Project Manager (Re-advertise)
for CarBi 2 Project, WWF-Laos
WWF-Laos is looking for Lao national experienced person to fulfill a position of CarBi 2 Project Manager to be based in Salavan Province, 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. With our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, we aim at increasing our conservation impact by focusing on direct threats to wildlife, forests, and water ecosystems, and by increasing our influence and credibility in the Lao PDR.
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.
CARBI phase 2 (Biodiversity Conservation In The Central Annamites Through Ecosystem Protection) 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).
The CARBI 2 Project Manager leads, and is responsible for, the planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and overall management of all project activities. Tasks also include 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 project delivery. He/she is accountable for all project deliverables.
- Ensure the project’s Memorandum of Understanding for activities implementation (MoU) is signed within the delays agreed with the project’s donor;
- Manage project activities, project budget, project staff (6 positions), and create synergies for effective management; report to the Southern Provinces Coordinator;
- Set up and manage the project office in Salavan province;
- Under the technical supervision of the CARBI 2 transboundary Project Director (based in Hue, Vietnam), ensure effective communication and coordination with the WWF-Vietnam and WWF Greater Mekong Programme Office team; ensure all project’s programmatic objectives are met; coordinate with and report on a regular basis to the CARBI 2 transboundary Project Director in line with the strategic objectives of the project in Laos as well as the regulations and policies of the WWF-Laos office;
- With support from technical consultants, the WWF-Laos Forest and Wildlife Coordinators, prepare annual project implementation plans with project partners;
- Develop, monitor, review and update project work plans to ensure that the project attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible;
- Prepare brief 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, in both Lao and English languages;
- Monitor and review the monthly, quarterly and annual budget expenditure reports; provide recommendations and feedback. Following this, together with the WWF-Laos Finance Department, prepare expenditure reports vs projects’ achievements;
- Build and maintain networks and partnerships for biodiversity conservation with civil society, international partners, 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;
- Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff under supervision and consultants;
- Provide other operational and technical support to the WWF-Laos Southern Provinces Coordinator and Conservation Director as required.
- Master’s degree in conservation management, natural resources or environment management, forestry, development or social studies, or in relevant fields;
- Qualification in project management and/or in monitoring and evaluation a strong asset.
- At least 5 years of practical experience in managing complex programmes or projects in either international NGOs or the United Nations or bilateral development agencies with annual budgets over USD200,000;
- Experience in managing conservation or environment management projects an asset.
- Proven capacity to work efficiently with senior Government officials, local authorities and technical agencies, local communities and donor representatives;
- Proven ability to work in the context of multi-country projects, in a multicultural environment;
- Striving to develop a sense of team with both staff under supervision and managers;
- 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 English and Lao languages;
- 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: email@example.com
Closing date: 30th April 2019
Only 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.