VfD Senior Project Officer, Illegal Wildlife Trade

Location: Ha Noi

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 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 environmental issues and implemented field activities across the country. Find out more at https://vietnam.panda.org/en/get_involved/jobs/. 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.

We are looking for 01 VfD Senior Project Officer, Illegal Wildlife Trade, WWF-Viet Nam, based in Ha Noi.

Major Functions

Reporting to the Project Manager, Stop IWT, the Senior Project Officer will broadly engage with WWF’s dynamic teams and strategic partners and stakeholders e.g. national assembly, government agencies, local CSOs, CBOs and local communities to drive the Project forward. The position will work under direction and supervision of the Project Manager, Stop IWT to deliver the VfD’s key policy and advocacy objectives to address IWT in Viet Nam. The selected candidate will provide support to related project planning and implementation, budgeting, partners grant management, M&E and reporting tasks of the project activities to ensure compliance with WWF’s contractual obligations and effective collaboration between WWF and key partners and stakeholders in the project sites. Specifically, he/she is responsible for daily operation and implementation of the VfD with key focus on the delivery of WWF and partners’ planned activities, communication initiatives and effective coordination with government partners and donors.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Project Manager and project team in design, work-planning, delivery and management of IWT-focused activities against approved annual work plans. Main activities include both WWF-led and partners-ed activities to address IWT with key focus on policy, advocacy and communications; 
  • Liaise with government partners at national, provincial and local levels, civil social organizations, local communities and other stakeholders to support delivery of project objectives;
  • Manage and support activities through small grant agreements for CSO partners to support awareness raising and improved capacity, participation of local communities in Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam provinces in policy advocacy work on IWT;
  • Oversee development of TOR and manage short-term consultants to ensure monitoring and qualities of deliverables; 
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Project Manager. 

Required Qualifications       

  • University degree in Public Policy, Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Natural Resources Management, Media Coordination, Environmental or Conservation Management or relevant fields. 
  • At least 5+ years of full-time applied working experience in natural resource management, wildlife project for international development/ environmental organizations, preferably in relation to illegal wildlife trade;
  • 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 internal candidates, please send your application to Ms. Thuy (Recruitment Manager)
  • For external candidates outside the WWF network, please send your applications to [email protected] stating in the subject line:  IWT SPO - Full name

The deadline is February 9, 2022

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

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Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2022-02-09