Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Specialist, Vietnam Biodiversity Conservation Activity

Position: Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Specialist

Working Location: Hanoi

Deadline for Submitting CV: March 5, 2020

Winrock is seeking for a Marine and Coastal Biodiversity 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.

  • Lead project technical direction and activity implementation in marine and coastal biodiversity matters
  • Collaborate with other team members to achieve and actualize the goals of the project
  • Develop evaluation reports and workshop materials that are adaptable to different cultural, gender, social, political, and ecological contexts
  • Identify and build on successful practices in combating illegal, unregulated, and unreported marine biodiversity capture, processing, and trade
  • Facilitate relationship-building with relevant government agencies and other local stakeholders
  • Communicate and coordinate with project staff on technical questions related to protected marine area management, work planning, and program implementation
  • Provide management oversight to project staff focused on biodiversity conservation
  • Develop presentations, demonstrations, and trainings as needed for project staff, partner organizations, professional bodies, and other groups as relevant
  • Work closely with local governmental and non-governmental (NGO) partners, providing technical oversight
  • 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:

  • 5 years of team management experience in Vietnam
  • Advanced degree in law, biology, 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

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:


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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