Project Director

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.

WWF is implementing a comprehensive program of conservation activities in the Mekong Basin with a strong focus on the Mekong Delta, one of the 2 priority landscapes of WWF Vietnam. WWF is also engaged in the Resilient Asian Deltas initiative that includes the Mekong Delta.

The continuous accumulation of sediments has contributed to the formation of the Mekong Delta and at the same time prevented its subsidence below sea level. The balance between steady sand accumulation and erosion is threatened by the effects of climate change, rising sea levels and the decrease in sediment loads from the Mekong basin. The aim of the project is to reduce the vulnerability of the Mekong Delta to climate change and its socio-economic consequences through the sustainable extraction of river sand and gravel. The project follows an approach that aims to raise public awareness of the impacts of unsustainable sand and gravel extraction. The urgent need for action by policy-makers is ensured by mobilising expertise and involving the media. Furthermore, the project prepares recommendations and develops planning instruments for the political partners and promotes dialogue between the mining and processing industries of river sand and gravel in order to counteract further unsustainable sand and gravel extraction. The project comprises four components: (1) A sediment budget (mainly sand and gravel fractions) for the Mekong Delta has been established in coordination with important actors. For this purpose, available data from the countries in the upper reaches as well as data collected by the project are used; (2) The effects of unsustainable sand and gravel extraction are known to the public and relevant decision-makers in the Mekong Delta; (3) Key actors in the construction sector have access to information on the risks and opportunities of different sourcing methods for sand and gravel; (4) Recommendations and guidelines for the consideration of the sustainable extraction of sand and gravel in the Mekong Delta in the political regulations are designed and promoted

We are looking for committed, result-driven candidate for the position of Project Director (Base in Hochiminh, Vietnam)

Major functions: The Project Director is responsible for the overall control, planning, management, implementation and reporting of the IKI sand Project and ensures compliance with the Project Document and WWF’s contractual obligations. This includes responsibilities for technical, financial and administrative aspects of the Project, in close co-operation with WWF Germany as the lead applicant and relevant WWF Vietnam Country and GM Regional staff. He/she will oversee the management systems, operational procedures and capacity-building for key project cooperators

Key requirements for the role include:

  • At least Master’s degree in a field relevant to project/programme administration and/or water/natural resources management, environmental or conservation management or relevant fields.
  • Proven experience in managing large and complex conservation & development projects/programmes in developing country
  • At least 10 years of post-graduate full-time practical experience preferably in conservation and water/natural resources projects
  • Minimum 5 years of proven track record in project management, leading teams in public-funded projects of > 3 million Euros.
  • Work experience in Vietnam, or any other Mekong country is an additional asset, or neighboring countries with similar socio-economic setting.
  • Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fund-raising, donor strategies, functions and international relations.
  • Knowledge of M&E methodology, quality assurance. Knowledge of Project/Programme Planning and Management; familiar with implementing ESMF.
  • Professional experience with donor-funded projects; specific knowledge of German Financial Cooperation would be a strong asset.
  • Fluent business English, ideally at least basic Vietnamese language skills, command of German an asset,

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 29th September 2019

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2019-09-29