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WWF-Viet Nam: Social Policy and Safeguards Manager

Posted on 02 July 2020

Base location: Ha Noi or Hue city, 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 candidate for the position Social Policy and Safeguards Manager 
Major functions: The Social Policy and Safeguards Manager will report to the Conservation and Program Development Director, and be responsible for developing community consultation processes, safeguards assessments, management and monitoring including grievance mechanisms and ensuring the mainstreaming of gender and other equity issues into programme logic and implementation. The position will utilise WWF ESSF frameworks and other donor frameworks as required
Key requirements for the role include:
- Degree in humanities social science, or international development studies;
- At least 7 years of working experience in social and environmental safeguard development and application of standard frameworks such as the World Bank Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), USAID Initial Environmental Evaluation (IEE) and associated management plans and ADB’s social inclusion framework;
- Expertise in gender mainstreaming and social inclusion, especially in relation to women’s access to, participation in, and control over forest resources;
- Background in conducting community consultations and applying Free Prior Informed Consent and Grievances Mechanisms;
- Understanding and experience in relation to local communities, natural resource management and Human Rights an advantage as is a track record in linking environmental issues with social development issues;
- Excellent understanding of Political, Economic, Social, Technology, Legal and Environment (PESTLE) contexts in Viet Nam will be an advantage;
- Familiar with participatory approaches, especially in monitoring and evaluation practices.
- Strategic and innovative thinking
- Presentation, communications, public speaking and negotiation skills
- Networking and interpersonal 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 June 2020
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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