WWF-Viet Nam: Project Manager - Wetland Project

Posted on 20 January 2021

Location: Ho Chi Minh City with frequent travel to project sites in the Mekong Delta
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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 http://vietnam.panda.org/. 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 Mekong Delta of Vietnam, comprising of 12 provinces and one central city, has been identified as the area most severely impacted by climate change (CC) in the world, with consequent impacts (caused by draught, flood, salinity intrusion, soil erosion, etc.) to local communities, especially the poor ones living in core and buffer-zones of wetland areas who rely heavily on the ecosystem services they provide.
The natural wetland sites in the Delta play an important role for global biodiversity and provide food, fire wood, medicines, and other products that are vital for local communities’ livelihoods. Under the WWF Freshwater Practice wetlands’ conservation strategy, the project will focus work in three key wetlands of the Mekong Delta also designated as RAMSAR sites; Lang Sen WR, Mui Ca Mau NP and U Minh Thuong NP, to improve local communities’ livelihoods and their resilience to climate change by taking actions in restoring and conserving wetland ecosystems they rely on.
We are looking for a Project Manager, based in Ho Chi Minh City with frequent travel to project sites in the Mekong Delta. As our Project Manager, you will be in charge of the implementation of activities in relation to the SDC project “Improving the lives of poor communities in Viet Nam’s Mekong delta through conservation-friendly alternative livelihoods in Ramsar designated wetlands” 
In order to be a good fit, you should have:
  • Master degree in fields related to Natural Resources Management, Environmental Protection, Water Resources Management, Biology or in relevant fields;
  • Expertise in project management/coordination; working experience with conservation NGOs an asset;
  • More than 10-year working experience in the field of conservation or relevant fields in Vietnam;
  • Thorough understanding of socio-economic, natural conservation and wetland issues in the Mekong region;
  • Good understanding of the Mekong Delta, specifically on issues related to: wetland conservation, water bird conservation, climate change, salinity intrusion, hydrology, community development.
  • Knowledge of the policy/institutional context related to wetland conservation and the government agencies, development partners, donor institutions, and the not- for-profit sector in the region.  
How to apply:
The detailed Job Description for this position 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 - 012021Project Manager_Wetland project – Full name in the subject line of the emailby 3rd February 2021
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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