Civil Society Project ManagerJOB OPPORTUNITY Civil Society Project Manager, WWF-LaosWWF-Laos is looking for an experienced person to fill the position of Civil Society Project Manager based in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.WWF has been a strong, credible and recognized global force in the world of conservation for the past half-century as we have strived to deliver on our mission of building a world where people thrive in harmony with nature. 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 and international staff and volunteers working on over 10 projects countrywide, with offices in Vientiane, Champassak, Salavan and Sekong provinces. WWF-Laos is part of WWF Greater Mekong Programme Office, which operates in 5 countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. Find out more at www.panda.org/laos.The civil society project supports WWF Laos’ activities in engaging civil society organizations and community-based organizations to strengthen their capacity so they can fully exercise their environmental rights and are enabled to influence decision-making to promote sustainable use and equitable benefit sharing of natural capital and the ecosystem services derived therefrom.The project helps to establish an enabling environment for civil society organizations to actively participate in natural resources management processes. The capacity building activities raise civil society organizations and community-based organizations’ skills not only to exhibit quality participation, but also to monitor those processes and contribute through relevant channels whenever necessary.Major function:The Civil Society Project Manager supports the planning and management of project activities in SIDA-supported projects and leads the monitoring and reporting of project activities in support of all SIDA-supported projects. Tasks also include overall supervision of financial and administrative aspects of the project. He/she organizes project execution in line with programmatic objectives, engaging national counterparts and building reputation for quality design and reliable delivery. He/she is accountable for all project deliverables. He/she is also the Focal Point of the WWF International Governance Practice in Laos.Manage project activities, project budget and create synergies for effective management and report to the Conservation Director;Together with the project managers of SIDA-supported projects, and with support from the Southern Provinces Coordinator and Forest Programme Officer, prepare annual project implementation plans with project partners;Develop, monitor, review and update projects’ activities work plan to ensure that the project attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible;Prepare monthly monitoring reports (MMR), 6-months and yearly technical reports against the approved work plan and budget plan, as per donor and Government counterpart requirements;Monitor and review the monthly, quarterly and annual budget expenditure reports; provide recommendations/feedback. Based on that report, together with the finance department, prepare expenditure reports vs projects’ achievement for project managers of SIDA-supported projects and Government counterparts;Manage, build and maintain networks and partnerships on biodiversity conservation and civil society with relevant agencies, NGO partners, local authorities and local communities;Provide inputs to communications products and campaigns when required to ensure accurate information will be published to promote WWF activities;Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff under supervision and consultants;Be the focal point of the SIDA-supported Greater Mekong Civil Society Programme in Laos and coordinate, consult and report on programme implementation on a regular basis with the Regional Programme Coordinator;Be the Focal Point of the WWF International Governance Practice in Laos and participate in its relevant coordination mechanisms.Qualification requiredMaster’s degree in development or social studies, natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, or in relevant fields;Qualification in project management and/or in monitoring and evaluation;Qualification in civil society development studies an advantage.5 years of practical experience in managing, supporting and/or advising forestry-related projects or civil-society projects in either international NGOs or the United Nations or bilateral development agencies;Experience of working with Government officials, local communities and donor representatives;Experience in coordinating multiple projects or separate project components;Experience in working in a multicultural environment and regional projects;Essential WWF behaviour for such a position: Strive for impact, Listen deeply, Collaborate openly and Innovate fearlessly.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, mentioning the position you are applying for to: firstname.lastname@example.orgClosing date: 22nd January 2019Only 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.