WWF-Vietnam: Senior Project Officer, Plastic Smart Cities, Area 2 | WWF
WWF-Vietnam: Senior Project Officer, Plastic Smart Cities, Area 2

Posted on 31 December 2019

Base location: Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province, Vietnam
Vietnam is one of the top five countries globally contributing to ocean plastics. The root causes underpinning the alarming volumes of plastic debris currently entering the Pacific Ocean is directly related to consumption and production patterns in Vietnam, in particular sorting, collection and treatment capacities, as well as attitudes and behaviours concerning waste, recycling and littering.
WWF-Vietnam has been working actively to develop its Plastic program with an aim to contribute to reducing plastic pollution from Vietnamese territory into the ocean, while addressing national level priorities in both the policy sphere and in public awareness and behaviour change.
To lay the foundation for change, a national level consumer research and behaviour change communications campaign will be rolled out around consumer use of single-use plastics.  This will be reinforced through media training on plastics issues and an education curriculum targeting schools. Consumer awareness and choice alone however cannot address plastics issues, and as such a pillar of work revising the regulatory framework and supporting development of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) will drive the required policy shift for manufacturers to engage in plastic waste reduction. On the ground, the project will advocate the WWF Plastic Smart Cities program and engage local governments in seven cities/districts to develop action plans for plastic waste management within their jurisdictions and provide the technical support to begin implementation, addressing major sources of marine plastics. Work in three Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to reduce the on-site production of plastic waste and that derived from external land-based sources will address the biodiversity and ecosystem impacts that poor plastic waste management through the entire system creates. The project will build on the results from WWF’s initiative in Long An Province in the Mekong Delta where an integrated waste management concept has been developed and implemented and on work in Phu Quoc MPA where waste management, community engagement and public- private sector buy-in for addressing plastic waste in the tourism sector. These successful projects will be upscaled and are intended to deliver showcases for replication in other cities or regions in Vietnam
WWF-Vietnam is looking for a candidate who would be part of our team to drive those changes forward

Major functions: Senior Project Officer is the lead and focal point for issues related to Plastic Smart Cities program in the 02 cities Dong Hoi (Quang Binh), A Luoi (Thua Thien Hue) (“The 02 cities”). S/he is responsible for:
- Together with Plastic Smart Cities and MPA Lead, develop and implement Plastic Smart Cities strategy & work plan to ensure the discharge of plastic waste into the environment in The 02 cities is reduced through strengthening the cities governance, obtaining commitment of the cities leaders to participate in WWF  Plastic Smart Cities platform, encouraging private sector, CSO and communities’ engagement, school children education.
- Assist Plastic Smart Cities and MPA Lead to uphold the No Plastic in Nature initiative-Cities Pillar Strategy
Key requirements for the role include:
- Minimum bachelor level degree in relevant management or development areas
- Experience in managing complex development projects with cities, specifically in Vietnam cities
- Experience in project management
- Experience working in international NGOs or relevant development agencies including managing budgets and funding reports
- Experience of working and negotiating with Government official and/or donors is an advantage
- Experience meeting stakeholders across public and private sectors                        
- Strategic thinking; diplomacy and discretion;
- Problem solving, and management of conflict and risk;
- Influencing, networking, coordination, facilitation skills for both internal and external audiences and partners
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomatic skill with the ability to manage and interact at all levels of an international, multicultural and multilingual organization.
- Excellent presentation, communications, and public speaking

How to apply
Detailed Job Description for the position is attached.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae in English and scan/photo of diplomas/certificates to recruitment.vn@wwf.org.vn, stating the position title in the subject line of the email, by 14 January 2020
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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