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This project aims to combat the illegal trafficking of wildlife in Thailand, particularly the key globally threatened species that have been most affected by such trade – the elephants, rhinoceros, tigers and pangolins. The illegal wildlife trade has reached the stage of an international crisis for biodiversity, attracting attention from world leaders, UN organizations, governments and many NGOs. In response to this crisis, GEF, the World Bank and UNDP established the Global Wildlife Program which now includes some twenty national projects in Africa and Asia, of which this project is a part. It therefore forms part of a global suite of connected actions that cumulatively aim to disrupt and rein in the illegal trade chains that span countries and continents and promote the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife resources.
The Project Objective is to reduce the trafficking of wildlife (focusing on elephant ivory, rhinoceros horn, tiger and pangolins) in Thailand through enhanced enforcement capacity and collaboration and targeted behavior change campaigns. To achieve this objective, the project will utilize four strategies or Project Components as follows:
Component 1: Improved Cooperation, Coordination and Information Exchange. This will strengthen the collaboration mechanism and provide a platform for exchange of information among the responsible agencies for illegal wildlife trade (IWT) law enforcement.
Component 2: Enhanced Enforcement and Prosecution Capacity. This will increase the coherence and capacity of law enforcement agencies to address and deter illegal trafficking of wildlife (focusing on elephant ivory, rhinoceros horn, tigers and pangolins) through strengthening the cross-sectoral enforcement and prosecution framework.
Component 3: Reduced demand for illegal wildlife products and targeted awareness actions to support law enforcement. The project will work with partners to learn from existing efforts and achieve cumulative impact through a Steering Group and the Community of Practice on Demand Reduction. The activities will follow a well-defined systematic process for developing, implementing and evaluating SBCC initiatives. This component also aims to increase awareness of prevailing laws and upcoming WARPA reforms and publicize convictions to strengthen deterrence of wildlife trafficking.
Component 4: Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Gender Mainstreaming. This component closely links with and underpins the other three, by supporting the sharing of knowledge, experiences and lessons learned through project implementation with project stakeholders, the wider public in Thailand, and globally through the GEF-financed, World Bank-led Global Wildlife Program, of which this project is a part.
The project will be nationally executed as per UNDP National Implementation Modality (NIM) procedures The Project Manager will be responsible for executing the overall project management functions (planning, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation), technical support in collaboration with UNDP Programe Officers.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Project Assistant will be expected to closely coordinate his/her activities as per listed scope of work below. He or she provides ongoing project and administrative assistance and support to the project as assigned by the team, performing a variety of standard administrative and financial processes ensuring high quality and accuracy of work as well as working in collaboration with UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH) to exchange information and ensure consistent services delivery.
Provide support to management of ongoing project activities through the following tasks and duties:
Ensures effective administrative and logistical support for the achievement of the outcomes of the project, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Provides support to project maintenance and assets management, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Building Strategic Partnerships
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Job Knowledge/ Technical Expertise
Experience and Skills:
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