Posted on 31 December 2019
Base location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Marine litter, especially plastic waste is a very hot issue globally, which draws the attention of many countries and organizations. Many countries have long sought after different methods to better manage or reduce plastic waste within their countries and contribute to global effort of this scourge covering the planet. In light of that context, Vietnam has been at the forefront of tackling this issue with commitments from high-level leaders like the Prime Minister, the Minister of Natural resources and Environment, engaging active participation in regional forums and platforms. The Prime Minister of Vietnam has also called upon active participation from organizations, individuals and businesses to combat plastic waste pollution.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) aims to reduce the economic and environmental burdens of waste management by extending the responsibility of producers to the end-of-life products. EPR has been widely implemented in European countries and draw positive results. In the draft Law on Environmental Protection and the National Action Plan on Marine Plastic Debris Management to 2030, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has identified to develop and implement the EPR policy. At the same time, Packaging Recycling Organization (PRO) Viet Nam, the alliance of consumer packaged goods industries in Viet Nam, also formed and develop their roadmap and strategy to act and contribute to the solution of addressing the urgent challenge of packaging waste. WWF network is also actively promote the effective EPR schemes in order to identify the best suit solution for Vietnam.
As part of its global commitment to the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, 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 business responsibility. The full-scale Plastic program that is conducting by WWF - Vietnam comprises main four categories: (1) Marine Protected Areas; (2) Plastic Smart Cities; (3) Policy Advocacy and EPR; and (4) Communications and Outreach Campaigns.
To further support the Plastic program in Vietnam, especially in advocating for policy and solutions and engaging businesses to better manage plastic waste, WWF-Vietnam is looking for a Project Officer who would be part of our team to drive those changes forward.
The Project Officer is technically and logistically in charge of assistance of policy advocacy/supporting regarding plastic waste. He/she will responsible for assisting to and co-working with the Plastic Policy and EPR Coordinator in supervision of relevant activities conducted by partners, stakeholders, and consultants; assisting the Plastic Policy and EPR Unit in policy support to national government, city government partners, Regional and Global Teams, on developing EPR, regulations on plastic waste management, plastic waste reductions
Key requirements for the role include:
- Bachelor or preferably Master degree in the major of solid waste management, policy development, environmental economy, sustainable production and consumption, natural resources management;
- At least 5 years of practical experience in area(s) related to the above-mentioned area(s);
- Demonstrated experience in EPR and/or environmental policy review and/or development;
- Demonstrated experience in solid waste management is an advantage;
- Experience in policy advocacy and development is an advantage;
- Experience in an environmental government agency, environmental NGO, or relevant international development agency;
- Good organizing/planning and analytical and practical problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to work independently, handle a variety of concurrent activities, rank priorities, organize work efficiently, and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints;
- Good research, presentation, training skills as well as report writing skills;
- Strong skills in teamwork and demonstrated ability to work in a devolved team situation;
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
, 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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