FFI tuyển Cố vấn dự án

FFI cần tuyển Cố vấn dự án làm việc ở Hạ Long. Hạn chót nộp hồ sơ: 31/08/2008. Thông tin chi tiết như sau:

Terms of Reference

Title: Advisor to the Ha Long Bay Management Department and EcoBoat Project

Programme/Project: Coastal Biodiversity Support Project

About FFI. FFI?s mission is to conserve threatened species and ecosystems world-wide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, are based on sound science and take account of human needs. FFI?s strategy to achieve this mission is to work with in-country organisations at all levels to support them in identifying and implementing country led sustainable solutions.

The FFI Asia Pacific Programme has its regional office in Indonesia, and country offices in Hanoi, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, and Manila. The Asia Pacific programme includes a broad range of species and landscape-targeted conservation initiatives in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Vietnam. FFI Asia Pacific projects are being implemented by a team of approximately 90 staff, consultants, volunteers and partner organisations. While funding for most programme activities is channelled directly from donors to partner implementing agencies, FFI manages a regional budget of approximately $2 million.

The FFI Vietnam Programme has project offices in Quang Binh, Lao Cai, and at Ha Long Bay. It supervises conservation interventions in 20 provinces, focusing on four ecosystem conservation programmes: the Northern Annamite Mountains, Hoang Lien Mountains, Cuc Phuong – Pu Luong Limestone Range, Ha Long Bay Coastal Zone; and two species conservation programmes: Primates and Endangered Plants. The Country Programme is implemented by a team of approximately 30 staff, consultants, volunteers and partners. FFI?s Vietnam programme currently manages an annual budget of approximately US$0.5 million.

FFI?s Ha Long Bay office is located in Ha Long City, population about 200,000, on the northern shore of Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province, 3.5 hours by bus to the east of Hanoi.

Objective of the Position. The Ha Long Bay Management Department (Ban Qu_n L_ V_nh H_ Long – BQLV) is the Quang Ninh province agency responsible for stewardship of the Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site, a world-class tourist attraction that has been stressed by impacts of onshore development. Jointly with BQLV, FFI developed the EcoBoat Project in 2005-2008. The EcoBoat is a “floating classroom” that delivers hands-on environmental awareness training in particular to Quang Ninh youth groups; it is now managed by BQLV. There are plans to form a volunteer community organization in 2009 to give direction to the project. Continued FFI support to the EcoBoat Team is intended to sustain an international standard of experiential learning, develop productive relationships with the international and national NGO community, and assist the Project’s implantation as a community institution capable of raising substantial funds in the Quang Ninh community. BQLV has additionally requested FFI to help it develop its capacity to engage pro-actively with international stakeholders, with a view to deepening scientific and technical cooperation and mobilizing additional resources for environmental protection activities.

This is a new position that carries forward close working relationships developed in the course of FFI?s work with the BQLV since 2002.

The Advisor, an FFI staff member resident in Ha Long City, provides technical support to the Ha Long Bay Management Department. He/she reports to the BQLV Director. In this capacity, the Advisor: 

– Provides advisory support to the EcoBoat Project, a “floating classroom” that delivers hands-on environmental awareness training in particular to Quang Ninh youth groups. In particular, the FFI Advisor helps Project staff maintain ‘international’ relationships, conduct training and lesson-development activities to maintain an elevated standard of quality, and develop new relationships, e.g., with a Japanese university that is working with province’s tourist hotels and tour boat association to improve environmental standards; 

– Assists the development of the newly-formed BQLV Outreach Unit, a group charged with management of the agency’s scientific, technical and administrative liaison and cooperation with international and national organizations, institutes, academic institutions, NGOs, embassies, environmental grants donors and other conservation bodies; and 

– Provides advisory support to the Cua Van Cultural Center in development of community-based ecotourism in the four floating fisher villages of the Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site. 

– As opportunities arise, the Advisor facilitates other initiatives aimed at conserving Ha Long Bay’s diverse fauna and flora and its remarkable geology.

FFI proposes to fill this position for a two-year term beginning in September 2008.

Qualifications. The ideal candidate for this position will have:

Experience in outdoor environmental education and/or education generally, particularly with respect to curriculum design, implementation and building the capacity of trainer/facilitators.

Experience implementing environment, development or education projects carried out by NGOs in Vietnam. Work experience or internships in other countries as well.

Have a masters? degree in a relevant specialization from a ?Western? university.

Outreach skills, including experience in participatory methods to engage of a wide range of stakeholders in programme development.

Excellent oral and written communication skills including at least basic conversational ability in Vietnamese.

Experience in developing and marketing formal grants proposals.

For more information about this position, please do not hesitate to contact Mr David Brown at 033 656 458 ext 12 or 0915 353921, email: nworbd@gmail.com

Persons wishing to be considered for this position are invited to e-mail a letter of application to Ms. Nguyen Bich Ha (ha.bich.nguyen@ffi.org.vn) no letter than 31st August 2008