Field Officer, Asian Giant Soft-shell Turtle project

Position: Field Officer, Asian Giant Soft-shell Turtle project.
Location: Savannakhet Caity, Savannakhet Province.

Open for: Only for Local National.

The Field Officer, Asian Giant Soft-shell Turtle (AGST) project provides technical support to the Xebanghiang Priority Site Coordinator / Project Manager in the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities to ensure compliance with the project documents and WWF’s contractual obligations and ensure close collaboration between the project management, partners and relevant stakeholders in the project sites. His/her specific role in collaboration with local partners, supporting all processes of AGST project, including related to the conduction of surveys, including related to evident-based policy planning, including community training, awareness raising, and regularly reporting on the project progress.


  • Prepare, in coordination with the Priority Site Coordinator/Project Manager, Project Technical Advisors, consultant, and counterparts, bi-monthly work plans and provide support to develop annual and quarterly/six-month work plans;
  • Monitor project implementation, identify arising issues, and seek for solutions to address them;
  • Set up, update, and maintain a database of all technical reports, presentations, maps, data, and pictures produced by the project in the field of work;
  • Prepare six-monthly and yearly technical reports against the approved work plans and budget plans;
  • Organize meetings, training courses, and workshops and facilitate workshops, discussions, and consultations with communities and stakeholders;
  • Pursuant to work plans, support Priority Site Coordinator/Project Manager and project team to allocate budget effectively and efficiently, in compliance with WWF policy;
  • Ensure daily coordination and communication with the government and different counterparts;
  • Set up, train and equip, together with the project team Community Turtle Conservation Teams;
  • Coordinate and/or conduct surveys/assessment(s) related to the project in the XBH priority site;
  • Support interpretation of survey data and the preparation of respective reports;
  • Assist in translation Lao-English, and English-Lao when needed;
  • Support the development of a province-level plan for the conservation of aquatic biodiversity;
  • Assist in developing a community awareness-raising strategy and training material.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Natural resource management, agriculture, conservation biology, environment, ecology, fisheries or in relevant fields;
  • Good command of the English language is an advantage;
  • Proven experience of working with government officials and local communities.


  • 3 years of practical experience, at least 2 years of which should be in related to this fields either with NGOs or development agencies;
  • Knowledge of conservation, aquatic biodiversity and natural resource management issues in Laos;
  • Being familiar with SMART patrolling is an advantage;
  • Interest in scientific work/research;
  • Willing to travel to provinces and remote areas on a regular basis;
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Willing to learn and continue to learn;
  • Striving to develop a sense of team with project staff and managers;
  • Proven ability to work under minimum supervision and take initiative while keeping in check all relevant regulations and organization’s policies.
WWF-Laos can offer you an initial 1 year with a possible extension contract. Please note the compensation package will be aligned with local salary and benefits conditions, in line with our reward policy.


Please email your application form which you can download it from this link, cover letter, and CV in English to citing in the subject line of the position that you applied for. 


Deadline for applications: 15 March 2023


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