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CarBi 2 Project Manager, WWF-Laos

 

WWF-Laos is looking for Lao national experienced person to fulfill a position of CarBi 2 Project Manager to be based in Salavan Province, Lao PDR.

 

WWF’s vision for Laos is that the human footprint stays within the country’s capacity to maintain the full spectrum of biological diversity and ecosystems, and the key services they provide, to enhance Lao people’s livelihood resilience and contribute to the sustainable conservation of
the overall ecological integrity of the Greater Mekong Region.


CarBi phase 2 (Biodiversity Conservation In The Central Annamites Through Ecosystem Protection) 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). 

 

Major Function:

The CARBI 2 Project Manager leads, and is responsible for, the planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and overall management of all project activities. Tasks also include supervision of financial and administrative aspects of the project. He/she organizes project execution in line with programmatic objectives, engaging national counterparts and building reputation for quality project delivery. He/she is accountable for all project deliverables. 

  • Ensure the project’s Memorandum of Understanding for activities implementation (MoU) is signed within the delays agreed with the project’s donor;​
  • Manage project activities, project budget, project staff (6 positions), and create synergies for effective management; report to the Southern Provinces Coordinator;​
  • Set up and manage the project office in Salavan province;​
  • Under the technical supervision of the CARBI 2 transboundary Project Director (based in Hue, Vietnam), ensure effective communication and coordination with the WWF-Vietnam and WWF Greater Mekong Programme Office team; ensure all project’s programmatic objectives are met; coordinate with and report on a regular basis to the CARBI 2 transboundary Project Director in line with the strategic objectives of the project in Laos as well as the regulations and policies of the WWF-Laos office;​
  • With support from technical consultants, the WWF-Laos Forest and Wildlife Coordinators, prepare annual project implementation plans with project partners;​
  • Develop, monitor, review and update project work plans to ensure that the project attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible;​
  • Prepare brief monthly monitoring reports (MMR), 6-months and yearly technical reports against the approved work plan and budget plan, as per donor and Government counterpart requirements, in both Lao and English languages; ​
  • Monitor and review the monthly, quarterly and annual budget expenditure reports; provide recommendations and feedback. Following this, together with the WWF-Laos Finance Department, prepare expenditure reports vs projects’ achievements; ​
  • Build and maintain networks and partnerships for biodiversity conservation with civil society, international partners, Government local authorities 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;​
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff under supervision and consultants;​
  • Provide other operational and technical support to the WWF-Laos Southern Provinces Coordinator and Conservation Director as required.

Qualification Required

  • Master’s degree in conservation management, natural resources or environment management, forestry, development or social studies, or in relevant fields;​
  • Qualification in project management and/or in monitoring and evaluation a strong asset.
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in managing complex programmes or projects in either international NGOs or the United Nations or bilateral development agencies with annual budgets over USD200,000;​
  • Experience in managing conservation or environment management projects an asset.​
  • Proven capacity to work efficiently with senior Government officials, local authorities and technical agencies, local communities and donor representatives;​
  • Proven ability to work in the context of multi-country projects, 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;​
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Lao languages;​
  • Essential WWF behaviour for such a position: Strive for impact, Listen deeply, Collaborate openly and Innovate fearlessly. 

 

The detailed job description is posted on http://www.wwf.org.la/about/work_with_us/ and available upon request.   Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and CV in English, mentioning the position you are applying for to: jobs.laos@wwf.org.la


Closing date: 30 April 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.

Call for proposals, Final Evaluation of the project: “Lao-Thai Fisheries Co-management"

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced consultant, or team of consultants (maximum 2 persons) to conduct a Final Evaluation of the project: “Lao-Thai fisheries co-management: improving fish stocks and livelihoods in the middle Mekong (2016-2019)”.

The field assessment to be conducted in the middle Mekong main stem areas of Lao PDR and Thailand.
 
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.
 
The project “Lao-Thai fisheries co-management: improving fish stocks and livelihoods in the middle Mekong (2016-2019)” (Lao-Thai Fisheries or LTF) project focuses on a 200km-long portion of the middle Mekong main stem, which forms the Lao-Thai border, to increase and improve the stock of aquatic resources through the establishment of fisheries co-management structures, scientific research on flagship species, and support to local livelihoods.

Objectives of the consultancy:
 

  1. Conduct a participatory end-of-project evaluation focusing on aspects identified in the evaluation criteria i.e. relevance and quality of design, effectiveness, impact, sustainability and adaptive management of the project and,
  2. Provide recommendations for the next phase of the project directing at maximizing impact to meet the needs of target communities.

The detailed ToR is posted on http://www.wwf.org.la/about/work_with_us/ and available upon request.

All required documents to be submitted to:  daovieng.sayachack@wwf.org.la

Required profile:
 
  • Master’s degree in the field of fisheries, environmental and / or social science, or related fields;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience in project management, project development, management consulting or related field;
  • A proven track record of delivering similar assignments;
  • Experience in programmes supporting fisheries in the Mekong desirable;
  • Lao and/or Thai language necessary.

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.
And send all above required documents to daovieng.sayachack@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: 5 April 2019

Finance Officer for CarBi 2 Project, WWF-Laos

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced national person to fill the position of Finance Officer for CarBi 2 Project, based in Salavan Province, 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. 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 and international staff and volunteers 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 www.panda.org/laos.
 
CARBI phase 2 (Biodiversity Conservation In The Central Annamites Through Ecosystem Protection) 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).
 
Major Function:

The Finance Officer provides support to the Project Manager in all financial requirements of the project to ensure transparency, accuracy and compliance with WWF Greater Mekong financial systems, policies and procedures as well as local legal requirements.
  • Data entry according to the ORACLE system following steps and timelines as guided by the regional finance team as well as line manager;
  • Assist in the development, monitoring, review and update of project finance and accounting activity work plans;
  • Provide technical guidance, training, coaching to project staff, project partners and Government counterparts on all aspects of finance to ensure compliance with finance policies and procedures, and legal requirements;
  • Support the Project Manager to prepare and manage third party contracts following the organisation’s and legal requirements, procedures on contracts;
  • Support the management of contracts and keep line manager informed of the closing date and follow up with extension;
  • Reconciliation and review monthly Trial Balance and check ledgers, statements and accounts to identify errors and take any necessary corrective action, inform line manager of complex items;
  • Review and import project financial data into ORACLE;
  • Produce monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports to the Project Manager;
  • Ensure staffs submit time sheets, and maintain the monitoring sheets of the project up to date (e.g. prepayments, outgoing contracts);
  • Record daily transactions, prepare the interco AR-AP invoice and billings and prepare calls for funds;
  • Ensure proper filling of all original finance related documents at field office and regularly upload them into the online monitoring system;
  • All others assigned as may be necessary in fulfilling the departmental functions especially in peak reporting seasons and tight deadlines.
Qualification Required
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting, Business Management, Business Administration, or in relevant fields;
  • 3 years of working experience in finance and accounting administration, particularly in budgeting, with international NGOs is desirable;
  • Proficiency in accounting software (Oracle) is preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of local finance and accounting systems and laws and regulations;
  • Basic knowledge of international finance and accounting standards;
  • Advanced or excellent proficiency in MS Excel functions.
  • Good understanding of finance and accounting practices in INGOs in Laos
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
  • Demonstrate good command in English both written and verbal communication.
  • Essential WWF behaviour for such a position: Strive for impact, Listen deeply, Collaborate openly and Innovate fearlessly.
The detailed job description is posted on http://www.wwf.org.la/about/work_with_us/ and available upon request.

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

Closing Date: 9 April 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.

Forest Programme Support Officer, WWF-Laos

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced person to fill the position of Forest Programme Officer based in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.
 
WWF’s vision for Laos is that the human footprint stays within the country’s capacity to maintain the full spectrum of biological diversity and ecosystems, and the key services they provide, to enhance Lao people’s livelihood resilience and contribute to the sustainable conservation of the overall ecological integrity of the Greater Mekong Region. Our Forest Programme aims at halting deforestation and ensuring Laos’ forests are effectively protected or under improved management, using principles of sustainable forest management, certification schemes, value chain development and the promotion of responsible forestry governance and trade.
Our Forest Programme is looking for a Support Officer to provide administration support and assist in some aspects of project implementation.
 
Major function

The Forest Programme Support Officer assists the Forest Programme Officer, provides support to forest-related projects in various aspects of administration in compliance with operations’ policies and procedures, as well as supports the implementation of projects in Vientiane and target areas. Main roles and responsibilities include:
  • Facilitate all aspects of project administration and finance of the Forest Programme; advance request and clearance;
  • Provide support to Project Managers in budgetary planning, organizing and reporting; data collection and processing, logistic, training, meeting, field trip, procurement, contract preparation, filling & managing project document, other administration and finance support to Project Manager.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of project surveys and studies when required.

Qualification required
  • Preferably, hold a Bachelor degree in development studies, English, business administration or in relevant fields;
  • 2 years of practical working experience, preferably as Project Support Officer / Assistant, providing administration / finance and project implementation support;
  • Previous experience of working for INGOs, United Nations agencies or bilateral development agencies is an advantage.
  • Be able to communicate in basic English; Good communication skills;
  • Detailed focus and accuracy on assigned tasks; honest and open
  • Adhere and proactively seek to practice WWF behaviour: Strive for impact, Listen deeply, Collaborate openly, Innovative fearlessly.
The detailed job description is posted on http://www.wwflaos.org.la/about/work_with_us/ and available upon request.   Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and CV in English, mentioning the position you are applying for to: jobs.laos@wwf.org.la    
 
Closing date: 13 February 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.