Technical Specialist – Protected Areas & Wildlife Crime Prevention


Fauna & Flora International (FFI) saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, while improving the livelihoods of local people. Our guiding principles are to work with and alongside local partnerships, act as a catalyst for change, make conservation relevant, and base decisions on sound science. Founded in 1903, FFI is the world’s longest established international conservation body; our conservation work, and impact, spans the globe.

FFI is seeking a Technical Specialist, Protected Areas & Wildlife Crime Prevention to promote, develop, oversee and provide day to day technical support to the Vietnam Programme and staff. You will be an experienced conservation professional, able to coordinate and measurably improve FFI’s protected area, law enforcement and crime prevention interventions in Vietnam. You will be experienced in leading protected area and/or conservation-linked crime prevention activities, and/or addressing wildlife trade. As such, the role requires a broad set of interlinked skills with extensive experience in at least one of these thematic areas, but ideally more, with the ability to quickly learn about the remaining requirements of the role, as needed. You will have a substantial proven track record in the design, operation and monitoring of activities, as aforementioned, related to protected areas, and/or ideally wildlife crime responses or illegal wildlife trade, in a similar organization or at a similar level. You will be skilled in providing technical advice and hands-on co-delivery, alongside national staff and counterparts, including PA managers, rangers and community patrol teams. You will have a substantial track record in capacity building and mentorship, as well as a commitment to FFI’s organizational and legal compliance, and be comfortable functioning within the regulatory frameworks within which FFI operates in Vietnam.\

Terms and Conditions 

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Duration of Contract: Two year, fixed-term contract 

Probation Period: Three to Six months (dependent on appointment)

Salary Range: USD 30,000 – USD 35,000 per annum

Location: FFI Vietnam Programme Office, Hanoi, with regular travel to field sites across Vietnam

Benefits: For international appointments, FFI expatriate benefits apply: 

  • 25 working days annual leave entitlement 
  • Medical insurance
  • Annual return flight home 
  • Relocation flight on commencement of employment (if applicable)
  • Repatriation flight on termination of employment (if applicable) 
  • Accommodation allowance Hours of Work: This is a full-time position, working Monday to Friday for 8 hours per day from 8.30am to 5.30pm, with a one hour lunch break.

Interested candidates are invited to send a CV and a cover letter to viet.hong.le@fauna-flora.org by 31 January, 2023.

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, while improving the livelihoods of local people. Our guiding principles are to work through local partnerships, act as a catalyst for change, make conservation relevant, and base decisions on sound science. Founded in 1903, FFI is the world’s longest established international conservation body; our conservation work, and impact, spans the globe.

For more information please visit www.fauna-flora.org

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