Law Enforcement Technical Advisor

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About WWF-Viet Nam

WWF was one of the first International non-government organizations working in Vietnam. In 1985, WWF began working on a national conservation strategy and since then has worked closely with the Vietnamese Government on a diverse range of environmental issues and implemented field activities across the country. Find out more at http://vietnam.panda.org/. WWF recognizes that its employees are its most important asset. A competent workforce, thoroughly trained, properly motivated and bound together by mutual trust and common objectives is crucial to the success of WWF.

We are looking for 01 Law Enforcement Technical Advisor for the USAID Biodiversity Conservation Program, based in Ha Noi/Thua Thien Hue/Quang Binh/Quang Nam. 

The “USAID Biodiversity Conservation” project is a 5 year-project starting from July 2020 to June 2025. The project aims to maintain and increase forest quality and protect and stabilize wildlife population in high conservation value provinces (Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue (TT Hue), Quang Nam, and Lam Dong). The project targets 14 special use forests and at least five protection forests, linking forest management units across the landscape to maintain forest cover and connectivity of habitats vital for the protection of Vietnam’s threatened and endemic species.

Strategic Approach 3 (SA3) aims to improve law enforcement (LE) systems for forest and wildlife crimes in the project provinces and through that increase their functionality. Project activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Building law enforcement systems and capacity.
  • Establishing community-based patrols.
  • Assessing and addressing wildlife trade dynamics
  • Supporting procuracies and courts in prosecution and conviction of wildlife crimes.
  • Developing public reporting and feedback mechanisms in forest and wildlife crimes.

Major functions: 

The Law Enforcement Technical Advisor supports the Strategic Approach 2/3 Lead (SA2/3 Lead) and provides technical leadership on law enforcement improvement under SA3 in Lam Dong, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Quang Tri and TT Hue provinces as well as in Vu Quang NP, Cuc Phuong NP and Cat Tien NP. The Law Enforcement Technical Assistant will:

  • Formulate LE related strategies and subsequent activity plans, aligned with the project’s purpose and objectives.
  • Develop scopes of work, oversee LE related consultant missions, and conduct quality control of consult’s performance and output.
  • Provide implementation support to SA2/3 Managers.

Key requirements for the role:

  • Post-graduate degree in natural resources management, conservation biology, forestry, or environmental management.
  • More than 10 year working experience in law enforcement related to forest and wildlife crime in Vietnam.
  • Demonstrable experience of working on law enforcement related to forest and wildlife crime in donor-funded projects.
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Collaboration, Respect & Integrity.
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviors in ways of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly;
  • Adheres to WWF’s brand values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging;

How to apply

The detailed terms of references are attached. 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 recruitment.vn@wwf.org.vn stating in the subject line of the email: SA2.3 Technical Advisor - Full name

The deadline is Sept 4th, 2021

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

“WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce."

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