Waste Management and Partnerships Officers

Due to rapid urbanization, economic development, and increased tourism, the amount of solid waste in Lao PDR mostly generated in urban areas, is also fast increasing. Recent and accurate data on amounts of solid waste are not available in Laos due to limited waste management monitoring and reporting systems.

WWF-Laos is partnering with The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) to undertake a baseline study to address the present data gap by compiling Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) Profiles of three (3) selected key urban areas of Vientiane Capital, Vang Vieng District, and Luang Prabang City. Therefore, WWF-Laos is looking for qualified persons for 2 Project Officers.

Position: Two Project Officers - Waste Management and Partnerships.

Based in: One based in Vientiane Capital, and one based in Luang Prabang City.
Gross monthly salary: WWF-Laos offers competitive salary and benefits.

Main Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • The Project Officer – Waste Management and Partnerships, will oversee the overall coordination; and management of the project in the targeted sites. This will include facilitating and implementing tasks alongside consulting teams and other stakeholders to ensure timely and effective, implementation of work plans and targets;
  • 1 x Project Officer will be based in the Luang Prabang site, and 1 x Project Officer will be based in Vientiane Capital. However, it is expected that both Project Officers will collaborate, share and support the overall implementation of this project;
  • Undertake project management responsibilities, ensuring budget, scope, time, and personnel capacity are being managed and ensuring project activities comply with WWF and donor financial policies, procurement guidelines, and reporting requirements.
  • Support the day-to-day management and deployment of the project activities;
  • Lead discussions with government partners, document meeting minutes, and prepare necessary reports. Including representing WWF-Laos at government stakeholder meetings;
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of project progress reports to donors, project team, and stakeholders;
  • Support the Country office with developing and strengthening effective partnerships with key businesses and government stakeholders related to plastics and waste management;
  • Monitor and analyze government decrees, legislation, and projects that may impact WWF-Laos conservation work;
  • Help prepare a review of the infrastructure and private sector threats for each of WWF Laos Priority Sites and identify potential engagement points;
  • Provide ad-hoc interpretation and document translation
  • Review and provide input into communication products and campaigns;
  • Periodically be on staff recruitment and procurement assessment panels;
  • Other tasks assigned by line managers as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum undergraduate degree or higher in fields related to environmental engineering, Environment, Solid waste management/treatment, Project Management, Business Administration, or equivalent work experience in a similar field.
  • Experience in plastics and/or solid waste management and treatment will be an advantage;
  • At least 2 years of practical experience in areas related to the above-mentioned areas;
  • Can-do attitude and result-oriented communication mind-set
  • Organizing/ planning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn fast and adapt to different working environments. Ability to work under limited supervision and take initiative through a problem-solving approach;
  • Experience in facilitating project implementation in a multi-stakeholder setting.
  • Understanding of government procedures and processes and ability to navigate to minimize delays. Proven ability to liaise with Government counterparts on behalf of the organization;
  • Strong and confident negotiation skills;
  • Willing to learn and continue to learn; Willingness to understand conservation issues and contribute with new ideas and strategies;
  • Fluent Lao language skills and Professional working-level English.

WWF-Laos offers you a one-year contract with a possible extension.

How to Apply:

If you have the skills, and experience and are interested in these positions, please email your cover letter and CV in English to jobs.laos@wwf.org.la citing in the subject line the position and location base that you applied for.

Deadline for applications: 27 November 2022.

Thank you for being 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.


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