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Wildlife Trade Project Manager, WWF-Laos

Wildlife Trade Project Manager, WWF-Laos
Wildlife Trade Project Manager, WWF-Laos

As part of its FY16-20 Strategic Plan, WWF-Laos is implementing a comprehensive wildlife conservation programme in its Priority Landscapes and Priority Sites, aligned with the WWF International Network’s Wildlife Practice. This includes protecting key habitats, ecosystems and species, as well as reducing illegal local wildlife trade and closing down international wildlife trade markets operating in the country.

The project to combat wildlife trade in Laos, supported by WWF Switzerland, starts in July 2016 and runs for 2 years. The project focuses on effective action against illegal wildlife trafficking through engagement with Government agencies to close down illegal wildlife markets in the Golden Triangle and other WWF Laos Priority Landscapes.
 
WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced Lao national candidate to fill the position of Wildlife Trade Project Manager, WWF-Laos

The Wildlife Trade Project Manager will lead and ensure the development and implementation of projects under the WWF Laos and WWF Greater Mekong strategic plans to tackle illegal wildlife trade in the Lao PDR. Priorities include implementation of and fund-raising for projects combatting illegal wildlife trade in Laos while also supporting regional projects operating in the country. These include development of and fund-raising for a wider programme of wildlife trade work in Laos aligned to the WWF Laos, WWF Greater Mekong, and WWF International Wildlife Crime Initiative strategic goals.
 
Location: Vientiane, Lao PDR
 
Key requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in either conservation, natural resources management, environmental law enforcement or in other relevant fields
  • Qualification in Project Management is preferred.
  • 3 years of practical experience in managing conservation projects in either INGOs or the United Nations or bilateral development agencies or private companies;
  • Experience in working with senior Government representatives and/or the diplomatic corps,
  • Experience in working with Government law enforcement agencies, local communities and donor representatives;
  • Experience in conducting market surveys – including undercover – and coordinating research activities;
  • Good English writing skills;
  • Essential WWF competencies for such position: WWF Focus, External Orientation, Delivering Quality Outcomes, Building Working Relationships and Communicating Effectively 
The detailed job description is posted at http://www.wwflaos.org/about/work_with_us/. Interested candidates should apply by sending a covering letter and CV, with mention of the position applied for, to: jobs.laos@wwfgreatermekong.org  
Closing date: 20th July 2016

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
 
WWF-Laos 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

Re-Advertise, Forest Coordinator, WWF-Laos (RAFT 3 Project Manager)

Re-Advertise, Forest Coordinator, WWF-Laos (RAFT 3 Project Manager)
As part of its FY16-20 Strategic Plan, WWF Laos is implementing a comprehensive forest management and conservation programme in its Priority Landscapes and Priority Sites, aligned with the WWF International Network’s Forest Practice. This includes protecting high conservation value forest, reducing illegal timber flows, ensuring sustainable production of key commodities that impact biodiversity, and increasing FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified forest area.
RAFT, which stands for “Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade”, is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF), TFT (The Forest Trust), TRAFFIC, the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network and WWF’s Forest Practice. Since its beginning in 2007, RAFT has been building the capacity of countries, businesses and communities in Asia Pacific to practice legal and sustainable forest management and trade, with a focus on timber legality verification and the application of sustainable forest management practices, including practices that reduce carbon emissions. RAFT phase 3 in Laos starts in the early months of 2016 for duration of 3 years.
 
WWF-Laos is looking for an experienced candidate to fill the position of Forest Coordinator, WWF-Laos (RAFT 3 Project Manager).
 
The RAFT3 Project Manager is responsible for the implementation of the RAFT 3 project (direct project implementation, including responsibilities for technical, financial and administrative aspects of the project) and is also the WWF-Laos Forest Coordinator, responsible for supervising and providing support to all forest-related staff in the Country Office, in alignment with WWF’ Forest Practice (forestry technical assistance). The RAFT Project Manager will also receive and coordinate guidance from the WWF GMP Forest Hub and the WWF International Forest Practice staff who are engaging in RAFT 3 regional activities.
 
Location: Vientiane, Lao PDR
 
Key requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in either forestry, conservation, natural resources management, or in other relevant fields;
  • Qualification in Project Management is preferred;
  • 5 years of practical experience in managing forestry-related projects in either INGOs or the United Nations or bilateral development agencies or private companies;
  • Experience of working with Government officials, local communities and donor representatives;
  • Experience in conducting studies and coordinating research activities;
  • Proven communication and coordination skills, in multi-lateral context, in written and spoken English and local language.
  • Team-worker and able to motivate and work with multi-cultural teams.
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results.
 
The detailed job description is posted at http://www.wwflaos.org/about/work_with_us/. Interested candidates should apply by sending a covering letter and CV, with mention of the position applied for, to: jobs.laos@wwfgreatermekong.org  
Closing date: 30th May 2016
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
 
WWF-Laos 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

Lao Thai Fisheries Project Manager / Water Coordinator, WWF-Laos

Lao Thai Fisheries Project Manager / Water Coordinator, WWF-Laos
As part of its FY16-20 Strategic Plan, WWF-Laos is implementing a comprehensive freshwater conservation programme in its Priority Landscapes and Priority Sites, aligned with the WWF International Network’s Water Practice. This includes protecting key water ecosystems, key species, reducing illegal fishing practices, ensuring fishing becomes sustainable and does not negatively impact biodiversity, and increasing the total size of protected river areas.
The Lao Thai Fisheries Project (LTF), supported by WWF Switzerland, starts in April 2016 and runs for 3 years. The project focuses on two provinces along the middle Mekong main stem. The main objective of the project is to increase and improve the stock of aquatic resources through the establishment of fisheries co-management structures, scientific research on fish species, and support the improvement of local livelihoods.
 
WWF-Laos is looking for a talented candidate to fill the position of Lao-Thai Fisheries Project Manager / Water Coordinator.
 
The Lao-Thai Fisheries Project Manager is responsible for the implementation of the project (direct implementation, including responsibilities for technical, financial and administrative aspects of the project) and is also the WWF-Laos Water Coordinator, responsible for supervising and providing support to all water/fisheries-related staff in the Country Office, in alignment with WWF’ Water Practice (water and fisheries technical assistance). The Water Coordinator will receive and coordinate guidance from the WWF GMP Water Hub and the WWF International Water Practice staff who are engaging in regional activities.
The post holder will be based in Vientiane but supervise Lao-Thai Fisheries project staff based in Bolikhamxay and Khammouan provinces as well as provide support to other staff based in the country’s southern provinces.  
 
Key requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in either watershed management, fisheries, conservation, natural resources management, or in other relevant fields;
  • Qualification in project management is preferred;
  • 5 years of practical experience in managing water/fisheries-related projects in either INGOs or the United Nations or bilateral development agencies or private companies;
  • Experience of working with Government officials, local communities and donor representatives;
  • Experience in conducting studies and coordinating research activities;
  • Proven ability to manage team remotely;
  • Excellent English writing skills, Lao language an advantage;
  • Team-worker and able to motivate and work with multi-cultural teams;
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results.
 
The detailed job description is posted at http://www.wwflaos.org/about/work_with_us/. Interested candidates should apply by sending a covering letter and CV, with mention of the position applied for, to: jobs.laos@wwfgreatermekong.org  Closing date: 30th  May 2016
 
WWF-Laos 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