Volunteer (Data Collection Assistant)

Vacancy Announcement


Volunteer (Data Collection Assistant)

Reports to:

Law Enforcement Assistance (LEA) Team Leader

Supervisor to:



Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Country Program:

WCS Viet Nam Program


Law Enforcement Assistance

Position Type:  

Initial 3 month full-time agreement, extension will be based on available of funds and required tasks 

Internal liaison:

WCS Viet Nam’s staff

Expected travel:


Organization Background

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities.

WCS Viet Nam Program Overview

WCS has been working in Viet Nam since 2006, focusing on strengthening the commitment, capacity and actions of the government of Vietnam to combat wildlife trafficking. Through support and cooperation to executive and judiciary sectors, including Ministry of Public Security, Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Procuracy, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the National Assembly, it has provided and shared intelligence on criminal wildlife networks which help generate well-informed decisions in enforcement operations. WCS Viet Nam have generated a wide range of reliable data on a number of related issues on illegal wildlife trade, trained and briefed about 4,000 law enforcement officers, policy makers, journalist, researcher and managers at nation-wide  in investigation and enforcement techniques, legal barriers and distributed a number of technical handbooks and guides. It has assisted central agencies to review and propose necessary changes to national legislation, criminal intelligence analysis systems, inter-agency cooperation. WCS has also facilitated Government to Government dialogue through multilateral and bi-lateral collaboration efforts, between Viet Nam and Asian, African and Latin American countries, to detect and respond to illegal wildlife trade networks. Its wildlife health expertise has been leveraged to address unregulated wildlife trade and mitigation of pandemic threats, through collaborative research, training, and policy development.Recently, WCS Viet Nam has also expanded to species conservation, with a focus on finding and protecting Rafetus Swinhoei in the wild.

Job Summary

The volunteer is expected to provide support in maintain and enrich the professional wildlife-related database systems which are mostly by English.


  • Carry out research on assigned topic and synthesize collected information into WCS forms and templates;
  • Search, verify, clean data of wildlife seizure cases and other information from available sources of WCS and entry data into existing database systems of WCS;
  • Conduct basis statistic and analysis based on the WCS’s available data and fill in WCS forms and templates;
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the direct supervisor.

Minimum Requirements

  • Vietnamese citizen living/studying/working in Ha Noi
  • Studying/working fields relate to science, law, forestry, agriculture, environment, and information technology or other related fields;
  • Interested in data research, management, statistic and analysis, and working for NGO as volunteer;
  • Demonstrate skills in database management and record keeping;
  • Experience of gathering, structuring, analyzing and visualizing data using word processing; spreadsheet software programs (Excel, google sheet…) is preferable;
  • Experience of research and writing to an academic standard (e.g. research projects) is an asset;
  • Proficient in reading, writing, and verbal communication skills in English Language;
  • Computer skills mandatory, proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word;
  • Ability to  attention to details and time management efficiently;
  • Concern for wildlife conservation & environmental issues is an asset.

Benefit and allowance

This volunteer is for those who are serious about pursuing their career path in data management/non-profit/development field and longing to learn about wildlife conservation. Meal and travel allowance paid is 250,000 VND per working day.

Application Process

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications shouldsend your CV and cover letter to ourrecruitment team at [email protected] latest by 23:59 of 27 November 2022.

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations.

Job Details
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Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2022-11-27