Law Enforcement Specialist



Position:                                Law Enforcement Specialist

Working location:                 Hanoi, Vietnam

Deadline for submitting CV: December 25th, 2020

Winrock is seeking resumes for a Law Enforcement Specialist for the anticipated Vietnam Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) activity. This position will be based in Vietnam. The anticipated project purpose is: to help Vietnam control and stop the current increasingly serious situation of wildlife trafficking, through enhancing the commitment of Government of Vietnam (GVN) leaders at the national and provincial level and reducing demand and consumption of illegal wildlife products.

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.


  • Lead project technical direction and activity implementation related to enhancing law enforcement with an emphasis on addressing legal gaps related to wildlife farms
  • Lead coordination between various Government of Vietnam ministries and agencies on CWT legal frameworks and enforcement including the National Assembly, ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the justice system
  • Identify gaps and inconsistencies in legal frameworks related to CWT
  • Develop technical reports, training curriculums, presentations, and other materials CWT law enforcement for project staff, professional bodies, and external stakeholders
  • Assess capacity gaps in law enforcement and implement targeted capacity building plans to enhance law enforcement ability to engage in CWT
  • Facilitate relationship-building with civil society organizations, and other local stakeholders on CWT
  • Provide management oversight to project staff and activities related to law enforcement
  • Visit project areas regularly to assure progress towards activity 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:

  • Five years of team leader experience in Vietnam
  • Advanced degree in law, environment, policy, management or related field
  • Extensive expertise in Vietnam’s legal framework for wildlife protection including the penal code (Articles 234 and 244), and Directive 29
  • Localized knowledge of legal, policy, judicial, and tenure issues in Vietnam related to wildlife trafficking, particularly in hot spots in major cities, ports, and border crossings
  • Expertise in transnational wildlife trafficking, including legal and policy issues relating to transport and exchange of species such as African rhinos, African elephants, pangolins, and big cats to other countries, including China
  • Knowledge of use of digital platforms (including but not limited to Facebook, WhatsApp, WeChat) in wildlife trafficking
  • Familiarity with the existing legal framework addressing wildlife farm management
  • Experience working across ministries and agencies to support CWT including the National Assembly, ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the justice system
  • Strong relationships and networks in the Vietnam conservation, legal, and law enforcement 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 your appropriate position no later than December 25, 2020 at the following link:

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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