FAO Peatlands Internships: apply by 1 March!

Kai Milliken, FAO

Subject: FAO Peatlands Internships: apply by 1 March!
Dear Colleague,
To bolster FAO’s global efforts and technical capacity on peatlands as well as afforestation-deforestation, we would like to spread the opening of new internship positions going into 2019 and 2020. Depending of the skillset of the candidates, FAO is planning to recruit several interns to the main headquarter in Rome, Italy, well as to the FAO country offices where ongoing peatland projects currently exist: Indonesia, Peru, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
FAO is a founding member of the Global Peatland Initiative (GPI), a network comprised of the world’s leading institutions on peatland science, conservation and policy.  Its advocacy for the conservation of and the development of sustainable livelihoods on peatlands, the world’s most carbon dense ecosystems, is urgently needed to ensure sustainable development goals. FAO’s work for peatlands directly contributes to SDG15 Life on land and SDG13 Climate action, among others. Additionally, FAO’s work on peatlands as well as  on afforestation-deforestation fall within the broader scope of FAO’s work on REDD+ climate mitigation efforts. For further information on FAO’s work on peatlands and climate change, kindly follow the link here. 
About the internship
Duration: internships are for 4 to 11 months; Deadline for application: 1 March 2019. The internship is full-time and paid* at a basic internship rate.
Recruitment process
The application needs to be submitted in 2 different ways:
1) Note that the application must be submitted to either an internship program for headquarters (HQ) and/or country office of interest through the related call:
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Internship Programme Rome, Italy
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Internship Programme Jakarta, Indonesia
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Internship Programme Kinshasa and Brazzaville
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Internship Programme Peru.
Please ensure you fill all important details in your Taleo profile and submit all applications through this platform: here.
2)  As a prerequisite, please also forward application documents: 1) CV; 2) cover letter and 3) the downloadable Taleo profile) to Kai Milliken kai.milliken@fao.org 
Only candidates selected for the interviews will be notified. Interviews will be organized as online calls via skype. Please verify that your profile fits to the internship requirements below.
Potential duties and responsibilities:
1. Contributing to technical work related to mapping, management, restoration and/or monitoring peatlands and/or mangroves, or to afforestation/reforestation
2. Supporting collaboration with partners,
3. Supporting preparation of and contribution to project activities, including with the country focal points,
4. Contributing to communication, outreach activities in various languages, and any other related activities.
Required competencies:
•    Knowledge and education on peatlands and climate change,
•    Knowledge of international frameworks on climate, biodiversity and sustainability,
•    Master’s degree related to natural resource management, environmental policies, forestry or similar,
•    At least 0,5 year of previous work experience
•    Independence to work under minimum guidance following a work plan
•    Strong skills in communication and coordination
•    Proficiency with the Microsoft package, in particular Excel, and
•    Intermediate knowledge of either French, Spanish, Indonesian language (Bahasa), or Russian
Beneficial competencies:
•    Knowledge or experience on mangroves,
•    Skills or experience in: mapping, monitoring, remote-sensing, policies, economics, hydrology, restoration,
•    Statistical studies or experience of data analysis, and
•    Experience in budgeting and resource mobilization.
Minimum requirements:
•    Working level of English, including experience in writing reports in English
•    Excellent IT skills
•    Bachelor’s degree
•    Knowledge and higher education related to natural resource management, climate policy, environmental studies or a related field of knowledge (i.e. ecology), and
•    Attention to detail.
Thank you for your interest and please share widely throughout your networks!
On behalf of FAO’s Peatland team and Afforestation-reforestation colleagues,
Kai Milliken
REDD+/NFM Cluster
Forestry Department, FAO



Sat, 03/02/2019 (All day)