WWF-Viet Nam - Field Coordinator

Posted on 31 August 2021

Ha Noi/ Ninh Binh/ Ha Tinh
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Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.

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About WWF-Viet Nam
WWF-Viet Nam was one of the first International non-government organizations working in Viet Nam. In 1985, WWF-Viet Nam began working on a national conservation strategy and since then has worked closely with the Vietnamese Government on a diverse range of environmental issues and implemented field activities across the country. Find out more at http://vietnam.panda.org/. WWF-Viet Nam 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-Viet Nam. 

We are looking for: Field Coordinator, BCA, WWF-Viet Nam, based in Hanoi, or in Vu Quang National Park (Ha Tinh) or Cuc Phuong National Park (Ninh Binh)
The “USAID Biodiversity Conservation” is a 5-year project starting from July 2020 to March 2025. The project aims to maintain and increase forest quality as well as protect and stabilize wildlife population in high conservation value provinces (Ha Tinh, Lam Dong, Ninh Binh, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien Hue). The project targets fifteen special use forests and six 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.

Major functions: 
The Field Coordinator for CPNP and VQNP is mainly responsible for coordinating, implementing, monitoring, and analyzing activities of SA2/3 in the geographic area he/she is assigned to. The major functions of the position relate to the activity areas of the two strategic approaches:
Strategic Approach 2 (SA2): Strengthen management of special use and protection forests in project provinces.
Strategic Approach 3 (SA3): Improve law enforcement, increase its functionality and increase public participation in wildlife crime reporting.
Strategic Approach 1 (SA1): Promote Conservation-Friendly Enterprises in Forest Dependent Communities

Key requirements:
  • Post-graduate degree in natural resources management, conservation, biology, forestry, environmental management, or related fields.
  • More than 5-year working experience in conservation, natural resources management or forestry, conservation, and law enforcement issues in Vietnam.
  • Experience with capacity building and natural resources governance.
  • Experience working with ethnic minority communities and district and provincial authorities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of conservation and development issues in Vietnam.
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Collaboration, Respect & Integrity.
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviors in ways of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly;
  • Adheres to WWF’s brand values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging;
How to apply
The detailed terms of references are attached to this email. Send us your curriculum vitae & cover letter in English, naming each file: “Full name - CV/CL”.
For external candidates outside the WWF network, please send your applications to recruitment.vn@wwf.org.vn stating in the subject line: Field BCA - Full name

The deadline is Sept 13th, 2021

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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