Senior Project Officer, Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project

Location: Rach Gia – Kien Giang

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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

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About WWF-Viet Nam

WWF-Viet Nam was one of the first International non-government organizations working in Viet Nam. In 1985, WWF-Viet Nam 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-Viet Nam 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-Viet Nam.

We are looking for 01 Senior Project Officer, Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project, based in Rach Gia city, Kien Giang province, WWF-Viet Nam

WWF-Viet Nam has long worked in the Mekong Delta region—home to 70% of Vietnam’s mangroves and 90% of its sea grass beds. Fed by the sediment and nutrients from the Mekong River, these habitats support Vietnam’s richest fish grounds. However, these habitats continue to be under growing threats. Intensive near-shore fishing has depleted fish stocks leading to the phenomenon of “fishing down the food chain,” which is opportunistic, non-selective, and ecologically devastating. In 2017, Vietnam’s inability to reign in illegal fishing outside its territorial waters resulted in the EU issuing it a Yellow Card. Since then, sea food exports to the EU have declined by 10%/year, equivalent to a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

*This position is subject to project award, funding and IUCN/USAID approval.

Major Functions

The Senior Project Officer is in charge of coordinating and managing the field implementation of activities under the relevant components that he/she is assigned to, in compliance with donor’s and WWF’s requirements/ policies, with good quality (as working conditions allows) in a timely manner. The position will be based in Rach Gia city to ensure on the ground support presence and connection with local stakeholders.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the supervising Project Manager (and other relevant colleagues) in planning, implementing and monitoring on technical and financial aspects of the project, including the operational plan, cost control and budget in compliance with donor’s and WWF’s policies.
  • Work closely with the project partners in the Kien Giang province and the islands Phu Quoc, Nam Du, Hai Tac and Ba Lua (including provincial and district-level authorities such as DARD, People’s Committees and their affiliated offices, the National Park, relevant businesses, fisher communities) and other relevant stakeholders to carry out the implementation and M&E of the project. Possibility of traveling to Ho Chi Minh city and other regions if the project requires.
  • Attend training courses, workshops and meetings as representative of the project when required.
  • Contribute to relevant Oceans Practice strategies, work-plan, program development, and other relevant activities as needed. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or higher degree in fields related to Natural Resources and Sustainable development, Fisheries management, Marine Biodiversity conservation, Environmental Science.
  • Proven experiences in planning and implementation of GO and NGO’s projects.
  • Experiences in working or liaison with multi-stakeholders: businesses, governmental bodies (e.g MPA, national park), local communities, development partners, NGO and donors at all level.
  • Good understanding of the Kien Giang province, and issues related to: fisheries resources, marine conservation, development of tourism and real estate, fishing communities, relevant policies, and communication for changes.
  • 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, Innovate Fearlessly;
  • Adheres to WWF’s brand values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging 

How to apply

The detailed terms of references are attached. Send us your curriculum vitae & cover letter in English, naming each file: “Full name - CV/CL”.

For external candidates outside the WWF network, please send your applications to [email protected] stating in the subject line: SPO KG - Full name

The deadline is Oct 14th, 2021

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Kien Giang
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2021-10-14