National Staff for the Development of Management Information System for the Forestry Sector in Viet Nam – Phase II (FORMIS II)

Niras Finland Oy, part of Niras Group, provides expertise in forestry, information society, clean technology, natural resources management and rural development. Niras Finland has operated in Vietnam for the past 15 years and has a strong presence in Southeast Asia. 

Development of Management Information System for Forestry Sector – Phase II (FORMIS II) project is implemented by the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) under the Ministry of Agriculture and rural Development (MARD). The purpose of FORMIS II is to develop a fully integrated Management Information System (MIS) for sustainable management of forest resources and in this way contribute to the alleviation of poverty in the socio-economic development framework of Vietnam. FORMIS II key activities are to create information standards and information sharing mechanisms for forestry sector, to develop and maintain a centralized Information and Technology (IT) platform and portal within VNFOREST, to create capacity for forest related information management and to set up a Forest Information Centre/IT Unit within VNFOREST.  

The project is funded by the Government of Viet Nam and the Government of Finland. Niras Finland Oy as a lead consultant, in collaboration with GFA and Green Field Development, provides technical assistance services for the project. FORMIS, Phase II, started in May 2013, will be implemented during the period of 5 years. The project continues the work started in FORMIS Phase I (2009-2013). 

We are now seeking qualified candidates with Vietnamese nationality for the following positions to support the project implementation:

1.Northern Regional IT/Communication Expert, full-time, tentatively starting from July 2015 – April 2018, based in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh province.

2.Central Regional IT/Communication Expert, full-time, tentatively starting from July 2015 – April 2018, based in Thanh Hoa City, Thanh Hoa province.

For position Terms of References, please visit the Recruitment section of the Viet Nam forestry information portal ( or obtain from [email protected]

Interested candidates should note that flexibility to travel is required. NIRAS will offer an international and interesting working environment, a chance to showcase your skills at high institutional level. The Experts will be offered reasonable costs of relocation and housing in case he/she needs to move to FORMIS II bases to work for the project.

Interested candidates should send a Cover Letter outlining their interest in the position along with a CV with valid contact details of at least 2 referees, and copies of relevant degrees, certificates and ID (no need for notary) to Mr Tapio Leppanen ([email protected]) and to [email protected]. Applications are in both English and Vietnamese. Also officers from Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development who are competent and meet the requirements are encouraged to apply for the positions.

Please clearly indicate the Position that you apply for in the email subject.

Deadline for submission: June 5th 2015

Applications will not be returned. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Applicants selected for an interview are required to provide evidence of their qualifications and experience.

Confidentiality: The identity of the applicants is public information unless the applicant specifically requests in the application letter to keep the application confidential.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Quang Ninh, Thanh Hoa
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2015-06-05