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Siphandone Project Manager

WWF-Laos is looking for the experienced national person to fill-in the position of Siphandone Project Manager base in Pakse, Champasack Province, Lao PDR.

 

As part of its FY16-20 Strategic Plan, WWF Laos is implementing a comprehensive programme of conservation activities in the two landscapes included in the 4 southern provinces on the Lao PDR (Champassak, Attapeu, Sekong and Salavan) i.e. the Mekong Flooded Forest landscape (MFFL) and the Central Annamites Landscape (CAL). These two landscapes are made of the Greater Annamites and the Mekong priority eco-regions identified by WWF, containing many significant populations of globally threatened and flagship species. WWF aims to protect and restore these species and their habitats and a large part of this work involves supporting local communities and Government agencies in the landscape to strengthen the management of key protected areas, support freshwater conservation zones, and promote sustainable forest management.

 

Under Mekong Flooded Forest landscape (MFFL). The project “Improving food and income security in Siphandone through sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity conservation” will contribute to socio-economic development of the Lao PDR, and in particular that of Agriculture and Forestry, through the management and sustainable use of fisheries and aquatic natural resources in the Mekong River From November 2016 to December 2019 (3 years and 2 months)

 

Major Functions:
 

The Project Manager plays a lead role in the planning, coordination and management of the project activities. He/she is responsible for all aspects of project implementation, including planning, management, monitoring and reporting of project activities in support of supervisees. Tasks also include overall supervision of financial and administrative aspects of the project. He/she organizes project execution in line with programmatic objectives, engaging national counterparts and building reputation for quality design and reliable delivery. He/she is accountable for project deliverables to be achieved as planned.

 

  • Manage project activities, project budget and create synergies for effective sustainable management
  • Together with Technical Advisors with support from Southern Provinces Coordinators, prepare annual project implementation plans with project partners
  • Develop, monitor, review and update projects’ activities work plan to ensure that the projects attain their objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible
  • Monitor, review the monthly budget expenditure report, quarterly, and annual report and provide recommendation/feedback. Based on that report, together with finance team prepare expenditure report vs projects’ achievement for gov’t counterpart. 
  • Prepare monthly report, periodically technical reports against the approved work plan and budget plan, as per donor and government counterpart requirements

 

Qualification required:

  • At least bachelor degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, bioregional planning, development studies, or in relevant fields. With expertise in fishery management will be very interested.
  • Qualification in Project Management
  • 5 years of practical experience in leading and managing programmes or projects, 2 years of which should be in the related field
  • Proven experience of managing project funding.
  • Good understanding of socio-economic, conservation and development issues in Laos and in the landscape
  • Knowledge of the policy/institutional context related to conservation and the government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector in the landscape
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
  • Good communication skills in written Lao and English

 

The detailed Job Description can be downloaded from the attached PDF here and available upon the request.

 

Interested candidates should apply by sending covering letter and CV with mention a position you apply for, submit your application in English to: jobs.laos@wwfgreatermekong.org 
 

Closing date: 8th Dec.  2017

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

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.

about siphandone project

 
	© Adam Oswell / WWF

Conservation Programme Manager

WWF-Laos is looking for the experienced national or international person to fill-in the position of Conservation Programme Manager base in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. 
 

 

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 thrive in harmony with nature. With our new 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, we aim at increasing our conservation impact by focusing on direct threats to wildlife, forests, and water ecosystems, and by increasing our influence and credibility in the Lao PDR.

 

Major Functions

The Conservation Program Manager (CPM) is responsible for coordinating the implementation of WWF-Laos’ projects so that they deliver the results that WWF-Laos has committed to in its contractual agreements with project beneficiaries in Laos and to its donors. As a member of the Country Management Team (CMT), the CPM shares responsibility for the overall performance of the Country Programme. 

 

  • Provide supervision and guidance to Practice Coordinators and Provinces Coordinators, as well Project Managers under direct supervision, so that the programme delivers on conservation objectives and WWF-Laos contractual agreements;
  • Support the government policy engagement efforts of the WWF-Laos Conservation Team to ensure the conservation programme delivers relevant, technically sound, quality outcomes and that strategies, approaches and results are shared with Government counterparts;
  • Ensure projects act in accordance to policies and procedures to drive improved conservation and operation efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Report important programme delivery issues to the CMT and ensure that reports and information of interest are brought to the attention of CMT members in due time;
  • Provide input to and review project proposals and technical project reports from the conservation programme and project teams;
  • Ensure monthly monitoring reports are produced by each Project Manager and provide timely feedback;
  • Build and maintain networks and partnerships on biodiversity conservation with relevant government agencies, NGO partners, local authorities and local communities;
  • Provide inputs to communications products and campaigns when required to ensure accurate information will be published to promote WWF activities;
  • Provide operational and technical support to the Country Director (CD) and Conservation Director as required.

 

Qualification required

 

  • Master’s degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, development studies, or in relevant fields;
  • Qualification in project management and/or in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proven experience in the fields of biodiversity conservation and/or, species-specific research, prevention of wildlife crime, timber trade regulation, land use planning, and/or sustainable production and consumption;
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in managing programmes or large projects, of which at least 2 should be in Laos;
  • Thorough understanding of socio-economic, conservation and development issues in Laos;
  • Knowledge of the policy/institutional context related to conservation and government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the not-for-profit sector in Laos;
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. 

 

The detailed job description can be downloaded and available upon the request.   

 

Interested candidates should apply by sending covering letter and CV with mention a position you apply for, submit your application in English to: jobs.laos@wwfgreatermekong.org      

 

Closing date: 8th Dec.  2017

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 

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

about WWF-Laos Conservation Strategies

 
	© Adam Oswell

Rattan and Bamboo Project Officer

WWF-Laos is part of the WWF Greater Mekong, one of the biologically richest places on the planet, which works on environmental issues across Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. WWF-Laos established its presence in Laos starting in 2001 and in partnership with the government, has been implementing several projects in the areas of conservation of wildlife and natural resources; improvement of livelihoods/income generation and other relevant activities contributing to sustainable management of natural resources.
 
WWF-Laos is now looking for the experienced Lao National to fill-in the position of Rattan and Bamboo Project Oficer.  

  
Position:      Rattan and Bamboo Project Officer 
Location:  Vientiane capital with opportunities for field visit depending on activities and requirement by project manager.
 


The Project Officer – Rattan and bamboo Project provides support to the Rattan-Bamboo Project Manager in the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of Sustainable Rattan-Bamboo Harvesting and Production, Project activities to ensure compliance with the Project Document and WWF’s contractual obligations and ensure close collaboration between the project management, partners and other relevant stakeholders in the project sites. (See the attached Job Description for the other major responsibilities of this position). 


Qualification required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, conservation, natural resource management, bioregional planning, environmental, or in relevant fields.
  • Additional courses on Project Management and business and marketing are advantages.
  • Basic knowledge of environmental and conservation issues in Lao PDR especially in Rattan and Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP) and community based natural resource management.
  • 3 years of practical experience as Project Officer, and related fields.
  • Experience of working INGOs or the United Nations or bilateral development agencies is an advantage.
  • Experience for working with environmental planning, policy and regulations will be preferred.
  • Essential WWF competencies for such a position: WWF Focus, External Orientation, Delivery Quality Outcomes, Building Working Relationships and Communication Effectively. 
 

The detailed Job Description can be downloaded from the attached PDF here and available upon the request.  

Interested candidates should apply by sending covering letter and CV with mention a position you apply for, submit your application in English to: jobs.laos@wwfgreatermekong.org 

Closing date:  1  December  2017

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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.

about rattan and bamboo project

 
	© WWF-Laos