Southern Wildlife Protection Program Team Leader

About ENV

Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) was established in 2000 as Vietnam’s first non-governmental organization focused on conservation of nature and the environment. Our mission is to foster greater understanding amongst the Vietnamese public about environmental issues of local, national and global significance, ranging from protection of wildlife and natural ecosystems to climate change. We employ creative and innovative strategies to influence attitudes and behavior, not only highlighting the need to protect Vietnam’s rich natural heritage and the living world around us, but also encouraging greater public participation in achieving this important and challenging task.

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Positions available

Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV) is currently looking for candidates for the position of Wildlife Protection Program Team Leader for operations in the south of Vietnam - BASED IN HCMC

Description of position

The ENV Southern Wildlife Protection Program Team Leader is responsible for managing ENV’s HCMC office, including coordinating their team to execute baseline wildlife trade and hunting surveys in southern Vietnam, coordinating volunteers to carry out regular monitoring of violating establishments in urban centers where wildlife crime have been documented, and undertaking a wide variety of awareness and public outreach activities in order to reduce demand for wildlife products.

The team leader works closely with the Hanoi-based ENV Wildlife Crime Unit to coordinate and conduct investigations on crimes in the south of Viet Nam, and with the Hanoi-based Outreach team to develop and run a comprehensive scheme of activities in Ho Chi Minh City and the surrounding provinces. The position is one of high responsibility and requires great versatility and a wide variety of skills.

Main Responsibilities

The team leader is responsible for coordinating operations of the ENV’s Southern Vietnam field office tasked with reducing consumption and demand of wildlife amongst consumers and aggressively working to eliminate illegal hunting and trade of wildlife in southern Vietnam.

  • Carry out awareness activities to engage and motivate the public: Work closely with the program manager and Hanoi-based Mobile Wildlife Awareness Unit as well as other departments within ENV to carry out awareness activities in the southern region. Activities include public events, university presentations, radio shows, media interviews, development and distribution of awareness resources, stakeholder meetings, and other activities.
  • Network and build contacts: Develop positive long-term working relationships with local government and corporate partners in order to motivate them to join ENV in raising awareness about wildlife protection and support our mission.
  • Conduct priority monitoring and field investigations: Work closely with the Hanoi-based Wildlife Crime Unit to conduct priority monitoring of business establishments to ensure compliance with wildlife protection laws, and carry out regular inspections and investigations of major wildlife trade operations including public zoos and wildlife farms in close cooperation with the Major Crimes Unit of ENV.
  • Coordinate enforcement operations with local authorities: Liaise with local authorities in the southern region to address specific crimes reported to the WCU, and build cooperative relationships with local authorities that yield proven results in ENV’s efforts to combat wildlife crime.
  • Conduct Geographic survey: Carry out surveys to map out wildlife trade networks, key consumption enterprises, hunting patterns by communities bordering protected areas, and other “hotspots”
  • Administer field office operations: Help develop and supervise an ENV satellite office including all relevant administrative duties associated with running a small office. Meet all administrative requirements of ENV including regular communications and reporting, processing of finances, etc.
  • Manage the team: Effectively manage Southern Wildlife Protection Team staff and volunteers to complete outputs in a timely and efficient manner, with strong impact with regards to ENV’s objectives.

Other duties:

  • Assist with Wildlife Protection Network: Assist in recruitment and training of volunteers from ENV’s Wildlife Protection Network, involve volunteers in awareness activities, and liaise with the National Wildlife Volunteer Coordinator on all issues relating to volunteer activities.
  • Stakeholder meetings: Provide critical support planning, organizing, and executing local stakeholder meetings on wildlife trade in the central Vietnam region.
  • Additional assignments: Complete other duties and assignments as specified by ENV managers

Qualifications and Skills

  • Mature and experienced Vietnamese candidate required.
  • University degree required.
  • Confident, motivational and engaging communication skills when working with the public, and accomplished at networking and communicating with professional partners.
  • Excellent survey and investigation skills with a focus on accuracy in reporting.
  • Excellent planning, management, communications and reporting skills, with experience in NGO/program management preferred.
  • Good knowledge of commonly traded wildlife identification.
  • Strong Vietnamese writing skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written English.
  • Computer literacy: Word, Excel, Internet.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and pay close attention to details.

Terms and Benefits

  • Long-term contract
  • Mixed English-speaking environment
  • Opportunity to work closely with international and national experts
  • Friendly and creative working environment, competitive benefits
  • Opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge
  • Salary based on experience and performance


The candidate MUST download ENV application form from the link below:

Applications which do not include ENV’s application form may not be considered.

Interested candidates are invited to send their application and cover letter via email to the following addresses before December 31, 2014:

Ms. Nhan Thi Hien
Administrative Manager
Room 1701, Block 17T5, Hoang Dao Thuy street, Cau Giay district,
Hanoi, Vietnam
Email: [email protected]

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2014-12-31