Community Green Livelihoods Specialist

Community Green Livelihoods Specialist, Vietnam Biodiversity Conservation Activity Winrock is seeking for a Community Green Livelihoods Specialist for the anticipated Vietnam Biodiversity Conservation activity. This position will be based in Vietnam. The anticipated project will improve the conservation of biodiversity and management of natural resources and critical ecosystems at key sites. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with additional information on the positions available. These positions do not include expat benefits and require the candidate to be eligible to work in Vietnam without sponsorship from Winrock. Donor-funded project experience required. Positions are contingent upon receipt of donor funding. Responsibilities:
  • Lead and provide technical direction and activity implementation support to all aspects of community-level livelihoods on the project
  • Collaborate with other team members to achieve and actualize the goals of the project
  • Identify and build on successful biodiversity conservation-friendly livelihood practices
  • Facilitate relationship-building with relevant government agencies and other local stakeholders
  • Develop livelihood promotion capacities with the project, partners, and targeted areas to enhance livelihoods and achieve biodiversity conservation goals
  • Communicate and coordinate with project staff on technical questions related to livelihood activities, work planning, and program implementation
  • Develop and implement livelihood assessment tools and approaches
  • Provide management oversight to project staff focused on livelihoods
  • Liaise with local governmental and non-governmental (NGO) partners to ensure good coordination of effort and avoid duplication, share lessons learns and approaches for maximizing impact
  • Visit project areas regularly to assure progress towards project objectives and goals
  • Support and monitor the implementation of annual work plans and progress report preparation, monitoring all deliverables and contribute to monitoring performance indicators
  • Support knowledge management and continued project learning across all stakeholders
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the project leadership and Winrock’s Home Office
Minimum Experience Required:
  • 5 years of team management experience in Vietnam
  • Advanced degree in environment, policy, management or related field
  • In depth experience working with the Government of Vietnam on biodiversity and conservation initiatives
  • Localized knowledge of legal, policy and tenure issues in Vietnam related to biodiversity conservation and natural resource management
  • Strong relationships and networks in the Vietnam conservation community
  • Proficiency in English, both spoken and written. Native fluency in Vietnamese
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects preferred
Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. How to apply: Interested candidates with the right qualifications and motivation are invited to apply for the above position no later than March 5, 2020 at the following link: https://www.winrock.org/join-us/careers/job-openings/?gh_jid=4655132002&gh_jid=4655132002
Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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