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Forest Programme Officer

WWF-Laos is looking for the experienced national person to fill in the position of Forest Programme Officer based in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.
 

WWF Laos’ vision for Laos is that the human footprint stays within the country’s capacity to maintain the full spectrum of biological diversity and ecosystems, and the key services they provide, to enhance Lao people’s livelihood resilience and contribute to the sustainable conservation of the overall ecological integrity of the Greater Mekong Region.
 

Our Forest Programme aims at halting deforestation and ensuring Laos’ forests are effectively protected or under improved management, using principles of sustainable forest management, certification schemes, value chain development and the promotion of responsible forestry governance and trade.

 

Major Functions:
 

The Forest Programme Officer provides forest and forestry technical support to all projects and staff in the Country Office, in alignment with WWF’ Forest Practice (forestry technical assistance). He/she is also the focal point of WWF Laos in the WWF International Forest Practice.

  • Provide technical support, including GIS services, to Project Managers and other WWF Laos’ staff in all areas related to forests and forestry;
  • Engage, together with Forest and Forestry Project Managers, on a regular basis with WWF Laos’ Government counterparts (Department of Forestry, Department of Forest Inspection) and non-Government counterparts (e.g. local non-profit associations) to continue and build new cooperation initiatives;
  • Under the supervision of the Conservation Director, be the WWF International Forest Practice Focal Point for WWF Laos and work with the regional WWF Forest Hub Team to develop strategies and programme growth;
  • Assume implementation, monitoring and budget responsibilities for small grants directed at the Forest Programme and field-based projects;
  • Report on the progress and achievements made against the WWF Laos 2015-2020 Strategic Plan with regards to all issues related to forests and forestry, in close cooperation with the M&E Coordinator;
  • Represent WWF in relevant meetings, networks, stakeholders engagement platforms and partnership dialogues;
  • Provide other operational and technical support to the Conservation Director and Country Director as required.
 

Qualification required

  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, development studies, or in relevant fields.
  • Qualification in project management and/or in monitoring and evaluation.
  • GIS qualifications an advantage.  Intermediate GIS skills – ARC GIS proficiency sought.
  • 5 years of practical experience in managing, supporting and/or advising forestry-related projects in either INGOs or the United Nations or bilateral development agencies.
  • Experience of working with Government officials, local communities and donor representatives.
  • Experience in conducting studies and coordinating research activities.
  • 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: 12 Jun  2018

 

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.

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Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade Project Officer, WWF-Laos

WWF-Laos is now looking for the experienced Lao National to fill-in the position of Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade Project Officer, based in Vientiane Capital, 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. 

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 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.


The Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade Project Officer is expected to support, both technically and administratively, project implementation and delivery of activities under our project fighting wildlife trafficking in the Lao PDR. Responsibilities include:
 

  • Provide technical and administrative support in the project implementation and delivery of WWF-Greater Mekong’s Fighting Wildlife Trafficking in Laos (Bokeo, Luang Namtha, and Oudomxay province), as determined in the project activities and work plan.
  • Support programme advocacy activities against illegal wildlife trade (IWT) in the Lao PDR, in coordination with the relevant teams in WWF-Laos and in the region.
  • Support Lao PDR Government and relevant law enforcement agencies with ensuring effective implementation and delivery of IWT projects and activities.
  • Support effective representation of WWF in relevant meetings, networks, stakeholders’ engagement, and partnership dialogues, when required.
  • Support communication of outcomes of IWT activities, particularly the Fighting Wildlife Trafficking Project, in Laos to WWF Network and externally.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, environmental, social and economic frameworks relevant to IWT in Laos, and support the engagement of WWF teams in relevant dialogues and meetings.
  • Other tasks related to WWF’s IWT programme, as directed by WWF-Laos’ IWT Project Manager.


Qualification required:

  • Bachelor degree in forestry, biology, natural resources or conservation management, or in relevant fields.
  • At least 2 years of working experience in forestry or in wildlife trade issues.
  • Experience in project administration.
  • Experience working in partnership with Government officials.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment and/or working with INGOs in the Lao PDR.
  • Familiarity with the project area (Oudomxay, Bokeo and Luang Namtha province) an advantage.
  • Ability to learn fast and adapt to different working environments, including with international partners.
  • Excellent written and spoken the Lao language. English or Mandarin language an advantage.
  • Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
 

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:  25  May  2018

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.

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Accountant

WWF-Laos is looking for the experienced national person to fill in the position of Accountant, based in Vientiane Capital, 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.
 

Major Functions
 

The Accountant is responsible for the day-to-day cash management for WWF-Laos and administration of the Finance and Accounting Function.


Qualification required

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting, Business Management, Business Administration, or in relevant fields.

  • 2 years of working experience as Accountant, Finance Assistant or Bookkeeper.

  • Knowledge of local finance and accounting system, standards and practices.

  • Good understanding of normal practices in non-profit organizations. 

  • Basic knowledge of international finance and accounting standards is an advantage.

  • Knowledge of English is preferable. 

 

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: 18 May 2018

 

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

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