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Fisheries Project Officer

WWF-Laos is looking for the experienced national person to fill in the position of Fisheries Project Officer base in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR. 


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.

The Project “Prosperous Mekong Communities Through Fisheries Co-management That Protects River Biodiversity”, is part of the Darwin Initiative, funded by the UK Government. It starts in July 2018 and runs for 2 years. The project focuses on the Xebanghien River in Savannakhet Province. The main objectives of the project are to increase and improve the stock of aquatic resources through the establishment of fisheries co-management structures and to support the improvement of local livelihoods.
The Project Officer will be based in Savannakhet at the local Fisheries Section office and will work in close coordination with the Project Manager based in Vientiane so that project activities are implemented timely and with good quality, including local stakeholder’s capacity building and monitoring of all project activities.

Major Functions

The Project Officer is the representative of the project in Savannakhet province. He/she works in close cooperation with the PAFO’s Fisheries Section. He/she provides assistance to the implementation of all project activities i.e. the setting up of fish conservation zones, livelihoods diversification and research. He also 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.

  • Support the Project Manager in all aspects of project implementation in Savannakhet, including administration and finance documentation i.e. monitor project expenditures and contracts with project partners and counterparts;

  • Provide input to the development and revision of project annual work plan;

  • Support the project manager in organizing yearly and 6-monthly meetings;

  • Implement, in partnership with the Fisheries Section of Savannakhet Province, the work plan of the project, including: Village baseline surveys, Setting up of Fish Conservation Zones, Livelihood diversification activities, Research activities (e.g. village surveys), Conducting awareness raising sessions in target villages, Others as required by Project Manager.

  • Coordinate the monitoring of implementation of the project work plan, and ensure that data for the project monthly monitoring report, as well as for 6-monthly and yearly reports, is submitted on time to the Project Manager.

Qualification required

  • Bachelor’s degree in either fisheries, conservation, natural resources management, or in other relevant fields;
  • Qualification in Project Management is preferred.
  • 3 years of practical experience in fisheries and/or livelihood development projects;Experience of working with Government officials and local communities; experience with transboundary issues preferable;
  • Experience in conducting studies and coordinating research activities;
  • Capacity to work remotely, under minimal supervision but keeping on work plan target;
  • Excellent intra-team communication skills;

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      


Closing date: 1 Aug 2018


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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