Aquaculture Advisor and Aquaculture Field Project Officer

WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with almost 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
WWF Vietnam Country programme is one of four countries program of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam under the WWF Greater Mekong Programme. Two of the WWF’s Global 200 priority ecoregions including Greater Annamites and Mekong River Ecoregion are the priority conservation focus of WWF Vietnam. WWF Vietnam work in the Greater Annamites is focused on priority landscapes in the Central Annamites and Southern Annamites and in the Mekong River in the Delta and major tributaries in the Annamites WWF Vietnam programme is implementing WWF Greater Mekong Programme Strategic Plan and other WWF International Initiatives including Tiger, Climate Change and Energy, Market Transformational, Forests Carbon, and China SHIFT and By catch.

In carrying out its mandate to facilitate the achievement of its vision, and goal, WWF Vietnam builds partnerships with the WWF network, governments, businesses, local and international NGOs, and local communities. There is well-experienced approach of involving local communities and indigenous peoples in the design and implementation of field programmes, with local governments and facilitating links with national governments. Further, it promotes concrete conservation solutions through a combination of field-based projects, policy initiatives, capacity building and education activities.
WWF Greater Mekong - Vietnam Country Programme Office is seeking to recruit a well-qualified and experienced person for the 2 full-time position of AQUACULTURE ADVISOR and Aquaculture FIELD PROJECT OFFICER.

1. AQUACULTURE ADVISOR (based in Hanoi City, Vietnam, with travel to project site when required)
Main responsibilities:
This position is to support the Cooperation Agreement between WWF, Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS) and the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) for furthering Vietnam and WWF's efforts to protect and conserve the country's life-supporting resources by improving the sustainability of pangasius aquaculture, ensuring the Vietnamese pangasius industry becomes a global leader in responsible production as defined by being compliant with an independent, third-party certification process for international environmental and social sustainability standards to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.

Key requirements are:
- At least master degree level in aquaculture and/or aquatic biology.  Additional academic training or a degree in a conservation and natural resources management field would be a strong asset.At least 5 years experience working at the project/programme level
- Experience of working and negotiating with Government officials and/or donors at all levels.
- Experienced interpersonal, communication and diplomatic skills with the ability to manage and interact at all levels of an international, multicultural and multilingual organization
- Proven record in developing, implementing and managing projects/programmes in the field of aquaculture, aquatic biology, nature conservation and natural resources management. 
- Knowledge of sustainable fisheries and landscape conservation; Knowledge of current context in Mekong Delta will be an advantage.
- Understanding of local laws and regulations of Vietnam in related fields;
- Proven records in project proposal development, projects M&E, and reports writing.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Proficiency in MS Office and functional software.

2. FIELD PROJECT OFFICER. (based in Ca Mau province, with regular travel to other Mekong Delta provinces and occasionally to other province in Vietnam)
Main responsibilities:
The Aquaculture Field Project Offficer will be responsible for delivery of the project “Promoting Certification and Better Management Practices Among Small-scale Shrimp Farmers in Vietnam” and to support the development WWF VN’s efforts on aquaculture programme including shrimp, clam and pangasius projects
Key requirements are:
- Advanced university degree in aquaculture/fisheries sciences or aquatic biology related subject. Additional academic training or a degree in a management field would be a strong asset
- At least 5 years experience working on aquaculture with project management and implementation in Vietnam
- Demonstrated experience in shrimp and pangasius farming, ability to work effectively with local communities and in cooperation with key stakeholders from government, civil society and the private sector;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills and well developed facilitation, negotiation and liaison skills;
- Proven record of multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team management experience;
- Proven understanding of issues of relevance to responsible aquaculture including environment and social issues
- Familiar with sustainable aquaculture, BMPs, standards and certification concepts;
- Able to work independently and be an effective leader of a team, good interpersonal skills and ease with a participatory approach, patient and a good sense of humour;
- Committed to nature conservation;
- Fluent in English speaking, writing and listening;
- Strong ability in Microsoft word, Excel, Power point and other software.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV and available degrees and qualifications in English to Ms. Bui Thu Hien, HR & Admin Officer, WWF Vietnam Country Programme.
Email: [email protected], or post to WWF Vietnam Office at D13 Thang Long International Village, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Closing date for applications: Monday, 28 February 2011 with interviews afterward.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified. No telephone contact
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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2011-02-28