Civil Society Project Coordinator

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one share home, the Earth? Working at WWF-Laos could be your opportunity of a lifetime.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world, active in almost 100 countries. Our mission is to stop the environmental degradation in the world and build a future where humans live in harmony with nature.
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 live in harmony with nature. With our new 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, we aim at increasing our conservation impact by reducing direct threats to wildlife, forests, and freshwater ecosystems, addressing the indirect drivers of the threats, and by restoring wildlife and ecosystems, and by securing nature’s contribution to people.
The Civil Society Project Coordinator supports the planning and management of project activities in relation to CSOs engagement in Sida supported.  Leading the Change (LtC) project and USAID supported Mekong for the Future project and leads the monitoring and reporting of project activities in support of all Sida and USAID 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 reputation for quality design and reliable delivery. He/she is accountable for all project deliverables.

Based in: Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR with extensive travel within the country.
As Civil Society Project Coordinator, you will:
  • Manage project activities, project budget and create synergies for effective management and report to the Lead for SD4C;
  • Together with the project managers of in Sida supported Leading the Change (LtC) project and USAID supported Mekong for the Future project, and with support from the project team, 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;
  • Be the focal point of the Sida and USAID-supported Greater Mekong Civil Society Programme in Laos;

Your qualifications and demonstrable experience will include:
  • 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.
  • At least 7 years of practical experience in managing, supporting and/or advising forestry-related projects or civil-society projects in either international NGOs, International Agencies (i.e. UN, EU) or bilateral development agencies;
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Courage, Collaboration, Respect, and Integrity.
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviors in way of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, and Innovate Fearlessly.

WWF Laos can offer you: Contract duration: initial 1 year with possible extension
Please note the compensation package will be aligned with local salary and benefits conditions, in line with our reward policy.
How to apply: If you have the skills and experience and are interested in CSO work in Laos, please email your cover letter and CV in English to citing in the subject line ‘Civil Society Project Coordinator, WWF-Laos’. 
Deadline for applications July 31, 2021. 
Thank you for interested to be part of our panda family. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within six weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful for this role.
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.