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Technical Advisor, Protected Area Management for the Protected Area component of the Annamites Carbon Sinks and Biodiversity Project

WWF Greater Mekong Programme Office
Location: Hue, Quang Nam, Salavan, Xekong, Savannakhet or Pakse, with regular travel within the Southern Laos-Central Vietnam landscape
Last Date: March 30, 2011

WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with almost 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

With projects and offices in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, WWF Greater Mekong Programme Office is working to conserve 600,000 km2 of mainland Asia's most biologically diverse, economically significant and threatened forests and rivers, which are found in the Mekong Region and home to more than 300 million people in the region.

WWF GMPO is looking for a Technical Advisor, Protected Area Management for the Protected Area component of the Annamites Carbon Sinks and Biodiversity Project, covering the Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue Saola Nature Reserves as well as the Bach Ma National Park extension in Vietnam, and the Xe Sap National Park in Laos. This position involves the development and implementation of management systems for the Protected Areas. The Technical Advisor will be responsible for coordination of the project activities and budget across the PA landscape, ensuring synergy and continuity.

A university degree at Masters level (or equivalent) in conservation, natural resource management, wildlife management, or similar.
At least 10 years practical experience in large scale protected area management.
Considerable project management experience within the public conservation environment.
Experience in working and negotiating with government officials at all levels;
Extensive experience in the management of community-based conservation projects, development of forums and maintenance of cooperation agreements.
Significant supervisory experience.
Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and with key regional and international institutions.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomatic skills with the ability to manage and interact at all levels of an international, multicultural, and multilingual organization.
Proficiency in the use of data management systems for protected areas. (especially spatial data software such as GIS and MIST systems )

The detailed TOR of the position and a Project Summary is posted on  under Jobs.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae and available degrees and qualifications in English to  by 30 March 2011.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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