Species Conservation Manager

Job Opening: Species Conservation Manager, WWF-Vietnam

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.

WWF-Vietnam is part of WWF-Greater Mekong which operates in 5 countries: Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. Find out more at http://vietnam.panda.org/.

We are looking for committed, result-driven individual for the position of: Species Conservation Manager

Major functions: The Species Conservation Manager is the technical lead and country focal point for species conservation related initiatives in WWF-Vietnam. The role is responsible for strategic direction of this work, identifying and developing funding opportunities, acting as representative on technical issues in relevant fora and overseeing the effective coordination, planning, management, implementation and monitoring of projects and activities related to species conservation in the country. He/she also leads the implementation of WWF-Vietnam’s Wildlife Practice Strategy as it relates to in-situ conservation of biodiversity. The Species Conservation Manager is responsible for ensuring cohesion and alignment between WWF-Vietnam, Greater Mekong Wildlife staff, and the broader WWF Network in relation to species conservation within the Wildlife Practice.

Base location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Key requirements for the role include:

  • Master’s or higher degree in Wildlife Conservation, or in relevant fields;
  • At least 5 years of experience in project management in an international/national development organisation or similar, of which at least 3 years should be in a related field;
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of development and conservation issues and the context of Vietnam and the Wildlife field;
  • A background in statistically robust monitoring approaches;
  • Experience implementing protected area management approaches including law enforcement and SMART systems;
  • Peer-reviewed publications in the field of wildlife;
  • Experience with strategy and programme development, including successful fundraising;
  • Experience of working with Government officials, local communities and donors;
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken;
  • Computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft office, SMART and other relevant conservation software, etc).
  • Strategic thinking skills to ensure the program is relevant, networked and impactful;
  • Leadership skills to drive the Wildlife Program objectives, advocate among peers and partners, support project staff and ensure relevance;
  • People management skills including staff management and support, capacity development and coaching, developing teamwork, negotiation skills and conflict resolution;
  • Project management skills including project planning, coordination, time management and logistics;
  • Financial management skills, including budget preparation and management and oversight of financial administration procedures;
  • Networking, coordination, and facilitation skills for both internal and external audiences and partners;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomatic skills with the ability to manage and interact at all levels of an international, multicultural and multilingual organization;
  • Demonstrate WWF behaviours in ways of working: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovate fearlessly;
  • Adhere to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging

How to apply

Detailed Job Description for the position is posted on http://vietnam.panda.org/en/about_us/jobs/ 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 16th June 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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Sun, 2019-06-16