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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: 15th March 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.

Civil Society Project Manager

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced person to fill the position of Civil Society Project Manager based 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. 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, Cambodi, and Laos. Find out more at www.wwf.org.la
 
The civil society project supports WWF Laos’ activities in engaging civil society organizations and community-based organizations to strengthen their capacity so they can fully exercise their environmental rights and are enabled to influence decision-making to promote sustainable use and equitable benefit sharing of natural capital and the ecosystem services derived therefrom.

The project helps to establish an enabling environment for civil society organizations to actively participate in natural resources management processes. The capacity building activities raise civil society organizations and community-based organizations’ skills not only to exhibit quality participation but also to monitor those processes and contribute through relevant channels whenever necessary. 

Major function:

The Civil Society Project Manager supports the planning and management of project activities in SIDA-supported projects and leads the monitoring and reporting of project activities in support of all SIDA-supported projects. Tasks also include overall supervision of financial and administrative aspects of the project. He/she organizes project execution in line with programmatic objectives, engaging national counterparts and building a reputation for quality design and reliable delivery. He/she is accountable for all project deliverables. He/she is also the Focal Point of the WWF International Governance Practice in Laos. 

  • Manage project activities, project budget and create synergies for effective management and report to the Conservation Director;
  • Together with the project managers of SIDA-supported projects, and with support from the Southern Provinces Coordinator and Forest Programme Officer, prepare annual project implementation plans with project partners;
  • Develop, monitor, review and update projects’ activities work plan to ensure that the project attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible;
  • Prepare 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; 
  • 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’ achievement for project managers of SIDA-supported projects and Government counterparts;
  • Manage, build and maintain networks and partnerships on biodiversity conservation and civil society with relevant 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;
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff under supervision and consultants;
  • Be the focal point of the SIDA-supported Greater Mekong Civil Society Programme in Laos and coordinate, consult and report on programme implementation on a regular basis with the Regional Programme Coordinator;
  • Be the Focal Point of the WWF International Governance Practice in Laos and participate in its relevant coordination mechanisms. 

 Qualification required:

  • Master’s degree in development or social studies, natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, or in relevant fields;
  • Qualification in project management and/or in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Qualification in civil society development studies an advantage. 
  • 5 years of practical experience in managing, supporting and/or advising forestry-related projects or civil-society projects in either international NGOs or the United Nations or bilateral development agencies;
  • Experience of working with Government officials, local communities and donor representatives;
  • Experience in coordinating multiple projects or separate project components;
  • Experience in working in a multicultural environment and regional projects;
  • Essential WWF behavior 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, mentioning the position you are applying for to jobs.laos@wwf.org.la

Closing date: 22 January 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.