Biodiversity Team Leader (FFI)

Location: FFI Vietnam Programme Office, Hanoi, with regular travel across Vietnam

Probation Period: Two months

Hours of Work: This is a full-time position, working Monday to Friday for 8 hours per day from 8.30am to 5.30pm, with a one-hour lunch break.

About FFI

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, while improving the livelihoods of local people. Our guiding principles are to work through local partnerships, act as a catalyst for change, make conservation relevant, and base decisions on sound science. Founded in 1903, FFI is the world’s longest established international conservation body; our conservation work, and impact, spans the globe.

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Person Specification

1. Essential Skills

  • Excellent conservation skills with proven experience in design, development, implementation and evaluation conservation outcomes
  • Strong technical conservation skills related to protected area management, including capacity building, patrolling/patrol planning and rangerbased law enforcement
  • Strong conservation skills related to biodiversity survey/research design
  • Strong verbal communication and people (soft) skills, with ability to present, negotiate and persuade at all levels with confidence and credibility
  • Strong written communication skills, including report writing
  • Strong capacity building skills, including the development of training assessments, courses, materials and evaluations
  • Good in English (spoken and written)
  • Strong prioritisation and time management skills, with ability to work to multiple deadlines
  • Biodiversity research and monitoring skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Outlook and Excel
  • Sufficient GIS skills
  • Strategic planning skills
2. Knowledge and experience
  • A relevant degree e.g. biology, biogeography, forestry, conservation science
  • Substantial knowledge of protected areas, including management (effectiveness) and protection (enforcement), both ranger and community based
  • Specific knowledge and experience in biodiversity survey/research and monitoring design
  • Experience in wildlife conservation in a similar national or international organisation
  • Experience working with government agencies, communities and community-based organisations, partner NGOs and for-profit entities
  • Experience in capacity building
  • Understanding of operational risk management


  • Be a highly experienced conservation professional, and able to take responsibility for the design and implementation of biodiversity surveys and monitoring, including analysis, data management and reporting.
  • Have a strong proven track record in the delivery of technical reports and scientific publications, and provide technical input to programme development and proposal writing.
  • Be skilled in providing technical advice and input to the design, development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of conservation outcomes.

How to Apply

  • Applications, consisting of a covering letter, a full CV and contact details for two referees (who will not be approached without your permission), should be sent electronically to Ms. Le Hong Viet at
  • In your cover letter, please explain why you feel you should be considered for this post, highlighting your relevant skills, knowledge and experience and how they meet the requirements of the role profile.
  • Please mark your application ‘Biodiversity Team Leader, FFI Vietnam Programme’. The closing date for applications is 17th April 2023. Interviews will be held during the following week.
  • Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by email or telephone. Please specify your preferred method of contact in your covering letter and indicate where you saw the position advertised.

Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Applicants with Disabilities

FFI encourages applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have special needs in relation to your application, please contact Le Hong Viet, Admin Officer, FFI, on Tel: +84 (0) 243 7194183 or Email:

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