Forest Technical Officer - Forest Restoration for Climate Resilience and Development, WWF-Laos

WWF has had a presence in the country since the late 1980’s, where it contributed to some of the first surveys that established Laos’ protected area system. WWF-Laos has been officially established under the WWF-Greater Mekong programme since 2001 and today has over 50 staff across 5 offices with the head office located in Vientiane. WWF-Laos works with government, civil society, and the private sector to address the threats to conservation and move towards a greener nature-based future to reach our vision.

Our vision is for 'Laos’ unique biodiversity, cultural diversity, ecosystems and the services they provide are maintained or enhanced and contribute to the sustainable development and wellbeing of Laos, the Greater Mekong region and the planet as a whole.” Find out more about WWF-Laos at: 

WWF-Laos’ Forest Programme is a key part of WWF Laos’ conservation strategy and aims at halting deforestation and ensuring Laos’ forests are effectively protected or under improved management and restoration using principles of sustainable forest management, certification schemes, value chain development, and the promotion of responsible forestry governance and trade. Under its Forest Programme, WWF started a new four-year (2022-2025) forest project “Forest Restoration for Climate Resilience and Development (FORRED).” The FORRED work covers two priority landscapes and supports building conservation programs in these landscapes with other multi-disciplinary teams.

Position: Forest Technical Officer - Forest Restoration for Climate Resilience and Development, WWF-Laos
Based in: Pakse City, Champasack Province, Lao PDR
Gross monthly salary (est.): 10,640,000 LAK

The Forest Technical officer assists the Project Manager and Forest Lead in planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the forest-project activities. He/she also support in maintaining the effectiveness and efficiency of the project operations. He/She may also support other teams working in the same landscapes as part of a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Under the supervision of the Project Manager, develop, review and update budgets and detailed work plans on a monthly and quarterly basis.  Support the planning, coordination, and implementation of all forest projects activities in the field;
  • Lead implementation of assigned project activities in the field based on approved quarterly and monthly work plans;
  • Write field activity completion report.  Support project manager in preparing semi-annual and annual progress reports (Technical Progress Report);
  • Ensure adequate filing and maintenance of project documents in a systematic manner including updating the project M&E system.
  • 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 Lead;

WWF-Laos offers you a 1-year contract with a possible extension.
How to apply: If you have the skills and experience and are interested in the position, please email your cover letter and CV in English to citing in the subject line the position that you applied for, WWF-Laos’. 
Deadline for applications: April 7, 2022. 
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.