FFI cần tuyển Cán bộ truyền thông và nâng cao nhận thức

FFI đang cần tuyển Cán bộ truyền thông và nâng cao nhận thức làm việc tại Hà Nội, và thường xuyên đi công tác tại 3 tỉnh: Thanh Hoá, Hoà Bình và Ninh Bình. Hạn chót nộp hồ sơ: 05/12/2007. Thông tin chi tiết như sau:

Fauna & Flora International is recruiting exciting and challenging national positions to support the implementation of its ‘Community-based management of Natural Resources in the Pu Luong – Ngoc Son – Cuc Phuong Limestone Landscape Project’

Communication and Awareness Officer

Back ground
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 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 March, 2006.
The “Community-based management of Pu Luong – Ngoc Son – Cuc Phuong Limestone Landscape” project is designed to build on the work of PLCP project in which the community based development and awareness raising 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 Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) models, Awareness raising of the inter-relationship between conservation and development, etc.

Terms of Reference

Duty Station
This is a Ha Noi based position but requires frequent travel to the project area which partly locates in three provinces Thanh Hoa, Hoa Binh and Ninh Binh.
Duration: 10 months
Direct Supervisor: Project Manager

Duties and responsibilities

With the main purpose is to be responsible for development and implementation of project related awareness and communication activities, the Communication and Awareness Officer will have the following duties and responsibilities:

1. To develop and implement the communication and awareness programs within the project framework;
2. To develop necessary requirements including the criteria for selection, the template proposal for implementation of communication and awareness small grant;
3. To participate in the process of selection of the proposals submitted by the project stakeholders;
4. To provide technical and administrative supports to the project partners in implementation of the project communication and awareness programs granted by the project;
5. To be responsible for monitoring the implementation of the project communication and awareness programs granted by the project;
6. To coordinate and communicate with relevant partners to ensure that all partners understand well and support the project implementation;
7. To prepare work plans and periodical reports and submit to Project Manager for approval;
8. To provide technical supports in implementation of the other project activities in order to ensure that the communication and awareness program are going in line with other project activities;
9. To accompany other project staff in implementation of the project and to present in meetings, workshops, evaluations, other events if requested.

Requiremens :

• Degree qualification in a relevant subject (rural development/ natural resource management, etc);
• More than 3 years relevant and practical field experience working with ethnic minority communities;
• Dynamic and highly motivated, able to manage complex sets of tasks, and function independently;
• 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 management.
• 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 Department staff.
• Good spoken and written English and fluent Vietnamese;

A 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 Administrative Assistant, Ms. Le Hong Viet viet.le.hong@ffi.org.vn. The position being applied for should be indicated in the subject line.

Applications must be received by 5th December, 2007.

FFI regrets that due to the large number of expected applications, only applicants being called for interview will be responded to.