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Project Officer – Livelihood, Central Annamites Landscape

WWF-Laos is now looking for an experienced Lao National to fill the position of Project Officer – Livelihood, Central Annamites Landscape, based in Salavan Province, Lao PDR.

WWF has been working in Laos since the late 1980s in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Our country programme office was first established in Vientiane in 2001. Since then, our team has grown to over 40 Lao, international and volunteer staff working on over 10 projects countrywide with offices in Vientiane, Champassak, Salavan and Sekong provinces. WWF-Laos is part of WWF Greater Mekong Programme Office, which operates in 5 countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.


WWF’s interventions in the Central Annamites Landscape are mainly supported by the CARBI phase 2 project (Biodiversity Conservation in the Central Annamites through Ecosystem Protection). CARBI 2 is a transboundary project between Laos and Vietnam contributing to the protection, restoration, and sustainable use of ecosystems and the conservation of biological diversity in the Central Annamites Landscape with innovative and transformational conservation interventions that support the governments of Vietnam and Laos to meet their obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Other components of the Landscape Programme include forest restoration, supporting local agencies to engage in the FLEGT framework and to apply legislation on wildlife trade, community forest management planning, engagement with the private sector and transboundary cooperation with relevant agencies in Vietnam, etc. with funding support from the WWF Network.
 

Major function:

The Livelihoods Officer provides technical support to the Provincial Coordinator (Outreach Officer) in the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities to ensure compliance with the Project Document and WWF’s contractual obligations and ensure close collaboration between the project management, partners and relevant stakeholders in the project sites. His or her specific role in collaboration with local partners, is to lead community income diversification support through Village Development Funds (VDFs) activities. 

  • Provide technical support to the Provincial Coordinator (Outreach Officer) in the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities to ensure compliance with the Project Documents and WWF’s contractual obligations;
  • Together with Government counterparts and local authorities in Salavan and Sekong with support from relevant technical teams in WWF-Laos and in the region, implement activities as per the plan towards the objective of promoting sustainable livelihoods by designing and implementing environmentally friendly alternative income models in target villages through:
    • Supporting the development and management of performance-based Village Development Funds (VDFs);
    • Providing technical support in the design of proposed activities e.g. agricultural extension, livestock management, aquaculture, soil improvement, agro-forestry, etc. ;
    • Supporting the design of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to continuously determine the effectiveness of VDFs and to identify possible areas for improvement;
  • Build technical capacity of target groups through trainings, skill development sessions, coaching and study visits where applicable;
  • Confer with the Project team, Project Technical Advisors and counterparts to prepare monthly project activity work plans; together with Government counterparts and local authorities, implement activities as per the agreed plans, using the allocated budget;
  • Support the Provincial Coordinator (Outreach Officer) to prepare Monthly Monitoring Reports (MMR), quarterly, 6-monthly and annual project implementation plans with project partners;
  • Monitor activity implementation, identify arising issues and provide solutions to address them, in close consultation and collaboration with Line Manager, Landscape Manager, technical advisors and government partners;
  • Develop and maintain a database of all technical reports, presentation, maps, data and pictures produced by the project in the area of responsibility;
  • In cooperation with project staff and Government partners, organize meetings, workshops, study tours and training courses and facilitate workshops, discussions and consultations with communities and stakeholders;
  • Build and maintain networks with Government counterpart, local authorities, INGOs, CSOs and technical agencies as well as local communities;
  • Provide input to communication products and campaigns when required to ensure accurate information is published about WWF activities;
  • Provide other operational and technical support to the Line Manager as required.


Desired profile of applicants:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, forestry, agro-ecology or other relevant fields;
  • At least 3 years of working experience in agriculture extension, integrated farming, and/or agro-forestry;
  • Experience in working and negotiating with Government officials; experience in the south of Laos an advantage; 
  • Proven ability to work in the context of multi-country projects, in a multicultural environment;
  • Striving to develop a sense of team with colleagues;
  • Proven ability to work under minimum supervision and take initiative while keeping in check all relevant regulations and organization’s policies;
  • Willing to learn and continue to learn;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Lao language;
  • Good command of English language;
  • Essential WWF behaviour for such a position: Strive for impact,
  • Listen deeply, Collaborate openly and innovate fearlessly.


Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and CV in English, mention the position that you apply for to: jobs.laos@wwf.org.la


Closing date: 4 Setember 2019

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


WWF does not charge or accept a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

 
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Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

WWF-Laos is now looking for an experienced Lao National to fill the position of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator based in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.
 

WWF has been working in Laos since the late 1980s in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Our country programme office was first established in Vientiane in 2001. Since then, our team has grown to over 45 Lao, international and volunteer staff working on over 10 projects countrywide with offices in Vientiane, Savannakhet and Champassak provinces.


WWF has been a strong, credible and recognized global force in the world of conservation for the past half-century as we have strived to deliver on our mission of building a world where people thrive in harmony with nature. 


What does the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator do?

The M&E Coordinator is an exciting and inspiring position, essential in ensuring WWF Laos delivers quality conservation impact. He/she reports to the Conservation Director and is responsible for the effective development and management of WWF-Laos’ M&E system in accordance with the current Country Strategic Plan. He/she ensures the effective delivery of all relevant M&E products, from project and programme levels to the Country Office level.

Key specific responsibilities include:

  • Support Project Managers in maintaining and completing project monitoring tools;
  • Proactively support Project Managers in completing their monitoring and evaluation commitments;
  • Maintain the WWF International database system, INSIGHT, with input from WWF Laos Country Office related to both the conservation programme and the various operations departments;
  • Lead the consolidation of data needed for WWF-Laos’ contribution to the yearly Network Performance Overview (NPO);
     

Desired profile of applicants

  • Bachelor’s degree in monitoring and evaluation or in relevant fields;
  • At least 3 years of practical experience in designing and/or managing information management systems;
  • Systematic thinking, good human relations and coordination skills, including working in virtual teams; 
  • Excellent organizational skills and self-motivation;
  • Striving to develop a sense of team with colleagues;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Lao and English languages;
  • Essential WWF behaviour for such a position: Strive for impact, Listen deeply, Collaborate openly and Innovate fearlessly.

Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and CV, in the English language, to jobs.laos@wwf.org.la, indicating the name of the position applied for in the email subject.


Closing date: 29 August 2019


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


WWF does not charge or accept a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

 
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Transboundary Project Manager, Lao Thai Fisheries Phase 2

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced candidate to fulfill the position of Lao Thai Fisheries Transboundary Project Manager base in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.

WWF has been a strong, credible and recognized global force in the world of conservation for the past half-century as we have strived to deliver on our mission of building a world where people thrive in harmony with nature. With our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, we aim at increasing our conservation impact by focusing on direct threats to wildlife, forests, and water ecosystems, and by increasing our influence and credibility in the Lao PDR.

The Lao Thai Fisheries Phase 2 (LTF2) project focuses on the protection and improvement of freshwater resources in the Middle Mekong. To this end, jointly managed Fish Conservation Zones are to be established, the livelihood of the population is to be secured through higher fish stocks and alternative sources of income, and research on specific species is to be carried out. The project is funded by WWF Switzerland and WWF Singapore.

Major function:

The Transboundary Project Manager, Lao Thai Fisheries Phase 2, is responsible for the overall management of Phase 2 of the Lao-Thai Fisheries project, supervising the Thai Project Manager based in Isaan, Thailand, and the Lao Project Manager, based in Savannakhet, Laos. The Transboundary Project Manager reports to WWF Laos’ Conservation Programme Manager; he/she is accountable for overall project delivery to the project’s donors.

Supervise Thailand and Laos’ Project Managers to ensure they effectively implement project activities, control project budgets and report to WWF Laos’ Conservation Programme Manager;
  • Ensure regular communication between implementing units and to the donor offices;
  • Oversee, be responsible and accountable for the project’s monitoring and evaluation framework, in support of the Thai and Lao Project Managers as per WWF’s Project and Programme Management Standards;
  • Review and update activities work plan to ensure that the project attains its objectives in both countries as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible;
  • Support the Thai and Lao Project Managers to prepare monthly monitoring reports;
  • Prepare Technical Progress Reports to the project’s donors every 6 months; support donor’s data requests as required;
  • Provide technical support to project teams on a regular basis through visits to target areas;
  • Monitor and review the monthly, quarterly and annual budget expenditure reports; provide recommendations/feedback; guarantee the financial integrity and accountability of project budgets;
  • Coordinate closely with all key stakeholders (national and international organizations) to ensure the smooth implementation all project components in both countries;
  • Provide inputs to communications products and campaigns when required to ensure accurate information will be published to promote WWF activities.
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in either watershed management, fisheries, conservation, natural resources management, or in other relevant fields
  • Qualification in Project Management is preferred.
  • At least 7 years of practical experience in managing water/fisheries-related projects in either INGOs or the United Nations or bilateral development agencies or private companies;
  • Proven experience in managing projects exceeding USD500,000 implemented over a large geographic extent; multi-country project management experience a critical advantage;
  • Knowledge of the policy/institutional context related to fisheries and conservation in Laos and/or Thailand;
  • Proven experience of working with Government officials, local communities and donor representatives;
  • Experience in conducting studies and coordinating research activities an advantage.
  • Very good written and spoken English, Lao and/or Thai languages;
  • Proven capacity to manage teams remotely; ability to supervise people without direct line management;
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Striving to develop a sense of team with both staff under supervision and managers;
  • Proven ability to work under minimum supervision and take initiative while keeping in check all relevant regulations and organization’s policies;
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging;
  • Sensitized to WWF's social policies and actively support their implementation;
  • Essential WWF behaviour for such a position: Strive for impact, Listen deeply, Collaborate openly and Innovate fearlessly.

Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and CV in English, mention the position that you apply for to: jobs.laos@wwf.org.la

Closing date: 29 August 2019

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

WWF does not charge or accept a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
 
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Conservation Programme Manager

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced person to fill the position of Conservation Programme Manager based in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.


WWF has been working in Laos since the late 1980s in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Our country programme office was first established in Vientiane in 2001. Since then, our team has grown to over 40 Lao, international and volunteer staff working on over 10 projects countrywide with offices in Vientiane, Champassak, Salavan and Sekong provinces. WWF-Laos is part of WWF Greater Mekong Programme Office, which operates in 5 countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. Find out more at http://www.wwf.org.la/.

WWF has been a strong, credible and recognized global force in the world of conservation for the past half-century as we have strived to deliver on our mission of building a world where people thrive in harmony with nature. With our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, we aim at increasing our conservation impact by focusing on direct threats to wildlife, forests, and water ecosystems, and by increasing our influence and credibility in the Lao PDR.

Major function:

The Conservation Programme Manager (CPM) is responsible for coordinating the implementation of WWF-Laos’ projects so that they deliver the results that WWF-Laos has committed to in its contractual agreements with project beneficiaries in Laos and to its donors. As a member of the Country Management Team (CMT), the CPM shares responsibility for the overall performance of the Country Programme.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to Wildlife, Freshwater and Forest Conservation Practice Coordinators as well as Project Managers under direct supervision, so that the programme delivers on conservation objectives and WWF-Laos contractual agreements;
  • Support the efforts of the WWF-Laos Conservation Team in policy engagement with the Government of Laos to ensure the conservation programme delivers relevant, technically sound, quality outcomes and that strategies, approaches and results are shared efficiently with Government counterparts;
  • Ensure projects act in accordance to policies and procedures to drive improved conservation and operation efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Report important programme delivery issues to the CMT and ensure that reports and information of interest are brought to the attention of CMT members in due time;
  • Provide input to and review project proposals and technical project reports from the conservation programme and project teams;
  • Ensure monthly monitoring reports are produced by each Project Manager and provide timely feedback;
  • Build and maintain networks and partnerships on biodiversity conservation with relevant government agencies, NGO partners, local authorities and local communities;
  • Provide inputs to communications products and campaigns when required to ensure accurate information will be published to promote WWF activities;
  • Provide operational and technical support to the Country Director and Conservation Director as required.

Qualification required

  • Master’s degree in natural resources management, wildlife conservation, environmental or conservation management, development studies, or in relevant fields;
  • Qualification in project management, and/or in monitoring and evaluation, preferred.
  • Proven experience in the fields of biodiversity conservation and/or species-specific research and/or wildlife and timber law enforcement;
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in managing programmes or large projects, of which at least 2 should be in Laos;
  • Thorough understanding of socio-economic, conservation and development issues in Laos;
  • Knowledge of the policy/institutional context related to conservation and Government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector in Laos.
  • Very good written and spoken English and Lao languages;
  • Proven capacity to work efficiently with senior Government officials, local authorities and technical agencies, local communities and donor representatives;
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Striving to develop a sense of team with both staff under supervision and managers;
  • Proven ability to work under minimum supervision and take initiative while keeping in check all relevant regulations and organization’s policies;
  • Willing to learn and continue to learn;
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging;
  • Essential WWF behaviour for such a position: Strive for impact, Listen deeply, Collaborate openly and Innovate fearlessly.


Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and CV, in English language, to jobs.laos@wwf.org.la indicating the name of the position applied for in the email subject.


Closing date: 6 September 2019


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

WWF does not charge or accept a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. 

 
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Consultant for development of the provincial rattan and bamboo strategy plan, WWF-Laos

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced part-time consultancy service to develop strategy plan for rattan and bamboo at Bolikhamxay province.

WWF has been a strong, credible and recognized global force in the world of conservation for the past half-century as we have strived to deliver on our mission of building a world where people thrive in harmony with nature. WWF has been working in Laos since the late 1980s in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Our country programme office was first established in Vientiane in 2001.
 
WWF has been working with communities and government officials in Bolikhamxay Province and neighbouring Xekong and Saravan provinces since 2006 – and in southern Laos since 2009 – to develop a viable and sustainable management and supply chain model that ensures the forest is protected while also contributing to local livelihood.

Tasks of the consultancy:

Main duties of the consultant include conducting a study of Rattan and Bamboo Value Chain. And secondly the consultant will have to work closely with the Task force and Project Coordinator at national, provincial and district level and also other concerning organizations in developing Provincial Rattan and Bamboo Strategy Plan. The consultant will report directly to Rattan and Bamboo project manager. This consultancy aims to achieve the following objectives: 
  • Understanding background and context related to Rattan and Bamboo development in Bolikhamxay province 
  • Provincial Rattan and Bamboo Strategy Plan of Bolikhamxay is drafted and consulted with the provincial Task Force and relevant stakeholders
  • The Provincial Rattan and Bamboo Strategy Plan of Bolikhamxay is completed and finalized.

Indicative schedule and technical assistance input:
  • Total 32 working days for period 2ndSeptember 2019 to 30thJune 2020:
  • Preparation and conducting study on rattan and bamboo value chain 14 working days; 
  • Preparing a draft of the strategy plan with the consultation and agree with the provincial task force 15 days. 
  • Editing and dissemination of the strategy plan to task force and other stake holds 3 days.​
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Required qualifications and experience for the consultant:
  • A Master degree in Forest and Natural Resource Management for NTFP, Social Science Research and others.
  • have knowledge on NTFP business and strategy
  • Familiar with the Lao policy in supporting the NTFP business 
  • Lao nationality. ​
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Application:

Consultants who wish to express interest in undertaking the prescribed assignment are requested to submit application online, and should include: 
  • Update Curriculum Vitae
  • A Proposal, which should contains: 
    • Methodology to be used for this assignment 
    • Consultancy fee as lump sum or daily rate 
  • Evidence of relevant experience and sample of papers related to the consultancy  

Please send your application to:

Bouavanh Phachomphonh, Rattan and Bamboo Project Manager, WWF- Laos.
E-mail: bouavanh.phachomphonh@wwf.org.la
Tel: +85620 22411384

Closing date: 20 August 2019
 
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: FISH CONSERVATION ZONE EVALUATION OF Siphandone Phase-2 Project

WWF-Laos is looking for Lao national experienced consultant, or team of consultants (maximum 2 persons) to conduct a FISH CONSERVATION ZONE EVALUATION of the project: “Management and Sustainable Use of Fisheries and Aquatic Natural Resources in Siphandone”.

WWF has been a strong, credible and recognized global force in the world of conservation for the past half-century as we have strived to deliver on our mission of building a world where people thrive in harmony with nature. In Laos, with our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, we aim at increasing our conservation impact by focusing on direct threats to wildlife, forests, and water ecosystems, and by increasing our influence and credibility in the Lao PDR.
 
The project “aiming at improving food and income security of local people along the Mekong River through sustainable natural resources management and biodiversity conservation.” This project supports fishery co-management through the creation of fish conservation zones and fisheries management committees in Champassak Province. In addition, the project aims to monitor the effectiveness of established Fish Conservation Zone (FCZ).

Objectives of the consultancy:

The objective of the consultancy is to provide technical lead to WWF project that aims to monitor the effectiveness of 15 established FCZs in Khong and Mounlapamoke District, Champassak Province to ensure FCZs benefit to the local communities and natural resources in a sustainable manner

Required profile:
  • Master degree in Fishery management or equivalent;
  • 5 years’ experience in fishery management in the Lao PDR;
  • Demonstrated experience in fishery analysis;
  • Experience in Champassak Province an advantage;
  • Excellent Lao language skills; working English language skills;
  • Capacity to travel and work in the field

Interested consultants are requested to submit:
  • CV with signature and three references;
  • Proposal letter identifying experiences in conducting similar assignment;
  • Proposed work plan and methodology;
  • Proposed budget including specification on daily fees and other costs.

Send all above required documents to:

viphou.khounthavong@wwf.org.la


Payment to be made in two installments:

50%     upon submission and approval of final evaluation plan.
50%     after approval of final report.

Other expenditure in related to the mission (upon agreement) will be reimbursed by WWF upon presentation of original invoices and other supporting documents.
 
Deadline for submission: 3 June 2019

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More about Siphandone Phase-2 Project can be found here:

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