PA and Law Enforcement Officer

Lccation: Da Lat

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home - the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.

All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.

Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and Finance to Advocacy and Conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.

What we do

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainably.

About WWF-Viet Nam

WWF was one of the first International non-government organizations working in Viet Nam. In 1985, WWF began working on a national conservation strategy and since then has worked closely with the Vietnamese Government on a diverse range of environmental issues and implemented field activities across the country. Find out more at

WWF recognizes that its employees are its most important asset. A competent workforce, thoroughly trained, properly motivated, and bound together by mutual trust and common objectives is crucial to the success of WWF.

We are looking for committed, result-driven candidate for the position of PA and Law Enforcement (SA2/3) Officer, USAID BCA program, WWF-Viet Nam, based in Da Lat, Viet Nam

Major Functions:

The PA and Law Enforcement Officer (SA2/3 Officer) reports to the SA 2/3 Manager and is responsible for implementing, monitoring and analyzing activities of SA2/3 in the geographic area he/she is assigned to. The major functions of the position relate to the activity areas of the two strategic approaches:

Strategic Approach 2 (SA2): Strengthen management of special use and protection forests in province in charge, including:

  • Strengthening the institutional framework of Special Use Forests (SUFs) and Protection Forests (PFs) by improving the internal institutional and governance framework, management capacity, impact monitoring and external accountability.
  • Developing collaboration management mechanism to enhance community participation.
  • Institutionalizing improved patrolling and adaptive management by applying SMART for protected area and protection forests management boards and instituting community patrolling.
  • Systematizing and standardizing biodiversity and forest monitoring for SUFs and PFs in the project area.
  • Establishing a species conservation fund for local NGOs/CSOs for endemic and threatened species in-situ and ex-situ protection.
  • Undertaking wildlife rescue and rewilding activities.

Strategic Approach 3 (SA3): Improve law enforcement, increase its functionality and increase public participation in wildlife crime reporting, including:

  • Building law enforcement and capacity by establishing and providing training for multi-agency task force in each province.
  • Establishing community-based patrols by utilizing existing WWF/FFI models for professionalized community patrol teams.
  • Assessing and addressing landscape level wildlife trade dynamics and urban outlets for wildlife products.
  • Supporting procuracy and courts in procuration and conviction of wildlife crimes. Developing public reporting and feedback mechanism forest and wildlifecrimes


  • Graduate degree or higher in natural resources management, conservation, biology, forestry, environmental management, or relatedfields.
  • More than 3-year working experience in conservation, natural resources management or forestry in Viet Nam.Proven knowledge and experience of the not-for-profit sector, preferably of environmental non-government organizations, governance and regulatory compliance;
  • High level negotiation as well as interpersonal and influencing skills and the capacity to develop and maintain strong relationships within WWF and across the WWF Network and in the business and not-for-profit communities;
  • Experience with capacity building and natural resourcesgovernance.
  • Excellent conflict management and work well under pressure;
  • Proven leadership skills with excellent capacity to manage human and financial resources;
  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff and external partners;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating strategic plans;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and native language
  • 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 and innovate fearlessly;
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

How to apply:

  • The detailed JD is attached. Send us your curriculum vitae & cover letter in English, naming each file: “Full name - CV/CL”.
  • Please send your applications to [email protected] stating in the subject line: PAL Officer - Full name.

The deadline is Feb 15, 2022

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

“WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.”

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Da Lat
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2022-02-15