Senior Advisor/Forest Landscape Manager

The position is based in Nghe An with frequent travel to other provinces.

SNV has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market based approaches, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalyzing environmentally sustainable solutions for the poor in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).

SNV together with Winrock International, the American Red Cross and SRD, will implement the USAID supported Vietnam Forests and Deltas (VFD) Program. The primary purpose of this program is to accelerate Vietnam’s transition to climate resilient, low emissions development through investments in reducing net emissions from forests, and enhancing resiliency of people, places, and livelihoods. The program will primarily invest in provincial and district level demonstration and capacity building, and share lessons learned to inform national policies and implementation.

We are seeking for highly qualified national candidates for the position of Senior Advisor/Forest Landscape Manager to help manage and implement this project at provincial level.


- Work closely with provincial and district authorities on implementation of the program; establish provincial advisory groups and co-chair on a regular basis
- Help facilitate training as necessary to partners, beneficiaries, and counterparts
- Oversee consultants carrying out forest based and technical assessments across the province
- Work with government partners and local communities to implement community-based initiatives including community forestry, land allocation, forestry and agroforestry models, and income generation activities
- Work with local partners to design and the overall landscape strategy which will promote climate resilient, low emissions development
- Ensure a robust monitoring and evaluation system is in place
- To work with other project partners to implement adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies, were required
- Preparation and submission of reports and other deliverables to the Sustainable Landscapes Team Leader

Candidate profile

- University degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, or relevant development field
- At least seven year experience in implementing or managing field projects    
- Technical knowledge in forestry, REDD+ and Payment for Ecological Services
- Experience in capacity building and organizational development
- - Knowledge of participatory rural appraisal/participatory learning and action techniques; gender analysis; and project planning, monitoring and evaluation skills
- Understanding and ability to work closely with government counterparts
- Good training and facilitation skills
- Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills (English and Vietnamese)
- Good computer skills in MS-applications (Word, Excel, Internet, Email, Power Points)

Contract Duration:

- One-year associate consultancy contract with a competitive salary package and possibility of extension

How to apply?

Please send your application letter and CV, together with an indication of your current salary and compensation package, to [email protected] by 6th May 2013.

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
Nghe An
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2013-05-06