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WWF-Viet Nam: Wildlife Demand Reduction Lead, USAID-Viet Nam Biodiversity Conservation program

Posted on 27 October 2020

Salary range: $50,000-$70,000
Location: Hanoi/ Hue, Vietnam.
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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.
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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. Find out more at https://vietnam.panda.org/en/get_involved/jobs/. 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. 

The “USAID Biodiversity Conservation” activity is a 5 years program starting from July 2020 to July 2025. The project aims to maintain and increase forest quality as well as protect and stabilize wildlife populations in five high conservation value provinces (Quang Binh, Quang Nam, TT Hue, Quang Tri, and Lam Dong). The project targets ten special-use forests and at least five protection forests, linking forest management units across the landscape to maintain forest cover and connectivity of habitats vital for the protection of Vietnam’s threatened and endemic species.

We are looking for a Wildlife Demand Reduction Lead, based in Hanoi/Hue to 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.
In order to be a good fit, you should have:
  • Degree in social marketing, strategic communications, and/or behavior change communication;
  • At least 5 years of applied working experience in designing and implementing SBCC programs, preferably in relation to illegal wildlife trade;
  • Fundamental understanding and application of SBCC approaches including evidence-based approaches such as the five-step approach and the theory of objective setting, target group identification, pre-testing, monitoring and adaptive management;
  • Understanding of illegal wildlife supply chains and wildlife protection legal frameworks preferred;
  • Experience in working with local and national level government counterparts; 
  • Strategic and innovative thinking
  • Presentation, communications, public speaking and negotiation skills
  • Networking and interpersonal skills
How to apply:
The detailed job description is 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 [WWF - 112020Wildlife Demand Reduction Lead – Full name in the subject line of the emailby 4th November 2020
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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