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VIETNAM CONSERVATION SUPPORT PROGRAMME
Fauna & Flora International is recruiting exciting and challenging national positions to support the implementation of its ?Building Community Institutions for the Development and Management of Pro-poor Nature-based Tourism in Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Thanh Hoa Province?
Project Ecotourism Officer
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 Irish Aid funded ?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 field (Ba Thuoc district-Thanh Hoa province) based position but requires travel (about 20% of working time) to other area including FFI headquarter in Ha Noi.
Duration 18 months
Direct Supervisor Project Manager
Duties and responsibilities
With the main purpose is to be responsible for development and implementation of project, the Field Assistant will have the following duties and responsibilities:
1. Together with project team members, work with project partners, communities and consultants in preparation, development and implementation of sustainable ecotourism plan;
2. To develop a sound mechanism for implementation of community ecotourism small grant based on the current Pu Luong ? Cuc Phuong project models;
3. To facilitate the process of institutional capacity building among local communities, Women?s Unions, Pu Luong Nature Reserve and district authorities;
4. To develop and implement the awareness raising programmes within the project framework;
5. To provide technical and administrative supports to the project partners and communities in implementation of the project activities;
6. To be responsible for monitoring and evaluation of the project activities in the field;
7. To coordinate and communicate with relevant partners to ensure that all partners understand well and support the project implementation;
8. To prepare work plans and periodical reports and submit to Project Manager for approval;
9. To manage and provide guidance to the Field Assistant in daily project implementation ranging from administration to technical issues.
10. To assist the Project Manager with any task related to the implementation of the project that may be reasonably requested by him;
11. To provide the Project Manager and the team members with information on regulations, decisions and legal decrees relevant to project activities and approaches; and
12. To present in meetings, workshops, evaluations, other events if requested.
– Degree qualification in a relevant subject (rural development/ natural resource management, tourism, 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.
– 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 Department staff.
– Moderate 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 Project Manager, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Quang; firstname.lastname@example.org. The position being applied for should be indicated in the subject line.
Applications must be received by 20/12/ 2008 thorough email or by post.
Salary is attractive and negotiable based on candidate?s experience.
FFI regrets that due to the large number of expected applications, only applicants being called for interview will be responded to.