Vacancy Announcement

Intern, RECOFTC Viet Nam Country Program

Application deadline: 31st January 2021

RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests holds a unique and important place in the world of forestry. It is the only international not-for-profit organization that specializes in capacity development for community forestry and devolved forest management. RECOFTC engages in strategic networks and effective partnerships with governments, non-government organizations, civil society, the private sector, local people, as well as with research and educational institutes throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. With 30 years of international experience and a dynamic approach to capacity development—involving research, analysis and synthesis; strategic communication; training and learning networks; and piloting and demonstrating — RECOFTC delivers innovative solutions for people and forests.

RECOFTC is currently providing an opportunity for an internship for a dynamic individual who wants to gain invaluable experience working with Viet Nam Country Program (VCP) in Hanoi. The successful applicant will be based at Viet Nam country program office in Hanoi and will work under direct supervision of the Director, Viet Nam Country Program. The internship duration is for 12 months and opens for Vietnamese national only.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director, Vietnam Country Program, the Intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct desk research and manage a repository of key reference documents on relevant topics of the ongoing projects;
  • Synthesize desk research to provide most relevant information/inputs to support project delivery;
  • Work closely with VCP’s staff and provide technical and coordination support in implementing various projects;
  • Perform other tasks as required by the Director, Viet Nam Country Program.


The Intern will have the following minimum qualifications and experience:


  • Bachelor degree in forestry, natural resources management, international development, or related field
  • Keen interest in research related to the above with good research skills
  • Proven interest in Asia-Pacific environmental and/or social development issues
  • Good English-language communication skills in both written and spoken forms
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people at all levels in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Vietnamese nationality
  • Demonstrated skills in documentation and knowledge management interventions
  • Ability to work in a variety of cultural and institutional contexts


  • Fundamental understanding of community forestry in the country and relevant technical topics such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, REDD+ and forest-based livelihoods
  • Experience in at least one of RECOFTC’s focal countries
  • Willingness to travel when required

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV and a cover letter indicating why they are suitable for this position and current contact details of three referees to RECOFTC offers intern stipend to cover basic cost of living in the country. Please quote the position title in the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

To learn more about RECOFTC, please visit our website

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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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