International Intern

International internship to support integrated mangrove shrimp development and communication in Ca Mau Province

Country: Vietnam
Organisation: SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Project: Scaling up Mangrove EbA in the Mekong Delta (MAM2 project)
Location: Ca Mau province
Duration: 29 Jan, 2018 – 30 June, 2018

I. Background to the assignment

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market-based approaches and SNV’s Balancing Benefits framework for gender equality promotion, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalysing environmentally sustainable solutions for low-income people in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and REDD+.

Southeast Asia has lost half its mangroves over the past 30 years, primarily as a result of clearing for shrimp ponds. This has serious consequences, as mangroves protect against tidal waves and storm surges. They are vital fish nursery-grounds, provide timber, honey, and other products and raise land levels by trapping sediment. They also sequester carbon faster than any other forest type. Healthy mangroves thus make important contributions to both climate change adaptation and mitigation and form the basis of coastal ecosystem-based adaptation.

The “Scaling up Mangrove EbA in the Mekong Delta” (MAM2) project is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), and implemented by SNV and IUCN in coordination with Ca Mau, Tra Vinh, Ben Tre Provincial People’s Committee (PPC). This project builds capacity of local stakeholders (Aquaculture/forestry sectors, local authority, private companies, and farmers), improves livelihood of mangrove – shrimp farmers on degraded mangroves by promoting shrimp certification and restoration, provides policy recommendations on Payments for Ecosystem Services on Aquaculture and creates enabling conditions for accessing climate change funds. The project’s focus sites are in Ca Mau, Ben Tre and Tra Vinh.

The MAM project, SNV-Vietnam Agriculture programme has been cooperating with Ca Mau Provincial People’s Committee/Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, seafood enterprises, Forest Management Boards and shrimp households in Ca Mau since 2012.

II. Key responsibilities:

The MAM2 project is now seeking an international intern to support integrated mangrove shrimp development and communication in Ca Mau Province. The intern will support and work together with the MAM project’s members in both Ca Mau and HCM office for these tasks:

  • Assist in project farmer’s awareness raising, capacity building program at all levels (community, district and province);
  • Assist in studying ecosystem services payment in mangrove and shrimp piloting in project areas;
  • Assist in project field activity in relation to shrimp/aquaculture and mangrove model farm’s study in Ca Mau, such as, experimental monitoring, assessing, training and demonstrating;
  • Assist communication activities, and develop key promotional messages/news/newsletter and stories base on project information, results, events and success story;
  • Assist in editing, commenting project documents in English for LCB’s reports and CM’s team.

III. Candidate profile

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Natural resources, environmental economics, Aquaculture, Community and/or another relevant degree;
  • Ability to work in the field for monitoring environment/aquaculture experiments, study; and work with farmers for assisting them in practices;
  • Ability to work with community in supporting of trainings and practices;
  • ­Ability to develop of communication materials for projects in consulting and collaborating with project managers, advisor for project needs, writing, designing communication production;
  • Ability to take appropriated photos at project events (workshops, meetings);
  • Strong ability with Microsoft Office required; knowledge of design software is highly desirable;
  • Ability to work in a team and to sometimes tight deadlines;

Contract Duration:

3-6 months contract that based on performance and budget availability.

Reporting: the position will report to MAM project manager based in HCM’s SNV office.

Desired start date: as soon as possible.

How to apply? Please send CV, together with samples of experienced technical works, written communication products that you were the main author for developing, designing and producing. The cover letter should explain how your qualification and experience meets the job requirements, and provide 2-3 referees of program/project managers that you have worked with, to [email protected] by 29th Jan, 2018.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ca Mau
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2018-01-29