FFI đang tuyển 02 cán bộ tư vấn tại Hà Giang

FFI và bộ phận bảo vệ rừng Hà Giang đang cần tuyển 02 cán bộ tư vấn làm việc tại Hà Giang. Hạn cuối nộp hồ sơ: 22/10/2007. Địa chỉ liên hệ: Paul Insua-Cao – Primate Programme Coordinator, Fauna & Flora International, 340 Nghi Tàm, Hà nội. Điện thoại: 04 719 4117 ext. 19. Fax: 04 719 4119. E-mail: paul.insua.cao@ffi.org.vn. Thông tin chi tiết như sau:

Two consultants are being sought to support Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Ha Giang Forest Protection Department to carry out PARTICIPATORY LAND-USE MAPPING in villages close to the forest of the Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey at Khau Ca, Ha Giang Province.

DEADLINE for applications: Monday 22 October 2007.

Please send letter of interest highlighting experience in carrying out such an activities and expected level of payment, curriculum vitae of both applicants and letter of endorsement if working for an institution to:

Paul Insua-Cao
Primate Programme Coordinator
Fauna & Flora International
340 Nghi Tam, Hanoi
Tel: +84-4-719-4117 ext. 19
Fax: +84-4-719-4119
E-mail: paul.insua.cao@ffi.org.vn


The Tonkin snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus) is one of the 25 most endangered species of primate in the world. It was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in Na Hang District in Tuyen Quang Province in the early 1990s. In May 2002, FFI staff discovered another vitally important population of Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys in a small limestone forest known as Khau Ca in Ha Giang Province. There are now estimated to be 60 to 70 individuals in this area. Ongoing monitoring of the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey population in Khau Ca
suggests that the population is growing.

Threats to this population of Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys at Khau Ca are low. Hunting has been curtailed and there have been no reports of hunting since FFI began activities in 2002. The quality of the forest is very good with very few signs of disturbance.

The main long-term issue for conservation of this primate in Khau Ca is the limited available habitat of less than 2000 ha. Careful management of the land around Khau Ca area with a view to carrying out reforestation in the long term to expand suitable habitat is becoming a main focus of the project. In addition, Ha Giang province is preparing to establish a protected area at Khau Ca. In 2006, a resource use assessment was carried out in all village around Khau Ca. Now a spatial analysis needs to be carried out to identify land use around Khau Ca area to support establishment of a protected area and the long-term goal of expanding the habitat of the monkey.


Participatory land use mapping will be carried out in villages around the Khau Ca area in Tung Ba, Minh Son and Vi Xuyen Communes with support from Ha Giang Forest Protection Department as follows:

**Participatory Land Use Mapping**
Three to four days will be spent at each village. Day one will be spent using a conventional PRA approach to draft land use maps with participation of key village representatives. During days two and three, at least two groups will carry out transects around the village to ground truth the area, using the draft land use map, topographic maps and GPS for reference. Each group will include a member of the team, a local official and 3 or 4 village representatives. At the end of each day results will be consolidated onto one map and presented to all participants.

**Entry of data into GIS**
The project has already established a GIS for the area. New layers will be added to include the land use mapping data. AO maps will be printed for each village and a map for the whole project area.

**Presentation of results at commune meetings**
All maps will be presented at commune meetings and comments requested. Maps will be taken to villages by village heads to present to the villages for further comments. Further revisions can be made by hand at his stage and FPD officials will collect all revised maps for transfer to FFI for final updates.

**Final update of GIS**
The GIS will be updated with final revisions. Village land use maps will be printed again to be presented to respective villages. A land-use map of the whole area will be printed for FFI and FPD use.

A detailed workplan has been prepared by FFI and approved by Ha Giang Forest Protection Department and can be provided upon request.


Beginning in November

Estimated no. of days: 31 days for two people in the field including travelling to and from Hanoi; 3 days for GIS development and updating; 3 days reporting.


The two applicants should be able to show that between them they have the following skills:
*Post-graduate degree in natural resource management, forest resource management, biodiversity or a related field.
*At least five years working experience in the field of natural resource management or related fields. .
*At least three years experience in using GIS for land use mapping and planning.
*Understanding of the linkages between biodiversity conservation and rural  livelihood development.
*Proficiency in both spoken and written English and Vietnamese.
*Excellent analytical and report writing skills, able to synthesise and prioritise information
*Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.
*Competent in leading team and creating team spirit, stimulating team members to produce quality outputs in a timely and transparent fashion.
*Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
*Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior members of local government and communities.
*Sensitive to different cultural viewpoints regarding land-use and has worked with ethnic minorities in the northern mountainous region.