Animal Welfare Project Officer

Animals Asia is an international animal welfare charity founded by Dr. Jill Robinson MBE in 1998. It is devoted to the needs of wild, domesticated and endangered species throughout Asia and dedicated to ending cruelty and restoring respect for all animals. In Vietnam, Animals Asia is collaborating with Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development to establish a world class Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park, Vinh Phuc Province. We are also working in partnership with the Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC), in Dak Lak, to provide animal management advice and staff training to optimize the welfare of animals at the facility.

Animals Asia is recruiting a Vietnamese national for the full time Animal Welfare Project Officer position to be based in Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak province. This is a unique opportunity to work and significantly contribute to a programme that aims to be a leading tool in saving Vietnam’s elephant population for future generations, and developing high standards of care for captive wild animals formerly used within the tourism industry.

Position: Animal Welfare Project Officer
Location: Dak Lak province, with domestic travels as the work required.
Term: One-year contract with initial 2 months probationary period.
Salary: 600 USD gross per month + benefits.

Key Duties

  • Work with Animal Manager and Animals Asia’s foreign staff to provide advice and support
  • to the elephant carers, veterinary staff and management staff at ECC.
  • Follow up with activities by ECC as instructed and advised by the Animal Manager(s).
  • Liaise with ECC and local authorities for activities related to the works.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to the Animal Manager and other foreign and local staff who provide advice and support to the ECC;
  • Liaise with ECC, local authorities and foreign staff (directly and remotely) for activities related to the works at ECC;
  • Maintain the good communication between ECC’s staff and Animals Asia’s foreign and local staff involved in the project;
  • Additional responsibility: Assist the Animal Manager’s support to other facilities within the local area, under the guidance of Animal Asia and our international partner organisations.


  • University graduated;
  • Good verbal and written English translation;
  • Self-motivated and independent with ability to work under difficult conditions;
  • Good communication skills, and attention to details;
  • Good understanding of NGO’s works;
  • Devoted to the cause of animal protection and animal welfare;
  • Proficient skills of computer and web-based applications;
  • Good teamwork spirit;
  • Educational or professional background in animal welfare and related fields are preferred;


Interested applicants should send their CVs and application letter in English to to [email protected] by April 15, 2017. For more information on Animals Asia

Foundation visit, and information on our works with ECC at

Note: Only short listed applicants will be interviewed.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Animals Asia
Dak Lak
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2017-04-15