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  • Water and Wetland Programme Officer JOB VACANCY Water and Wetland Programme Officer BACKGROUNDIUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, is seeking a qualified individual to join our Lao PDR Country Office.We're now looking for Programme Officer position, Water and Wetlands Programme to join our team at IUCN Lao PDR and to be based in the Vientiane office or Savannakhet field Office, with frequent travel to the Ramsar and field project sites. The Programme Officer will support the Water & Wetlands Programme Advisor and work closely with Programme Field Coordinator in effectively coordinating and implementing activities of the Water and Wetlands Programme thematic area and project.More detail for Job’s ToR please see at: https://hrms.iucn.org/vacancy/5251MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIESBased in the Vientiane office or Savannakhet field Office, with frequent travel to the Ramsar and field project sites. And Under the guidance of the Water & Wetlands Programme Advisor (WWPA) and oversight of the Head of Office, IUCN Lao PDR, the Water & Wetlands Programme Officer will work closely with W&W Programme Field Coordinator and also responsible for coordinating and implementing programme activities under the W&W Progarmme area of IUCN Lao PDR. This includes planning & development, implementation, and monitoring & reporting.The Water and Wetlands Programme Officer will perform the following tasks:Management and Technically contribute toward achieving projects deliverables: Support the Water & Wetlands Programme Advisor and work closely with Programme Field Coordinator in effectively coordinating and implementing activities of the Water and Wetlands Programme thematic area and project (such as: CAWA, MRWP, Mekong WET etc) and other projects under the Programme:Implement the W&W program in line with prepared work plans, budgets and requirements under the approved projects.Monitoring and reporting on implementation of project activities by partners (Personal monthly work plans and reports, field visit reports including expense reports, etc.)Providing implementation support to project partners where required.Coordinate the development and contribute to the preparation of the Management Plan in line with CAWA, MWET and MRWP project and other strategic deliverables as required under the W&W ProgrammeOrganize and lead meetings with Government partners, local project partners and stakeholders as needed according to project activitiesCoordinate and collaborate closely with project partners and stakeholders, delegating tasks when appropriate and maintaining good communications and relationsRegularly communicating with partners to identify project support needs, monitor project field activities and report project progress.Identifying and developing opportunities for partnerships with local stakeholders to meet project outcomes.Liaising and networking with current and potential colleagues, donors, partners and beneficiariesFacilitate and assist of visits by the project donor, government officials and consultants in their studies, meetings and program activities including translating, interpreting, where necessary. Conduct other activities including joint delivery of outputs with other project staff as required to meet the project objectives.Ensure that the projects genuinely target and empowers women, the poorest and most marginalised.Assist in strengthening capacities of water/natural resources/wetlands users to apply effective governance of sustainable wetlands use and management.Deliver technical training/support at different levels to our project partners and relevant stakeholdersDeliver project related environmental and wetland management and conservation awareness education to the relevant stakeholders.Managing project funds for field operations and taking responsibility for expenditures of project funds and reporting field expenditure.Carry out desk-based research and literature review on relevant technical project based activitiesCoordinate technical aspects of project activities and communicate and liaise with local partnersTranslating project outputs from English to Lao and vice versa as requiredResolve issues and problems as they arise and seek support from higher management and team as necessaryOther projects/activities under IUCN Lao PDRSupport the Water & Wetlands Programme Advisor in effectively coordinating and implementing activities of IUCN Lao PDR (such as Hin Nam No Project)Contribute to the preparation of the project activities and planning process, such as development of Co-Management Plan for HNNWork closely with Water and Wetlands Programme Advisor and the IUCN Lao PDR team to ensure quality in projects deliverables and to meet projects deadlineOrganize and lead meetings with Government partners, local project partners and stakeholders as needed according to project activitiesCoordinate and collaborate closely with project partners and stakeholders, delegating tasks when appropriate and maintaining good communications and relationsPreparing detailed activity plans and budgets for project activities.When necessary implement other project activiites as required by, and mutually agreed with, your line manager. REQUIREMENTS At least Bachelor degree with an academic background in water, wetlands management, forestry, environment, natural resources management or related disciplinesAt least 4 years field work experiences in project implementation position.Good understanding of natural resources utilization especially for wetlands management with sound analytical skills.Experience in working with communities; experience in climate change adaptation, vulnerability assessment, and livelihood development; knowledge of local and Provincial planning and development process.Experience working with a diverse range of partners such as international organizations, NGOs, and government departmentsGood command of written and spoken English and Lao is essentialWilling to be based either in Savannakhet province  or VientianeCLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION: 31 January 2020 APPLICATION SUBMISSION Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button at https://hrms.iucn.org/vacancy/5251 ; Only short-listed candidates will be notified.IUCN is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men.
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