Forest and Climate Change Specialist

SNV is a Netherlands based development organization committed to eliminating poverty and inequity in emerging markets worldwide by promoting Market Based Solutions for the Poor. SNV provides advisory services to leading public and private clients to catalyze innovative and strategic solutions that drive growth and performance while generating jobs, income and improved access to basic services for the low-income segment. SNV focuses on the agriculture, renewable energy and water & sanitation sectors.

The USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia is financing a five-year (2011 – 2016) regional program entitled Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF). The goal is to achieve meaningful and sustained reductions in GHG emissions from the forestry-land use sector and for Vietnam to benefit from the emerging international REDD+ framework. SNV Vietnam together with Winrock International, Climate Focus, VNFORESTs and other partners are responsible for implementing LEAF in Vietnam.

To support this work, SNV is seeking: Forest and Climate Change Specialist (Vietnamese National)
Duty station: Hanoi with frequent travel to other provinces with some international travel

Main duties and responsibilities:
- Responsible for the technical implementation and monitoring of REDD and forest carbon activities in LEAF field intervention sites
- Provide support to build technical capacity in-country. Work in close collaboration with other Technical Advisors, Government counterpart staff and other project staff.
- Assess and measure the changes in GHG avoided emissions and removals as a result of the project interventions, with an emphasis on the use of remote sensing and GIS capability to measure and monitor change.
- Provide technical support for a range of REDD+ mitigation activities with a focus on sustainable forest management activities
- Guide forest carbon plot measurements and sampling design
- Develop monitoring, reporting and verification systems for the field intervention sites
- Design and provide training as necessary to partners, beneficiaries, and counterparts
- Timely preparation and submission of reports and other deliverables
- Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or relevant international development field
- Five years of relevant technical experience in forestry, forest carbon, carbon accounting, climate change mitigation, REDD+, and natural resource management projects (preferably in Vietnam)
- Experience on working on Forest Carbon projects; is up to date and has knowledge of different methodologies and MRV systems
- Strong technical skills on REDD+ and monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) using approved carbon accounting methods.
- Excellent knowledge and demonstrated skills in land cover change modelling and GIS/Remote sensing.
- Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills (English and Vietnamese)
- Demonstrated and proven record to work in a multidisciplinary team under changeable and complex circumstances.
- Good computer skills in MS-applications (Word, Excel, Internet, Email, Power Points)
- Good ArcGIS skills is highly desirable
- Duration of assignment
SNV offers a one year consultancy contract with the possibility of extension and a competitive salary package.
Application procedure:
Interested persons should submit their letter of motivation, recent curriculum vitae in English to:
SNV Netherlands Development Organization; 6th Floor, Building B, La Thanh Hotel, 218 Doi Can, Hanoi, Vietnam or by E-mail to: [email protected]  by 5th December 2012

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV Netherlands Development Organization
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2012-12-05