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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: 14 June 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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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: 14 June 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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Savannakhet Fisheries Project Coordinator

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced person to fill in the position of Savannakhet Fisheries Project Coordinator based in Savannakhet 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. 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 Savannakhet Fisheries Project Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the fisheries projects in Savannakhet Province, funded with financial support from WWF Switzerland, WWF Singapore and the Darwin Initiative, of the UK Government.

  • Manage project activities, project budget and create synergies for effective management and report to the Conservation Director;
  • Develop, monitor, review and update projects’ activities work plan to ensure that the projects attain their objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible;
  • Prepare monthly monitoring reports (MMR), 6-months and yearly technical reports against the approved work plans and budget plans, as per donors and Government counterpart requirements;
  • Monitor and review the monthly, quarterly and annual budget expenditure reports; provide recommendations/feedback. Based on that report, together with the finance department, prepare expenditure reports vs projects’ for donors and Government counterparts;
  • Guarantee the financial integrity and accountability of project budgets;
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff under supervision and consultants;
  • Coordinate closely with all key stakeholders (national and international organizations) to ensure the smooth implementation of all water and fisheries projects’ components and activities in Savannakhet and create synergy and cooperation between projects;
  •  Provide inputs to communications products and campaigns when required to ensure accurate information will be published to promote WWF activities


Qualification required

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in either watershed management, fisheries, conservation, natural resources management, or in other relevant fields
  • Qualification in Project Management is preferred.
  • 5 years of practical experience in managing water/fisheries-related projects in either INGOs or the United Nations or bilateral development agencies or private companies;
  • Knowledge of the policy/institutional context related to fisheries and conservation;
  • Proven experience of working with Government officials, local communities and donor representatives;
  • Experience in conducting studies and coordinating research activities.
  • 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: 5 June 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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Senior Project Officer – Illegal Wildlife Demand Reduction

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced person to fill the position of Senior Project Officer – Illegal Wildlife Demand Reduction 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/.

The Greater Mekong region, including the Lao PDR, is a critical area in the global illegal wildlife trade. Laos is a source, transit and destination country for a number of the most threatened and lucratively traded wildlife species including tiger, Asian and African elephant, rhino, bears, and pangolins. Eliminating illegal wildlife trade in Laos is a priority of the WWF.

Tourists visiting Laos, in particular from China, are a growing market for wildlife commodities derived from endangered wildlife species. This project will reduce threats to endangered wildlife from Chinese consumption and demand, through targeted outreach campaigns and active multi-stakeholder partnerships in Yunnan, China, and northern Laos. It will demonstrate a high quality behavior-change campaign and provide relevant research to inspire future campaigns; and build capacity and joint action among Government and travel industry stakeholders in countering demand for wildlife products.


Major function:

The Senior Project Officer – Illegal Wildlife Demand Reduction, is expected to support, both technically and administratively, project implementation and delivery of activities under the project for reducing demand for wildlife products among Chinese nationals in the Lao PDR.

  • Provide technical and administrative support in the project implementation and delivery of reducing demand for wildlife products among Chinese nationals in Laos in northern provinces of Laos, as determined in the project activities and work plan;
  • Support programme advocacy and communication activities against Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) in the Lao PDR, in coordination with the relevant teams in WWF-Laos and TRAFFIC;
  • Support Lao Government relevant law enforcement agencies with ensuring effective implementation and delivery of IWT projects activities;
  • Support effective representation of WWF in relevant meetings, networks, stakeholders’ engagement, and partnership dialogues, when required;
  • Support communication of the outcomes of IWT activities, particularly activities within the project for reducing demand for wildlife products among Chinese nationals in Laos to the WWF Network and externally;
  • Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, environmental, social and economic frameworks relevant to IWT in Laos, and support engagement of WWF teams in relevant dialogues and meetings;
  • Other tasks related to WWF’s IWT programme, as directed by WWF-Laos’ Stop IWT Project Manager.

Qualification required

  • Bachelor degree in forestry, biology, natural resources management or conservation management, or in relevant fields is desirable;
  • At least 3 years of working experience in forestry or wildlife trade management is desirable;
  • Experience working in partnership with government officials;
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment and/or working with INGO in the Lao PDR;
  • Experience working in communication or public relation, preparing the production of publicity brochures, handouts, videos, photographs and multimedia;
  • Fluency in English, Chinese (Mandarin) and Lao languages is required.
  • Familiarity with the project area in Northern provinces (Oudomxay, Bokeo and Luang Namtha province etc.) is desirable;
  • Ability to learn fast and adapt to different working environments, including with international partners;
  • 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, mention the position that you apply for to: jobs.laos@wwf.org.la


Closing date: 5 June 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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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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Call for proposals, Final Evaluation of the project: “Lao-Thai Fisheries Co-management"

(Re-advertised), 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.

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;

All required documents to be submitted to:

daovieng.sayachack@wwf.org.la


Payment and installments:
 
Budget is USD 10,000, negotiable (consultancy fee only)
 
Other expenditure in related to the mission (upon agreement) will be reimbursed by WWF upon presentation of original invoices and other supporting documents.
 
50%    upon submission and approval of final evaluation plan.
50%    after approval of final report.

Deadline for submission: 07 June 2019.

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