Project Manager – Nature-based Solutions CRxN Mekong Project (WWF)

Location: Ho Chi Minh/Ha Noi  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 Project Manager – Nature-based Solutions CRxN Mekong Project, based in Ho Chi Minh/Ha Noi, Viet Nam Major Functions: The Project Manager, Nature-based Solutions CRxN Mekong Project, will be responsible for supporting and providing oversight to implementing country office teams in Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos. The position will ensure the effective development, rollout, implementation, learning and communicating and reporting of the program. The position will be part of WWF’s regional Greater Mekong team, be based in Viet Nam and liaise closely with WWF-Australia who is the donor and manages the larger CRxN program of work. The position will also provide technical support and cross program learning on NbS related issues within the Asia Pacific program and engage in the CRxN Knowledge Hub. Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership on Nature-based Solutions approaches for the greater Mekong Office;
  • Lead planning processes for the program to ensure effective and timely delivery of project outcomes and reporting;
  • Lead development of policy related outcomes of the program and support country teams in developing and delivering policy recommendations;
  • Liaise with other NbS practitioners and projects in the region to develop a network of contacts and share lessons learnt, including engaging closely in the CRxN Learning Platform to disseminate lessons learned and best practice from the Mekong implementing offices;
  • Lead the technical reporting for the CRxN Mekong project to donors and internally within WWF GMPO;
  • Lead the delivery of the monitoring, evaluation and learning framework of the project, including aggregation of outcomes in each country for regional reporting and tracking of milestones;
  • Provide budgetary management of the Viet Nam country budget and provide oversight of other country budgets, including supporting financial reporting processes across the project;
  • Ensure the integration of Gender Equity, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) into the program and that safeguards relating to Indigenous People and Local Communities are followed, tracked and reported;
  • Represent WWF International Country Offices in relevant forums such as conferences, symposia, and relevant meetings and workshops to communicate and promote our work, as required.
Required Qualifications
  • University degree in environmental science, sustainability, water conservation or any climate change related field, a master degree preferred;
  • At least 5 years’ relevant and demonstrated professional experience in Project Management of projects >USD$1M; DFAT Australia project management experience highly regarded;
  • Good knowledge of nature-based solutions theory and application and freshwater conservation;
  • Experience as an effective manager working within a decentralized, multi-national network (or programme);
  • Experience in partnership relations management, fundraising and marketing;
  • Familiarity of working with governments, aid agencies, and NGOs.
Required skills and Competencies
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Inspiring leadership, team management and coordination skills;
  • Effective communication in both written and spoken English;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Vietnamese and 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
  1. Internal: work in close collaboration with program team, project staff, finance, admin, procurement team of WWF-Viet Nam and international
  2. External: liaise and work with communities, partners, consultants and service providers, and other third-party affiliates.
How to apply:
  • The detailed JD is attached. Send us your curriculum vitae & cover letter in English, naming each file: “Full name - CV/CL”.
  • Please send your applications to stating in the subject line: Project Manager (Nature-based Solutions CRxN Mekong) – Full name.
The deadline is July 25th , 2022 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. “WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.”

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