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Technical Advisor, Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade

WWF Laos is now looking for an experienced person to fill the position of Technical Advisor, Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) 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 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.

Major Functions 

The IWT Technical Advisor leads the anti-IWT efforts of WWF in Laos, including strategies to deal with wildlife crimes at source, curtailing wildlife trafficking, and demand reduction in Laos. He/she also leads the implementation of the action plan developed under the WWF Ivory HII initiative for closing down ivory markets in Lao PDR.

The Technical Advisor is responsible for the technical supervision and strategic management of all WWF anti-IWT projects in Laos, supervising Project Managers who directly implement grants and other agreements with Government and non-Government counterparts. Additionally, the Technical Advisor supports WWF Laos’ fundraising efforts for IWT strategies.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervise IWT Project Managers and Officers;
  • Provide technical guidance and support to WWF Laos staff in programme and project implementation related to Ivory & IWT, as determined by project activities and work plans;
  • Lead policy advocacy activities against ivory and illegal wildlife trade in the Lao PDR, in coordination with the relevant teams in WWF-Laos and in the region;
  • Lead implementation of the action plan developed under the Ivory HII initiative for closing down the ivory markets in Lao PDR;
  • Provide direct technical support to Lao PDR Government counterparts agencies where and when needed;
  • Represent WWF Laos in relevant meetings, networks, stakeholders’ engagement, and partnership dialogues;
  • Support communication of outcomes of Ivory & IWT activities in Laos through the WWF Network and external channels;
  • Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, environmental, social and economic frameworks relevant to Ivory & IWT in Laos, and support engagement of WWF teams in relevant dialogues and meetings;
  • Proactively support the fundraising efforts of WWF Laos for Ivory & IWT strategies;
  • Coordinates with GMPO IWT and Wildlife Crime leads on effective strategies and synergies, coordinates with the WWF regional and global Ivory HII coordinators, and interfaces with the Wildlife Crime Initiative of WWF network on its Wildlife Crime Prevention Framework;
  • Other tasks aligned with WWF Laos’ anti-IWT programme as assigned by the Conservation Director.
 
Desired profile of applicants:
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in forestry and/or natural resources management, law enforcement or in relevant fields;
  • At least 5 years of working experience in forestry or in wildlife trade issues, in particular focused on policy advocacy and law enforcement;
  • Extensive experience in project management;
  • Extensive experience working in partnership with Government officials in southeast Asia; familiarity with Laos an advantage;
  • Ability to learn fast and adapt to different working environments, including with international partners;
  • Ability to work under limited supervision while keeping to set workplan; applying adaptive management where needed;
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Lao language and/or Mandarin language an advantage;
  • 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: 25 Octocber 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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Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

WWF-Laos is now looking for an experienced Lao National to fill the position of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator 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 45 Lao, international and volunteer staff working on over 10 projects countrywide with offices in Vientiane, Savannakhet and Champassak provinces.


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. 


What does the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator do?

The M&E Coordinator is an exciting and inspiring position, essential in ensuring WWF Laos delivers quality conservation impact. He/she reports to the Conservation Director and is responsible for the effective development and management of WWF-Laos’ M&E system in accordance with the current Country Strategic Plan. He/she ensures the effective delivery of all relevant M&E products, from project and programme levels to the Country Office level.

Key specific responsibilities include:

  • Support Project Managers in maintaining and completing project monitoring tools;
  • Proactively support Project Managers in completing their monitoring and evaluation commitments;
  • Maintain the WWF International database system, INSIGHT, with input from WWF Laos Country Office related to both the conservation programme and the various operations departments;
  • Lead the consolidation of data needed for WWF-Laos’ contribution to the yearly Network Performance Overview (NPO);
     

Desired profile of applicants

  • Bachelor’s degree in monitoring and evaluation or in relevant fields;
  • At least 3 years of practical experience in designing and/or managing information management systems;
  • Systematic thinking, good human relations and coordination skills, including working in virtual teams; 
  • Excellent organizational skills and self-motivation;
  • Striving to develop a sense of team with colleagues;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Lao and English languages;
  • 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 the English language, to jobs.laos@wwf.org.la, indicating the name of the position applied for in the email subject.


Closing date: 25 October 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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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.


Closing date: 15 October 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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Project officer – Illegal Wildlife Trade, Central Annamites Landscape

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’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 behaviour 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 English language, to jobs.laos@wwf.org.la, indicating the name of the position applied for in the email subject.
 
Closing date: 17 October 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.

Consultancy services to develop local (indigenous) school curriculum in Sekong and Salavan Province

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced part-time consultancy service to develop to develop local (indigenous) school curriculum in Sekong and Salavan Province. 


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 Programme Office, which operates in 5 countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. Find out more at 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. 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.

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.

LEADING THE CHANGE PROGRAMME 

Leading the Change(LtC) programme in the Greater Mekong is aiming at empowering people and communities in target areas to effectively exercise their rights, influence decisions and equitably receive benefits from natural resources, and contribute to the sustainable management of key ecosystems and habitats. In particular, the proposed programme aims at strengthening CSOs and CBOs to effectively influence planning, decision-making, and good governance of natural resources. 

The programme intends to strengthen the technical and organizational capacity of CSOs and CBOs to scale up community conservation actions for local and upstream impact. WWF will bolster policy research, advocacy, analysis and monitoring capacity in civil society to empower their participation in policy and decision-making processes with regards to Natural Resources Management (NRM). The programme will also improve knowledge management by developing and promoting existing toolkits, guidance and good practice documentation; and facilitating south-south & peer-to-peer civil society exchange.

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES

This consultancy will support building capacity of partner CSOs and local government counterparts in the development of local and indigenous school curriculum. Through this consultancy, we aim at achieving two objectives: 
  1. Build the capacity of the technical staff of partner CSOs as well as that of local government technical agencies as well as community members and leaders. 
  2. Complete sets of local curriculums inclusive of indigenous knowledge and obtain approval from relevant education offices at all levels to mainstream their use in the target area. 
 
Working closely with WWF and partner CSOs technical staff and under the supervision of the WWF Laos Project Manager, the consultant will provide:
  • Guidance in Government-approved standard procedures on the development of local curricula, using a stepwise and inclusive approach;
  • Technical and practical training to the technical staff of WWF-Laos, partner CSOs, local government, and communities;
  • Produce resources relevant to the development of local curricula, including handouts, guidelines, etc. as well as a certificate of training to successful trainees.

The tasks and responsibilities of the consultancy services can be downloaded from the attached PDF file (see on the right side under Term of Reference). 

INTERESTED CANDIDATES, PLEASE SEND THE APPLICATION TO:

Saosavanh, Project Manager, Leading the Change, WWF-Laos 
E-mail: saosavanh@wwf.org.la

Tel: 020 5918 3646

Closing date: 30 September 2019

Community Engagement Project Officer, Savannakhet Fisheries Programme

WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced candidate to fill the position of Community Engagement Officer 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, 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.

What does the Community Engagement Officer do?

The Project Officer provides support to implement all project activities with a focus on ensuring that the projects’ community engagement efforts support target communities’ understanding of, and participation in, the project through adequate communication, facilitation and interaction. The Project Officer is also responsible for various aspects of administration and finance to the Project Coordinator and other project staff to ensure compliance with operations systems, policies and procedures of WWF-Laos.

As the Gender Focal Point, the Project Officer provides support to WWF-Laos’ staff in the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities including gender components to ensure compliance with WWF’s gender policy and other relevant WWF contractual obligations.
  • Support all aspects of project management, administration and finance;
  • In all target villages of Savannakhet Provinces, ensure all project participants understand the project’s goals and the projects follow WWF’s social policies;
  • Assist in project surveys, fisheries management and livelihoods diversification meetings as well as awareness-raising activities for all project components;
  • Keep track, record and report project expenses to the Project Manager in close consultation with the WWF-Laos Finance Unit, and ensure all finance matters are well documented in soft and hard copy;
  • Arrange logistics for external and internal project meetings, workshops, study tours, visits, travels, and training courses to ensure that they are properly organised, conducted and that minutes are accurately recorded and circulated to relevant people;
  • Prepare contracts with project partners, suppliers, service providers, and consultants upon requirements of the Project Manager, ensure compliance with contract management procedures of the organisation, and follow up with the WWF-Laos Finance Unit to ensure payments are made on time;
  • Provide on the job related training to WWF volunteers and interns;
  • In addition, as Gender Focal Point:
    • Provide technical support, on request, and subject to availability, to WWF-Laos Project Managers in how to implement WWF-Laos’ Gender Policy in their projects and activities;
    • Based on WWF-Laos office’s needs, provide gender awareness training to WWF staff and project counterparts.

Desired profile of applicants:
 
  • Diploma in community development or in other relevant fields – bachelor’s degree is an advantage;
  • Gender mainstreaming training certificate.
  • At least 3 years of practical experience in community development or conservation projects.
  • Proven capacity to engage efficiently and support local communities, Government officials, local authorities and technical agencies;
  • Basic knowledge of environmental and conservation issues in Laos, especially in aquatic resources, wetlands and fisheries;
  • 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;
  • Good command of English language;
  • Essential WWF behaviour 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 English, mention the position that you apply for to jobs.laos@wwf.org.la

Closing date: 18 September 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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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: 4 Setember 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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