Program Development Assistant

Mangrove Action Project (MAP)

Trang, Thailand

Volunteer • Full Time • Temporary ++ 66851349676 Jim Enright

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 29 September 2017

Location: MAP Asia Regional Office, Trang, Thailand
Time Frame: 3 months preferred
Starting Date:As soon as possible.


MAP’s Asia office is small and supports partner NGOs and projects in India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Thailand involving mangrove restoration, coastal resource conservation, awareness raising, Community Based Coastal Resource Management (CBEMR), developing alternative livelihoods, environmental education and network building. The MAP Asia Coordinator requires office assistance to support a wide range of projects activities. CBEMR is being implemented through two projects in southern Thailand and there will be some opportunity to assist with field work (10-20% of time).


CBEMR Website:

Helping to develop project proposals and searching and analyzing funding opportunities will be a central part of the position. Internet research, preparing information documents, editing project reports, updating social media and photo management are some of the tasks involved. The work possibilities are wide and varied and can be geared to the skills and interest of the intern. Learning by doing will be very much a part of the experience. The Intern/Volunteer will need to be fully self-supporting covering food, accommodation and accident insurance. House rent is 85 GPB. Qualified Thai and Asian volunteers will receive free rent.


  • Familiarity with international conservation and tropical coastal ecosystems is a plus
  • Experience in development/ fundraising for non-profits, including grant proposal writing is a plus
  • Skills in training, environmental education and organizing will be useful
  • Attitudes and behaviors which show respect for different culture & religions
  • Effective communication and representation skills
  • Computer skills in Window, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Experience in information research and developing information materials would be useful
  • Willingness to work irregular hours and weekends when needed
  • Excellent spoken and written English and willingness to learn some basic spoken Thai language
  • Ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team
  • Excellent networking skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of organizations and communities
  • Qualified Thai and Asian candidates are encouraged to apply

Please send CV and cover letter stating available start date.

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