Livelihoods & Climate Resilience Officer for Xebanghieng Phase 2 Project

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.
WWF’s interventions in the Freshwater Landscape are currently supported by two projects, but aims at growing over the coming months and years:
  1. Strengthening food security and resilience of rural communities along the Xebanghieng River through biodiversity-conserving fisheries co-management, Lao PDR” (or Xebanghieng II) project, funded by the BMZ and;
  2. The Lao-Thai Fisheries Project phase 2, funded by WWF Switzerland and WWF Singapore, on the Mekong River. Both projects focus on the protection and improvement of freshwater resources in the Middle Mekong. To this end, jointly managed Fish Conservation Zones are to be established, the livelihood of the population is to be secured through higher fish stocks and alternative sources of income, and research on specific species is to be carried out.

The Livelihoods and Climate Resilience Officer is responsible for the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities related to livelihood activities and climate resilience. She/ he ensures the activities compliance with the project agreement and work plans, WWF’s contractual obligations with partners and donors. She/ he prepares documentation in support of administration and finance to the Project Manager and other project staff to ensure compliance with operations systems, policies and procedures of WWF-Laos. She/he works in close cooperation with the PAFO’s Fisheries Section, the District Agriculture and Forestry Office, and other related government partners. She/he also ensures close collaboration between the project management, partners, and relevant stakeholders in the project sites. 

Detailed job descriptions and the qualification required for this position can be downloaded from the attached file under 'Job Description'.  

This position is based in Kaysone District, Savannakhet Province and will work in closely with the Program Manager, Program Coordinator, as well as all the Freshwater Team members and Operational Teams from the Vientiane Office.

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 one of 4 positions based in Savannakhet Province, please email your cover letter and CV in English to citing in the subject line ‘position that you applied for’. 
Deadline for applications: December 30, 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.