FFI tuyển Cán bộ bảo tồn

FFI cần tuyển Cán bộ bảo tồn. Hạn chót nộp hồ sơ: 31/03/2008. Thông tin chi tiết như sau:


Terms of Reference

Title: Conservation Officer

The Hoang Lien Mountains are one of the most biologically and ethnically diverse landscapes in Vietnam and the wider Indochinese region. The area is recognised nationally, in the Biodiversity Action Plan and internationally as one of the top conservation priority landscapes for northern Vietnam, of critical biological importance. However, as a result of rapid rural development and population expansion the natural forest ecosystem of the Hoang Lien has become fragmented and populations of ildlife have been depleted.

The western black crested gibbon population in Vietnam is currently restricted to the remote mountainous north-west. FFI has been supporting gibbon conservation at Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai Province and Muong La, in Son La Province since carrying out surveys there in 1999. Although the population has shown a decline since then, there are signs that the population has begun to stabilize due to FFI?s continuous interventions. This contrasts to other areas where the populations have declined to the point of no longer being considered viable.

Through the implementation of the gibbon and habitat conservation interventions, Fauna & Flora International?s (FFI) Vietnam Programme and the Forest Protection Department of Yen Bai Province are working to assist local community participatory in managing and monitoring gibbon population and habitat through community-based monitoring intervention and collaborative management of protected area approach. In addition, FFI is assisting the Forest Protection Department of SonLa Province to implement their project focused on strengthening local capacity to preserve gibbon populations and habitat in Muong La District.

Duty of Station: This is a Hanoi-based position with frequent travel to Mu Cang Chai and Muong La (50 ? 80 %)

Scope of work

Under overall supervision of HLS Coordinator, the Conservation Officer will work under the direct supervision of and provide support to the HLS Coordinator to the overall management of the day-to-day activities in Hoang Lien Son Mountains. The Conservation Officer will work in close collaboration with project partners, ensure effective and timely implementation a wide range of community-based conservation interventions and collaborative management of protected area approach within two districts, Mu Cang Chai and Muong La.

An indicative list of these interventions includes: 

– Support for patrolling by the community-based monitoring groups and provision of close technical support. 

– Building community support for gibbon conservation. 

– Support for developing collaborative management of protected area approach.


All tasks listed below are to be conducted in collaboration with HLS partners and with the approval of the HLS Coordinator. 

– Supporting the implementation of project activities/processes (indicated above) following agreed work plans; 

– Liaising with all (local community and government) stakeholders; 

– Communicating key conservation messages to stakeholders; 

– Facilitating stakeholder meetings and workshops; 

– Ensuring that all activities are developed, planed, implemented, monitored & evaluated in such a way to pro-actively engage women and other disadvantaged sectors of the community. This many involve the development of targeted activities for key stakeholder groups to empower them within the wider processes and component activities of the project. 

– Co-coordinating and ensuring on-going mutual support within team and HLS partners. 

– Supporting the implementation of a participatory monitoring & evaluation framework for the project. 

– Documenting clearly ? in English and Vietnamese ? all work of the project.


– University degree in forestry, natural resource management or related fields. 

– Proven interest in nature conservation and sustainable development and enthusiasm for wildlife conservation 

– At least 3 years of working experience. 

– Good knowledge and experience in community-based conservation and participatory approach. 

– Working experience with INGOs is an advantage. 

– Willing to travel and work in remote areas 

– Experience working with ethnic minority people. 

– Willing to spend significant time working in forest with community rangers. 

– Good English language skills (speaking and writing). 

– Vietnamese national

Interested candidates are invited to send full CV in English to HLS Coordinator at lam.van.hoang@ffi.org.vn
Deadline for submission is 31 March 2008.