[enviro-vlc] FRR: National Project Assistant for Biodiversity Conservation Project
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Thu May 15 01:35:12 EST 2008
Subject: National Project Assistant for Biodiversity Conservation Project
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 04:53:09 +0100
From: Richard Rastall <r.rastall at frr.co.uk>
FRR are urgently seeking a National Project Technical Assistant to be
part of our team currently implementing the Capacity Building for
Biodiversity Conservation (CBBC) Project financed by the Forest Sector
Support Partnership – Trust Fund for Forests.
Interested candidates should note that the attached TORs give a detailed
outline of the position for the CBBC Project (which is for 14.5 months
over the next 18 months). However, FRR is also open to the idea of
taking on a full time member of staff for provision of consulting
services to a number of other ongoing and upcoming biodiversity
conservation and forest protection contracts and projects.
Thanks and best wishes,
Conservation & Development Adviser
FRR East Asia
No 1, Lane 5, F361,
An Duong, Yen Phu, Tay Ho,
Office Tel: + 84 4 7172349/50
Office Fax: +84 4 7172351
W: www.frr.co.uk <http://www.frr.co.uk/>
Capacity Building for Biodiversity Conservation Project Background &
TORs for Project Technical Assistant
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has received a grant
from the FSSP-TFF Trust Fund to
implement a project with a full name of “Development, piloting and
institutionalisation of national short term
training curricula to improve capacity of sector agencies in forest
and biodiversity protection and law
enforcement” with a short version of “Capacity Building for
Biodiversity Conservation” (CBBC) Project. The project
focuses on the development and operationalising of training curricula
for Forest Protection Departments (FPDs)
managers, technical staff and field staff, and for provincial systems
for the implementation of Vietnam’s forest and
biodiversity legislation, in order to strengthen forest and
biodiversity governance and management. At the current
time there are a considerable number of relevant legal documents but a
lack of institutionalized training to create
the capacity for FPDs and other sector agency staff to implement
legislation. Thus, there is an absence of an
effective enabling environment for real change and effective
biodiversity and forest protection.
The project aims to address the ineffectiveness of implementation of
Vietnamese forest and biodiversity
protection legislation throughout the country (highlighted by the
Management Strategy for the Protected Areas
System (MASPAS) as a particular problem for Vietnam’s protected area
system, but even more pronounced
outside of protected areas, resulting from a lack of training capacity
and thus operational capacity, plus a lack of
understanding and cooperation between FPDs and related enforcement
agencies. The project follows a logical
* Reviewing current training curricula (currently available in limited
form and only for forest protection rangers).
* Defining needs for training of trainers at national level.
* Developing national training curricula to improve forest protection
and biodiversity conservation
* Developing operational procedures for the inter-agency forces;
* Training of trainers and their phases in involvement into piloting
of training and capacity building at Tam Dao
National Park (NP) and another selected site and buffer zones
(including both operationalising of inter-agency
cooperation and task forces and specific capacity building of staff of
* Translation of experience into training manuals and improved
curricula at the national level.
* Institutionalisation of the training manuals and curricula
* Development of project management, evaluation and monitoring.
* An operational pilot of improved coordination and enhanced capacity
for forest and biodiversity protection in
one protected area and three provinces.
* An example of how the enabling environment for forest and
biodiversity protection may be enhanced.
* Trainers able to deliver training to ASEAN standards.
* Institutionalized national curricula and training manuals for wider
* Operational procedures for inter-agency forces at provincial and
* Systems of project management, evaluation and monitoring.
Outline of technical services
Technical assistance will be carried out for a period of 22 months
commencing in January 2008. Time requirements
of consultant inputs are spread over this period as indicated in the
indicative schedule. The technical assistance
provider (FRR) is expected to mobilise staff as needed throughout this
period to support the Forest Protection
Department and national consultants hired by the Project in delivering
the project outputs.
TORs for the National Project Technical Assistant
The National Project Technical Assistant will assist the Project and
the International Training and Law Enforcement
Adviser in the logistical management of the TA team and national
consultants and in the implementation of all
aspects of the project.
* Support the Project and all consultants in stakeholder liaison.
* Support the Project Office and the Training Law Enforcement Adviser
in the management of national
consultant inputs and in the coordinated delivery of training and
development of legislation, policies, and
* Assist the Project in organization of logistics for all workshops.
* Provide technical interpretation and translation services when
required, including editing and translation of
curricula, legislation, policy documents and training materials as
well as consultant reports as required.
* Provide logistical support for all field activities including acting
as assistant facilitator in workshops and
training sessions where required.
Specific job skills/qualifications required:
* Possess a relevant degree and excellent English language skills.
* At least five years experience working with technical assistance
(ENGO or consultancy) projects in the area of
forest protection and conservation and fielding integrated
international and national consultant teams.
* Demonstrable experience over at least three years in supporting the
delivery of training in forest and wildlife
protection and law enforcement in Vietnam is desirable.
* Demonstrable understanding of the legal and policy environment for
forest and wildlife protection in Vietnam.
All technical assistance staff are based in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Chief
Technical Adviser, International Training and
Law Enforcement Adviser and National Project Technical Assistant are
expected to be resident in Hanoi for the
duration of the contract. The position will involve a certain amount
of travel and work in the field.
The successful candidate will be subject to a probationary period of 6
months. The successful candidate will be
contracted by FRR for a period of 14.5 months between June 2008 to
FRR is a UK-based development consulting firm involved in a number of
biodiversity conservation and forest
protection projects throughout Vietnam and are more than happy to
entertain the possibility of a full-time staff
contract (also subject to a probationary period of 6 months). In this
instance, a candidate may be employed with
prime responsibilities to the CBBC Project but would have
opportunities to work on other FRR projects and
consultancies as appropriate and would also have to be prepared to
commit to the company and be involved in a
wider range of business development activities and responsibilities.
Interested candidates should send an up to date CV and covering letter
by email to:
Richard Rastall – FRR East Asia Regional Representative
r.rastall at frr.co.uk
Robert Primmer – FRR East Asia Forest Law Enforcement Adviser/ CBBC
International Training and Law
r.primmer at frr.co.uk
Tran Huong Hanh – FRR East Asia Programme Manager
hq.frrhn at fpt.vn
The deadline for receipt of applications is 28th May, 2008.
Candidates will be shortlisted and invited to interview with the
intention to finalise recruitment and start work as
soon as possible in June 2008.
Please feel free to contact any of the above persons for further
information about FRR or the position itself, either
by email or at the address below:
FRR Ltd (East Asia)
No 1, Lane 5, F361,
Office Tel: + 84 4 7172349/50
Office Fax: +84 4 7172351
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