Stakeholder Engagement Specialist



Position: Stakeholder Engagement Specialist

Working location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Deadline for submitting CV: December 25th, 2020

Winrock is seeking resumes for a Stakeholder Engagement 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 traditional and non-traditional actors and champions to address CWT including government officials on the national and provincial levels, the private sector, and civil society organizations
  • Assess and map stakeholder landscape related to domestic and transnational wildlife trafficking in Vietnam and conduct research to fill gaps including applying political economy analysis to identify champions
  • Develop targeted strategies to engage various stakeholders in CWT in collaboration with the demand reduction team
  • Facilitate coalition building between the GVN, the private sector, and civil society organizations, and other local stakeholders as allies in reducing consumer demand Develop technical reports, training curriculums, presentations, and other materials to promote CWT for GVN, project staff, professional bodies, and external stakeholders
  • Provide management oversight to project staff and activities related to engaging stakeholders on CWT
  • 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 political science, biology, environment, policy, management or related field
  • Extensive knowledge of stakeholders engaged in CWT in Vietnam specifically related to trafficking and consumption of tiger body, tiger bone, pangolin scale, pangolin body, rhino horn and elephant ivory
  • Strong relationships and networks in the Vietnam CWT community including within the GVN, private sector, and CSOs
  • Expertise in stakeholder assessment, mapping, and engagement in the CWT or conservation sector in Vietnam
  • Experience conducting political economy analysis and knowledge of USAID’s Thinking and Working Politically approach
  • Experience developing compelling knowledge and communication products to inform and arm CWT stakeholders for decision making
  • Knowledge of use of digital platforms (including but not limited to Facebook, WhatsApp, WeChat)
  • 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:

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