Operations Assistant

USAID Saving Species – Operations Assistant



The development of information technology has promoted the use of the internet for commercial activities, facilitating the online trade on wildlife and their products, especially via social networks (*). Most of the products advertised on the internet are related to many wildlife species being protected by Vietnam laws as well as the International Convention on International Trade in Endangered Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

As a standing body of the Inter-Agency Steering Committee for Vietnam Wildlife Law Enforcement Network (VN-WEN), Vietnam CITES Management Authority (MA) is responsible for regularly monitoring and synthesizing the situation of wildlife trafficking violations nationwide and coordinating with relevant agencies to advise the members of the Inter-Agency Steering Committee and coordinate measures to prevent illegal wildlife trafficking. Therefore, it is necessary to research and develop tools to monitor and collect wildlife trade information to support the Vietnam CITES MA to perform its required tasks in the Steering Committee for VN-WEN.

USS project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented by Tetra Tech in cooperation with Vietnam CITES Management Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development (MARD) as the Vietnamese counterpart. The project is developed with the aim at contributing to support Vietnam with prevention and towards elimination of wildlife trafficking.

USS project is seeking qualified candidate to support Project Management Unit of USAID Saving Species to operate the developed online tools to monitor the online wildlife trade in internet and prepare relevant reports upon request of USS PMU.


Based in the Project Management Unit of USAID Saving Species (hereinafter referred to as PMU) and reporting to the Director of CITES MA and USS COP/DCOP, an operations assistant will:

  • Coordinate with IT company to carry out all related activities;
  • Provide inputs for development, testing and evaluation to improve the tools
  • Support organization of workshops
  • Take part in implementation of the tools
  • Support CITES MA in data management and collection and preparation of relevant reports


  • Start date: tentatively December 2019
  • End date: September 2021
  • Total working time: 20 months (5 days/week; 8 hours/day)


  • A minimum of 2 year of experience in administrative work, preferably in environment/wildlife;
  • Familiar with database, monitoring tools online, information searching and analysis;
  • Fluency in office computer and English skills.

Applications should be sent to [email protected]

Deadline: December 31, 2019


(*) A quick survey cconducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) in 17 months during 2015-2016 showed that information related to wildlife trade were mainly done through Facebook (accounting for 96%) compared to other online surveyed channels such as YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, Google+, Reddit, etc.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
USAID Saving Species (USS) PMU
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2019-12-31