Local Project Coordinator
The East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is the major international framework established for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitat in the flyway. The Flyway Partnership exists to enhance collaboration on the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats as international cooperation is essential to protect migratory waterbirds throughout the flyway.
The EAAFP is served by a Secretariat located in Incheon, Republic of Korea, established in 2009. The Secretariat is an international organization working closely with the Flyway Partners from governments, intergovernmental organizations, international organization, international NGOs and private sectors.
The Secretariat is seeking a Local Project Coordinator (Korean only) to take responsibility for supporting projects in EAAFP by coordinating with local governments and stakeholders in the RO Korea mainly and working closely with relevant EAAFP Partners, Working Groups/ Task Forces, experts and the local community to facilitate the process of implementation of sustainable development. The projects’ activities aim at:
• Establishing a Korean National / Site Partnership through the development of the strategies and developing relevant initiatives (activities) that have the potential to contribute to various Key Result Areas in the EAAFP new Strategic Plan;
• Contributing to the conservation activities for EAAF Key Species (In 2020, mainly, for Black-faced Spoonbill and Far Eastern Curlew) in RO Korea and the Flyway;
• Implementing the support that contributes to the local community and experts in coordination with local governments;
• Supporting the maintenance and establishment of EAAFP Sister Site Program between cities in RO Korea and other countries in the EAAF;
• Fostering delivery of national-wide conservation activities through facilitating partnerships of local authorities with civil society partners;
• Enhancing the capacity of the site managers for the site management in RO Korea.
Within the framework of this TOR, the responsibilities of this position entail basic administration and successful completion of project activities in a selected area. Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief Executive of the EAAFP Secretariat, the coordinator is being expected to coordinate with local governments, stakeholders in RO Korea, and relevant EAAFP Partners, Working Groups/ Task Forces, experts and the local community by performing, but not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities of the Local Project Coordinator
• Developing implementation plans, budgets and reports, in coordination with the Programme Officer, for existing and new local projects. Preparing narrative and financial reports to be submitted to the local governments;
• Keeping records and filing all documents related to planning and generating projects and strategic concept notes;
• Facilitating the establishment of the local partnerships (where needed) through participating in regular coordination meetings with local governments and stakeholders;
• Facilitating the work of local target groups and assisting them to be involved in implementation activities for the conservation of migratory waterbirds;
• Arranging logistical and programmatic details for symposiums (currently 2 symposiums, might be changed subject to the situation of COVID-19), trainings (national site manager workshop in November, 2020), meetings, study visits, and other related travels;
• Collecting, analyzing and sharing lessons learned internally and externally, and making suggestions to incorporate lessons learned in project monitoring and policy dialogue for 2021 planning;
• Assisting the Deputy Chief Executive and Programme Officer in liaising with RO Korean partners, notably Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, and RO Korean organizations and agencies to promote effective coordination, communication, and cooperation;
• Analyzing the status of Korean National Site Partnership for the conservation for migratory waterbirds and their habitats which could be contributed to the development of the analysis paper for EAAFP National Partnership Guideline;
• Advocating for the EAAFP Strategic Plan and its Key Results Areas for inclusion in the local level planning and in building partnerships and collaborations with relevant stakeholders, and donors in the region;
• Any other activities and assistance that may reasonably be required.
• 2020 Project Activities Implementation Plans (- May 2021) and Reports in English and Korean finalized
• 2021 Potential Local Project Activities Implementation Plan in English and Korean (-Jan 2021)
• Analysis paper of the status of the Korean National / Site Partnership in English (-Aug 2020)
• Regularly updated articles of the projects on the website and social media channel in English and Korean
• Provided programmatic supports to EAAFP events during the contract period
Required Qualifications and Experience
To be eligible for the Local Project Coordinator at EAAFP, you must:
1. have a Korean nationality;
2. have a high school diploma (or equivalent) in Biology, Environmental and Political Science, Administration/Business, International Studies and Communications or other related fields;
3. have a minimum of 3 years’ projects coordinating experience in a similar environment (e.g. environmental NGOs, institutions, organizations), with proven experience in financial administration, reporting, and all other related duties and responsibilities;
4. have a proven ability to collaborate with key stakeholders, funders, local community, and governmental officials;
5. have the willingness to travel both locally and internationally;
6. have outstanding communication and organizational skills;
7. be proficient with MS Office and HWP;
8. be fluent in Korean and speak intermediate-level English.
Starting Date: As soon as possible.
The position is based in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Persons interested in applying for this position should submit:
1. a completed EAAFP Application Form (Please find the attached file or visit our website to download: https:www.eaaflyway.net/job-openings/);
2. a resume (Both in Korean and English);
3. a cover Letter (Both in Korean and English, no more than five pages in length for each language).
Taking into account the responsibilities and duties of the position as outlined above, you should respond in the cover letter to the following selection criteria (maximum of 300 words for each criterion, English) in an attachment:
1) Professional experience – Summarize your professional experience in conducting project coordination work that is most closely relevant to the EAAFP.
2) English communication experience – Describe your history of English communication in a professional context.
3) Working with a range of key stakeholders – Give examples of activities involving partners from different countries in which you played a significant role.
4) Teamwork experience – Explain your experience and roles when working in a professional team.
5) Knowledge and experience in working in the region – Describe your firsthand knowledge of working in the East Asian – Australasian region, preferably on environmental issues.
Applications (Application Form, Resume, Cover Letter) should be sent by email to the Chief Executive, at email@example.com by no later than 6:00 pm (Seoul time) on Sunday, May 10, 2020. (Mail Title: 프로젝트코디네이터_성명)
1. have a high school diploma (or equivalent) in Biology, Environmental and Political Science, Administration/Business, International Studies and Communications or other related fields;
2. have a minimum of 3 years’ projects coordinating experience in a similar environment (e.g. environmental NGOs, institutions, organizations), with proven experience in financial administration, reporting, and all other related duties and responsibilities;
3. have a proven ability to collaborate with key stakeholders, funders, local community, and governmental officials;
be fluent in Korean and speak intermediate-level English.
1. have a Korean nationality;
2. have the willingness to travel both locally and internationally;
3. have outstanding communication and organizational skills;
4. be proficient with MS Office and HWP;
※ The coordinator’s duties can be changed subject to the office circumstances.