Program Manager

Vacancy Announcement

Position: Program Manager
Reports to: Country Director
Supervisor to: Managers for Wildlife Health Program, Policy Influencing, Law Enforcement Assistance, Capacity Building, and Communication
Location: Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Country Program: WCS Viet Nam Program
Position Type: Full-Time
Internal liaison: WCS Counter Wildlife Trafficking Director of Asia Program;
Expected travel: Approximately 30% or as required

Organization Background

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.

WCS Viet Nam Program Overview

WCS has been working in Viet Nam since early 2006 to strengthen the commitment and capacity of the Vietnamese government to combat wildlife trafficking. It has established a well-respected presence in the country, providing support to a range of government agencies. WCS Viet Nam have generated a wide range of reliable data on a number of related issues and trained about 1,200 law enforcement officers from a range of agencies in investigation and enforcement techniques, and distributed a number of technical handbooks and guides. It has assisted central agencies to review and propose criminal intelligence analysis systems, inter-agency agreements and cooperation, national legislation, and have supported bi-lateral dialogues to suppress the wildlife trade and strengthen Viet Nam’s enforcement response. Its wildlife health expertise has been leveraged in Viet Nam to address core conservation issues, like wildlife trade, through collaborative research, training, and policy development.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Program Manager is to assist the Country Program Director to identify priorities and new approach for Viet Nam country program. S/he will supervise thematic teams and ensure effective integration of program activities towards expected outcomes. The Program Manager will work closely with the Grant Manager and the Finance Manager to participate in fundraising and development of WCS policies and strategy, and represent WCS in meetings and workshops, both domestically and internationally.

This Job Description is progressive in nature and shall be reviewed and amended from time to time to meet WCS Viet Nam program needs.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develops and supports the implementation of program activities in line with the Vietnam and Asia strategies;
  • Supervises and coaches different thematic teams with their grant implementation;
  • Produces programmatic reports and other required technical documents (e.g., workplans, technical reports) for WCS and donors on schedule;
  • Co-leads the fundraising process in collaboration with the in-country Grant Manager and the Finance Manager, and with the WCS Counter Wildlife Trafficking Director, Asia Program and WCS NY staff, as appropriate;
  • Promotes wildlife conservation in Vietnam with government, donors and other non-governmental organizations through meetings, speaking engagements, media interviews, writing, and other general communications;
  • Acts as WCS’s representative at provincial and national events as required;
  • Involves in the organization’s process of recruitment as requested;
  • Any other duties as requested by the direct supervisor.


  • Minimum Master Degree in Law, Public Administration, Business Management or other relevant field;
  • 7-10 years of experience working in similar position; Experience with non-profit sector (NGO, International organizations) is an added advantage;
  • Knowledge and understanding on Government systems, environmental issues, law enforcement, wildlife trafficking and conservation
  • Proven track record of fundraising and donor relations
  • Ability to lead, supervise and coach the versatile teams
  • Strategic thinker with excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Proficient in written and verbal communication skills in English Language;

Application Process:

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should send application profile to Ms. Nguyen Thu My, Human Resource Officer at email address: [email protected] latest by 17:30 of August 10, 2019.

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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Sat, 2019-08-10