Data Management Senior Officer

‼️ Location: Ha Noi, Hue, Quang Tri or Quang Binh (Ha Noi is preferred)

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home - the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.

All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.

Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and Finance to Advocacy and Conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.

‼️ What we do

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainably.

We are looking for committed, result-driven candidate for the position of Data Management Senior Officer, “Saving the Saola from the brink of extinction” project, based in Ha Noi, Hue, Quang Tri or Quang Binh (Ha Noi is preferred)

‼️ Major Functions: 

Under the overall direction and supervision of the Wildlife Practice Lead, and with support from the Wildlife Practice Technical Advisor and IUCN Saola National Coordinator for Vietnam, the Project Manager is responsible for project overall management to ensure high quality of the project deliverables to achieve its objectives and goal. This position will manage development and implementation of the project working plan and M&E system; oversee grant/subcontract mechanisms with project implementing partners; and ensure effective collaboration between WWF and key project stakeholders.

‼️ Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design, maintain, and update the project data management system under technical oversight of the Wildlife
  • Practice Technical Advisor, and in collaboration with project implementing partners.
  • Formulate management techniques for quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of data, including devising and implementation of efficient and secure procedures for data management and analysis with attention to all technical aspects.
  • Design training materials and conduct training sessions for project implementing partners on best practices for data entry, storage and management (e.g. the use of the Wildlife Insights platform) with support from the Wildlife Practice team.
  • Provide technical support as needed to project partners to develop sound research methodologies, questionnaires, conduct surveys, analyze data and write reports to ensure quality of the project’s quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Support and guide project implementing partners on data entry and storage (including camera trapping, interview information, and information on eDNA surveys).
  • Assist analytical partners as needed in defining and/or creating data listings, summary table validation, data specifications and/or process data transfers in preparation for statistical review and/or data management audits
  • Oversee data management workflow, manage data entry and perform data curation duties, including troubleshooting data submission errors from project implementing partners.
  • Follow data management procedures and project timelines as well as meet established deadlines.
  • Ensure the data management system fully operational and accessible to partners implementing or supporting data analysis.
  • Be responsible for data reports (periodical and ad hoc) as well as participate in preparation and presentation of data, as needed.
  • Purchase, manage, and monitor the inventory for all project equipment and devices provided to WWF staff and project implementing partners (i.e. camera traps, batteries, SD cards, GPSs, digital cameras, eDNA kits, etc.).
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Project Manager or his/her designate.

‼️ Required Qualifications

  • A degree in forestry, natural resource management, biology, or other relevant subjects.
  • Basic knowledge of principles of scientific data collection and statistics.
  • At least 5 years of field working experience, preferably in Vietnam, and field surveys experience (including camera trapping and ideally, eDNA sampling and interview surveys).
  • Proven experience as a data analyst and with data management (including camera trapping information and ideally, eDNA sampling and interview surveys).
  • Demonstrable analytical experience and proficiency on the use of mapping and analytical tools (e.g. QGIS, ArcInfo, also R experience is desirable).
  • Experience working with partners, both with governmental and international organizations and institutes.
  • Experience working in multi-cultural environments and with international organizations.
‼️ Required Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership, coordination and adaptive team management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and quality assurance.
  • Analytical mind, critical thinking and excellent problem-solving skills are essential for managing, interpreting data and decision making.
  • Influencing and networking skills.
  • Proposal Development and report writing skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Collaboration, Respect & Integrity.
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging

‼️ How to apply

  • Send us your curriculum vitae & cover letter in English, naming each file: “Full name - CV/CL”.
  • For external candidates outside the WWF network, please send your applications to stating in the subject line: Data Management Senior Project (Saving the Saola) - Full name 

‼️The deadline is June 16th, 2022 (Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.)

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