[wildtrade] TRAFFIC vacancies: 1. PROJECT TECHNICAL ADVISOR 2. PROJECT ASSIStANT [Thua Thien Hue]
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Subject: [opportunities] Vacancy at TRAFFIC
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2009 10:36:13 +0100
From: Hien Buithu <Hien.Buithu at wwfgreatermekong.org>
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that
trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation
of nature. TRAFFIC is a joint programme of WWF, the conservation
organization, and IUCN – The World Conservation Union. TRAFFIC
monitors wildlife trade at international, regional and national
levels – researching both domestic and international chains of supply
and demand to identify interventions to increase the efficiency of
management. TRAFFIC works closely with governments, providing
critical information on the impacts of trade, motivating efforts to
increase the ecological sustainability of trade in wild species, and
helping to improve enforcement of international wildlife trade
WWF, one of the world's largest independent conservation
organizations, has a global network active in 96 countries. From its
Greater Mekong Country Programme Office in Hanoi, WWF manages a wide
array of conservation projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and
Thailand in forest, freshwater and marine/coastal priority area as
well as on species conservation.
In Thua Thien Hue Province, WWF Vietnam and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia’s
Greater Mekong Programme is conducting the project “Supporting Law
Enforcement to Reduce Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Central Annamites
Bottleneck”. By end of the project, the objective is to help ensure
that the quantities of illegal wildlife transported into and through
the priority bottleneck of Thua Thien Hue Province in the Central
Annamites landscape/Vietnam are measurably reduced.
We are now looking for experienced and qualified Vietnamese national
candidates for 2 positions, working in Thua Thien Hue province.
1. PROJECT TECHNICAL ADVISOR
The Project Technical Advisor will be responsible to manage the
day-to-day implementation of project activities. At the site level,
you are responsible for the project meeting its aims and objectives.
Duties will include the following:
• Build strong linkages with government counterparts and develop
strategies that work to promote effective interagency coordination
for enforcement efforts at district and provincials levels.
• Draw on TRAFFIC’s network of expertise as it relates to wildlife
trade and ensure that this knowledge is used constructively to
support implementation of project activities.
• Develop and provide training to project partners and government
counterparts on conservation and wildlife trade related issues.
• Lead the development of a monitoring and evaluation framework
for the project.
• Recruit project consultants as appropriate and monitor their
progress to ensure that all deadlines are met and required quality
products are produced; .
• Work in close collaboration with WWF VN Project Manager to
develop workplans and operational budgets.
• Provide technical input and guidance in the development of
appropriate communication messages and strategies.
• Ensure that linkages are developed with other similar projects
being implemented in Thua Thien Hue, as well as elsewhere in the
• Prepare periodical technical reports and ensure regular
reporting of activities to WWF Project Manager, as well as to the
Senior Projects Officer and Coordinator of the TRAFFIC Greater Mekong
Qualifications and Experience:
• Advanced degree in related fields
• A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, including
experience and knowledge of the wildlife trade, collaboration with
government agencies, development and monitoring of projects
• Research skills highly desirable
• Proven ability to provide training and technical support to
research and project partners
• Experience with information systems essential
• Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a
• Good time management
• Good written and spoken Vietnamese and English
• Willing to be based in Hue, with regular travel throughout the
2. PROJECT ASSIStANT
As Project Assistant, your key responsibility will be to manage all
logistical and administrative matters relating to the project and
will include, but not be limited to, the following:
• Support the TRAFFIC Technical Advisor and WWF VN Project Manager
to ensure that all activities are implemented in an efficient and
• Help maintain databases and other similar tracking frameworks to
support the implementation and monitoring of project activities.
• Coordinate project administrative work and provide logistical
support for project staff and the implementation of project
• Lead the organisation of workshops and meetings and other
• Provide interpretation and translation for all project meetings,
discussions, other similar events and documents.
• Undertake research as it pertains to legal and illegal wildlife
trade in and help analyse findings.
• Help with the preparation of periodical technical and financial
reports and manage all petty cash expenditures
• Perform other tasks as required by the Project Manager or
Qualifications and Experience:
• University Degree in a relevant field;
• At least 2 years substantive experience in program and project
• High-level communication and negotiation skills; Knowledge and
experience in working with international and government agencies is
• Good knowledge of Vietnamese local laws and normal practice in
non-profit organizations in the country are strongly recommended
• Excellent written and oral communication skills together with
ability to act as a translator in the field and office;
• Excellent English writing and conversation skills;
• Ability to take the initiative and work effectively as a member
of a team are required
• Good computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and
• Familiarity with the project area; local resident of Hue
• Willing to travel and work overtime if required;
Applicants should send their CVs and covering letters in English to
Ms. Nguyen Dao Ngoc Van, TRAFFIC Senior Projects Officer and
Coordinator. Email: nvan at traffic.netnam.vn, or post to TRAFFIC
Southeast Asia’s Greater Mekong Programme Office at 39 Xuan Dieu, Tay
Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Closing date for applications: Thursday, 18 June 2009, with
Only short-listed candidates will be notified. No telephone contact
Interested candidate are invited to visit WWF websites:
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