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Posted 23 January 2008 - 01:56 PM

Intern - Asia Pacific Mountain Network

Programme/Division: Knowledge Management, IT+C

The Asia Pacific Mountain Network (APMN) is the Asia-Pacific node of the
Mountain Forum, and a network, mainly electronic and online, of diverse
institutions and individuals committed to information exchange and
advocacy for sustainable mountain development in Asia and the Pacific.

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
serves as the Secretariat of APMN and is responsible for coordinating the
activities of APMN including supporting regional institutions in capacity
building, registering and maintaining the membership database, and
facilitating information generation and exchange for sustainable mountain

Under the general guidance of the Division Head, Knowledge Management
Support and Development, and direct supervision of the APMN Node Manager,
the intern will perform the following tasks:

* Assist the team in standardising contributors guidelines and collate
materials for the APMN Bulletin and develop two issues of the
Bulletin for publication in June and December 2008
* Actively look for content for the [mf-asiapacific] and [mf- centralasia]
lists, as well as for the APMN website and document relevant contents for
* Assist the team in exploring new areas of information dissemination
(particularly web and email based) like routine newsletters, new lists
etc. and draft concept notes
* Identify and interview mountain experts or mountain people on
mountain-specific themes and transcribe the same into English
* Support and coordinate with the ICIMOD communications and distribution
team to disseminate APMN/ICIMOD and Mountain Forum products
* Represent APMN/ICIMOD and Mountain Forum in various local events and
develop reports
* Take a lead in new areas of action in consultation with APMN Coordinator
and coordination with APMN Node Manager
* Update existing mailing list of APMN
* Other related duties as required

Essential Qualifications:

* Minimum Bachelor level or equivalent academic background in development
communications, development related social science, environmental science
or another relevant subject
* Understanding of and commitment to mountain development issues, and
excellent communication and networking skills
* Very good spoken and written English
* Ability to collate and summarise information
* Good computer and Internet searching skills
* Interest in communications in general and communication networks in


Stipend: Rs. 10,000/month

Learning offered

* Development of reporting skills
* Learning/hands on experience in production of printed products
(newsletter) from materials collection through to print supervision
* Experience in Internet searching and focused identification of relevant

Duration: 12 months, beginning 1 February 2008
Deadline for receiving application: Jan 26, 2008
Starting Date: Feb 01, 2008

Application with complete curriculum vitae together with the names and
addresses of three referees should be sent to the following address within
the date stipulated above.

* Qualified women and minority applications are strongly encouraged.
* Only short- listed candidates will be notified.

HRD Officer
ICIMOD, GPO Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 5003222; Fax: 5003299 / 5003277
Email: hrd@icimod.org Please note that positions have target closing dates
after which applications may be too late for consideration. All positions
are in varying stages of the recruitment process and are considered open
until filled.

For details please refer the announcement on the web at:

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