Livelihood Development Officer

FFI’s mission is to conserve threatened species and ecosystems world-wide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, are based on sound science and take account of human needs. 

FFI’s strategy to achieve this mission is to work with in-country organisations at all levels to support them in identifying and implementing country led sustainable solutions. 

The strategic goal of the FFI Vietnam Primate Programme is to identify primate populations in most need of conservation interventions and provide strategic species-focused conservation in the field, based upon sound science and participation of local communities and other relevant stakeholders.

Currently the programme has established long-term primate-focused conservation projects at three locations in northern Vietnam that maintain important populations of Critically Endangered primates: the cao vit gibbon at Trung Khanh District in Cao Bang Province, the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey in Ha Giang Province and the forest of the western black crested gibbon in the Hoang Lien Son at Mu Cang Chai District in Yen Bai Province and Muong La District in Son La Province.

The eastern black crested gibbon is on of the rarest apes on the planet. Surveys carried out by FFI in Trung Khanh have found about 110 cao vit gibbons left in this area. FFI is working across both sides of the China-Vietnam border to protect the Cao Vit gibbon. The main threat to the gibbons is habitat destruction. In 2007, through FFI support, Cao Bang Province in Vietnam established the Cao Vit Gibbon Conservation Area. FFI provides support to a community-based monitoring group which patrols the protected area. This patrol group also carries out awareness raising activities among the local communities. The project also implements activities to improve local livelihoods and reduce forest dependence.

FFI is now recruiting a Livelihood Development Officer

PROJECT:             Western Black-crested Gibbon&
                            Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey Conservation

DUTY STATION:     Hanoi with frequent travel to Ha Giang Province

RESPONSIBLE TO: Country Director – Vietnam Programme
                             WBCG & TSNM Conservation Project Manager

PURPOSE:         To coordinate the Western Black-crested Gibbon& Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey Conservation Project ensuring effective implementation in the field and supporting project development.


Ensure smooth implementation of the CEPF project in Ha Giang and other project sites:

This position will work under the supervision of the Project Manager in Ha Giang, Yen Bai and Son La Provinces and coordinate and support implementation of FFI project activities, especially in Ha Giang to to meets conservation goals, including the following:

  • Acting as a focal point for coordination of all project activities at field site. Especially, focus on livelihood development activities and environmental awareness raising and education.
  • Direct working with partners such as provincial forest protection department, district forest station, protected management board and local authorities, communities.
  • Preparing Mission Terms of Reference and Back to The Office Report for every field trip.
  • Providing technical and managerial support to project partners.
  • Maintaining good working relations with provincial, district, and commune and community partners.
  • Administrative and logistic arrangements for project activities at field site. Supporting field visits and field work by visitors, advisors and consultants.
  • Supervision all field actives implemented by FFI and partners and consultants.
  • Supporting the provision of technical assistance and training for partners and community members.

Supporting development of the FFI Vietnam Country Programme:

  • Work with Project Manager to ensure effective project management and development, including the following:
  • Supporting to develop an annual work plan for the project
  • Develop concepts for new project activities based on field experiences
  • Working with project partners to identify project needs to meet conservation objectives, and define measures to meet those needs.

Other duties:

  • Undertake tasks in support of the FFI Vietnam Country Programme that may reasonably be requested by Senior Management Staff.
  • Ensure that project office and field operations are conducted to a high level of health, safety, integrity, environmental good practice and cultural sensitivity. This includes ensuring that field medical kits are in good order and taken out on every field trip
  • Ensure that FFI policies and guidelines are followed within the implementation of the FFI Vietnam Primate Programme

Interested applicants are invited to send a letter and CV in English latest by 12 February 2015 to: Ms. Le Hong Viet, FFI – Vietnam Administrative Assistant; E-mail: [email protected] ; or FFI Vietnam Programme Office at: 340 Nghi Tam, Tay Ho, Ha Noi; Tel: 04.7194117.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.

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Thu, 2015-02-12