Manager, Law Enforcement (LE) Section/Unit

NT2 Watershed Management and Protection Authority (NT2 WMPA)

391/24, Boulimachan Road Naxay Village Saysettha District Vientiane Capital



WMPA Secretariat

Manager, Law Enforcement (LE) Section/Unit

Responsible to:  Deputy Executive Director of the Secretariat


The Nam Theun 2 (NT2) Watershed Management Protection Authority’s (WMPA) mandate is to work with local communities and implementing agencies to ensure sustainability of biological diversity and living condition and welfare of watershed inhabitants.

The WMPA Secretariat is a permanent executive office to the Board, in charge of day to day execution of all activities and has the rights and duties to coordinate with all concerned sectors and organisations, domestic and international, local and central levels as authorized by the Board.

Key responsibilities:

Directly responsible for the effective functioning of the Law Enforcement (LE) Section/Unit.

Principal Accountabilities/Main Tasks:

  • In consultation with partners and stakeholders, develop, plan, supervise and lead the implementation and reporting of plans and programs related to the WMPA project;
  • Manage the preparation and/or development of annual work/budget plans based on project activities and monitor implementation;
  • Oversee the implementation of the LE Section/Unit of the Secretariat and any of its implementing partners;
  • Manage the preparation and/or development of monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports based on project activities of the LE Section/Unit;
  • Develop plans with and contract/sub-contract activities (if appropriate) with implementing partners;
  • Identify Technical Assistance (TA) needs of the Section/Unit and a Terms of Reference (ToR) for the same, and suggest plan for their inputs;
  • Monitor the work of staff and TA of the Section/Unit, suggesting improvements required in a timely manner, or inform the Directors cabinet of irresolvable deficiencies in staff and TA ability or activities;
  • Conduct annual staff and TA evaluations with Directors;
  • Manage the programs/component activities to monitor the status of the implementation;
  • Facilitate the development of a system of rules and regulations, permits and licenses applicable in the biodiversity resources of the NT2 Watershed/NNT NPA;
  • Ensure close co-ordination and communication with local partners (military, police, village or cluster patrolling units) for effective implementation and enforcement of such rules and regulations, system of permits and licenses;
  • Assist in ensuring offenders are apprehended and dealt with according to the law. In case requiring prosecution, assist in ensuring that all evidence and witnesses are made available for the judicial process;
  • Delegate duties and responsibilities to staff as appropriate;
  • Perform any other duties consistent with the Authority’s objectives and work plans, or as directed and authorised by the Director cabinet of the Secretariat.

Duty Station:    Nakai District-WMPA Secretariat Office

                          Field work in and around the NT2 Watershed/NNT NPA                    

Special Conditions of Service:

While this position is at the level of Section/Unit Head, the incumbent must gain experience in, and continue to be familiar with the forest and village level activities. Thus, he/she must travel to and stay in the villages and forest areas and become physically involved in daily work for a significant number of days per year.

Duration: 2 year contract; may be renewed based on performance

Qualifications required:

  • University (Bachelor’s) Degree, or higher, in Conservation Biology, Forestry, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management or other relevant disciplines;
  • Post graduate training in Law Enforcement, Conservation Biology or other relevant disciplines;

Experience and Skills required:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in law enforcement and participatory biodiversity resource management, monitoring and protection; and project management;
  • Experience in Protected Area Management and an understanding of Participatory Integrated Conservation and Development (PICAD) or Community Engagement Framework (CEF) approach, combining participatory biodiversity conservation and livelihood and community development;
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in staff management;
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in the management and administration of a budget and financial procedures;
  • Knowledgeable in Lao laws and policies related to environment, natural resources, forestry and agriculture.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with office software packages
  • Working level English

Application Procedures

Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and a recent CV by email to: asiarecruitment@iucn.org. Please enter the position title in the subject line of your email.

Closing date for application is: 25 August 2019

Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight on the date indicated, Lao PDR local time. Due to the high volume of applications we may receive, only candidates who reach the short list will be personally contacted. 

NT2 Watershed Management and Protection Authority (NT2 WMPA)

NT2 Watershed Management and Protection Authority (NT2 WMPA)

391/24, Boulimachan Road Naxay Village Saysettha District Vientiane Capital

Contact Name : N/A
Email : ASIARECRUITMENT@iucn.org01
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