Position: Grant and Donor Compliance Manager
Reports to: Deputy Country Director
Location: This position is based Vientiane Capital City
Country Program/Sector: Global Conservation Program/WCS Lao Program
Position Type: Full-Time
Working Schedule: Office work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with a 1.5 hour break for lunch. This totals 7.5 hours per day and 37.5 hours per week.
Expected travel: Periodic travel to work in other work locations, districts, and provinces as required.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.
Lao Program Overview:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US-based, non-profit global conservation organization that saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education and inspiring people to value nature.
The WCS Lao PDR program was established in 1993 and currently has 60 staff. During the last 26 years WCS has successfully implemented more than 23 projects with the Government of Lao PDR (GoL) supported by more than 30 donors. A core thematic intervention to support the vision is protection of biodiversity values through strengthening law enforcement. For 8 years WCS Lao PDR has supported forestry and wildlife enforcement efforts in and around national protected areas in 3 provinces. These 'boots on the ground' enforcement programs are recognized as the most advanced in the country.
Job Purpose Summary: The Grants and Donor Compliance Manager will document and report to the Deputy Country Director of WCS Lao PDR Program and the Regional Grants/Business Manager for the Greater Mekong program. The primary objective is to establish and oversee efficient systems for grant budget management for WCS Laos Office and Field Projects. S/he will maintain appropriate communication with WCS Finance Manager and WCS Project Leaders (Technical Advisors and Project Managers). S/he will coordinate and consult regularly with Regional Grants/ Business Manager to manage timely and accurate the completion of narrative and financial reports.
Grant and Contract Management:
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Please note that the above TOR constitutes only the main responsibilities and duties of this position. As WCS-LA is a flexible organization, staff members are expected to undertake any other tasks that are allocated to them but which are not part of their regular TOR.
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together to: email@example.com (Palina Souliyadeth – HR Officer) latest by (Jan 24, 2020) deadline. Please include the “Grant and Donor Compliance Manager” in the subject line of your email.
WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.