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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. 

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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