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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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