Resource Mobilisation & Quality Assurance Intern

WWF has had a presence in the country since the late 1980s, when it contributed to some of the first biodiversity surveys that established Laos’ protected area system. The office in Laos was officially established in 2001. Our main office is in Vientiane Capital, with field offices in Savannakhet, Champassak, Salavan, and Xekong provinces.

WWF-Laos works with government, civil society, and private sector partners to address the threats to biodiversity and to move towards a greener nature-based future.

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' Five-Year Strategic Plan, 2021-2025

Position: Resource Mobilisation & Quality Assurance Intern
Based location: Remote
Gross stipend: 350 - 500 US$
Nationality: All

The Resource Mobilisation & Quality Assurance Intern supports the Resource Mobilisation and Public Sector Partnership Coordinator to ensure that WWF-Laos develops and maintains effective public sector partnerships and safeguards the effective coordination, monitoring and implementation of fund developing proposals relevant to the WWF-Laos Strategic Plan 2021-2025. 
  1. Resource Mobilisation:
  • Supports the development and maintenance of the database of PSP donors and their priorities;
  • Scout for possible funding opportunities and prepare summary table to allow the Resource Mobilisation and PSP Coordinator and relevant practice leads and project/programme managers (PMs) to access the correct and summarised information;
  • Ensure that all concepts and proposals are correctly registered and updated within the cradle-to-grave (C2G) system;
  • Oversee systems that monitor partnership relations in collaboration with the M&E Manager (e.g., regular reviews of agreements, funding proposals, etc.);
  • Compile Monthly Project Portfolio Briefs to inform the Country Management Team (CMT) on key project implementation achievements, challenges and proposed adaptive management solutions;
  • Provide support to the monitoring and evaluation of PSP action plan and PSP funded projects.  
  1. Quality Assurance:
  • Ensure support to the Resource Mobilisation and PSP Coordinator and to Practice Leads and PMs for the fulfilment of the QA process for every new project designed;
  • Ensure the correct templates are always available and updated;
  • Support the M&E coordinator in preparing and maintaining the projects and country Risk Registers;
  • Lead the preparation of the presentation for projects escalated to Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) for approval;
  • Liaise with the Resource Mobilisation and PSP Coordinator, ESSF Focal Point and relevant PMs and Practice Leads for the definition of the Environmental and Social Safeguarding screening;
  • Ensure compliance with WWF Network QA policies.

Required Qualifications:
  • Degree in relevant disciplines (business management, conservation, development studies, political science or other relevant);
  • Experience in developing and writing project proposals is an advantage;
  • Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fund-raising, donor strategies, functions and international relations;
  • Familiar with conservation and natural resource management issues, and with those in Laos and in the Greater Mekong Region is an advantage;
  • Enthusiasm and desire to learn; Strategic thinking;
  • Presentation, communications and public speaking;
  • Networking and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Lao an advantage;
  • Capacity to work remotely and with minimum supervision.

WWF-Laos offers you a 6-month contract with a possible extension and turns to be a full-time staff.
How to apply: If you have the skills and experience and are interested in this intern 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 15, 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.