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NT2 Watershed Management and Protection Authority (NT2 WMPA)

NT2 Watershed Management and Protection Authority (NT2 WMPA)

391/24, Boulimachan Road Naxay Village Saysettha District

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  • Admin Assistant Terms of ReferenceWMPA Secretariat OfficeAdmin Assistant – 1 Position Responsible to: Manager, Administration Section/UnitBackground:The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Prepare and file various office documents such as incoming and outgoing documents, memos, letters, agreements, plans and activity reports, among othersMaintain an effective filing system both in electronic and hard formatsMaintain and monitor inventory of fixed assets, equipment and other suppliesContact and coordinate with concerned stakeholders as appropriateReceive and provide information to visitors, write minutes of meetings as well as prepare reports on tasks performedSupport meetings, workshops and conferences and other events with key partners; take error-free notes and minutes and provide general assistance during presentationsTravel and attend meetings in other districts and provinces as may be assigned and prepare a summary report for the activitiesEnsure availability of printing and mailing services whether internally or externallyOversee office security, including access control, security, evacuation and fire procedureProvide a well-functioning office environment, including managing the allocation of office space, ensuring adequacy of office furniture and fittings, and the provision of office consumablesEnsure office maintenance including putting in place service agreements for cleaning, air conditioning, and other systems, and initiating repairs and renovations as and when required to ensure that the building, office spaces and grounds are maintained to the highest standardsSupport the Secretariat in administrative requirements and travel (including reservations and itineraries) related mattersMaintain a calendar of important events and schedule of meetingsPerform other duties as may be assignedDuty Station: Nakai District-WMPA Secretariat OfficeDuration: One (1) year contract with possibility for renewal, based on positive performance reviewQualifications required:Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration, Management, Accounting, Commerce, or a relevant field. A relevant certificate or diploma with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree requirementExperience and Skills required:At least 2 years’ relevant experience to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role, primarily in office administration and general servicesExceptional verbal, written and presentation skillsExcellent organizational skillsKnowledge of using computer systems and applications including emailWorking knowledge of English is required; knowledge of the language at the duty station is requiredGood interpersonal and teamwork skills Please Note: WMPA reserves the right to appoint a candidate to a grade lower than the advertised level of the position. Furthermore, WMPA may appoint a candidate to a grade higher than the advertised position, provided the candidate meets the minimum requirement outlined at the higher grade.Application ProceduresClosing date for application is 1st March 2020.Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email. And Please also highlight in your job application letter for your preferred location. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.
  • Research and Biological Monitoring Technical Officer Terms of ReferenceWMPA SecretariatResearch and Biological Monitoring Technical Officer; 2 Positions Responsible to:  Head of Biodiversity Research and Monitoring (BRM) UnitBackground:The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Conduct field work with the team in order to implement and control the quality of wildlife surveys by installing surveillance camerasCoordinate with the concerned offices at the District level to recruit Team Leaders and Deputy Team Leaders of the survey teamsParticipate in capacity development activities and assist the trainers in conducting training workshops on wildlife surveys, installation of surveillance cameras and using other methodsWork with the Team Leaders and the officers of BRM of Nam Theun 2 Watershed Management and Protection Authority in preparing and scheduling various surveysCoordinate with the Team Leaders to select villagers to join the survey teamsPresent the objectives of the survey to the local authoritiesCoordinate and communicate with the Team Leaders and the Deputy Team Leaders on a regular basis to evaluate the implementation results and provide support to the teams when neededElaborate a budget plan for each team, for each survey, based on the Project Budget PlanConduct the maintenance of various equipment and tools including preparation and printout of materials for each teamKeep the survey records from each team and record data into the databasePrepare a summary of the financial statements for the Management TeamReport on the progress of the implementation to the officers of BRM of Nam Theun 2 Watershed Management and Protection AuthorityParticipate in meetings related to the activities of the BRM Unit and the Nam Theun 2 Watershed Management and Protection AuthorityAssist in communication and outreach efforts regarding conservation activities and concerned regulations to partners and local communitiesTranslate documents of the Unit from Lao to English language and vice-versaPerform other duties as may be assignedDuty Station:  Based at the Head Office of the Executive Secretariat of Nam Theun 2 Watershed Management and Protection Authority in Oudomsouk village, Nakai District, Khammouane Province and conduct patrol activities on a regular basis in Nam Theun 2 Watershed AreaDuration: One (1) year contract with possibility for renewal, based on positive performance reviewQualifications required:Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, Biology or a relevant field. Relevant certificates/diploma in environmental research methods with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree requirementExperience and Skills required:At least 5 years’ relevant experience to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role, primarily in conducting wildlife research and related surveysProficient in using field tools such as GPS devices, maps and field recordsBasic knowledge of GIS softwareAbility to coordinate with the district authorities and concerned sector officesExceptional verbal, written and presentation skillsKnowledge of using computer systems and applicationsWorking knowledge of English is required; knowledge of the language at the duty station is requiredGood interpersonal and communication skillsApplication ProceduresClosing date for application is 1st March 2020.Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email.Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.
  • Forest Ranger/Law Enforcement Officer Terms of ReferenceForest Ranger/Law Enforcement Officer, 16 positionsBackground:The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Lead and monitor the forest patrol teams (village teams and military teams) to regularly patrol and combat threats related to forest, aquatic life, wildlife and natural resources across Nam Theun 2 watershed.Record field data by using forms, GPS and surveillance camerasCheck and gather information from forms, GPS and field pictures from the patrol teamsCoordinate and conduct outreach activities with the kum-ban mobile teams in the watershed and surrounding areas.Coordinate and conduct outreach activities with emergency mobile teams, special teams and any other teams as directed by the Head of the Unit and the consultants of the Law Enforcement UnitCoordinate and collaborate with concerned offices and local authorities for the smooth implementation of the Unit’s activitiesPrepare all documents, reports, pictures and evidence received from the offenders and send them to the concerned offices for further actionsAssist in disseminating and communicating matters concerning conservation activities and related regulations with partners and local communitiesPrepare action plans and monitor the field teams’ activitiesPrepare reports on activities and actual spending post implementationEnsure proper maintenance of field equipment and various recording toolsParticipate in relevant meetings and discussions on the activities of the Unit and Nam Theun 2 Watershed Management and Protection AuthoritySupport and/or conduct training workshops on the conservation and patrolling techniquesPerform other duties as may be assignedDuty Station: 4 positions to be based at Khamkeud Branch Office; 4 positions to be at Navang Branch Office; 4 positions to Thaphaibane Branch Office; and 4 positions to be based at Teung Branch Office in Khammouan Province..Duration: One (1) year contract with possibility for renewal, based on positive performance reviewQualifications required:Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, Biology, Law Enforcement or a relevant field. Relevant certificates/diploma in park management and law enforcement with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree requirementExperience and Skills required:At least 4 years’ relevant experience to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role, primarily in park management and law enforcementBasic knowledge of GPS devices, maps and field recordsAbility to coordinate with the district authorities and concerned sector officesExceptional verbal, written and presentation skillsKnowledge of using computer systems and applicationsWorking knowledge of English is required; knowledge of the language at the duty station is requiredGood interpersonal skills, diplomacy and integrityApplication ProceduresClosing date for application is 1st March 2020.Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email. And Please highlight in your job application letter for your preferred location. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.
  • Accounting Associate Terms of ReferenceWMPA SecretariatAccounting Associate – 2 Positions Responsible to: Manager, Administration Section/UnitBackground:The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Prepare monthly expenses for the SecretariatPrepare cheques and other financial documents for payment of related activitiesRecord transactions in the accounting softwareCheck the accuracy of all expenditures in accordance with the financial regulations of the WMPAPrepare monthly and quarterly financial statements according to the requirementsCoordinate with staff and partners to monitor advance paymentsCheck all vouchers including bank payments, petty cash payments and journal vouchers with special attention to be given to the documentation, approvals and codingReview all bank reconciliations on monthly basis. Ensure that petty cash reconciliations and cash counts are properly documented and that payments are properly authorized and supportedEstablish cash “in hand” limits are respected and all cash is held safe and securedReconcile all balance sheet accounts and current accounts on a regular basis including travel and loan accounts as well as overdue outstanding amountsEnsure adherence to accounting policies and procedures and establish systems of checks and balances to ensure integrity of accountsAssist Finance Officer to Provide various financial and accounting reports when neededProvide necessary support in facilitation of internal and external audits and reviewsProcess monthly payroll on time; review changes, adjustments and deduction theretoEnsure that confidentiality of payroll information is maintained and that accurate pay slips are provided on monthly basisCalculate, deduct and manage tax issues as per regulatory requirementsPrepare and monitor liquidity statements for all bank accounts, arrange bank transfers as per funds requirement as and when requiredHandle petty cash account and establish replenishment levelsPerform other duties as may be assignedDuty Station: Nakai District-WMPA Secretariat OfficeDuration: One (1) year contract with possibility for renewal, based on positive performance reviewQualifications required:Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or a relevant field. Relevant professional certificates in accounting, banking, and financial management with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree requirementExperience and Skills required:At least 3 years’ relevant experience to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role, primarily in office and project accountingExperience in using QuickBooks for accounting management or other related accounting applications a distinct advantageExceptional verbal, written and presentation skillsKnowledge of using computer systems and applications particularly MS ExcelWorking knowledge of English is required; knowledge of the language at the duty station is requiredExcellent organizational skillsApplication ProceduresClosing date for application is 1st March 2020.Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email.Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.
  • Finance Officer Terms of ReferenceWMPA SecretariatFinance Officer Responsible to: Manager, Administration Section/UnitBackground:The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Perform and ensure accurate financial operations such as disbursement of funds, journal entry, monitoring of fixed assets, reconciliation of bank statements, verification of payroll and accounts payables/receivables, and preparation of regular financial statements and reportsPrepare annual operating budget, activity spending, maintenance of disbursement records and conduct budget and expense forecastingIn consultation with the WMPA Director and relevant managers, prepare, consolidate and finalize budgets and forecastsMonitor financial activities that aim for the best risk-adjusted returnsReview monthly expense reports and provide observations and recommendations to the respective WMPA Office on operational expenses if neededSupport budget assessments of the projects based on the outcomes of periodic monitoring resultsPrepare monthly and quarterly financial statements according to the requirementsBuild the capacity of Secretariat staff with regard to financial regulations and processes of WMPAWork closely with the accountant to check and certify all vouchers including bank payments, petty cash payments and journal vouchers with special attention to the documentation, approvals and coding, ensuring audit-passable recordsReview bank reconciliations on a monthly basis, ensure petty cash reconciliations and cash counts are properly documented and that payments are properly authorized and supported with the required documentations (invoices, purchase orders, receipts, among others)Reconcile all balance sheet accounts and current accounts on a regular basis including travel and loan accounts as well as overdue outstanding amountsEnsure compliance with accounting policies and procedures and establish systems of checks and balances to ensure integrity of accountsProvide various financial and accounting reports when neededProvide necessary support in facilitation of internal and external audits and reviewsProcess monthly payroll on time; review changes, adjustments and deduction theretoEnsure that confidentiality of payroll information is maintained and that accurate pay slips are provided on monthly basisPerform other duties as may be assignedDuty Station: Nakai District-WMPA Secretariat OfficeDuration: One (1) year contract with possibility for renewal, based on positive performance reviewQualifications required:Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or a relevant field. Relevant professional certificates in accounting, banking, and financial management with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree requirementExperience and Skills required:At least 4 years’ relevant experience in financial management, accounting, audit and/or banking, 2 years of which in either office or project accountingExperience in using QuickBooks for accounting management or other related accounting applications a distinct advantageExceptional verbal, written and presentation skillsKnowledge of using computer systems and applications particularly MS ExcelWorking knowledge of English is required; knowledge of the language at the duty station is requiredExcellent organizational skillsApplication ProceduresClosing date for application is 1st March 2020.Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email.Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.
  • Treasury Associate   Terms of ReferenceWMPA SecretariatTreasury Associate  Responsible to:  Manager, Administration Section/UnitBackground:The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Handling of cash management including cash funds and ensuring liquidity of funds in the appropriate currenciesPrepare monthly treasury reportsDevelop and implement cash flow forecasting toolsReview and validate cash requests received from staff and projectsSupport in the development of cash management plans and processesFacilitate the administration of various treasury management systems and banking/e-banking platformsAssist the Finance Officer in the analysis of cash forecasts and liquidityManage WMPA bank and deposit accounts including bank signatories, opening and closing bank accountsPerform other duties as may be assignedDuty Station:    Nakai District-WMPA Secretariat OfficeDuration: One (1) year contract with possibility for renewal, based on positive performance reviewQualifications required:Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Banking or a relevant field. Relevant professional certificates in accounting, banking, cash management/treasury function and financial management with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree requirementExperience and Skills required:At least 3 years’ relevant experience to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role, primarily in cash management/treasury functionExceptional verbal, written and presentation skillsKnowledge of using computer systems and applications particularly MS ExcelWorking knowledge of English is required; knowledge of the language at the duty station is requiredExcellent organizational skillsApplication ProceduresClosing date for application is 1st March 2020.Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email.Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.
  • SMART Database Associate(Law Enforcement Section/Unit) Terms of ReferenceWMPA SecretariatSMART Database AssociateLaw Enforcement Section/UnitResponsible to: Manager, Law Enforcement Section/UnitBackground:The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Inspect GPS tracking devices, pictures and records received from forest patrol teams, village mobile teams and teams based at each checkpointCompile and enter field data into the database of the Law Enforcement Unit which includes the SMART database, the Law Enforcement team database for operations performed on waterways and the violators and lawsuits databaseStore or create a folder containing all the information related to regulations, both in electronic and hard copiesCoordinate and cooperate with concerned offices and local authorities to obtain data in a timely mannerAssist in updating and analysing data related to the areas, monitor disaster threats and the performance of monthly patrols from data forms through charts, graphs and mapsPeriodically conduct field supervision, if needed, and as suggested by the Manager, Law Enforcement Unit and/or the Director of the Executive SecretariatMaintain, store and monitor the functioning of field equipment (surveillance cameras, memory cards, batteries, GPS, etc.)Support other tasks as appointed or assigned by the Head of the Unit, the expert from the Enforcement Unit and the Executive Secretariat of Nam Theun 2 Watershed Management and Protection Authority (WMPA2)Assist with the data gathering and compilation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), GPS, mapping, and data analysisProduce accurate maps and other representations of data for public use and field work activityConduct field visits to visually inspect items to resolve conflicting information and ensure data accuracyPrepare GIS data for use in web mapping applications and create high quality cartographic products for publication and presentations as may be requiredCheck data, tables, maps, and text for reports for consistency and accuracyTrain WMPA staff on the use of the databases if needed.Perform other duties as may be assignedDuty Station:    Nakai District-WMPA Secretariat OfficeDuration: One (1) year contract with possibility for renewal, based on positive performance reviewQualifications required:Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Computer Science or a relevant field. Relevant certificates in GIS and mapping with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree requirementExperience and Skills required:At least 3 years’ relevant experience to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role, primarily in GIS database management, mapping, cartography, spatial data management, design and analysisKnowledge and understanding of GIS and GPS, designs, maps and various spatial modelsProficiency in using GIS systems to display data and SMART for entering data related to patrolsGood interpersonal skills and the ability to conduct field workKnowledge and experience in using ArcGIS and other related design software is essentialAbility to analyse GIS/spatial dataExcellent verbal, written and presentation skillsKnowledge of using computer systems and applicationsWorking knowledge of English is required; knowledge of the language at the duty station is requiredApplication ProceduresClosing date for application is 1st March 2020.Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email.Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.
  • Database Associate (Biodiversity Research and Monitoring Section/Unit) Terms of ReferenceWMPA SecretariatDatabase AssociateBiodiversity Research and Monitoring Section/Unit Responsible to: Manager, Biodiversity Research and Monitoring Section/UnitBackground:The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Inspect GPS tracking devices, pictures and records received from forest patrol teams, village mobile teams and teams based at each checkpointCompile and enter field data into the database of the BRM UnitStore or create a folder containing all the information related to regulations, both in electronic and hard copiesCoordinate and cooperate with concerned offices and local authorities to obtain data in a timely mannerAssist in updating and analysing data related to the areas, monitor disaster threats and the performance of monthly patrols from data forms through charts, graphs and mapsPeriodically conduct field supervision, if needed, and as suggested by the Manager, BRM Unit and/or the Director of the Executive SecretariatMaintain, store and monitor the functioning of field equipment (surveillance cameras, memory cards, batteries, GPS, etc.)Support other tasks as appointed or assigned by the Head of the Unit, the expert from the BRM Unit and the Executive Secretariat of Nam Theun 2 Watershed Management and Protection Authority (WMPA2)Assist with the data gathering and compilation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), GPS, mapping, and data analysisProduce accurate maps and other representations of data for public use and field work activityConduct field visits to visually inspect items to resolve conflicting information and ensure data accuracyPrepare GIS data for use in web mapping applications and create high quality cartographic products for publication and presentations as may be requiredCheck data, tables, maps, and text for reports for consistency and accuracyTrain WMPA staff on the use of the databases if needed.Perform other duties as may be assignedDuty Station: Nakai District-WMPA Secretariat OfficeDuration: One (1) year contract with possibility for renewal, based on positive performance review Qualifications required:Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Computer Science or a relevant field. Relevant certificates in GIS and mapping with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree requirementExperience and Skills required:At least 3 years’ relevant experience to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role, primarily in GIS database management, mapping, cartography, spatial data management, design and analysisKnowledge and understanding of GIS and GPS, designs, maps and various spatial modelsProficiency in using GIS systems to display data and SMART for entering data related to patrolsGood interpersonal skills and the ability to conduct field workKnowledge and experience in using ArcGIS and other related design software is essentialAbility to analyse GIS/spatial dataExcellent verbal, written and presentation skillsKnowledge of using computer systems and applicationsWorking knowledge of English is required; knowledge of the language at the duty station is requiredApplication ProceduresClosing date for application is 1st March 2020.Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email.Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.
  • IT Database Officer (Administration Section/Unit) Terms of ReferenceWMPA SecretariatIT Database Officer Administration Section/UnitResponsible to: Manager, Administration Section/UnitBackground:The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Manage installation and configuration of computer hardware, software, systems, networks, printers and scanners and other peripheral devicesMonitor and maintain computer systems and networks and ensure reliability and upkeepRespond to service issues and requests in a timely mannerProvide technical support across WMPA offices and locations on systems issues and ensure resolution in an expedited mannerSet up and manage user accounts for all staffDevelop and regularly update training manuals for new and updated software and hardwareDiagnose system errors and other issues and follow up with staff to ensure full resolution of issuesGenerate regular reports to analyse common complaints and problems and recommend mitigating measures as appropriateInstall database servers and ensure/maintain performance of the same including relevant database applicationsEstablish database standards and develop processes for optimizing database securityManage database access and controlDiagnose and troubleshoot database errorsCreate and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards and create automation for repeating database tasksStore or create a folder containing all the information related to regulations, both in electronic and hard copies for administration unit and WMPACoordinate and cooperate with concerned offices and local authorities to obtain data in a timely mannerPerform data analysis and produce reports in various formats as requiredConduct field visits to visually inspect items to resolve conflicting information and ensure data accuracyMaintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of the workEnsure the security of WMPA’s data; monitor and maintain system health and securityTrain WMPA staffs on the use of the databases if neededPerform other duties as may be assignedDuty Station:  Nakai District-WMPA Secretariat OfficeDuration:  One (1) year contract with possibility for renewal, based on positive performance reviewQualifications required:Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Database and/or Network Management or a relevant field. Relevant professional certificates in systems applications, hardware and software, database design or database administration, data management and data analysis with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree requirementExperience and Skills required:At least 4 years’ relevant experience to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role, primarily in information technology, networking systems, data management and database administrationGood interpersonal skillsKnowledge and experience in using Access or SQL and other related design software is essentialExperience in Operating Systems, Active Directory and ExchangeKnowledge of hardware, printers, scanners, computer peripherals and mobile devicesProven experience in management and administration of client PC connectivity, ethernet, TCP/IP and VPNFile server knowledgeStrong customer service and troubleshooting skillsKnowledge of database security, backup and recovery, and performance monitoring standardsGood understanding of relational and dimensional data modellingAbility to communicate technical information, both verbal and written, to a wide range of end-usersAbility to analyse dataExcellent verbal, written and presentation skillsKnowledge of using computer systems and applicationsAbility to work independently with minimal supervision and assistanceWorking knowledge of English is required; knowledge of the language at the duty station is requiredApplication ProceduresClosing date for application is 1st March 2020.Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email.Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.
  • Eco-Tourism Officer (Livelihood Development Conservation (LDC) Unit) Terms of ReferenceWMPA SecretariatEco-Tourism Officer Livelihood Development Conservation (LDC) Unit Responsible to: Section Head, Livelihood Development Conservation (LDC)Background:The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Primarily responsible for developing tourism activities under the governance of the Livelihood Development Unit of Nam Theun 2 Watershed Management and Protection AuthorityCollaborate with tourism consultants to develop a tourism development plan and produce guidelines for the implementation of tourism processes, procedures and designCoordinate with the Information, Culture and Tourism Office to develop tourist sites, develop regulations for tourism management and create a pool of tourist activities in the Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected AreaBuild the capacity of officers from the District Information, Culture and Tourism Office and target villagers in providing and managing tourism services including sharing of skills and knowledge in developing ecotourism products and promotional materialsConduct trainings to local community guides including preparations and precautionary measures for security purposes, tourist information and information, as well as codes of conductCoordinate with local guides in the development of interpretative signs for trekking areas and mapping of ecotourism trailsIdentify and promote areas with ecotourism potential in addition to widely-known destinationsActively involve local communities with livelihood dependencies on ecotourismDevelop a budget plan for proper and timely implementation of activitiesProduce monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reports to submit to Nam Theun 2 Watershed Management and Protection Area and the District Steering CommitteeStudy the ecological, cultural, and historical significance of tour areas in coming up with informational and promotional materialsApplying the principles of environmental responsibility to ecotourism activities and programsPerform other duties as may be assignedDuty Station:  Nakai District-WMPA Secretariat OfficeDuration: One (1) year contract with possibility for renewal, based on positive performance review Qualifications required:Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism, Environmental Science, Geology, or a relevant field. Relevant certificates/diploma in tourism management with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree requirementExperience and Skills required:At least 4 years’ relevant experience to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role, primarily in the tourism sectorAbility to coordinate with the district authorities and concerned sector officesAbility to consult and communicate with the villagersExceptional verbal, written and presentation skillsKnowledge of using computer systems and applicationsWorking knowledge of English is required; knowledge of the language at the duty station is requiredExcellent client-orientation and networking skillsApplication ProceduresClosing date for application is 1st March 2020.Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email.Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.
  • Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) Officer Terms of ReferenceWMPA SecretariatParticipatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) Officer Responsible to: Section Head: Livelihood Development Conservation (LDC)Background:The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Monitor land use planning activities and coordinate with concerned sector offices and technical officers on matters regarding the unit’s activitiesReview land use planning activities together with district technical officers in target villagesSupervise and facilitate entries of land use data and create land use maps in target villagesConduct monitoring activities and produce reports as necessaryParticipate in relevant meetings and prepare minutes, agenda and notices related to land useRespond to inquiries related to specific land use and zoning regulationsConduct inspections as and when required and prepare inspection reports on a timely mannerEnsure compliance with relevant laws, regulations and proceduresFacilitate the land use planning in consultation with local communities, district authorities and other relevant stakeholdersPrepare and conduct PLUP training to provincial, districts and village level staff and facilitators based on government guidelines and methodologies developed elsewhere.Perform other duties as may be assignedDuty Station:  Nakai District-WMPA Secretariat OfficeDuration: One (1) year contract with possibility for renewal, based on positive performance reviewQualifications required:Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Surveying, Land Use, Civil Engineering, Agriculture, Forestry, Rural Development, Geology, or a relevant field. Relevant certificates/diploma in surveying, GIS and land use planning with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree requirementExperience and Skills required:At least 4 years’ relevant experience to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the role, primarily in participatory land use planningGood personality and interpersonal skills and the ability to conduct field work and reach out local communitiesKnowledge and experience in using ArcGIS to develop and update maps is essentialAbility to analyse data related to agricultural landExperience in conducting land use planning and mapping.Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skillsKnowledge of using computer systems and applicationsWorking knowledge of English is required; knowledge of the language at the duty station is requiredApplication ProceduresClosing date for application is 1st March 2020.Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email.Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.
  • Manager, Livelihood Development for Conservation (LDC) Section/Unit  Terms of ReferenceWMPA SecretariatManager, Livelihood Development for Conservation (LDC) Section/Unit Responsible to: Deputy Executive Director of the SecretariatBackground:The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.Key responsibilities:Directly responsible for:The management of the Livelihood Development for Conservation (LDC) Section/Unit;The management of the Eco-tourism Support Unit/Sub-unit;Maintaining close liaison with relevant partners and stakeholders including district offices, and provincial divisions, other implementing partners, organisations and projects;Facilitating the development of environmentally sustainable and culturally appropriate forms of livelihood development for local communities within the NT2 Watershed/NNT NPA and in the PIZ.Principal Accountabilities/Main Tasks:In consultation with partners and stakeholders, develop, plan, supervise and lead the implementation and reporting of plans and programs for the LDC Section/Unit;Manage the preparation and/or development of annual work/budget plans based on project activities and monitor implementation;Oversee the implementation of the LDC Section/Unit of the Secretariat and any of its implementing partners;Manage the preparation and/or development of monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports based on project activities of the LDC Section/Unit;Develop plans with and contract/sub-contract activities (if appropriate) with implementing partners;Identify Technical Assistance (TA) needs of the LDC Section/Unit and a Terms of Reference (ToR) for the same, and suggest plan for their inputs;Monitor the work of staff and TA of the Section/Unit, suggesting improvements required in a timely manner, or inform the Directors cabinet of irresolvable deficiencies in staff and TA ability or activities;Facilitate and monitor the implementation of baseline and follow up socio-economic surveys and data collection in all enclave villages and in the PIZ;Conduct with Directors cabinet annual staff and TA evaluations;Facilitate and monitor the progressive implementation of the PICAD/CEF approach in all enclave villages and in the PIZ;Take the lead to ensure the collection of data gathered into a database is structured, formatted and updated in a timely manner;Ensure the quality and timely procurement of goods and services required for district offices and village development;Perform any other duties consistent with the Authority’s objectives and work plans, or as directed and authorised by the Director cabinet of the Secretariat.Duty Station:    Nakai District-WMPA Secretariat Office                          Field work in and around the NT2 Watershed/NNT NPA                   Special Conditions of Service:While this position is at the level of Section/Unit Head, the incumbent must gain experience in, and continue to be familiar with the forest and village level activities. Thus, he/she must travel to and stay in the villages and forest areas, and become physically involved in daily work for a significant number of days per year.Duration:  1 year contract, may be renewed based on performanceQualifications required:University (Bachelor’s) Degree, or higher, in Agriculture, Forestry, integrated rural development, community development, social sciences or related discipline.Post graduate training in relevant fields.Experience and Skills required:At least 5 years’ experience in the planning and implementation of villager livelihood and community development projects and programs, preferably including indigenous groups;Demonstrated experience in planning and implementation of rural development projects and programs;Knowledge and understanding of the PICAD/CEF approach to Protected Area Management, combining participatory biodiversity conservation and livelihood and community development;Experience and demonstrated ability in staff management;Experience and demonstrated ability in the management and administration of a budget and financial procedures;Good knowledge of Lao market and market linkage;Excellent computer skills and experience with office software packagesWorking level EnglishApplication ProceduresClosing date for application is 1st March 2020.Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email.Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted.
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