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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.

Finance and Administration Officer for Illegal Wildlife Trade Project

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced Lao National to fill the position of Finance and Administration Officer for Illegal Wildlife Trade Project, based in Vientiane Capital, Laos.

What does Finance and Admin Officer do?

The Finance & Administration Officer will be supporting the new INL project countering wildlife trafficking in Lao PDR. Key specific responsibilities include:
  • Ensure to complete the project financial cycle in line with the ORACLE system following procedures and timelines;
  • Provide administrative support to the project;
  • Assist in the development, monitoring, review and update project finance & accounting work plans;
  • Provide technical guidance, training, coaching to the project team, project partner and government counterparts on all finance and administrative aspects 
  • Support Project Manager to prepare and manage third party contracts;
  • Responsible in preparing Call of Funds to donors;
  • Participate in workshop and training related to project financial management and reporting;
  • Work and cooperate with government counterparts related to financial issues.

Desired profile of applicants:
  • 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 System is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of international finance and accounting standards
  • Excellent Lao and English language skills.  And strong interpersonal skills.
  • 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 English, mention the position that you apply for to jobs.laos@wwf.org.la

Closing date: 15 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.

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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.
 
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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: 15 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.

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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, Forest Programme

WWF Laos is now looking for an experienced person to fill the position of Project Officer for Forest Programme 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.

Major Functions 

The Forest Officer assists the Forest Coordinator in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of forest-related activities. He/she also supports the Forest Coordinator in maintaining the effectiveness and efficiency of the forest programme’s operations. Main roles and responsibilities include:
  1. Support for Project Management 
  • 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.
  • With the Project Support Officer, ensure project documents are adequately filed and maintained.
  1. Coordination and technical support
  • In collaboration with the Project Support Officer & WWF provincial coordinators, support the planning, coordination and implementation of all forest projects activities in the field.
  • 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

Required qualifications and experience
  • 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.
Required skills and competencies
  • 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

Working Relationships
  • Internal – WWF Laos: Interact on a regular basis with Forest Coordinator, Conservation Director, Technical Advisors, project staff, HRM, finance staff and project managers of similar projects in other GMP Country Programmes. Engage with and support WWF-Laos staff.
  • External – Interact with donors, Government agencies at the central, provincial, district, and commune levels, as well as NGO partners, communities, and other stakeholders.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated to be assigned to the staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

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: 08 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.
 
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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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Procurement Officer, WWF-Laos

Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organizations!

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 the WWF Greater Mekong, which works on environmental issues across Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. WWF-Laos established its presence in Laos starting in 2001 and in partnership with the government, has been implementing several projects in the areas of conservation of wildlife and natural resources; improvement of livelihoods/income generation and other relevant activities contributing to sustainable management of natural resources.
 
WWF Laos is now looking for an experienced Lao National to fill the position of Procurement Officer based in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.

What does the
Procurement Officer do?

The Procurement Officer is responsible for the management, administration, and supervision of the organization's acquisition programs. He/she is in charge of contracting services and manage the purchase of supplies, equipment, materials and all other procurement requirements of the whole office programme activities. And strategically guides relevant team members, ensuring that applicable procurement and related financial policies are followed and expenses are cost-effective.
  • Ensures purchasing activities are on track to reach important financial objectives and cost-saving targets;
  • Evaluates suppliers before making purchasing decisions – e.g. visiting supplier’s location and examining their products, as well as interviewing the decision makers on the supplier’s team to learn why their product is the best choice (especially for potential trusted suppliers);
  • Acts as the main negotiator for purchasing contracts;
  • Perform all other function or tasks assigned as may be necessary to achieve departmental goals especially during peak reporting season and meeting tight deadlines…

Desired profile of applicants:
  • Bachelor's degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Business Law, Accounting and Finance or equivalent degrees.
  • 5 years of practical experience in procurement and/or supply chain management or similar relevant fields.
  • Contracting skills – to draft and carefully review high value contracts to guarantee compliance with applicable policies and procedures, donor requirements, local laws as well as ethical practices…

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: 1 November 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.

Conservation Programme Manager

(re-advertise) 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.


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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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: 1 November 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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