Plastic Policy Coordinator

WWF was one of the first International non-government organizations working in Vietnam. 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 environment 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.

Plastic waste is a very hot issue globally, which draws the attention of many countries and organisations. Many countries have long sought after different methods to better manage or reduce plastic waste within their countries and contribute to global effort of this scourge covering the planet. In light of that context, Vietnam has been at the forefront of tackling this issue with commitments from high level leaders like the Prime Minister, the Minister of Natural resources and Environment, engaging active participation in regional forums and platforms. The Prime Minister of Vietnam has also called upon active participation from organisations, individuals and businesses to combat plastic waste pollution.

Currently, WWF is working globally on a solution to the tackle the waste pollution crisis by supporting countries to build a global treaty on reducing marine plastic waste. WWF has urged all nations to express their vested support to begin immediate negotiations for a new global treaty to tackle plastic pollution in marine environments and for countries to begin driving an action plan within the context of this agreement.

Since 2017, WWF-Vietnam has also been working actively to develop its Plastic program, which covers a wide range of areas including policy advocacy, engaging businesses, building a network of Plastic Smart Cities, robust communications programs to drive behavior change in organisations and individuals toward the mitigation of plastic waste affecting the country.

To further support and enhance international, national and city efforts, especially in advocating for policies and solutions to better manage plastic waste, WWF-Vietnam is looking for a candidate who would be part of our team to drive those changes forward

We are looking for committed, result-driven candidate for the position Plastic Policy Coordinator  (Base in Hanoi, Vietnam):

Major functions: 

The Plastic Policy Coordinator will be responsible for

  • Advocacy with national government and, where appropriate, provincial or city/district governments, on the call for a legal binding treaty on marine plastic pollution, including link to regional fora (ASEAN, COBSEA, UNEP, etc)
  • Provide policy support to WWF Vietnam and city government partners on developing national/local regulations for waste management, plastic waste reduction, EPR and other specific city regulations in support of plastic smart cities work and to inform, link with and contribute to the global policy work
  • Working in and with WWF Vietnam for (a) coordinating with Regional and Global Policy Team for (b) above.

Key requirements for the role include:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in policy advocacy, law, waste management or natural resources management.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in policy advocacy and development
  • Experienced in an environmental government agency, environmental NGO, or relevant international development agency.
  • Good understanding of political, ecological, social and cultural context of Vietnam, including of relevant issues (for example biodiversity issues related to marine ecosystems, waste management and pollution impacts, multi-lateral environmental agreements)
  • Good strategic and analytical skills to shape the projects for the objectives of the programme to be reached.
  • Excellent communication skills including high cultural sensitivity.
  • Good writing and analytical skills, experience with writing reports to donors
  • Ability to both work effectively independently and take a creative approach to reaching out for support when needed.
  • Strong skills in team building and demonstrated ability to work in a devolved team situation.
  • Fluency in oral and written English

How to apply

Detailed Job Description for the position is posted on and as attached.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae in English and scan/photo of diplomas/certificates to [email protected], stating the position title in the subject line of the email, by 24th September 2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

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Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2019-09-24