working with social media and online communications would be an added advantage
  • Enterprising, enthusiastic and responsible person committed to high-quality work and meeting deadlines
  • Capable of working well on one’s own and with a team
Deadline:  
As soon as possible.

Interested candidates may apply via email to Unna Chokkalingam (unna.c@forestcarbonasia.org) by sending a cover letter that demonstrates his/her interest and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae or resume, two references and a writing sample.

Read more about the position here.  

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