[enviro-vlc] FFI : Project Manager [Ha Noi, Thanh Hoa]
vern.weitzel at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 04:53:47 EST 2009
Subject: Job advertisement, 2nd time
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 06:04:59 +0100
From: viet.hong le <viet.hong.le at fauna-flora.org>
VIETNAM CONSERVATION SUPPORT PROGRAMME
Fauna & Flora International is recruiting an exciting and challenging national
position ‘Project Manager’ to support implementation of the project “Building
Community Institutions for the Development and Management of Pro-poor
Nature-based Tourism in Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Thanh Hoa Province’
The Pu Luong Nature Reserve forms part of the Pu Luong- Ngoc Son - Cuc Phuong
(Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Ngoc Son – Ngo Luong Nature Reserve and Cuc Phuong
National Park) limestone mountain range. It is a globally important example of
karst ecosystems and is the only remaining large area of lowland limestone
forest in northern Vietnam. The area is located within the northern Indochina
limestone eco-region that is classified as of “acute” importance for the
conservation of biodiversity, supporting important large mammal populations,
including the last populations of the critically endangered Delacour’s Langur.
The area and its biodiversity is threatened by a range of issues including
unsustainable and often illegal use of natural resources, spread of agriculture
into areas unsuitable for cultivation, and development of infrastructure,
industries and tourism. The degradation of the landscape threatens the basis of
current livelihoods as well as undermining the potential development of tourism
and other sustainable forest-based livelihood developments.
The Pu Luong-Cuc Phuong Conservation Project (PLCP) was set up in late 2002 to
protect this area and its endangered wildlife by supporting the integrated
conservation and rural development interventions. The PLCP project came to an
end in February, 2009.
The “Building Community Institutions for the Development and Management of
Pro-poor Nature-based Tourism in Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Thanh Hoa Province”
project (Pu Luong Ecotourism project) is designed to build on the work of PLCP
project in which the community based ecotourism initiatives will be the
focusing. However, these activities will directly relate to the conservation and
development of natural resources. This relation will be achieved through a
variety of direct and indirect means such as building local institutions in
development and management of ecotourism, Awareness raising of the
inter-relationship between conservation and development, and so on.
Terms of Reference
This is a Ha Noi based position but requires frequent travel to the project area
which is Thanh Hoa province.
Duration: 14 months (from 1st November 2009 –31st December 2010).
Direct Supervisor: Programme Manager
Duties and responsibilities
Management, Administration and reporting
1. Ensure management and oversight to FFI’s Pu Luong Ecotourism project,
working with project staff to coordinate their activities to support efficient
and effective implementation pf the programme
2. Develop work plans and prioritise objectives for the Pu Luong Ecotourism
project and coordinate their implementation, with support and input from the
3. Maintain relationships with key project stakeholders or partners, including
but not limited to the central Forest protection Department, Irish Aid, and
provincial, district and commune authorities.
4. Manage project staff and equipment to support the delivery of project
objective, and ensure that project equipment and reference materials are
properly stored, maintained and managed.
5. Work with the finance and administration manager and the country manager to
prepare annual budgets for the project
6. Work with the Finance and Administration manager to ensure that donor and FFI
requirements for the management of and reporting on use of funds are met.
7. Provide oversight to expenditures made by the field teams and ensure that
correct financial and administrative procedures are adhered to. This includes:
• Authorising financial advances to project staff from the finance and
• Authorising expenditure and work with the finance and Administration office to
ensure that expenses and receipts are provided.
• Ensuring that the Finance and Administration manager provides monthly update
8. Take the lead in drafting project proposals, working closely with the
country Manager, other project manager and the Asia Pacific regional team.
9. Ensure that required donor and FFI reports are prepared.
10. Participate in monthly Country senior Management Team meetings.
11. Represent the Pu Luong Ecotourism project in policy level discussions and
contacts with senior staff from Forest protection Department and other
organizations, and serve as the primary FFI focal point for liaison and
information dissemination with Forest Protection Department and other national
partners regarding the Pu Luong Ecotourism project.
12. Assist other stakeholders to integrate conservation of the Pu Luong
limestone landscape into their own programmes where appropriate:
• To take opportunities as they arise to informally or formally meet with and
discuss conservation needs with representatives from other NGOs, government
agencies, universities, community leaders, etc.
• To give technical advice or information to enable other stakeholders to
integrate conservation into their own programmes.
Technical output and operational support
13. Identify resource needs (equipment, learning resource , infrastructure, etc)
required to achieve programme objectives and improve institutional capacity
14. Coordinate procurement of equipment
15. Coordinate external technical input from consultants and international
16. Promote collaboration, networking and experience-sharing within FFI and
other relevant individuals and agencies.
Staff and student supervision and capacity development
17. Provide mentoring and guidance to staff, student, and volunteers enrolled on
the Pu Luong Ecotourism project, and carry out annual staff appraisals
18. Identify essential training and development needs for project-employed
staff, and work towards meeting these needs where possible
19. Prepare Terms of Reference and contracts for new project staff, and other
20. Ensure that project office and field operations are conducted to a high
level of healthy, safety, integrity, environmental good practice and cultural
21. Ensure that FFI policies and guidelines are followed within the
implementation of the Pu Luong Ecotourism project.
22. Other duties as may be reasonably required and directed by the Vietnam
conservation support Programme Manager.
• Degree qualification in a relevant subject (rural development/ natural
resource management, tourism, etc);
• At least 1 year experience in project cycle management;
• More than 5 years relevant and practical field experience working with ethnic
• Dynamic and highly motivated, able to manage complex sets of tasks, and
• Good practical experience of Participatory Rural Appraisal and other
local-level participatory methods of assessment;
• Familiarity with forest management planning and forest policy in Vietnam
especially in relation to protected area management and community-based forest
• Good understanding about tourism/ecotourism development in Vietnam especially
in relation to ecotourism development in protection and/or special use forest.
• Demonstrated appreciation of traditional systems of natural resource management;
• Strong communicators, good negotiators, understand and believe in
participatory processes, and will work well with a range of stakeholders from
farmers and community members to provincial officials and Forest Protection
• Good spoken and written English and fluent Vietnamese
One page covering letter should specify the position being applied for and
highlight why the candidate feels they are the right person for the job. A CV
detailing professional experience and relevant qualifications should be
provided, and three references.
Interested candidates should respond by email to Programme Manager, Mrs. Nguyen
Bich Ha; ha.bich.nguyen at fauna-flora.org. The position being applied for should
be indicated in the subject line.
Applications must be received by 10 September 2009 thorough email or by post.
Salary is attractive and negotiable based on candidate’s experience.
Due to the large number of expected applications, only applicants being called
for interview will be responded to.
Le Hong Viet
Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
Vietnam Conservation Support Programme
340 Nghi Tam, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Tel: 84 - 4 - 3719 4117
Fax: 84 - 4 - 3719 4119
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