Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Lead

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.


About WWF-Vietnam

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

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 a Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Lead, based in Hanoi/Hue to help conserve wildlife from the illegal trade, particularly by contributing to wildlife demand reduction

As our Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Lead, you will ensure the integration of SUF/PF forest management, biodiversity monitoring, species conservation, and law enforcement approaches both within and outside the protected forests. YOU will also lead a project-wide law enforcement approach to ensure forest rangers, Forest Protection Departments (FPD) under the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), local communities, police, environmental police, prosecutors and judiciary are engaged, coordinated and delivering effective law enforcement to increase detections, arrests, prosecutions, and convictions.


In order to be a good fit, you should have:

  • Higher degree in conservation-related field or natural resource governance/law enforcement;
  • At least 10 years of applied working experience in protected area governance and law enforcement mechanisms;
  • Fundamental understanding of protected area governance mechanisms and extensive experience in supporting improved governance, including engagement of local communities, and management capacity for effective conservation;
  • Understanding of the theory and application of cutting-edge enforcement techniques to take a crime prevention approach to increase return on investment and reduce the need for hard law enforcement forest patrol-based approaches within and around protected areas, including conservation criminology methods such as situational crime prevention and PIVOT;
  • Expertise in the application of safeguards, including FPIC, in relation to law enforcement and protected area management.


How to apply:

Here are the link for detailed job description:

Send us your cover letter, curriculum vitae in English, and scan/photo of diplomas/certificates to, stating the position title [WWF – 092020] Protected Areas and Law Enforcement Lead – Full name in the subject line of the email, by 11th October 2020 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

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