World bank Environmental Intern Specialist in Beijing, China
The selected candidate (Environmental Intern Specialist) will report to the EAP SEAE1 Practice Manager based in Singapore and work under the oversight of the Country ENB Coordinator based in Beijing.
Duties and Responsibilities for Environmental Intern Specialist :
The Environmental Specialist’s role will be to support the design and implementation of projects, analytical and advisory work related to biodiversity, natural resources management and climate change
- As a key member of the World Bank team, lead and/or support the development and implementation of projects related to biodiversity, forestry, land and watershed management, natural resources management and climate change, and technical assistance or analytical tasks related to these topics.
- Lead and/or participate in policy dialogue, responding to clients’ priority needs for lending, analytical support, and advisory services in relation to environmental and natural resources management, biodiversity and climate change.
- Support the development of business opportunities and priority programs in China and Mongolia, to help conserve and manage biodiversity, forests and landscapes for national economic development.
- Work closely with colleagues in other World Bank Global Practices working in China and Mongolia.
- Support and expand building relationships and facilitate effective communication with other development partners, NGOs, the private sector, and other stakeholders.
- Supply knowledge sharing, dissemination and awareness raising activities with key clients; provide technical training and capacity building related to biodiversity, natural resources management and climate change.
- Participate as a team member in various projects, including participating in identification missions; seeking and developing opportunities to integrate sound environmental management and policies into various investment project operations. In addition, maintaining regular dialog with the client and enhancing their capacity for understanding of and compliance with environmental policies; and contributing to mission outputs and reports.
- Other assignments as and when required.
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- Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in environmental science, environmental policy, natural resources management, environmental economics, or related fields.
- A minimum of five years of full-time relevant professional experience in the biodiversity, forestry, rural development, climate change, or environment sector.
- Demonstrated ability to undertake analytical work, review environmental sector policies, and prepare policy-relevant papers, documents and presentation materials.
- Experience in managing the implementation of projects or tasks, and a track record demonstrating ability to apply analytical results into on-the-ground activities.
- Working knowledge of the Chinese institutional and political context related to biodiversity, environmental or natural resources management, and/or climate change and exposure to the national environmental policy challenges.
- Collaborative, experienced in working in a broad range of cultural contexts, with multi-disciplinary teams, and with the ability to work independently with limited supervision.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Willingness to travel extensively in China and Mongolia and possibly to other countries is necessary, including to remote rural areas.
- Familiarity with WBG’s operational policies will be advantageous.
- Advanced language skills in Chinese and in English (writing, speaking, listening and reading).
- Applicants must have the right to live and work in China.
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