Project Officer – Illegal Wildlife Trade, Central Annamites Landscape, WWF-Laos (Re-Advertise)JOB OPPORTUNITYProject Officer – Illegal Wildlife Trade, Central Annamites Landscape, WWF-Laos (Re-Advertise)Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organizations!WWF has been working in Laos since the late 1980s in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Our country programme office was first established in Vientiane in 2001. Since then, our team has grown to over 40 Lao, international and volunteer staff working on over 10 projects countrywide with offices in Vientiane, Champassak, Salavan and Sekong provinces. Find out more at http://www.wwf.org.la/. WWF’s vision for Laos is that the human footprint stays within the country’s capacity to maintain the full spectrum of biological diversity and ecosystems, and the key services they provide, to enhance Lao people’s livelihood resilience and contribute to the sustainable conservation of the overall ecological integrity of the Greater Mekong Region.WWF’s interventions in the Central Annamites Landscape are mainly supported by the CARBI phase 2 project (Biodiversity Conservation In The Central Annamites Through Ecosystem Protection). CARBI 2 is a transboundary project between Laos and Vietnam contributing to the protection, restoration, and sustainable use of ecosystems and the conservation of biological diversity in the Central Annamites Landscape with innovative and transformational conservation interventions that support the Governments of Vietnam and Laos to meet their obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Other components of the Landscape Programme include forest restoration, supporting local agencies to engage in the FLEGT framework and to apply legislation on wildlife trade, community forest management planning, engagement with the private sector and transboundary cooperation with relevant agencies in Vietnam, etc. with funding support from the WWF Network.WWF Laos is now looking for an experienced Lao national candidate to fill the position of Project Officer – Illegal Wildlife Trade, Central Annamites Landscape, WWF-Laos based in Sekong Province, Lao PDR. What does the Illegal Wildlife Trade Officer do? The Project Officer – Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) provides technical support to the Central Annamites Landscape (CAL) Manager in the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities to ensure compliance with the Project Document and WWF’s contractual obligations, in all areas related to monitoring and combatting illegal wildlife trade (IWT). In addition, the Project Officer – Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) is responsible for the management of the SMART patrolling data and for all data analyses related to patrolling.His or her specific role is to lead, in collaboration with local partners, the process of monitoring and combatting illegal wildlife trade around project target areas, including preparing data collection tools, training and coaching, establishing reference values and regularly reporting on these values. Provide technical support to the CAL Manager in the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of anti-IWT activities;Together with Government counterparts and local authorities in Salavan and Sekong Provinces, with technical support from the WWF-Laos IWT Team, support the implementation of nationally agreed systems and processes that support the reduction of consumption of wildlife and illegal wildlife trade in the project target area, including:Establish a baseline of, and monitor, the illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products at restaurants, traditional medical stores and markets;Establish a baseline of wildlife product consumption patterns in urban centres;Lead a behaviour change campaign to address illegal wildlife consumption;Support the establishment of the two Provincial Wildlife Law Enforcement Network (P-WEN) ;Support local, provincial and national law enforcement officials to fully implement PMO 15 and PMO 05, as well as the Forestry Law and the Aquatic and Wildlife Law to meet national and international obligations.Supervise and coach the WWF Patrol Officer with regards to SMART data management and reporting with support from the WWF Laos and WWF Greater Mekong SMART experts;Sort and organize all SMART data in a dedicated database;Provide training to Government partners and stakeholders to support local and trans-boundary wildlife law enforcement;Confer with the Project team, Project Technical Advisors and counterparts to prepare monthly project activity work plans; together with Government counterparts and local authorities, implement activities as per the agreed plans, using the allocated budget;Support the Central Annamites Landscape Manager to prepare Monthly Monitoring Reports (MMR), quarterly, 6-monthly and annual project implementation plans with project partners;Monitor activity implementation, identify arising issues and provide solutions to address them, in close consultation and collaboration with the Line Manager, technical advisors and Government partners;Develop and maintain a database of all technical reports, presentation, maps, data and pictures produced by the project in the area of responsibility;In cooperation with project staff and Government partners organize meetings, workshops, study tours and training courses and facilitate workshops, discussions and consultations with communities and stakeholders;Build and maintain networks and partnerships for IWT with Government local authorities and technical agencies as well as local communities;Provide input to communication products and campaigns when required to ensure accurate information is published about WWF activities;Provide other operational and technical support to the Line Manager as required.Desired profile of applicants:University degree related to forestry and wildlife law enforcement, natural resources management or in relevant fields.At least 3 years of working experience in forestry or wildlife law enforcement or relevant fields;Experience in working and negotiating with Government officials; experience in the south of Laos an advantage;Research and research design experience an advantage.Proven capacity to engage efficiently and support local communities, in particular indigenous groups;Proven capacity to engage with Government local authorities and technical agencies;Proven ability to work in the context of multi-country projects, in a multicultural environment;Striving to develop a sense of team with colleagues;Proven ability to work under minimum supervision and take initiative while keeping in check all relevant regulations and organization’s policies;Willing to learn and continue to learn;Excellent command of written and spoken Lao language;Good command of English language;Adhere to WWF’s values: Honest, Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging;Essential WWF behaviour for such a position: Strive for impact, Listen deeply, Collaborate openly and Innovate fearlessly, etc.The detailed job description is posted on http://www.wwf.org.la/about/work_with_us/ and available upon request. Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and CV, in English language, to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the name of the position applied for in the email subject.Closing date: 31st January 2020Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. WWF does not charge or accept a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.