Project Manager for Ratten Project

WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with almost 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

The Greater Mekong region is one of the biologically richest places on the planet; its varied natural resources support the livelihoods and well-being of millions of people in mainland Southeast Asia. WWF-Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam – is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife.
WWF-Greater Mekong is seeking to recruit a well-qualified and experienced candidate for the position of Project Manager, Rattan Project, based in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Project Manager will lead in managing, undertaking appropriate planning for, and coordinating the activities of the regional Rattan Project with appropriate country, regional, and international partners (both within and outside of WWF).

Key requirements are:
- Master’s degree in forestry, natural resource management, biology, development and/or utilization of NTFPs
- 5 years of practical experience in managing project(s) in either NGOs or the United Nations or bilateral development agencies, 2 years of which should be in the Greater Mekong Region. A substantial part of this experience should have been in livelihood improvements, planning, and evaluation.
- Knowledge of conservation, natural resource management, and NTFP issues and policy/institutional context related to conservation in Greater Mekong Region
- Good understanding of rural development issues
- Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fund-raising, donor strategies, functions and international relations
- Demonstrated understanding of the mission and operVientiane, Lao PDRational context of partners
- Knowledge of biological test design, their evaluation methodologies and process, M&E methodology, quality assurance
- Experience in conducting field/market studies and other research activities
- Experience in managing projects or programmes with diverse funding inputs including governments and aid agencies and private sector donors, and  leading multi-cultural teams based in different countries
- Excellent skills of project planning, advocacy / influencing, report writing, monitoring and evaluation, and virtual support
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Proficiency in MS Office

Detailed Job Description of the position is posted on and under Jobs.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae and available degrees and qualifications in English to [email protected] by 12 June 2012.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Vientiane, Lao PDR
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2012-06-12