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Knowledge management, website content volunteer_WWF Brazil

Posted on
30 April 2018
WWF has an opening through its Youth Volunteer Internship Programme for a Brazilian volunteer/intern for a 6-month assignment with the WWF Brazil. (Non-Brazilians who have appropriate documentation to volunteer in Brazil also welcome to apply). The volunteer work is mostly office-based and relates to knowledge management, communication, and website support in the area of wildlife and international conservation. 
Location: WWF Brazil (based in Brasilia)
Assignment dates: 1 June to 30 November 2018
Language required: good level of English
Age Category: 19-27 years
  1. Purpose:
Assist the WWF wildlife practice knowledge manager to enhance effectiveness of the organization by supporting ongoing knowledge management initiatives, including supporting communities of practice, managing content for a wildlife practice portal, and contributing to a global species Factbank, among other projects.
  1. Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  •          Knowledge Management and Communities/Google groups:
  • Support ongoing activities that bring together communities of practice around specific topics; contribute to solutions and ideas to strengthen communities and the sharing and application of lessons learned. Activities may include webinars, expertise mapping, and other knowledge management focused activities.
  • Provide more detailed knowledge management around priority knowledge questions arising from the community – this could involve engaging with the network to pull together best practices and lessons learnt into key guidance which will ‘add value’ to the community members.
  •         Global species Factbank:
  • Develop, together with partners, content for a global Factbank on species relevant to WWF. Write and verify entries, liaise with species experts, and provide quality control.
  •         Wildlife portal website and content management:
  • Manage content for the overall wildlife portal and connected websites. Write and update content, and reach out to the practice for information to be posted on the site. Activities include updating a section on key wildlife policies and positions and analyzing site use statistics.
  •         Past programs analysis of lessons learned:
  • Collate and review recent and archived reports on past programs and activities around a specific topic (e.g., wildlife corridors) and interview community members with most expertise in this area. Transfer those learnings in an easy to use format for sharing key lessons learned, along with suggestions for how best to ensure best practices and lessons learned in this area.
  •         Wildlife practice newsletter:
  • Contribute to a regular newsletter with updates from across the network on topics related to wildlife.
  •         General:
  • Support all knowledge management activities and participate in team meetings.
  • Support, where needed, ongoing monitoring and evaluation, fundraising, and other strategic initiatives of the wildlife practice.
  • As needed and possible, engage with specific programs carried out by the WWF-Brazil office.
  • Be informed of ongoing activities and relate those to the key knowledge management activities described above; engage in webinars and trainings where needed to be informed of key content.
IV        Profile:
Minimum Required Qualifications:         
  • Relevant training and qualifications; Bachelors or Masters degree in a relevant area, such as communications, knowledge management, or conservation science.
  • Excellent writing skills in English; Spanish of Portuguese would be an asset.
  • Affinity for or interest in working on conservation/environment related content; prior exposure to conservation topics preferred.
  • Proven experience in undertaking successful research and delivering clear communications (oral and written) on research results; great attention to detail and accuracy of information.
  • A good understanding of basic IT trouble-shooting and social media platforms.
  • Proficiency with IT applications such as google applications (Gmail, google drive, docs, calendars), videoconferencing – Skype and zoom.
  • Ability to learn quickly about new topics and engage with a variety of experts. 
Required Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent PC based computer skills, preferably with current Microsoft Word and suite of Google products.
  • Excellent organization and time management.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Good people-management skills with the ability to work confidentially with staff      and managers.
  • Optimistic attitude with an approachable disposition.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. 
Working Relationships:
Internal - Engage and build relationships with the internal staff (wildlife practice core team) and staff engaged in the various communities.
External - Liaison with partners as needed.
This TOR covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

How to apply?
Please complete in English the online Application Form. If you already submitted a spontaneous online application in the past, please inform of your interest in this assignment by email.
Deadline to apply: 15 May 2018

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