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Project Coordinator Savannakhet Fisheries, WWF-Laos

Join the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations for the position of Project Coordinator Savannakhet Fisheries based in Savannakhet, Laos! Join us to establish Fish Conservation, secure the livelihoods of our communities with alternative sources of income for improved fish stocks and biodiversity, and lead research studies on fish species and the impact our activities.

Our 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, in order to enhance Lao people’s livelihood resilience and contribute to the sustainable conservation of the overall ecological integrity of the Greater Mekong region. WWF-Laos works on the ground and in partnership with WWF Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam


Project Coordinator Savannakhet Fisheries do?

The Savannakhet Fisheries Project Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of 2 fisheries projects in Savannakhet Province, one transboundary project with WWF Thailand close to the city and along the Mekong river, and one implementing activities together with the National University of Laos in remote villages along the Xebanghien river. She/ He is responsible for:

  • The implementation of all project activities, managing the projects budgets and quality reporting;
  • Supervising and coaching the 3 project officers and creating synergies for effective management with the Transboundary Project Manager;
  • Liaise with the Government counterparts to obtain all the necessary documents for the projects smooth implementation (including MoUs, permits, etc.) and working in close cooperation with the PAFO’s Fisheries Section and the DAFO;
  • Developing, monitoring, reviewing and updating projects’ activities work plans to ensure that the projects attain their objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible;
  • 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.

Desired profile of applicants:
  • 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 is required;
  • Experience in conducting studies and coordinating research activities is preferred,
  • Proven experience in budget management and activity planning;
  • Very good written and spoken English and Lao languages;
  • Adherence to WWF’s core values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaged;
  • Possession of the essential WWF behaviours for the 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. Applicants are requested to mention the name of the position applied for in the email subject.

Closing date: June 2, 2020


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

IT Manager, WWF-Laos

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, international and volunteer staff working on over 10 projects countrywide, with offices in Vientiane, Savannakhet, Champassak, Salavan and Sekong provinces. WWF-Laos is part of the Regional Office of Asia-Pacific, which in Greater Mekong Programme we operate in 5 countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.
 
What does the IT Manager do?

He/she ensures the smooth and efficient function of the IT system of WWF-Laos. This includes supporting functions of computer systems as well as maintaining and enhancing systems and data security. It also includes developing and implementing the IT action plan, as part of the overall office strategy, and aligned to the WWF global and regional IT strategies. Some of the key duties and responsibilities include to:
  • Develop and implement IT activity work plan and ensure that WWF-Laos attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.
  • Oversee the annual IT budget and ensuring cost effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement data security procedures to all record and information services.
  • Monitor daily operations, including server hardware, software, and operating systems.
  • Test, troubleshoot, and modify information systems so that they operate effectively.
  • Provide technical support to managers and staffs as well as in field offices to help them resolve any hardware and software problems.
  • Ensure IT policies and procedures are followed by all staffs.
  • Act as administer for LAN network, email system, software and hardware and backup server.
  • Coordinate technology installations, upgrades, and maintenance.
  • Advise on purchasing new and replacement hardware and software, as well as office electronic equipment to ensure they are appropriate for the purpose intended.
  • Establish and maintain effective formal and informal links with suppliers, service providers, agencies to ensure appropriate range and quality of services are provided.
  • Work with external consultants, suppliers and service provider and ensure their performance is meeting our required standards.
  • Assure all IT activities are performed within the parameters of applicable laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Be the technology partner of Conservation, providing technology advice and solutions in close coordination with Global ICT.

Desired profile of applicants:
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Networking Engineering 3 years of practical working
  • 5 years of practical experience in LAN network administration and network installation.
  • Up to date knowledge of IT systems, protocols, hardware and software required to run and protect the email system, internet service, communications and financial systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows software, including Server and Office
  • Experience in developing, implementing and monitoring of the IT action plan, preferably the context of an international organisation
  • Knowledge or Experience with G-Suite, Ms Office and other email software
  • Technical IT Helpdesk and Troubleshooting for all electrical equipment in office
  • Coaching, Presentation and Communications, Interpersonal, Organization and Time management.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local language
  • Basic knowledge of environmental and conservation issues in Laos is an advantage
  • Basic knowledge of cloud services implementation will be an advantage
  • Good understanding of normal practice in non-profit organizations
  • Personality: Enthusiastic, Resourceful and Sociable.
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
  • Essential WWF behaviours: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaboration openly and innovation 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

Applicants are requested to mention the name of the position applied for in the email subject. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 30 March 2020

Forest Officer

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced Lao National to fill the position of Forest Officer base in Salavanh province, Laos.

What does a Forest Officer do?

The Project Officer for Forest Programme assists the Forest Coordinator in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of forest-related activities as well as assume project activities implementation. He/she also supports the Forest Coordinator in maintaining the effectiveness and efficiency of the forest programme’s operations with included:
  • Under the supervision of the Forest Coordinator, provide support in the development, reviewing and updating of budgets and detailed work plans on an annual, semi-annual and monthly basis.
  • Support the Forest Coordinator in preparing semi-annual and annual progress reports (Technical Progress Report) as well as Monthly Monitoring Report and technical report to Government counterpart agencies.
  • In collaboration with WWF provincial coordinators, assume the planning, coordination and implementation of all forest projects activities in the field based on approved work plan.
  • Write field activity completion report
  • With the Project Support Officer, ensure project documents are adequately filed and maintained.
  • Assist the Forest Coordinator in maintaining good coordination with local partners to ensure smooth and effective implementation of project activities.
  • Take a lead role in organizing meetings, training and field trips.
  • Represent WWF in relevant meetings, networks, stakeholder’s / partnership platform dialogues in the absence of Project Managers or the Forest Coordinator.
  • Provide operational and technical support to the Forest Coordinator as required.

Desired profile of applicants:
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in forestry, development studies, natural/environmental science, or in relevant fields;
  • 3 years of practical working experience, preferably in forestry or natural resources management projects;
  • Previous experience of working for INGOs, United Nations agencies or bilateral development agencies is an advantage;
  • Very good spoken and written Lao and English languages;
  • Good communication skills (internal, external);
  • Fluent in MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook);
  • Attention to details and diligence in assigned tasks;
  • Flexible / creative in front of unexpected situations (solution-oriented);
  • Be able to prioritize as well as work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to listen to others, and contribute to teamwork;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Knowledge of GIS is an advantage;
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging;
  • Possessing the essential WWF behaviors for the position, i.e. to: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovation 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: 18 March 2020

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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About WWF-Laos

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, Champassak, Salavan and Sekong provinces.

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.

Conservation Programme Officer

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

What does the Conservation Programme Officer do?

The Conservation Programme Officer supports the Conservation Director in supervising the conservation programme. Key specific responsibilities include:

  • Support Project Managers in delivering project outputs;
  • Monitor programme delivery issues and propose mitigation measures;
  • Support coordination with Government counterparts and other partners; 
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator in data management; 
  • Support to the Conservation Director in resource mobilization efforts;
  • Maintain networks and partnerships on biodiversity conservation with partners;
  • Provide inputs to communications products;
  • Provide other operational and technical support to the Conservation Director as required


Desired profile of applicants
 

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, development studies, or in relevant fields;
  • Qualification in project management and/or in monitoring and evaluation preferred.
  • At least 2 years of practical experience in programme or project support;
  • Excellent Lao and English language skills;
  • Thorough understanding of socio-economic, conservation and development issues in Laos; 
  • Ability to learn fast and adapt to different working environments, including with international partners;
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and take initiative through a problem-solving approach; 
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

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: 19 March  2020


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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About WWF-Laos

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, Savannakhet, Champassak, Salavan and Sekong provinces.

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.

 
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Project officer – Illegal Wildlife Trade, Central Annamites Landscape

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.
 
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.

WWF Laos is now looking for an experienced Lao national candidate to fill the position of Project Officer – Illegal Wildlife Trade, Central Annamites Landscape, WWF-Laos based in Sekong Province, Lao PDR.

What does the Illegal Wildlife Trade Officer do?

The Project officer – Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) provides technical support to the Central Annamites Landscape (CAL) Manager in the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities to ensure compliance with the Project Document and WWF’s contractual obligations, in all areas related to combatting illegal wildlife trade (IWT).   His or her specific role in collaboration with local partners, lead the process of monitoring Illegal Wildlife Trade around project target areas, including preparing data collection tools, training and coaching, establishing reference values and regularly reporting on these values.
  • Provide technical support to the CAL Manager in the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of anti-IWT activities;
  • Together with Government counterparts and local authorities in Salavan and Sekong Provinces, with technical support from the WWF-Laos IWT Team, support the implementation of nationally agreed systems and processes that support the reduction of consumption of wildlife and illegal wildlife trade in the project target area, including:
    • Establish a baseline of, and monitor, the illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products at restaurants, traditional medical stores and markets;
    • Establish a baseline of wildlife product consumption patterns in urban centres;
    • Lead a behaviour change campaign to address illegal wildlife consumption;
    • Support the establishment of the two Provincial Wildlife Law Enforcement Network (P-WEN) ;
    • Support local, provincial and national law enforcement officials to fully implement PMO 15 and PMO 05, as well as the Forestry Law and the Aquatic and Wildlife Law to meet national and international obligations.
  • Provide training to Government partners and stakeholders to support local and trans-boundary wildlife law enforcement;
  • 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 Central Annamites Landscape Manager 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 the Line 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 and partnerships for IWT with 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;
  • Provide other operational and technical support to the Line Manager as required.
Desired profile of applicants:
  • University degree related to forestry and wildlife law enforcement, natural resources management or in relevant fields.
  • At least 3 years of working experience in forestry or wildlife law enforcement or relevant fields;
  • Experience in working and negotiating with Government officials; experience in the south of Laos an advantage;
  • Research and research design experience an advantage.
  • Proven capacity to engage with Government local authorities and technical agencies;
  • 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;
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Honest, Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging;
  • Essential WWF behavior for such a position: Strive for impact, Listen deeply, Collaborate openly and Innovate fearlessly, etc.

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: 31 January 2020

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.

Senior Officer Biodiversity

WWF-Laos is now looking for an experienced person to fill the position of Senior Officer Biodiversity for CarBi2 Project, based in Sekong 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 45 Lao, international and volunteer staff working on over 10 projects countrywide with offices in Vientiane, Champassak, Salavan and Sekong provinces. 

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.

What doest Senior Officer Biodiversity do? 

The Senior Officer Biodiversity is responsible for the planning and implementation of landscape-level biodiversity assessments with camera-traps across large parts of the Xesap NBCA. In addition, the Senior Officer Biodiversity is responsible for the management of the SMART patrolling data and for all data analyses related to biodiversity and patrolling. All analysis will be conducted in close collaboration and under the supervision of the scientists of the Leibniz-IZW. 
 
Major duties and responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical support to the Landscape Manager in the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities to ensure compliance with the Project Documents and WWF’s contractual obligations;
  • Plan, coordinate and lead all biodiversity field work in Xesap NPA; ensure local communities are integrated in the field work activities planning and implementation;
  • 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;
  • Provide data and analysis to the Landscape Manager to prepare Monthly Monitoring Reports (MMR), quarterly, 6-monthly and annual project implementation plans with project partners;
  • Provide regular reports about the field work activities to the Leibniz-IZW (using the above reporting products as much as possible); 
  • Supervise and coach the WWF Patrol Officer with regards to SMART data management and reporting with support from the WWF Laos and GMP SMART experts;
  • Sort and database all biodiversity and SMART data;
  • Together with scientists of the Leibniz-IZW, use modern statistical approaches to:
    • Analyse the biodiversity data and produce geographic occupancy models (with maps) of species across the Xesap NBCA;
    • Determine snare occupancy based on the SMART data;
  • 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;
  • Provide other operational and technical support to the Landscape Manager as required.


Desired profile of applicants:

  • Master’s degree in biology, wildlife conservation or related fields;
  • At least 3 years of practical experience in conducting wildlife surveys and camera-trapping;
  • Experience with camera-trap data management are required and with the SMART software beneficial;
  • Experience in field team leadership and organisation of large field research campaigns. 
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time in the forest under physically challenging conditions; 
  • Proven ability to work in the context of multi-country projects, in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Lao and English language;
  • Striving to develop a sense of team with colleagues;
  • Basic skills in occupancy modelling and with R software; 
  • 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: November 27, 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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Saola - the endemic species of the Central Annamites.
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