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WWF-Viet Nam: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

Posted on 02 July 2020

Base location: Ha Noi, Viet Nam
WWF was one of the first International non-government organizations working in Viet Nam. In 1985, WWF began working on a national conservation strategy and since then has worked closely with the Vietnamese Government on a diverse range of environment issues and implemented field activities across the country. WWF recognizes that its employees are its most important asset. A competent workforce, thoroughly trained, properly motivated, and bound together by mutual trust and common objectives is crucial to the success of WWF. 
The “USAID Biodiversity Conservation” activity is a 5 year program starting from July 2020 to July 2025. The project aims to maintain and increase forest quality as well as protect and stabilize wildlife population in five high conservation value provinces (Quang Binh, Quang Nam, TT Hue, Quang Tri, and Lam Dong). The project targets ten special use forests and at least five protection forests, linking forest management units across the landscape to maintain forest cover and connectivity of habitats vital for the protection of Vietnam’s threatened and endemic species
We are looking for committed, result-driven candidates for the position Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) 
 Major functions: Reporting to the project’s Chief of Party (COP), the DCOP shall support the COP in achieving project goals and preparing and submitting project deliverables. (S)he is responsible for the overall strategic and functional management and implementation of the WWF-USAID Project and ensures compliance with the Project Document and WWF’s contractual obligations. This includes responsibilities for technical, financial and administrative aspects of the project.
The DCOP helps oversee performance of Key Personnel (KP) and other field operations staff to ensure that their work, including field activities, meet the highest professional standards for quality and excellence; comply with the project’s contractual requirements, including requirements for activities implemented under the Species Conservation Fund, environmental compliance, and Government of Vietnam requirements. The DCOP is also responsible for liaising with government counterparts
Key requirements for the role include:
- At least Master’s degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management or relevant fields;
- More than 10 years of post-graduate full-time practical experience and proven track record in leading and managing large project/ programmes and leading teams in public-funded projects of similar size and duration (preferably related to conservation and natural resources management);
- Familiar with conservation and natural resource management issues in Vietnam and/ or Greater Mekong Region;
- A demonstrable understanding of biodiversity and management issues related to forests, species and wildlife trade;
- Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fund-raising, donor strategies, functions and international relations;
- Experience of working and negotiating with Government bodies, donors and partner at all levels
- Strong leadership skills
- Strategic thinking and development of strategic plans
- Proposal development and writing skills for a variety of audiences
- Excellent presentation, communications, public speaking and negotiation skills

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 19 July 2020
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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