Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the USAID Counter Wildlife Trafficking Activity

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We are looking for a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the USAID Counter Wildlife Trafficking Activity, based in Ha Noi

Please note that this position is contingent on project award, funding and USAID Approval

The “USAID Counter Wildlife Trafficking” activity is a 5-year program starting from May 2021 to July 2026. The activity aims to increase Vietnam leadership in countering wildlife trafficking through enhancing the commitment of Government of Vietnam (GVN) leaders at the national and provincial level and reducing demand and consumption of illegal wildlife products. To realise this, USAID has identified the following key objectives:1) Engage and develop political and local champions to address CWT; 2) Strengthen law enforcement; and 3) Reduce consumer demand

Reporting to the project’s Chief of Party (COP), The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) assists the COP in technical, administrative, and managerial tasks needed to ensure efficient program implementation, coordination, program compliance and delivery. The DCOP is responsible for liaising with government counterparts and leading on project approvals processes with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. He/she will serve as Acting Chief of Party when the COP is unavailable.

Key requirements for the role:

  • At least Master’s degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management or relevant fields;

  • At least 10 years of post-graduate full-time practical experience and proven track record in leading and managing large project/ programs and leading teams in public-funded projects of similar size and duration (preferably related to conservation and natural resources management);

  • A demonstrable understanding of illegal wildlife trade issues in Vietnam and/ or Greater Mekong Region;

  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Collaboration, Respect & Integrity.

  • Demonstrates WWF behaviors in ways of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly;

  • Adheres to WWF’s brand values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging; 

The detailed terms of references can be found here:

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae in English, and scan/photo of relevant diplomas/certificates to [email protected]

Please clearly state the position title: [April 2021] Deputy COP, USAID-CWT - Full name in the subject of the email.

The deadline for this position is May 3rd, 2021

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Mon, 2021-05-03