Social Behavior Change Communications Manager

Location: Thua Thien Hue

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home - the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.

All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.

Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.

What we do

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainably.

About WWF-Viet Nam

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

We are looking for 01 Social Behavior Change Communications Manager, USAID Biodiversity Conservation, WWF Viet Nam, based in Thua Thien Hue (SBCC)

Major Functions:

Under supervision of the Wildlife Demand Reduction Lead, the Social and Behavior Change Communications Manager is responsible for technical management and field implementation of Strategic Approach 4 (SA 4) in the target province. This role includes the development and holistic implementation of the strategy to reduce consumer demand for  illegal  wildlife  products  in  targeted  rural  and  urban  settings  by  using  Social  and  Behavior  Change  Communications (SBCC) approaches to conduct consumer research of segment audiences and deliver  impactful messages which drive reductions in demand.  The position reports to the Wildlife Demand Reduction Lead and works in close collaboration with the provincial coordinator and technical staff, local partners and other stakeholders in the province to coordinate, provide technical inputs, and implement activities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Provide technical inputs to assist the Wildlife Demand Reduction Lead in development of  strategic plans/campaigns on SBCC and activity planning that aims to reducing wildlife product demand of existing and potential consumers in the target province;
  • Participate in desk study/literature review on wildlife demand and wildlife products trafficked in Vietnam and facilitate such for the target provinces in particular to identify needs/gaps and plan for further research;
  • In collaboration with the technical team of SA4, facilitate baseline surveys on wildlife demand before conducting awareness raising campaigns and conduct re-assessment surveys based on agreed plans in the target province;

Required Qualifications 

  • University degree in public communication, marketing, social sciences or relevant study.
  • At least 5 years of working experience in SBCC programs, preferably in relation to wildlife conservation and illegal wildlife trade.
  • Understanding and application of SBCC approaches including evidence-based approaches such as the five-step approach and theory of objective setting, target group identification, message development, monitoring and adaptive management; 
  • Understanding of illegal wildlife supply chains and wildlife protection legal frameworks preferred; 
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Collaboration, Respect & Integrity.
  • Adheres to WWF’s brand values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviors in ways of working: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovate fearlessly. 

How to apply

The detailed terms of references are attached. Send us your curriculum vitae & cover letter in English, naming each file: “Full name - CV/CL”.

For external candidates outside the WWF network, please send your applications to [email protected] stating in the subject line SBCC - Full name

The deadline is Nov 3rd, 2021

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Thua Thien Hue
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2021-11-03