Field Investigator

About ENV

Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) was established in 2000 as Vietnam’s first non-governmental organization focused on the conservation of nature and the protection of the environment. ENV combats the illegal wildlife trade and aims to foster greater understanding amongst the Vietnamese public about the need to protect nature and wildlife. ENV employs creative and innovative strategies to influence public attitudes and reduce demand for wildlife trade products. ENV works closely with government partners to strengthen policy and legislation, and directly supports enforcement efforts in the protection of endangered species of regional, national, and global significance.

Since 2005, ENV has focused its activities on three major program areas that comprise ENV’s integrated strategic approach for addressing illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam. These include:

  • Reducing consumer demand for wildlife products through investment in a long-term and sustained effort to influence public attitudes and behavior
  • Strengthening enforcement through direct support and assistance to law enforcement agencies, and mobilizing active public participation in helping combat wildlife crime
  • Working with policy-makers to strengthen legislation, close loopholes in the law, and promote sound policy and decision-making relevant to wildlife protection.

Description of position

The ENV wildlife crime investigator is responsible for designing and executing major ENV investigations focused on wildlife crime. The coordinator works in partnership with the ENV Wildlife Crime Unit (WCU) and other ENV departments, as well as with relevant law enforcement agencies on specific cases and focus areas.

Main Responsibilities

1. Research and coordinate major investigations/ inspections

  • Research information related to case/ subjects by different ways.
  • Help design and develop ENV and/ or law enforcement-partnered investigations
  • Conduct surveys and field research independently and with partner agencies

2. Law enforcement liaison

  • Serve as principal liaison in coordinating between ENV and law enforcement agencies on major cases and facilitate cooperation between Vietnam and authorities abroad on cases involving trans-border wildlife crime

3. Report

  • Produce quality detailed reports resulting from investigations/ inspection mission.

4. Communication

  • Provide the management team with regular updates on all important aspects of investigations that are underway.
  • Work and communicate closely with other relevant departments within ENV, especially the Wildlife Crime Unit.

5. Other duties: Complete other duties and assignments as specified by ENV managers


  • College degree required
  • Investigation and law enforcement training preferred
  • Strong Vietnamese writing skills
  • Fluent verbal and written English
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Computer literacy: Word, Excel, Internet
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and pay close attention to details


Interested candidates are invited to send an up-to-date CV before Aug 15, 2020 to:

Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV)
Room 1701, Block 17T5, Hoang Dao Thuy street, Cau Giay district, Hanoi
Phone: (0243) 6281 5424
[email protected]
[email protected]

Interested candidates are invited to visit ENV websites & Facebook for further understanding about ENV.

For more details about what we do, visit our website:

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* Only male candidate are eligible
* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2020-08-15