Project Officer, Solid Waste Management project

WWF was one of the first International non-government organizations working in Vietnam. In 1985, WWF began working on a national conservation strategy and since then has worked closely with the Vietnamese Government on a diverse range of environment issues and implemented field activities across the country. Find out more at WWF 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

Marine Litter, and especially plastic waste, has been identified as a major environmental issue during the last few years. A major share of this amount is originating in the countries of Southeast Asia, half of the worldwide amount of plastic waste entering the oceans is coming from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Rivers are an important source of marine litter, because they transport waste dumped into rivers or released from dumpsites by flooding. The Mekong River belongs to the 10 most important river sources of marine litter. The root causes of marine litter are insufficient waste management systems inland in combination with increasing sales of single-use plastic products, mainly packaging. Improving the financial sustainability of waste management systems and introducing systems of waste prevention, collection, sorting and recycling is key to improve the situation.

As part of its global commitment to the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, WWF wants to demonstrate in a pilot project how the causes of marine littering can be combated in less developed countries by improving the waste management practises. The project shall be carried out in the Long An Province, Vietnam in the Mekong Delta.

We are looking for committed, result-driven 02 candidates for the position of Project Officer, Solid Waste Management project in Long An (Base in Tan An city, Long An province, Vietnam)

Major functions: The Project Officer is technically in charge of the field implementation of activities in relation to the Pilot Project on Solid Waste Management project in Long An “Reduction of Marine Litter by better Waste Management & Recycling in the Mekong Area” that started in 2019. He/she will be responsible for the project coordination and supervision of activities on site. A special focus lies in the monitoring of the waste separation at source. He/she coordinates the activities of the project partners and stakeholders involved and ensures that work plans and agreed targets are met timely while complying with cost limits

Key requirements for the role include:

  • Bachelor degree or preferably Master degree or higher in fields related to environmental enginerring, Civil Engineering, environment, solid waste management, solid waste treatment, …
  • Experience in solid waste management and treatment.
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in areas related to the above-mentioned areas.
  • Proven experiences in planning and implementation of GO and NGO’s projects.
  • Experiences in working or liaison with GO and NGO bodies (e.g protected area, national park), and working in multi-stakeholders settings.
  • Good understanding of the Mekong Delta and issues related to: solid waste, plastic, conservation, climate change, and communication for changes.
  • Can-do attitude and result-oriented communication mind-set
  • Organizing/ planning and problem-solving skills
  • Good research, presentation, training skills, report writing skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

How to apply

Detailed Job Description for the position is posted on and as attached.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae in English and scan/photo of diplomas/certificates to [email protected], stating the position title in the subject line of the email, by 25 December 2019

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

“WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.”

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Long An
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2019-12-25