WWF-Viet Nam vacancy announcement: Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Lead, Wildlife Demand Reduction Lead, Senior Communications Officer | WWF
WWF-Viet Nam vacancy announcement: Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Lead, Wildlife Demand Reduction Lead, Senior Communications Officer

Posted on 17 September 2020

Location: Hanoi & Hue, Vietnam
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About 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 environmental issues and implemented field activities across the country. 

WWF 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. 
We are looking for passionate candidates with solid background for the following positions:

1.Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Lead, USAID-Viet Nam Biodiversity Conservation program, based in Hanoi/Hue
2. Wildlife Demand Reduction Lead, USAID-Viet Nam Biodiversity Conservation program, based in Hanoi/Hue
3. Senior Communications Officer, Illegal Wildlife Trade, based in Hanoi

with key major functions and requirements as below:
1. Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Lead, USAID

Major Functions: Responsible for technical management and thought leadership of Strategic Approach 2 and 3 including support of provincial team members engaged in these Strategic Approaches. This role will ensure the integration of SUF/PF forest management, biodiversity monitoring, species conservation, and law enforcement approaches both within and outside the protected forests. (S)he will also lead a project-wide law enforcement approach to ensure forest rangers, Forest Protection Departments (FPD) under the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), local communities, police, environmental police, prosecutors and judiciary are engaged, coordinated and delivering effective law enforcement to increase detections, arrests, prosecutions, and convictions.

What you will need to be a good fit:

The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience supporting improved protected area management and deployment of law enforcement approaches, including prosecutorial, in relation to natural resource management. With an understanding of how to engage communities in natural resource protection and co-management arrangements, the candidate will preferentially understand Vietnamese legal frameworks. The candidate should have at least 10 years of applied work experience in this area.

2. Wildlife Demand Reduction Lead, USAID

Major Functions: Responsible for technical management and thought leadership of Strategic Approach 4 (SA 4) including support of provincial team members engaged in this Strategic Approach. This role will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to address the value chain of illegal wildlife including consumer demand for targeted illegal wildlife products in rural and urban settings by using Social and Behavior Change Communications (SBCC) approaches to conduct consumer research of segment audiences and deliver impactful messages which drive reductions in demand.

What you will need to be a good fit:

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in marketing, communications, or SBCC related approaches and 5-7 years of experience in designing and implementing SBCC programs, with strong preference for candidates that have applied the approach in the context of illegal wildlife trade. The candidate should have expertise with social marketing, strategic communications, and/or behavior change communication.

3. Senior Communications Officer, Illegal Wildlife Trade

Major Functions: Responsible for the program’s communications planning, management, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of project activities to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of the WWF’s contractual obligations. Specifically, he/she will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of communications and outreach strategies under the VfD project and Ivory HII. She/he is also expected to liaise with the Communication Department of WWF-Viet Nam and Regional to make sure all IWT communication products are in line with WWF communication policy and regulations, and that the latest communications tools and channels are deployed to maximize the impacts of  activities.

What you will need to be a good fit:
  • Advanced university degree in communications, advocacy, journalism, environmental communications, political science, creative design or other relevant fields;
  • At least 5+ years of working experience in an international development/environment-related organization or similar, of which at least two years should have been in a leadership role in campaigning, creative communications, and/or behavioral change communications with demonstrated success;
  • Digital marketing knowledge with understanding of social media platforms in Viet Nam
  • Good understanding of illegal wildlife trade issues, the supply and demand drivers that link to social norms, and behaviors of wildlife consumers in the Vietnamese context;
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing specific policy communications and/or awareness raising campaign targeting government officials, local communities and the general public;
  • Proven experience working with government officials, local communities and donors, especially on nature conservation and wildlife protection.
If you want a career filled with meaningful and diverse assignments to expand yourself professionally and personally; opportunity to work in a diverse and inspiring environment with the most supportive colleagues to make a difference to our planet while enjoying a great work-life balance and evolve yourself every day, then JOIN OUR TEAM! 
How to apply:

Detailed Job Description for these positions are attached to this article. Send us your cover letter, curriculum vitae in English, and scan/photo of diplomas/certificates to recruitment.vn@wwf.org.vn stating the position title in the subject line of the emailby 30th September 2020.
1. Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Lead: [WWF - 092020] Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Lead – Full name
2. Wildlife Demand Reduction Lead: [WWF - 092020] Wildlife Demand Reduction Lead – Full name
3. Senior Communications Officer, Illegal Wildlife Trade: [WWF - 092020] Senior Communications Officer (IWT) – Full name
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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