Environment Consultant

ENVIRONMENT CONSULTANT – SOCODEVI (VIETNAM)

SOCODEVI is a Canadian network of cooperative and mutual assistance enterprises which shares its technical expertise and know-how with its partners in developing countries. SOCODEVI office in Vietnam requires the services of an environmental professional for the Cooperative Enterprise Development Project (VCED). VCED is funded by Global Affairs Canada.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the coordination of the project managers, and along with SOCODEVI’s environmental advisor at headquarters, the Environment Consultant will contribute to the implementation of the VCED Project’s environmental strategy through advisory support, training activities, elaboration of tools and environmental studies, and other activities with the VCED local team of specialists and experts, and the partners of the project.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS:

  • Complete environmental diagnostics of the supported organizations / cooperatives
  • Support local project team on the Project’s environmental strategy and its implementation
  • Complete environmental analysis or assessments or other forms of environmental studies (for example, “commitments to environmental protection - CEP”) of the activities supported by the Project (as well as future investment for environmental integration)
  • Accompany the local project team and the supported organizations / cooperatives in obtaining required environmental approvals / permits from relevant local authorities
  • Integrate environmental considerations in the monitoring, follow-up and evaluation of the activities supported by the Project
  • Raise awareness on environmental matters in the supported organizations / cooperatives and households
  • Adapt and offer an environmental training program to strengthen the environmental capacities of the supported organizations / cooperatives and their members
  • Provide advisory support and technical assistance to the supported organizations/cooperatives in their environmental commitment and in their adoption of environmental practices and actions
  • Monitor environmental indicators of the project
  • Gather environmental data and provide assistance to the completion of annual reports
  • Other functions integral to the position

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION

  • Master University degree in environmental sciences, natural sciences or other related field

EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge and experience of the Vietnamese environmental context in agricultural- related development activities
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in integrating environmental concerns in activities of the agriculture sector (horticulture and dairy sectors) with foreign NGOs and/or private enterprises
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the preparation and facilitation of environmental training activities for smallholder farmers in a participatory approach
  • Experience with agriculture cooperatives and/or farmer organizations
  • Proven experience in the completion of environmental analysis, assessments or other types of environmental impact studies, particularly for foreign NGOs

COMPETENCIES, SKILLS & BEHAVIOURS

  • Excellent knowledge and skills of technology information (Windows Office, Internet, etc.)
  • Ability to establish and maintain linkages with partners, stakeholders and relevant environmental authorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Vietnamese
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team work capacities
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of SOCODEVI and the Project
  • Willingness and ability to work with autonomy and with multidisciplinary teams

LOCATION OF WORK AND CONDITIONS OF CONSULTANT

VIETNAM, Ho Chi Minh City, with travels in Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan, Ben Tre, Soc Trang and Lam Dong, number of days to be evaluated until the end of the project in 2020

PLEASE SEND YOUR APPLICATION (LETTER OF INTEREST AND RESUME) BEFORE 20 OF NOVEMBER, 2017, CLEARLY SPECIFYING IN THE “SUBJECT BOX” OF YOUR @MAIL: “ENVIRONMENT CONSULTANT - WITH YOUR COMPLETE NAME” TO THE FOLLOWING @MAIL ADDRESS: VCEDPROJECT@SOCODEVI.ORG

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SOCODEVI
Location: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2017-11-20